Cal Thomas interviewed the Trumpster recently and asked him about Jesus and forgiveness.
Here’s what he had to say:
CT: Every president has called upon God at some point. Lincoln spoke of not being able to hold the office of the presidency without spending time on his knees. You have confessed that you are a Christian …
DT: And I have also won much evangelical support.
CT: Yes, I know that. You have said you never felt the need to ask for God’s forgiveness, and yet repentance for one’s sins is a precondition to salvation. I ask you the question Jesus asked of Peter: Who do you say He is?
DT: I will be asking for forgiveness, but hopefully I won’t have to be asking for much forgiveness. As you know, I am Presbyterian and Protestant. I’ve had great relationships and developed even greater relationships with ministers. We have tremendous support from the clergy. I think I will be doing very well during the election with evangelicals and with Christians. In the Middle East — and this is prior to the migration — you had almost no chance of coming into the United States. Christians from Syria, of which there were many, many of their heads … chopped off. If you were a Muslim from Syria, it was one of the easiest places to come in (to the U.S.). I thought that was deplorable. I’m going to treat my religion, which is Christian, with great respect and care.
He hopes he won’t need MUCH forgiveness? Seriously, who quantifies forgiveness? Who does that?
Every Christian knows that they need all the forgiveness they can get. We all deserve Hell apart from the blood of Jesus and if God’s grace had limits, many of us would have run out a long time ago.
It’s clear Trump doesn’t have a clue as to what Christianity means. Not a clue.
And then there’s this:
CT: Who do you say Jesus is?
DT: Jesus to me is somebody I can think about for security and confidence. Somebody I can revere in terms of bravery and in terms of courage and, because I consider the Christian religion so important, somebody I can totally rely on in my own mind.
Ok I don’t mean to be picky here, but what in sam hill is he talking about?
How about just acknowledging that Jesus is the Son of God, that He is indeed the one true God who spoke everything into existence! How hard is that for any Christian?
Or that He’s your Savior and you’re awed that He bends his knee to hear the prayers of his weak and sinful children. Or that Jesus is everything to you and without Him there’s no hope.
I could go on, but you get the point.
Yeesh. Look, I don’t care if Trump is a Christian with regards to him being President. But I do care that he lies about it. He should just say he has a lot of respect for Christianity and leave it at that.
Don’t claim to be what you are not.