Last week, End Times radio host Rick Wiles launched a prayer effort calling on God to remove H. R. McMaster from his position as President Trump’s national security adviser. On his program on Friday, Wiles suggested that Trump could get rid of McMaster by sending him off to Afghanistan and did so by citing a rather shocking biblical parallel.
Wiles suggested that reports that Trump has been frustrated by the lack of progress in the war effort was really a plan by Trump to create a “cover story to send Gen. McMaster to Afghanistan” and remove him from the White House.
“Send him to a battlefield,” Wiles suggested, noting that “King David sent Bathsheba’s husband to war also.”
The book of 2 Samuel tells the story of how King David became smitten with Bathsheba, slept with her and she became pregnant. In an effort to cover up the affair, King David had Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, recalled from battle and encouraged him to go home to visit his wife. Citing a code of honor, Uriah refused and, in response, King David sent him back to the front lines and ordered the commander to “set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.”
It is rather remarkable that, in his quest to see McMaster removed from the White House, Wiles is now approvingly citing a Bible story in which a king had a loyal soldier intentionally killed in order to cover up his own indiscretions.