When David Brody, political correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, asked 2016 GOP front-runner Donald Trump about God during a recent outing on one of Trump’s Southern California golf courses, he never expected such a straightforward answer.
“Well, I say God is the ultimate,” Trump replied. “You know, you look at this … here we are on the Pacific Ocean. How did I ever own this?”
Trump went on to explain how he obtained the golf course by making a “great deal” and how he wants to basically do the same thing for America — “make great deals” that benefit the whole nation and make us stronger.
“We have to … we have to bring it back, but God is the ultimate,” Trump continued. “I mean God created this, and here’s the Pacific Ocean right behind us. So nobody, no thing, no there’s nothing like God.”
In a blog post for CBN, Brody pointed out that Trump’s answer lacked the “biblically thorough” expertise we hear from the likes of challengers Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz.
“The question evangelical voters are going to have to decide on is whether they are comfortable enough with Trump’s faith and the way he expresses it,” Brody wrote, “or are they looking for something deeper in a candidate from a faith perspective?”
His point was that some evangelicals might be turned off by Trump’s lack of biblical knowledge. With that said, Trump’s poll numbers suggest that if anything, most evangelicals appreciate — or at least tolerate — Trump’s down-to-Earth approach toward their religion.
Plus, all of his other attributes — “strength, deal making, success as a businessman and lack of political correctness” — make him quite appealing to “I’m Sick and Tired” evangelical voters who aren’t look for a Bible expert, but rather a fighter.
“Trump may not be the perfect cookie cutter candidate for them, but his bravado and pattern of success has them seriously thinking about it,” Brody concluded.
Judging by Trump’s continued success, it seems that many have already decided.
What sort of candidate do you prefer — one who’s an expert on the Bible, or one who’s willing to fight tooth and nail on behalf of Christians?
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