God does not condone rape of any sort . The very example of Davids sons and the rape of Tamar is a perfect example. There is always a consequence for sin . Your judgment and Gods judgment are not even in the same realm sense God has a righteous judgement and a perfect and Holy judgement so any idea of what judgement looks like here on earth is a feeble attempt to know the mind of God.
The thing i thinks is being missed is that God is going to have a righteous judgment that Intel's the best possible result for everyone that includes future aspects that we can not even see or consider. God is not going to let these things go without punishment he never has he never will it is impossible because he is righteous.
You may not even see the results or punishment in your lifetime or even agree with his judgment if you are lucky enough to see it handed down.
But make not mistake about it there will be punishment. The hell and chaos that Davids house endured because of his own sin is down right crazy. The inescapable consequences for the rape of Tamar were undeniable.
2 Samuel 13
New Living Translation (NLT)
The Rape of Tamar
13 Now David’s son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. And Amnon, her half brother, fell desperately in love with her. 2 Amnon became so obsessed with Tamar that he became ill. She was a virgin, and Amnon thought he could never have her.
3 But Amnon had a very crafty friend—his cousin Jonadab. He was the son of David’s brother Shimea.[a] 4 One day Jonadab said to Amnon, “What’s the trouble? Why should the son of a king look so dejected morning after morning?”
So Amnon told him, “I am in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”
5 “Well,” Jonadab said, “I’ll tell you what to do. Go back to bed and pretend you are ill. When your father comes to see you, ask him to let Tamar come and prepare some food for you. Tell him you’ll feel better if she prepares it as you watch and feeds you with her own hands.”
6 So Amnon lay down and pretended to be sick. And when the king came to see him, Amnon asked him, “Please let my sister Tamar come and cook my favorite dish[b] as I watch. Then I can eat it from her own hands.” 7 So David agreed and sent Tamar to Amnon’s house to prepare some food for him.
8 When Tamar arrived at Amnon’s house, she went to the place where he was lying down so he could watch her mix some dough. Then she baked his favorite dish for him. 9 But when she set the serving tray before him, he refused to eat. “Everyone get out of here,” Amnon told his servants. So they all left.
10 Then he said to Tamar, “Now bring the food into my bedroom and feed it to me here.” So Tamar took his favorite dish to him. 11 But as she was feeding him, he grabbed her and demanded, “Come to bed with me, my darling sister.”
12 “No, my brother!” she cried. “Don’t be foolish! Don’t do this to me! Such wicked things aren’t done in Israel. 13 Where could I go in my shame? And you would be called one of the greatest fools in Israel. Please, just speak to the king about it, and he will let you marry me.”
14 But Amnon wouldn’t listen to her, and since he was stronger than she was, he raped her. 15 Then suddenly Amnon’s love turned to hate, and he hated her even more than he had loved her. “Get out of here!” he snarled at her.
16 “No, no!” Tamar cried. “Sending me away now is worse than what you’ve already done to me.”
But Amnon wouldn’t listen to her. 17 He shouted for his servant and demanded, “Throw this woman out, and lock the door behind her!”
18 So the servant put her out and locked the door behind her. She was wearing a long, beautiful robe,[c] as was the custom in those days for the king’s virgin daughters. 19 But now Tamar tore her robe and put ashes on her head. And then, with her face in her hands, she went away crying.
20 Her brother Absalom saw her and asked, “Is it true that Amnon has been with you? Well, my sister, keep quiet for now, since he’s your brother. Don’t you worry about it.” So Tamar lived as a desolate woman in her brother Absalom’s house.
21 When King David heard what had happened, he was very angry.[d] 22 And though Absalom never spoke to Amnon about this, he hated Amnon deeply because of what he had done to his sister.
You can not rationalize God or put him a box. God did not have to send his son to die . What other King leaves his thrown ? To come down as a servant to show us all how to live as Christ. The gift is in fact Free maintaining it by working the gifts talents and abilities he has given us. Just as you give a gift it would still have to be maintained . The working out your salvation with fear and trembling is to enable us to continue in the faith . Because the enemy is always trying to get us to doubt it and to turn from our faith in Christ and the gift he in fact freely gave us when he went to the cross to atone for All sin.
You can not just take one scripture and make it fit what you are trying to relate. You must read above and below to understand the MEANING of said Context.
it leads one to believe that it was fully endorsed since not a peep even pretends to rebuke it.
Highly speculative and with out merit. It should read it leads YOU to believe.
If it was a gift, then why were there two different groups to begin with? God is not a respecter of persons. A gift is a gift is a gift. If salvation is a gift, then nobody really needs to do anything.
But, salvation is not the gift... grace is the gift or the vehicle by which one is awarded salvation.
You can ask the question but just because you do not have the answer or the answer has not been revealed to you by God does not mean you can just insert your own assumption
It is a gift so no one can say they did this or that to obtain it .
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works
, so that no one may boast
Romans 5:15 , "But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many." Here, the free gift of salvation is contrasted with human sin. Our own efforts cannot earn us God's gift of salvation. It is given only by faith in His Son Jesus Christ
How is salvation a gift? First, it cannot be earned. It is received by faith. Second, the result of salvation is wonderful—eternal life! John 3:16 promises, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." Romans 6:23 adds, "the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."