Trump: ‘I Will Be Asking God for Forgiveness, but Hopefully I Won’t Have to Be Asking for Much’

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently stated that he hopes he won’t have to seek forgiveness for much from God when it was again noted that despite his claims to be a Christian, he admits he doesn’t think about the need for personal forgiveness and repentance.

He was interviewed by conservative talk show host and author Cal Thomas about a variety of issues, from Trump’s opinion on entitlement programs, to education, to his first executive orders if elected as president. He was also asked about his failure to admit that he needs forgiveness.

“Every president has called upon God at some point. Lincoln spoke of not being able to hold the office of the presidency without spending time on his knees. You have confessed that you are a Christian,” Thomas told the presumptive Republican nominee.

“And I have also won much evangelical support,” Trump replied.

“Yes, I know that,” Thomas stated, but added, “You have said you never felt the need to ask for God’s forgiveness, and yet repentance for one’s sins is a precondition to salvation.”

“I ask you the question Jesus asked of Peter: Who do you say He is?” he inquired.

“I will be asking for forgiveness, but hopefully I won’t have to be asking for much forgiveness,” Trump responded.

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“As you know, I am Presbyterian and Protestant. I’ve had great relationships and developed even greater relationships with ministers. We have tremendous support from the clergy,” he continued. “I think I will be doing very well during the election with evangelicals and with Christians.”

Trump then began to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East.

“In the Middle East—and this is prior to the migration—you had almost no chance of coming into the United States. Christians from Syria, of which there were many, many of their heads [were] chopped off. If you were a Muslim from Syria, it was one of the easiest places to come in (to the U.S.). I thought that was deplorable,” he said. “I’m going to treat my religion, which is Christian, with great respect and care.”

Thomas repeated his question to Trump, which had still been unanswered: “Who do you say Jesus is?”

“Jesus to me is somebody I can think about for security and confidence,” Trump replied. “Somebody I can revere in terms of bravery and in terms of courage and, because I consider the Christian religion so important, somebody I can totally rely on in my own mind.”

As previously reported, last July, Trump was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper if repentance and forgiveness are personally important, and he replied by asserting that he believes he is a good person who tries not to need forgiveness.

“I think repenting is terrific. I mean, it’s great,” Trump said.

“But do you feel the need to?” Cooper inquired.

“If I make a mistake, yeah, I think it’s great. But I try not to make mistakes,” Trump replied. “Why do I have to repent, why do I have to ask for forgiveness, if you are not making mistakes? I work hard. I’m an honorable person. I have thousands of people who work for me. I have employed tens of thousands of people over the years.”

“You give millions to charity,” Cooper chimed in.

“I built the Vietnam memorial in lower Manhattan with a small group of people,” Trump exclaimed.

Isaiah 64:6 says that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Jesus also outlined in John 3:3, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

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  • Nidalap

    Hmm…sounds a bit panderish. It may be just SLIGHTLY better than the ones who pretend full-bore though…

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Yes, indeed. When I read what Trump is saying, it seems to say a LOT more about evangelical “christians” than it does it about Jesus.

      I suppose this means our “Turn Amerika into a Theocracy” meetings are going to be delayed for awhile?

  • michael louwe

    Fallen Man has 2 kinds of sins that may or may not require forgiveness/repentance.
    1) his inborn sin inherited from Adam that has resulted in him having involuntary evil/sinful thoughts of immoral hate, anger, greed, selfishness, sexual lust, jealousy, fears/suspicions n doubts. It is this involuntary inborn sin that will be sending him o hell when he dies.
    2) the above inborn sin may lead to him committing voluntary sins/evil-deeds/law-breaking, eg idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, incest, fornication, homosexuality, stealing, perjury/lying/cheating, etc. It is this voluntary sins/evil-deeds that will bring the curses of God upon his head = much afflictions in life on earth, eg DEUTERONOMY.28:15-68.

    For 1), repentance n faith in Jesus Christ will save him from hell.(JOHN.3:16).
    For 2), prevention is better than cure, ie obey God’s/ /Moses Law. Nevertheless, JC or God may provide healing n deliverance to a repentant sinner/evildoer/law-breaker, similar to the President of USA pardoning a repentant convicted criminal.

