Jessa Duggar Slams Brother Josh with Bible Verse She Shared on Instagram- What is She Saying?

By on August 24, 2015

Jessa Duggar didn’t say a word but her Instagram post has made people talk. She shared a picture of a Bible verse. Was it an attempt to hold onto the fame the family has enjoyed from their now cancelled reality show 19 Kids and Counting? Was it a PR stunt designed to defend her brother Josh, or was it just more of the same with the Duggars relentless preaching about God and forgiveness, at least where they’re concerned?

The family has remained relatively quiet since news broke that Josh had two paid subscriptions to the Ashley Madison cheating website. Josh’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle gave a short statement asking for prayers. Josh also asked for prayers in his statement which was amended to remove references to a pornography addiction and him molesting his sisters.


Now Jessa has posted a photo on Instagram that needs no caption. It is a picture of a Bible verse. Part of the verse says:

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The passage is interesting considering that Josh’s reluctance to confess. While he was preaching about family values and crusading against same-sex marriage, he made no mention of the fact that he had molested his sisters when younger. When that was discovered the family circled their wagons around him threatening to sue the people responsible for releasing the information. There was no talk, by the Duggars, of forgiveness for the people responsible for the information seeing the light of day.

Josh also neglected to mention, while doing damage control, that he had more sex secrets. He neglected to mention his sinning and ask for forgiveness. Instead he kept his subscription for a “guaranteed affair” to himself. He did admit to being a hypocrite though the words for himself lacked the same fire and brimstone tactics aimed at others.

Jessa has quoted the Bible before and it is possible that she was just looking towards her faith while her family rides out the storm created when Josh’s demons were exposed. Still, what seems to be missing is an apology to the people that were called pedophiles, dangerous, and all of the other things aimed at those the Duggar’s believed to be sinners. They were not preaching for prayers and understanding or even forgiveness. Instead they were condemning lifestyles. Now that it is one of their own, again, they speak of forgiveness and walking in the light.

What do you think about Jessa Duggar’s post? Was she seeking forgiveness for Josh? Hoping to be embraced by the public? Or was it just business as usual? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.

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