Donald Trump And Christians
I see nothing wrong with Christians being rich if God so wills it but the other day I saw Donald Trump on a Christian Network with a famous female pastor I wont name pushing his books on how to be "like the Donald", what do you think?
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I'm not thrilled with the thought of the Donald as president. I agree with him on many things but wonder how he would do on the international scene. He doesn't seem presidential to me.
I think he makes a mistake touting a "birther" point of view. He knows finance. That's what he should be talking about! If ever we needed someone who understands the economy (not just the Harvard textbook version) it is now! We need a president with proven executive ability. He has it in spades!
Nobody makes the kind of money he has, without a keen knowledge of the forces and timing of the economy and how to run a business (and I would hope a government) efficiently.
---Donna66 on 4/18/11|
So, he's selling books about himself and how he is successful. He does seem to be one to keep looking for ways to make money, and selling success story books can make him money (c: But what about success in making a marriage work? He has two divorces and remarriages, which would not be scriptural, especially if the women were faithful. So . . . is he Christian??? Does he value money making more than making a marriage work?
"But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition." (1 Timothy 6:9)
Not those who "get rich", but those who *desire*.
---Bill_willa6989 on 4/18/11|
For me, this beats the wacko beliefs of our current President hands down.
Anyway, we are voting for a Commander and Chief, not a religious leader.
---Robin on 4/17/11
Having a Commander in Chief with GOD leading him .....
Anti-christ's we have in office now are a scriptural curse to our country and offspring.
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
Thus saith the LORD, Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, maketh flesh his arm, whose heart departeth from the LORD.
---Trav on 4/18/11|
Donald Trump stated on one of the Fox news programs just yesterday that he is Christian, Prodestant, and is memeber of Presbyterian Church.
For me, this beats the wacko beliefs of our current President hands down.
Anyway, we are voting for a Commander and Chief, not a religious leader.
---Robin on 4/17/11|
Larry - Tim Pawlenty isn't Mormon. Mitt Romney is. The "horrible, blashpemous cult?" Ever wonder why Evangelical Christians turn people off? Could it be the self righteousness and total ignorance on display throughout these blogs? Here's a clue for ya Larry - a cult is a group centered around the worship of an individual...sounds like Christianity doesn't it? Do yourself a favor and tone down your rhetoric. By the way - Mormons worship Jesus Christ...not Joseph Smith as some will have you believe. Do some honest research - you might learn something.
---Mara on 4/15/11|
Gingrich, Palin, Obama, Trump, Bachman all claim to be Christians. The issue is who is walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. Just being a member of a church doesn't cut it.
Pawlenty and Romney are Mormons, a horrible blasphemous cult, and Bloomberg an agnostic Jew.
We don't have many good choices folks. God bless.
---larry on 4/4/11|
he is a member of
Reformed Protestant Dutch Church
they belive in the
Father the Son and the Holly Sprit
---greg on 4/3/11|
Donald's money won't get him to heaven but it would be nice to support a few missionaries. Wonder if he ever considered that? women preachers are unscriptural so therefore, I am not impressed with her or money. It is just something to help get you thru this life.
---shira3877 on 11/4/10|
Who needs Donald's advice to get wealthy? God tells us everything we need to know & more! Just one example: Proverbs 3:9 & 10: Honour the Lord with thy substance, & with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, & thy presses shall burst out with new wine. & in Malachi 3:10 He tells us He'll pour out a blessing that we wouldn't have room enough to receive it. Our main concern should be pleasing the Lord then He'll take care of the rest for us.
---Reba on 11/4/10|
PROVERBS 23:4 DO NOT weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it.
1 JOHN 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the worid.the love of the Father is not in Him.
---RICHARD on 9/19/10|
Thon - Right on. God has nothing against wealth. Donald Trumps' wealth will not keep him out of heaven... any more than it will get him in. God objects to those who think riches come through "spiritual" thoughts and acts. And THAT doesn't seem to apply to the Donald.
Even if someday Donald Trump becomes a Christian, he has no obligation to give away all his assets... unless God tells him to. As it is, he gives away large amounts annually to the less fortunate (and will, as long as the amount is tax deductible)
---Donna66 on 9/18/10|
Behold I show you a mystery for we will all be changed in the twinkling of an eye at the last TRUMP for this corrupt must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortalily, so when this corrupt hath put on incorruption and this mortal hath put on immortality then will be brought to pass the saying death is swallowed up in victory.
Oh grave where is thy victory oh death where is thy sting. The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law.
---Robert on 9/18/10|
There are some Christian businesswomen at my church who adore Donald Trump and one said she would give anything to meet him.
But Trump on TBN does not surprise me since they are famous for pushing the prosperity theology.
I have reason to believe Donald Trump was associated with Southern Baptists at one time and can't say how I know.
What I question is all the casino gambling money. But, I confess to playing $1 a week on lotto-but that goes to the state and not a rich man.
---obewan on 4/12/10|
I always pray that Donald Trump will continue to prosper so that his barber and others dependent on him for their livelihood will stay employed.