    P S – For Gentile Christians, they only hv to gradually learn to obey/keep God’s/ /Moses Law partially, as per ACTS.15:24-29, ie keep/obey only the easy n non-burdensome laws, eg the Ten Commandments at EXO.20:1-17, DEUT.18:9-20, LEV.10:9 & 18:22-23, etc.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      Sin is transgression of the law (instructions) given by GOD. Repentance is turning back to GOD and HIS ways. Yeshua was the WORD made flesh and the new covenant that had been promised was the LAW of GOD no longer written on tablets of stone but on the fleshy tables of the heart. Yeshua said if you LOVE HIM KEEP HIS Commandments. The spotless bride of Messiah in the book of revelations were those who kept HIS commandments and the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah.

      • wandakate

        Revelation has NO “S” on the end.
        JESUS came to do the will of the FATHER GOD.
        They were like-minded and on the same page with each other.
        JESUS went to the garden before He was crucified to pray to the FATHER GOD. He wouldn’t have gone there and been praying to Himself. He asked GOD (the FATHER) to take that cup from Him), meaning that if it’s possible for me not to have to endure this, then that is what I desire, otherwise He prayed for the will of the FATHER to be done. GOD the FATHER is a spirit, but JESUS the son was in the flesh.
        He even said, “the FATHER is greater than I.”
        The teaching of the trinity is a teaching of the HRCC.

        • ComeOnPeople!

          One GOD who is a Spirit. A Spirit hath not flesh and bones. GOD manifest HIMself in the flesh to redeem mankind back unto HIMself. Yeshua was the WORD made flesh. In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was GOD and the WORD became flesh. Yeshua was the fullness of the GODhead bodily. I do not believe in a triune god. Anything with 3 heads is a freak.

        • ComeOnPeople!

          Why was my reply to this deleted… Here let me explain somewhat differently … there is 1 GOD who is a Spirit. A Spirit does not have flesh & bones. Therefore GOD manifest HIMself in the flesh to redeem mankind back unto HIMself. Yeshua is the WORD made flesh. In the beginning was the WORD, that WORD was GOD and that WORD became flesh. Yeshua is the fullness of the GODhead bodily. The GOD of Abraham , Issac and Jacob can be a pillar of fire, a cloud of smoke, a burning bush, the man who talked with Abraham, the rock that followed Israel, a Redeemer, etc etc…. GOD is not limited in any way shape or form. The pagans all had triune gods. I have always believed that anything with 3 heads is a freak. GOD is ONE.

          • wandakate

            I don’t know about the deletion, but you are correct about the triune god being from the pagans. The teaching as I stated before of a “trinity” or a 3 in one is a pagan teaching from the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
            GOD was the FATHER (who is a spirit being)
            JESUS came (in the flesh) and was a human being (a soul)
            The HOLY SPIRIT was to be the comforter, and would lead us into all truth (that is also a spirit).

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Yes… If people would only study the Torah they would find the promise of GOD redeeming man unto HIMself and that HE alone is the SAVIOR. A Spirit cannot redeem because it has no flesh or blood and only by the shedding of blood is there remission of sins. The Torah says a body though hast prepared ME. That flesh is the Messiah (son) with the very Spirit of GOD inside to preform redemption. That same Spirit as promised was poured out upon men to cause them to walk in HIS ways. GOD is not this formula people created but an all knowing , all powerful GOD, who is and was and is to come.

          • wandakate

            I will give that an “AMEN”!

      • Fee

        Thank you!

  • Greg Trujillo

    Has Anderson Cooper repented and asked forgiveness?

    • wandakate

      I don’t know the answer to that, but I think he is a homosexual…ALL sin is sin and needs to be accounted for. It needs confession, repentance and then needs to be forsaken in order to move on and seek the kingdom of GOD and spend our eternity with Him.

    • maribill

      Why does it matter to you, that is between Anderson Cooper and God. Of course you can pray for him.

  • Adam Grigsby

    Trump not being a christian ism’t a shocker.Hes alot better than Hillary who actually consults the spirit of Elenor Roosevelt and treats abortion almost like a recreational activity.Very few presidents have been devout believers…Ill settle at the moment fo one thats not a devout globalist

  • Bernie Newton

    Mass media is trying to TRIP him up. NOBODY in this world can REPENT unless God gives that person a heart to repent with. We DO NOT know the mind of God and we surely don’t know the heart of Trump. Don’t fall into that “JUDGING TRUMP” to promote HILLARY propaganda. Go TRUMP Go!

