Donald Trump’s theology

Donald Trump’s theology July 21, 2015

Surprise Republican front-runner (leading with 24% of GOP voters, with Scott Walker second at 13%) Donald Trump said that he is a Christian.  Except for the forgiveness of sins part. 

From Trump Believes in God, But Hasn’t Sought Forgiveness |

Donald Trump talked about his Christian faith Saturday, but said he’s never sought forgiveness for his sins.

Trump made headlines Saturday for questioning Arizona Sen. John McCain’s heroism during a Q&A at the Family Leadership Summit.

The Iowa event is a gathering sponsored by several socially-conservative Christian organizations, including the Family Research Council, a socially conservative lobbying organization; Liberty University, the world’s largest evangelical university; and the National Organization for Marriage, a group established to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith.

“People are so shocked when they find … out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church and I love God and I love my church. ”

Moderator Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions.

“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong I think I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”

Trump said that while he hasn’t asked God for forgiveness, he does participate in Holy Communion.

“When I drink my little wine which is about the only wine I drink and have my little cracker I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” he said. “I think in terms of let’s go on and let’s make it right.”

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