Are There Two Trumps or What? Further Thoughts about Trump’s Christian Status
Recently I suggested that, in my own opinion as a Christian theologian, Trump cannot be a Christian if it is true, as he is quoted by reliable sources as saying, that he has never needed to repent and has never repented.
One reader and frequent commenter responded with a citation of another quote from Trump where he allegedly said, in effect, that he has repented. I have not been able to verify that independently using internet search engines.
So, are there two Trumps? That wouldn’t be surprising if by “two Trumps” we mean that, like most politicians, he sometimes talks out of both sides of his mouth—depending on the context.
I choose to believe his 2015 and 2016 statements in interviews that he has not needed to repent and “doesn’t bring God into it” when he makes a mistake and needs to do better. (You can “Google” for those interviews and quotations. I’m not going to provide links or specific references or quotes here because a simply internet search reveals what I am talking about. Decide for yourselves.) So far as I know, he has not publicly expressed repentance in any convincing way before, during or since the 2016 election. I will keep my “eyes and ears” (and mind) open for that. Anyone can become a Christian, but repentance is necessary.
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