    • Puppy

      The Bible teaches”, the fruit is reflective of the heart. Remember the mouth speaks what is in the heart. so we do have an idea that Trump’s heart is rotten,as his fruit is rotten.Trump is the exact opposite of Jesus leadership, Jesus preached love towards all, where did that,get lost in translation? He would never support,a man who lies constantly,Bible,makes,it clear God hates liars and lying tongue.

      Jesus would never support a man who lies constantly, a bigot towards womans,and,lacks,compassion towards those around him, has no problems insulting,anybody who disagrees with them. Nobody can repent unless God gives the person a heart to repent with, where does the Bible say that? Are you adding to Scripture? You bring greater judgement onyourself if you do,,, Find me the scripture,so,I can read it myself..

      • Josey

        So don’t vote, give it to Clinton who claims to be a christian when it suits her…what a laugh. Imo, the whole thing is a dog and pony show and judgement is coming but I am not going to join with this ungodly media who is using Christ in this manner against Trump! Trump is ignorant as to what being born again is for sure, pray for the man for at least there is some hope for him as in comparison to Clinton who is reprobate.

        • Puppy

          Lol, I will pray for Trump, Obama and Hillary and all peoples as that is my Christian duty, but the Bible NEVER suggests to vote for the lesser of Two Evils, this is NOT your World, the Earth is our temporary Home,compared to Heaven, our eternal. That’s why I pray for God’s will,to,be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. God’s Kingdom will come one day and destroy all of Satan-influenced governments of the World. Every morning it’s a new story about killings,homelessness and crime,suffering,and world hunger, IT IS EVIDENT, with the way things,are,going now. Satan is the Ruler of this World, that’s why Jesus SAID Satan is the Ruler of this World but not for long..

          God is going to going intervene by means of his Kingdom at the hand of his Son Jesus Christ and he will become our Ruler. He will transform the earth earth back into Paradise intended to be. Jesus would never want me to vote for Obama, Hillary or Trump, they all claim to be Christians but are more Wolves in sheep clothing. Just because,somebody claims to be Christian, does not make that person,a Christian…. it’ is, believing Jesus Christ is God, the messiah who died,for our sins, and It is the fruit of Christ that is within us that makes us Christians

          • Fee


        • Puppy

          Jesus would never support Trump or Hillary, and even back in 2008 ,would never vote for Obama. I strive to live like Jesus every day in my life, I will never vote for the lesser of two evils, because there’s no such thing as lesser evil, and God would never want Christians to vote,for evil.

          So Yes, this election I’m staying home or moving to Puerto Rico, the,citizens are very friendly over there. I have visited that wonderful country I’d love to go back. very good peoples, full of love.

      • Bernard

        No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6:44).

        • Puppy

          Yes, The Bible also warns,Those who consider themselves religious,and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless (James 1:26)

      • Bernie Newton

        Ezekiel 36:26-27
        26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

        27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

        God CHOSE His elect, the elect DID NOT choose God. Nobody knows the mind of God and NOBODY knows the heart of Trump. If anyone should question someone lying all the time, question HILLARY, thats all that woman does and NOBODY put OBAMA in the spotlight for DECEIVING or LYING every time that man speaks. Wake up America. This ELECTION is very serious and if Hillary wins, I believe the END to America is here. But God may have mercy upon America and give us Trump who I sincerely hope that he is sincere to the American people, because we haven’t seen suffering like never before. I’m very concerned about this election, even if we make it to the elections.

        • Puppy

          Jesus told us,”Do not worry” Mat 6:34,As Christians, we live in this world,but we don’t belong here, This is not YOUR WORLD, the earth is our temporary home, compared to Heaven. Satan is the ruler of this world, and has a high influence on it’s condition, with so much suffering going on as,we speak with homelessness and world hunger, why do you want to,live,in a world with Satan-influenced governments of the world (Daniel 2:44)

          Jesus Never SAID Christianity will be protected and the Bible never teaches,that in the end times, do nobody can protect Christianity as it’s going to go away and Christians will be hated and killed in Jesus name,Jesus said it’s suppose to be alot worse, before it gets better,and,the only time it gets better is when Christ returns.


