2 different doctrines of Christianity are mentioned by this sole writing by David and sorrow to God over his actions with Bathsheba. But can we have it both ways?
(a) Original Sin: “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5)
(b) Sacrifice/Repentance: “For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise” (Psalm 51:16-17)
How is it Christianity can defend the position of original sin in this psalm and then turn around and deny David’s answer to his sinful condition? What is it that David is exactly saying here – some 1000 years before Jesus appears on the scene and Christians develop some atonement theory about ‘sacrifice’?
It’s simple – God is not pleased with ‘sacrifice’ nor ‘burnt offering’. True sacrifice and offering is a ‘broken spirit and a contrite heart’…or repentance. So why the hell do we have some weird atonement theories when apparently they are not needed?
Can’t have it both ways peeps.