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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Donald and the Bible

Donald Trump recently showed up at a gathering of Iowa conservative Christian voters with a copy of the Bible in hand. 
"See, I'm better than you thought," he said. Then came a black-and-white photograph from his confirmation to further prove his Christian cred. 
"Nobody believes this," he said to laughs. "What went wrong?"
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After initially declining the invitation, Trump spoke Friday in front of several hundred social conservative leaders at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington. ... 
Trump brought his Bible along once again, and briefly addressed his faith between attacks on his rivals and Democrats. 
"I believe in God. I believe in the Bible. I'm a Christian," he said. He ended by bemoaning the increased use of the term "Happy Holidays" in place of "Merry Christmas" as a sign that Christianity is under attack. As president, he said, he'd reverse the trend.
An earlier post on this blog mentioned various passages from Proverbs that might apply to Trump.  Here is another biblical passage:

Malachi 2:16:  “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.