          • Bernie Newton

            We better hope that Trump wins, because if Hillary wins, we ALL lose and America will fall, but if that is ordained of God, nothing will stop it anyways. I’m afraid we haven’t seen suffering like never before if Hillary gets it.

          • wandakate

            She’s actually ahead in the polls they are now conducting…
            One article says she’ll be known as the queen of the F.E.M.A. camps.

        • Puppy

          KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON GOD, Our loving father always protects his peoples.if you strive to be like Christ odds are you likely won’t be here,
          when the”son of perdition” aka “Anti-Chrst”appears as a lamb but (Christian)but speaks like the dragon(Satan) Satan loves masquerading,as
          the angel and his workers of,righteous.

          The BIBLE says in the End times, Satan will have his own Government,and,his OWN Church that will be GROUP as One, I believe,America must fall before the Anti-Christ reveals himself, make,yourself right with God now, you might suffer a little suffering,but,your reward is much GREATER in Heaven.

          • wandakate

            Two things need to happen “before” JESUS appears to call up the saved who are now in their graves…
            1. The great apostasy (the great falling away of the church) and
            2. The “man of sin-the son of perdition” MUST also appear.
            It says this needs to happen “before” JESUS appears and NOT after.
            2nd Thessalonians…2:3
            The antichrist and that great falling away will happen FIRST “before” JESUS appears. DO NOT BE DECEIVED!

          • Bernie Newton

            Jesus can appear at ANY moment. Are you watching for His return?

          • wandakate

            If we die in our sleep, from some serious illness or in a car accident etc. then yes we will die, otherwise according to scripture those TWO things MUST happen, so again don’t be deceived. He WILL NOT come in the clouds of heaven with His host of heavenly angels until AFTER the antichrist appears and until after the mark of the beast or the great falling away (the apostasy). Don’t take away from what the bible is telling you. It’s NOT going to happen the way Bernie wants it to happen, but it will happen on GOD’s clock. He will send JESUS to get the dead in their graves at His own appointed time. He’s NOT coming for all of us until certain things happen FIRST!!!
            Did you not read the passage? Did you not understand what it’s saying? For that day WILL NOT COME, means exactly what it says.

          • Bernie Newton

            The Bible isn’t going to go the way that WANDAKATE’S opinion either. The only way YOU or ME will understand the Scriptures is by the Holy Spirit of God, the Spirit of ALL truth. Don’t try to make yourself smarter than God and don’t be deceived, Jesus CAN RETURN at ANY moment, because if you FEEL that we are not living in the days of Noah, your highly deceived. Did you skip this??

            Jesus says….

            Matthew 24:36-37
            36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
            37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

          • wandakate

            Yes, I believe we’re living close. We’re in the period of time called the beginning of birth pains.
            The day or the hour wasn’t of ultimate importance, it was the “signs of the times” that He warned us to be aware of.
            I’m NOT deceived at all, and no I didn’t skip anything. Many are deceived however looking for the pre-trip rapture to take them out of here before the poop hits the fan, but as I’ve told you and given you the scripture straight from the bible, that’s NOT going to happen until the great apostasy and the man of sin (the dreaded antichrist) and the mark appear.
            We must keep watch, we must obey and we must persevere. Only the ones who make it to the end will survive.

          • Bernie Newton

            I agree with you that not everything is fulfilled, but I believe we are very close to the coming day of the Lord….I don’t believe in the 7 year tribulation period nor do I believe in a PRE-MID-POST doctrine. I believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and He is coming after His church, just like the ones that was on the ARK who escaped the flood that destroyed the ungodly in God’s 1st wrath… the 2nd wrath to come is fire and brimstone, and it will rain fire and brimstone the same day that Jesus Christ is revealed in the clouds.

