You’re Kidding Me—Donald Trump Is Selling a Bible

You’re Kidding Me—Donald Trump Is Selling a Bible March 27, 2024

Yes, Donald Trump just announced he is selling a “God Bless the USA Bible” for $60 to raise money. It has the King James version (which is rather outdated) and a handwritten version and copies of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Pledge of Allegiance. I wonder if it says, “Make America Great Again.” Actually, he’s added to it—”Make America Pray Again.” That’s what he said in his announcement. Now he’s got MAGA and MAPA.

Trump didn’t reveal how much his royalties will be for sales of the Bible. Some say he’s not selling it. Well, he’s promoting it. I’d call that selling it, especially since he’s promoting a product for which he will receive royalties from its sales.

But does Trump read the Bible? A few years ago, a media reporter asked him, in that context, what his favorite verse was in the Bible. He answered something to the effect, “I’m not going to get into the details.”

That’s often Trump’s out. For example, he came onto the U.S. political scene in 2015, campaigning for the U.S. presidency by announcing his mantra. It was that if elected president he would “build a wall” on our nation’s southwestern border to solve the illegal immigration problem, adding that “Mexico will pay for it.” But when asked how Mexico would pay for it, Trump never gave any details.

So, The Donald has proved himself to be a no detail guy. But he should have read some details in the Bible before he decided to run for president of this country since that could open him and his history as a businessman to some serious public scrutiny. That’s what I posted way back then. It’s all in my book, Bible Predicts Trump Fall.

Early in Donald Trump’s first political campaign for the U.S. presidency, on February 23, 2016, he told the media, “Nobody loves the Bible more than I do.” But if he would have read and contemplated some details in its book of Proverbs, he might have had second thoughts about trying to be president. Here are a few details in the NRSV:

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace” (Proverb 11.2).

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16.18).

“Let another praise you and not your own mouth” (Proverbs 27.2).

“One who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor” (Proverbs 29.23).

Because of scriptures like this and observing Donald Trump’s behavior, on May 20, 2016, I posted on my Kermit Zarley Blog, “I think Donald Trump is a big bag of hot air ready to blow up like the Hindenburg blimp if he becomes U.S. president.” And on July 21, 2018, I posted, “I think Trumpgate will make Watergate look like a Sunday school picnic.”

Then consider something Jesus proclaimed in his Sermon on the Mount. He said, “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. … You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye” (Matthew 7.1-2, 5).

Remember Republican Donald Trump and his voters yelling at his political rallies back in 2016 about his Democratic challenger—former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton—saying, “Lock her up!” That’s the measure that Donald Trump is now facing with his four criminal indictments as he campaigns for another term as U.S. president. His first trial—about campaign hush money that allegedly violated U.S. political campaign laws—was just set by the judge to begin in three weeks, on April 15th. If found guilty, he could be locked up for a maximum of four years. He may need one of those $60 Bibles.

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