Saturday, June 13, 2020

Do Christians believe that David is a biblical Prophet or he was "just a king" ?

Prophet David is well known by the followers of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

In Islam, David is recognized as a Prophet, a messenger, and a king. Muslims do not accept the sins of adultery and murder attributed to David in the Bible because Islam teaches us that the Prophets do not commit such grave crimes. David’s most significant role was his piety. His righteousness stands out, and his submission to God shapes his rise to power.

Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn Al-As narrated: Allah's Apostle (pbuh) said to me: "The most beloved fasting to Allah was the fasting of the Prophet David, who used to fast alternate days. And the most beloved prayer to Allah was the prayer of David, who used to sleep the first half of the night, and pray for one third of it and again sleep for a sixth of it.'" (Bukhari).

The question is: Does the bible mention that David was a Prophet ?

The answer is Yes !

Acts 2:29-30 (NIV)
29 “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.

David also delivered God’s message and used his melodious voice to delight people and remind them of God. When he recited the Psalms the people, animals, birds and everything in nature listened and glorified God !

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