            1 John 2:18
            Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

          • wandakate

            As for the 7 years, me either…as for the pre-mid-post, it’s actually neither, it’s PRE-WRATH. JESUS will appear in the clouds to call up the dead saints and the living saints just prior to the “wrath of GOD”. See Rev. 11:15-19, that is when JESUS appears at the LAST TRUMPET.
            Remember the verse, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMPET. The trumpet will sound, and the dead in CHRIST (that were unconscious in their graves) will then “rise up” and go to be with the LORD.
            The tribulation is the seal and trumpet judgments, but the great tribulation is the wrath of Almighty GOD. The church (the real true saints) are NOT appointed to the wrath of GOD, therefore they will be gently removed by JESUS at the LAST TRUMPET, but just prior to the 1st bowl judgment of GOD’s wrath.
            The 1st resurrection, the rapture of the saints and the glorious appearing of JESUS are ALL one event! Isn’t that amazing. He’s coming in the clouds with a multitude of heavenly angels, the graves will open and they will ALL rise up (be raptured) ALL at the same time… Totally awesome and I hope we’re ready!
            All of this info plus a break down of Revelation and much more can be found in my books. Many years of research has gone into the manuscripts, but the actual books were published in April of this year.

          • Bernie Newton

            It’s going to be a glorious day for the Saints of God. Jesus called it PARADISE, nothing in this world compares to heaven. The Saints in the ground asleep will be called up to meet our precious Savior in the clouds and we to who are alive and remain will be changed in a moment of a twinkling of an eye to meet them in the clouds to be with the Lord forever and ever!!

          • wandakate

            YES, PTL for that. Our blessed hope of eternity. Pray that we make it, that we will be worthy, and can persevere till the end. Do you think that Heaven, Paradise, and the Kingdom of GOD are all the same?
            John told us it was to be the new “heaven” and the new “earth”. I think the layer of this one will burn up and everything that man has created and that satan has poisoned will vanish and the earth itself will be created anew as it was in the Garden of Eden.

          • Bernie Newton

            We are not worthy, but Jesus makes us worthy and He made us all worthy at the cross of Calvary, at the same time, at the same place (for all of God’s elect chosen before the world began)

            The kingdom of God, heaven, new earth, is the same thing, its within our hearts where God dwells in the hearts of His children and someday He will come back to unite the church body with the head (Jesus Christ)

            God has blessed me many times to go out in them green pastures to lay down and find rest for my weary soul and to eat the crumbs that fall from His table.

            Notice in Psalms, King David wrote..
            Psalms 23:5
            Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

            Our enemies are HERE, we won’t have no enemies in heaven, only LOVE, JOY, & PEACE forever and ever.

          • wandakate

            Remember JESUS told us that we are SAVED by GRACE, “but” we will be JUDGED by our WORKS!!! James tells us OUR FAITH WITHOUT OUR WORKS IS “DEAD.”
            JESUS did what He could on the cross, and then it was up to us. We become saved, filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, and then we WORK for the coming Kingdom of GOD. He told them to take up their cross and follow Him (that would involve work, effort, and determination.) We don’t just sit around and do nothing until He appears…we WORK, we persevere, we become overcomers…

          • Bernie Newton

            I’m about 50% with ya… I’m glad that Jesus fulfilled all righteousness for a lazy old dog like me and blesses me to eat from His table of Grace at times. Also I love the prayer of the publican, Lord be merciful unto me a sinner.

            I believe that every child of God is found guilty and there is no way our works will cleanse us from our sins, it took the precious Blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse us and I truly believe that none of God’s children will be cast into hell, because that would be like telling me that Jesus failed at the cross and we KNOW that He never failed and He never will fail one of His children. (All the names that are in the Book of Life will be in heaven, His beautiful church).

            We may not see eye to eye, but feel free to add me on Facebook or visit my endtimes page My Daily Journal

          • wandakate

            I am NOT on facebook, never! Also yes IF their names are written in the Lamb’s book of Life they will be in the Kingdom of GOD. We are saved by grace, but judged by our WORKS! We don’t work to be saved, we are to WORK “after” we are saved for the coming Kingdom and strive to be obedient and save souls from going to hell in the end. Many don’t know JESUS, and most will be in hell for their eternity. We can’t just be “good” and qualify.
            Didn’t JESUS Himself tell us, “Faith without works is dead?” James penned it, but it was inspired by GOD.
            JESUS also said, “NOT everyone who says to me, LORD, LORD will enter the kingdom of GOD, but ONLY the ones who do the will of the FATHER.”
            It’s our obedience that matters. JESUS did His part as I said, but then we have our own part to do as well.
            We are NOT always saved, we can fall away from the faith, become backslidden and lukewarm and JESUS said if we are in that condition He will have NOTHING to do with us…blessings

          • I was found guilty!! I’m glad that the Lord came to die for a sinner like me.