---ger.toshav on 4/12/10|
Well spoken fine advice and food for thought.
---Nana on 8/27/09|
Everyone/Anyone, preachers included who uses God for financal gain and broaden the hems of their garments will lose everything oneday, even their souls!
If he would only be as that rich little fella I talked about, man, what a day that would be if we turned unto God as a Nation,
could you imagine the outpouring of the Holy Ghost that would fall upon us?
---YLBD on 8/25/09|
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Thank You Nana :)
Thats the little fella i wqas talking about,
Salvation truly came unto his house, It still brings tears to my eyes, when i think of him up in that tree and when he comes to the truth of his ways and what a joy he was/is unto our Lord.
I cant wait to give him a big hug,
There are so many ppl that I cant wait to see & hug, yes many of them are even from here at CN.
How will we act on that day I wonder, unlike how it can be here(lol)
WE are to love one another, just as he has loved us.
---YLBD on 8/24/09|
Luke 19:2-4: "And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way."
---Nana on 8/24/09|
What was that little guy's name that climb a tree so he could see the Lord pass by, and the Lord went to his house for dinner.
Then the man said he was going to pay back everyone he wronged with intrest, AND the Lord said, Salvation has truely came to him and his house.
Money wont send you to hell, but the love for it WILL!
---YLBD on 8/22/09|
Donald Trump or Christian Network should not be any measure.
How do you know if Donald Trump is a Christian? Or how does him being on Christian network justify richness? How do you know the Network is truly Christian and not a wolf in sheeps clothing? are female pastors biblical?
TBN is highly apostatic.
Donald Trump is a secret society member.
Job, David, Solomon, Abraham were all rich and considered righteous. Riches hindering you from trusting Christ to be saved or from doing his work is bad.
---Jake on 8/22/09|
Yes I think some Really True Christian people can be rich,if they use it mostly for The Work of God.
If the rich people tend to their money (going to money making meetings honost & or dishonost & the such like)more than they are going to Church,then their money Is Their god,All part of the god of this world. I believe that they will end up like the rich-man,tormented in the flames. Mostly the rich depend on their riches than God.(have need of nothing) As like scripture says,it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than the rich to go to heaven.
---Lawrence on 8/18/09|
I really believe if we follow God faithfully and folow His Word He will prosper us.That also includes health and happiness not just money.Donald Trump doesn't claim to be Christian so he needs prayer for salvation.How much his money could help the hungry,homeless provide work etc.and I'm not talking about in casinos.I think she made a mistake in promoting his book.I do pray that Donald sees the light.
---shirley on 8/18/09|
I heard once that Donald Trump was a Southern Baptist, or at least that he was "raised" Southern Baptist. I suppose that does not mean he is in attendance today though. And what about all the money from gambling? I am not sure I would want wealth from ill gotten gain. I mean, what about all those little old ladies who blow their social security checks at his casinos playing high stakes bingo?
---obewan on 8/18/09|
Anything we receive in union with God is of God and is good: wealth, prosperity, relationships... Anything we receive outside of union with God is ungodly and bad for us, even if it seems good. Its not what you get, its how you get it. Are you in union with God through Jesus when getting wealth, prosperity and relationships? Did you employ God's ways, thoughts, purposes, and means to get it? That's the bottom line. Money itself is not evil. Money is simply a tool, like a hammer or a screwdriver. It can be used to build or destroy.
---pam on 8/18/09|
I haven't heard of or read Mr. Trump's book(S) nor do I know of his faith so it would be difficult to say if either is good or bad. I do know a "woman pastor" is not scriptural even though it is in vogue today.
---mikefl on 6/7/08|
The only coment that I have about Donald Trump is that He is stuck on himself. I heard an interview that he had with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, and all I heard was about me, myself and I. Now do not get me wrong, I do not see anything wrong about someone being rich, but it is obvios that he needs to meet the Lord, Jesus Christ.
---Cynthia on 9/19/07|
You have many false teachers, preachers,prophets,apostles and every title imaginable now. They are all looking for one thing: Money. Your money,my money. Anybody's money ,all in the name of Jesus.
I was also sadden to see Bishop TD Jakes, a few days ago, taking advice from Dr Phil!!! On domestic abuse. Why would a well-known bishop, more or less, go against the word of God, in favor of some shyster, slick talking psychologist, who spews world gimmicks of handling domestic abuse? That was beyond me.
---Robyn on 9/14/07|
So Trump should never get saved because he had casinos? Christians should not work hard because it leads to riches? Trump teaches hard work, discipline? Bible says Judas recommended Jesus sells oil to give the to the poor just because he was a thief. As a christian it is your choice to be wealthy as Abraham, Solomon or be poor as Lazarus. Heaven waits for both. It is about the heart that relates with God. Unfortunate to hear christians fight their needs. Selfish and pretending pharisees. Religion!!!
