by David H. Lane
did commit adultery with Bathsheba.
In a desperate effort to cover up the truth (Bathsheba was pregnant with David's child) and prevent it from reaching a nationwide audience, he
deliberately had Bathsheba's husband, Uriah, killed.
The child, he
thought, could now be passed off as belonging to Uriah -- and no one would be any the wiser.
When exposed, David
"sin" ... his
"transgression" ... his
had "a broken and contrite heart.
pleaded for God's mercy and forgiveness -- and that was granted.
Without acknowledgement of sin and without repentance there would have been no forgiveness.