          • wandakate

            JESUS died so that you and I could be in the coming Kingdom of GOD for all of our eternity. We were ALL guilty. ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD. We were born with a “sinful” nature. The tongue is full of evil. The only way to have our sins forgiven by JESUS is to confess them, repent of them and then forsake them. JESUS said He will come and bring His reward with Him to give to each one of us according to our “work”.
            So we must “work” according to Him for our crowns and rewards. We are saved by grace, but we will be judged by our works. James told us that our “faith” without our “works” is DEAD! Will our faith alone save us? NO, according to what James penned it will NOT!
            We MUST be saved, we must OBEY the basic 10 commandments, and if they couldn’t ever be obeyed then GOD wouldn’t have given to us in the first place.
            We can obey ALL of them if we so desire to do so. Blessings…

          • wandakate

            I forgot to reply about the scripture. The many antichrists are NOT the same as THE ANTICHRIST.
            The “spirit of the antichrist” is being portrayed by many people, our POTUS for one and others. However “THE” Antichrist will be a real person, the “son of perdition”. He will rule the world, and control all finances. I think it’s going to be an Islamic Antichrist.
            He will sit in the temple in Jerusalem and show himself to be GOD. He will (along with his partner “the False Prophet” deceive the entire world.)
            So, they are separate…
            The spirit of the antichrist and
            The actual antichrist.
            Good conversation so far…bless

        • Puppy

          When it comes to Trump, we learn from Jesus how the heart is the ultimate source of our words, it is out of the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks Luke 6:45., the way he insults anyone who disagrees with him,mocks the disable,incessant lies,degrades woman, by calling them,pigs,and that he likes them best on their knees.

          All those words comes from Trump Heart, just listen to the Heart*, your,mouth speaks what is from the heart, a good person has a good heart and a wicked person has a bad heart. Listen to his heart.

          • Bernie Newton

            Trump may not be born again, but that doesn’t give us authority to judge him either, only God knows the heart of a man or woman. Besides we are ELECTING a president of the United States to DEFEND the U.S. Constitution, not a preacher for a church. Ask yourself why are they putting Trump’s christianity values in CHECK and not Hillary’s… Think about it… Anyone who doesn’t vote for Trump will be a vote for Hillary who is the BIGGEST criminal ever elected besides Obama.

          • wandakate

            JESUS told Christians to judge with “righteous” judgment. We were told not to keep company with evil people, or known sinners. Light and dark have “nothing” in common with one another, no commonality whatsoever.
            The saved and the unsaved have nothing in common. We were to love the sinner but hate the sin.

          • Bernie Newton

            So that keeps me from being your friend… because I’m the chief among sinners.

            That interpretation is taken out of context alot these days… it’s telling us to judge ourselves, the Bible isn’t referring to people of the world, but the child of God who is born again. Must have God’s Holy Spirit of truth. If you want to judge someone, judge me, you will find ALL kinds of faults.

      • Joseph Daniels

        Jesus came to save the sinners and not the righteous.

    • Josey

      I agree with you on what the media is doing and ppl are falling for this garbage, no one can be forced into becoming a born again Christian, God through His Holy Spirit must reveal it to them, just as Jesus told Peter, “flesh and blood hath not revealed this to you.” And who is Anderson Cooper to push Trump on the issue when he doesn’t serve Christ? I am not trusting in man but in Christ alone as Savior and I don’t believe anyone will make America great again because the church has not repented and judgement begins at the house of God first. Our Supreme Court is a mess, the Potus is a mess and our legislative branch which is allowing this mess of a president to continue, they are the worst for they have done nothing to stop this mess, in a sane world Obama would have never become president or at the very least, would have been impeached for some of his illegal unconstitutional actions. But to suggest that Trump needs to be pressed on this issue by the media shows exactly what they are up to, do you see them asking Clinton these things, NO and she professes to be a Christian as well because she attends church from time to time or so she says, it is ridiculous!

      • Josey

        I am going to add that God can use whomever He chooses to bring about what He desires, that is solely God’s business!
        That will only happen if we experience another spiritual awakening where we heed 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
        Judgement always begins with the house of God first.

        • Bernie Newton

          I couldn’t have said it any better… add me on Facebook, an awesome soldier for Jesus Christ right here.

