Today (Monday) Steve joins Jerry Usher from 7-8 PM Eastern time on Catholic Answers Live to discuss King David's Place in Salvation History. Click here to listen to the archived show with RealAudio.
This is really exciting stuff — but sadly David is ignored, though it is part of the Catholic teaching. David's life is rich with significance — helping us understand Jesus, salvation, and the Church. We will dig around and discover these beautiful treasures and answer questions.
Have you ever felt crushed by sin? David can relate, especially in Psalm 51. Have you ever felt like this? Jesus felt like this in the Garden of Gethsemane too — but not for his sins, but for your!
Unhappily, the Old Testament is usually considered "old" and thus ignored. But, we should think of the "Old" Testament as the "Foundational" Testament and the New Testament as the "Fulfillment" Testament. Then we would understand more richly — and be more deeply blessed.
Questions Asked During the Show
1) Is David a Saint and if so, what is his feast day? David IS a saint though he is not canonized in the Roman Church as New Testament saints are — and he has no Feast Day. The Catechism says in paragraph 61 "The patriarchs, prophets and certain other Old Testament figures have been and always will be honoured as saints in all the Church's liturgical traditions." See also paragraph 58. Here is an interesting link to get more details.
2) When did David write the Psalms?
3) Weren't the judges human rulers too? Why did having a king make any difference in Israel?
4) Is the Pope a King since we believe the Church is a kingdom?
5) Was David a real person or only a mythical figure?
6) How do David and Solomon prefigure or picture Jesus Christ?
7) Why was David punished for taking a census?
Much of this interview is taken from my DVD David & Solomon: Expanding the Kingdom all filmed on location where David actually lived and reigned.