---thon on 9/14/07|
I know for a fact that last year Donald Trump was given a Bible at Billy Graham's house. (My friend's son in law makes exotic leather Bibles and it was purchased from his company) I found this blog by searching as I was wondering if it had ever become public knowledge about his salvation. Interesting, huh? thx
---Gayle on 12/21/06|
I saw the same show and I was very upset. I know there is a passage in the Bible that says wanting to get rich quick will lead you to poverty. If God wants you to be rich then you will be, but I believe that God only gives money to those who are willing to give most of it away. The love of money is the root of all evil. It scared me to see so many in that audience cheering over money on a Christian show.
---Matthew on 11/30/06|
Personally I don't have a problems with churches having bookstores. They can have a lot of materials that can help people.
---RJ on 11/29/06|
I've often wondered that myself; wish I had an answer for ya :) I don't think it's sin to sell stuff at church but I don't know quite how to argue it.
---Mary on 11/28/06|
Here's a side question-how do you all feel about bookstores inside churches? Do you feel it is the same as the tables in the temples that Tony was referring to? Why or why not?
---Kate on 11/14/06|
i think money is decietfull. i don't agree with using religion to make a prophit. what did Jesus do when they were using the temple to sell things? what kind of image does that give the pastor? whats next, pepsi ads on our church walls?
---tony on 11/14/06|
God states: Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase"(proverbs 13.Many people today earn their living in what might betermed "marginal" occupations-such as gambling,is not from God. Col 3:22-23, Obey God in all things.
---winna on 11/14/06|
Doesn't that Christian Network realize that Donald's Trump wealth goes into building worldly things like Casino's? and high-end condo's, etc., He doesn't use his money for the Kingdom of God, does he? How could anyone compare Him to the reality of "Don't store up treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy." His treasures are all of and in this world, not in the Kingdom of God, or did I miss something?
---Donna9759 on 11/13/06|
One last note: Donald Trump was asked by a caller who called the Larry King show back in the summertime, "what do you think about God?" He said, "I love God."
Would it be fair to say if you love God, you'd want to do the works of God and feed the poor, give your money to the Kingdom of God, build churches in 3rd world countries, etc.,? I could be wrong, I don't know.
---Donna9759 on 11/13/06|
If he's not saved, maybe the woman preacher is ministering to him. We really don't know the inside situation and therefore can't judge.
---Barbara on 11/12/06|
We noticed this also while surfing with the remote. I guess it is no different than those same televangelists telling people to send them money. They're in the same category as Trump anyway. Just want more money for themselves.
---Susie on 11/12/06|
Luke 16:13 tells us "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." It also depends what the person does with that money. If he gives it to further Christianity and help the poor, widows, homeless, orphans and support missions then I feel as though he is serving the Lord with it. Unfortunately, in this day and age that is not the case.
---Norma7374 on 11/12/06|
Side story; I have a friend from my teenage years who's become a millionaire and very influential businessman(owns many daily newspapers). His views are very conservative one could say hard right. However he is a very generous individual(giveing away a generous gifts to good causes0 and I find this a very interesting fact about his life.
---mima on 11/12/06|
On the other hand, I'm reminded that Jesus was a friend of sinners. Besides his disciples, those were the people He hung out with. I don't know Mr. Trump's faith (or if he has one) either. It would be wonderful to see him get saved. All that $$$ could be given to so many ministries. If I did follow Mr. Trump's principles to get rich, that's where I'd be putting the dollars to use for. Not so I could live in a big house, drive a fancy car, wear designer clothes.
---RJ on 11/12/06|
For whatever reason, some tv preachers think we're actually impressed with those people. They will pander to anyone if they think it will help their rating, or to get people to send more money. It just shows where their heart is.
So who was it?
---wayne on 11/12/06|
I caught a glimpse of the 'fruits' you were watching. Without overthinking it, when Jesus Christ doesn't pull in the bucks, you use the 'big guns'. Jesus was used to operating under the critical eye of Sadducees, Pharisees. He used God's truth to stay one step ahead of them. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and with all your strength."
---R.A. on 11/12/06|
Mr. Trumps relationship with God is a matter between God and Mr. Trump. My concern is that there is a false belief we should get rich so we can help others. Every study I have seen shows that those making the most in this country give a smaller percentage of their incomes than those at the lower end of the economic spectrum. Greed breeds greed.
---randy on 11/12/06|
That female pastor must be a false teacher. God does not use the ways of the world.
---Helen_5378 on 11/11/06|
I was shocked when i saw this main line Christian station and main line Christian woman preacher from Tampa orginally hawking his wares. His books, DVD's etc. That is fine at a conference that isnt christian to learn this or that. It would be like having Snoop Dogg on if you give you get his CD and the minsistry gets it too, whats the difference The Don and Snoop are both sinners. If you want to have the prosperity message preached then at least use a fellow Christian so the reap it also.
---Jeanne on 11/11/06|
I don't want to be like Donald Trump money wise. What does it profit a man to gain the whold world yet forfeit his own soul?
---RJ on 11/11/06|