      • wandakate

        Sounds like everything is upside down doesn’t it? What was right is not wrong, and what was wrong is now all the sudden right…
        Has GOD turned His back on America? We are sinning right and left. We need JESUS badly, but most don’t want Him, or don’t care about Him or say they just don’t have any time to read a bible or gather with like minded individuals…Excuses on every corner. America is as of this point in time going to hell in a handbasket, and Trump isn’t going to be able to fix our spiritual issues. What’s wrong with us? OUR HEARTS ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT PLACE, plain and simple. It’s a condition of the heart.
        If the church is barely going to make it in to the Kingdom of GOD, what’s going to happen to the ones who aren’t saved?

  • Becky

    When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

    So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

    He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

    Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

    Matthew 16:13-17

  • Gena B

    How can he call himself a “Christian” which is a follower of Christ yet considers that he doesn’t really need a savior? Who is he following? If a person is a Christian and saved to Christ that salvation will manifest itself in that persons actions.

    • wandakate

      You are saying that we will know them by their fruits…YES, how true. Trump is a pretend Christian…more on the superficial side. He doesn’t know JESUS, or who JESUS really is. The ONLY way to the FATHER is through the Son JESUS CHRIST. Mr. Trump is a “sinner” as ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD. He needs to confess all past sins, he needs to repent of them as well, and finally he needs to forsake them and be baptized in the name of JESUS for the remission of his sins. THEN, he needs to live a life that shows others his intentions and who he is actually following.
      To say I believe in GOD is nothing, b/c even the demons believe in GOD and they tremble.
      A vote for Mr. Trump is a vote for the lesser of the two evils.
      I do believe when surrounded by the right quality of educated people and military officers he could be a good president and make some sensible decisions for the betterment of this country. I think his heart is in the right place as far as attempting to make America great again, however he needs to get his spiritual house in order to really make it happen.
      JESUS said, “without me, you can do nothing.” Mr. Trump needs JESUS help, he needs his partnership to make America really great again! He needs JESUS mercy, His love and His wisdom.
      Mr. Trump is very arrogant, full of self pride and admonition. He depends on his money and now his fame. His trust is in man and man-made things and not in JESUS (the solid rock). At this point in time I just don’t think he gets it at all. The salvation issue to him is something that he’s not quite been able to grasp. Christians who intend to vote for him, need to first pray for him.

  • Bill Scudder

    Trump is humble and proud of it.

  • Joseph Daniels

    One can be Christian without know too deeply of the Christian faiths teaching but you still know God and honour Jesus as their saviour. This commentator is trying to catch him on taught faith. This is both mean and insidious. Our Lord has strictly warned against stumbling blocks for little one.

  • Fee

    As usual, he comes off as very narcissistic and arrogant. It’s Interesting that he never said “I say Christ, the Messiah, is the Son of the living God.” In addition, he failed to say, “Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Savior and I love Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength; and because I love Him, I live to keep His commandments.” I often wonder why no one has ever said publicly that Donald Trump has all the characteristics of one who is bipolar. Interesting, indeed.

  • C Joseph

    I think what Trump means is that its better to make more of an effort to be a doer of what is Godly and right than being more of a confessor through Ones life.

  • SoundMind

    I believe Donald Trump will be much, much more friendly towards Christianity than Obama has been. Many God-fearing folks like me pray that God will guide him.

    • maribill

      Christians are not “God fearing”, we are “God loving”. Please give me an example off President Obama not being “friendly” towards Christians.

      • SoundMind

        And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. ~Jesus Christ, Matthew 10:28.
        To me, “God-fearing” means having a “reverent respect” for God, not being afraid of him.

        You may interpret Obama’s actions in whatever spiritual light you wish, what difference does it make now? He’s history. A good example of his being anti-Christian, though, was his splashing the White House with homosexual-approved rainbow lights, revealing flamboyant support for their godforsaken lifestyles. Jesus would have them repent of their sin, Obama would have them celebrate it. Notice the difference?

  • maribill

    Those of you commenting on this and justifying the sins of trump will answer to God. You are quick to judge Hillary and President Obama and their personal relationship with God but give trump an okay because he is trying to do better. As for Cooper and the media trying to “trip him up” about his beliefs, a true believer and child of God can not be tripped up, we answer proudly, “God is my Lord and Savior and I love Him with all my heart and soul”. Romans 14:11-12… For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.