Jessa Duggar had a good reason to be livid with Josh Duggar after he confessed that he cheated on his wife of seven years, Anna Duggar. Even though Josh sexually molested Jessa when she was a child, she defended her brother and tried to convince others that he was a changed man. However, he wasn’t — he just found a different way to hurt women.
Josh’s parents risked their own necks by doing everything they could to help him avoid facing any legal repercussions for molesting five young girls when he was a teenager. But how did Jessa’s older brother repay his family for helping him cover his crimes? He got himself embroiled in a cheating scandal that will likely have a devastating effect on his four children and his wife.
Jessa Duggar recently responded to Josh’s admission that he used Ashley Madison and various other websites to cheat on his wife. However, she didn’t use any words of her own to express her feelings — she let her Bible do the talking by sharing the photo below on Facebook and Instagram.
The underlined verse, 1 John 1:9, definitely seems to apply to Josh, since he just confessed his “sins” to the whole world, and Jessa is seemingly trying to say that her brother has been forgiven because he has confessed. It looks like she’s going to keep on defending him no matter what he does.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
However, as one of Jessa Duggar’s Facebook followers pointed out, “There’s a difference between confessing and getting caught.” Josh didn’t admit anything until he was forced to, so how does Jessa know that her brother isn’t “walking in darkness?”
From February, 2013, to May, 2015, Josh used two different Ashley Madison accounts to look for women willing to have an affair with him. According to Gawker, he spent almost $1,000 on the website. For over two years, Josh invested a lot of time and money into his attempt to cheat on Anna, so he couldn’t have felt too terrible about what he was doing. And according to Jessa’s Bible, knowingly sinning and trying to hide sins is a big no-no.
According to Bible Hub, Hebrews 10:26 reads, “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.”
Then there’s Proverbs 28:13, which reads, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
Jessa Duggar seems to reference kinder, gentler Bible passages whenever she’s posting about her own family, but, as the Inquisitr previously reported, she’s all fire and brimstone when it comes to other people — she’s more than happy to tell them that they’re going to hell.
While Jessa thinks that her brother has been cleansed “from all unrighteousness,” other members of the Duggar family reportedly haven’t found it so easy to forgive Josh. According to Gossip Cop, a source close to the Duggars recently revealed that the family is divided between those who are “angry” at Josh and those who actually feel sorry for him. Some of them can’t believe that the former Family Research Council lobbyist was comfortable preaching about “family values” while he was doing “everything the family finds an abomination.”
Perhaps Jessa Duggar and the other members of the family who are so quick to defend Josh should quit fighting his battles for him — he might finally learn his lesson if his family quits letting him get away with doing terrible things without any real repercussions.
[Featured image credit: Ben Seewald / Instagram]