Trump's Two Incredibly Contradicting Statements About The Bible

On his campaign trail in the last couple of months, Donald Trump has made the following statements about his faith in God.  They were made at separate times, so if you did not hear both of them, you would not have caught the contradiction.

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At the Family Leadership Summit on July 18th, moderator Frank Luntz asked Trump if he had asked for God's forgiveness, reports the Christian Post.  Trump responded, "I'm not sure I have ever asked God's forgiveness. I don't bring God into that picture."  Trump went on to say, "When I go to church and when I drink my little wine and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of forgiveness.  I do that as often as I can because I feel cleansed.  I say let's go on and let's make it right."

Then, just last week, Trump told supporters that his all-time favorite book was the Bible.  Talking about his book, The Art of the Deal, Trump said: "It's my second favorite book of all time.  Do you know what my first is?  The Bible!  Nothing beats the Bible," and the crowds applauded.

Many Christians will have a hard time connecting these two contradicting statements.  The Bible's main theme is forgiveness through Jesus Christ; that one must ask for and receive God's gift of forgiveness because of the blood Jesus shed.

For believers who are looking for a strong, Christian candidate, the two statements are unsettling.  How can someone have the Bible as his favorite book but still not love the forgiveness message?  Or did Trump not accurately describe his relationship with God and His forgiveness in his first statement?

What do you think?  Do you think Trump is a strong Christian?  And if not, does it matter to you in terms of his candidacy?  We would love to hear your thoughts!

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