In case you were wondering, The Donald’s favorite Bible verse is…

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve wondered endlessly what Donald Trump’s favorite Bible verse is. Well, via BuzzFeed, we all finally have the answer.

Donald Trump said in a radio interview on Thursday that his favorite teaching in the Bible is the Old Testament punishment of an “eye for eye.”

“Is there a favorite Bible verse or Bible story that has informed your thinking or your character through life, sir?” asked host Bob Lonsberry on WHAM 1180 AM.

Trump responded, “Well, I think many. I mean, when we get into the Bible, I think many, so many. And some people, look, an eye for an eye, you can almost say that. That’s not a particularly nice thing. But you know…

Let’s be honest, Trump has only been ham-hamdedly pandering to his cultural Christian supporters since day one so this is almost the kind of thing we should all expect him to say when asked what his Bible verse is.

That being said, and possibly in a sane world, you would think at least one enterprising go-getter from Team Make America Great Again would have the smarts to print up a few common Bible verses 99 percent of the population has had memorized since grade school and somehow convine him to at least have a look. You know, so he doesn’t have to pull an Old Testament verse that absolutely no Christian has ever cited as their favorite out of his butt.

Come on. Out of the entire Bible, a book no one has read more than he has, Trump’s fave is an Old Testament passage about vengeance?

Didn’t Jesus himself specifically say we should resist vengeance and embrace forgiveness?

To make matters worse, I think it’s important to note that Donald Trump the Bible scholar is beating Cruz in the Bible-believing southern U.S. which is shocking.

For the record, my favorite Bible verse is Isiah 53:5 which also comes from the OT. To be fair though, Isiah 53:5 is about the author and perfecter of the faith not payback.

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4 replies

  1. Romans 13 defines what a “ruler” does. A ruler punishes “bad” actions and commends good ones. The opposite of “punishing bad” is when those who are supposed to protect us don’t protect our border (the border agents want to do their job and have been ordered not to – go figure) while at the same time giving illegals an EBT card, free education, and exemption from Obamacare fine (yes really – citizens have to pay, illegals don’t – appropriate point on tax day – don’t you think?). Veterans are homeless and on do-not-treat lists, while illegals get a plethora of benefits. Jesus said you don’t take the children’s bread and give it to the “dogs”. By dogs I believe he meant the ungrateful or unworthy. (The woman he healed in the context was totally grateful and thus worthy.) The opposite of The “an eye for an eye” was actually against taking vengeance – like for instance killing someone who may have cause you to be disfigured or disabled. It was actually about equity – Old Testament style. In our legal system we have monetary compensation. If I am disabled from an irresponsible driver plowing into me, a lawyer could sue for all of my future earnings that I would miss out on, as well as additional enjoyment of life missed by being disabled. And a person only has the standing to forgive if he/she is the injured one. If someone is raped and I’m a public official – can I forgive them when I am not the injured party? No, the public official is supposed to deliver justice, period. Forgiveness is on a personal level.

    I believe Donald Trump culturally identifies with Christianity, but don’t believe him fully converted as he himself admits he hasn’t asked forgiveness – that by definition means — ‘not saved’. I would rather have someone who is in between than someone who may be hypocritical or perhaps pretending to be something they are not — using public displays of piety (that Jesus condemned) to garner votes – or while throwing “stones” at opponent telling voters that you have to vote for a certain candidate or you aren’t Christian (What talking head GB did). Rather than someone saying he/she is a Christian – (*actions* should tell me if someone is a Christian, not mere words) when looking for someone to vote for I would rather assess whether they meet the Romans 13 definition — someone who will punish *bad* and perhaps go so far as to commend good. We have politicians now who literally have given drug lords 50 cal guns through secret operations that are now public – but want to deny them from law abiding veterans or citizens. Again, we can’t have leaders who reward bad and punish good. Jesus also said “love your neighbor” and “love your enemy”, etc. Enough stones being thrown, Jesus condemned hypocrisy the most. We never “stand” in our own merits, only in the humility of accepting Christ’s grace – for us and others.

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