USA (BNC) — Candidate for the Republican Party nomination to the American presidency Donald Trump has claimed the Bible is his favorite book, but doesn’t want to share his favorite verse.

The mention of the Bible usually comes with his second-favorite, his own The Art of the Deal.

On BloombergTV, a host asked Mr. Trump to name “one or two of your most favorite Bible verses are and why?”

The candidate declined by claiming that it was a “very personal” matter.

In the past, candidates have appealed to the Bible in political campaigns as a means of identifying with voters, though the practice has greatly fallen off in recent times.

Mr. Trump is a casino and real-estate mogul with an estimated fortune in the billions. He claims his business experience and outsider status give him the advantage to “Make American Great Again.” He is presently leading in the polls of American candidates for the Republican nomination.

The BNC editor has suggested an Old Testament Bible verse that Mr. Trump might claim as his own (since Trump said he likes the Old and New Testaments equally), after mentioning the Trump phenomenon in  his “Corollaries” segment Wednesday on The Fellowship Room website.

What Bible verses do you think Mr. Trump might do well to adopt as his favorites?

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9 thoughts on “Trump declines to name a verse after claiming Bible as favorite book

  1. Provers 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him.

  2. I always think of Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25 when thinking of Donald Trump. He is puffed up to astronomical proportions, thinking his riches and his big mouth and whatever else will sustain him in his bid for the presidency. I think his business smarts would do well for this country, but his attitude stinks.

  3. “And you shall not oppress a stranger (alien) since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 23:9).

  4. 2 Chronicles 36:17-21 English Standard Version (ESV)

    Jerusalem Captured and Burned

    17 Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged. He gave them all into his hand. 18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon. 19 And they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burned all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its precious vessels. 20 He took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.

    You never know who God uses to hand out judgments against a nation. Our nation is probably due some chastising. I would suggest to Mr. Trump to read some of what God does with nations that forget him and if he gets in to use his position to bring honor back to God.

  5. “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” 2 Timothy 2:4 (ESV). The church has far more important matters to deal with than to worry who will be the next leader in the devil’s kingdom.

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