Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has stated that “Nobody reads the Bible more than me.”
Trump, who recently won a third state primary, this time in Nevada, has become known for his comments about the Bible, some of which have garnered criticism.
The Christian Post reports that Trump previously said that the Bible was his favorite book, but refused to cite a favorite verse of Scripture. Later, he said that his favorite Bible verse was “never bend to envy,” which is not in the Bible.
While speaking at Liberty University, Trump referred to the book of Second Corinthians as “Two Corinthians,” a gaffe which Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins accepted the blame for, remarking, however, that it “shows that he’s [Trump’s] not familiar with Bible.”
The Hill reports that, on Tuesday, while criticizing the Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump said that Secretary of State John Kerry must not have read The Art of the Deal, adding that Kerry "Probably didn't read the Bible, either."
"Nobody reads the Bible more than me," Trump stated.
In his speech after winning the Nevada caucuses, Trump said that his campaign won with all demographics, including evangelicals. “I love evangelicals,” he said.
Kerry, however, has also spoken about his faith and said that the Bible has helped him to understand the purpose of suffering.
“You read the letters of St. Paul and you read other parts of the scripture and it talks about suffering and it talks about adversity. And I sort of began to put that in a better place. Not see it so much as, you know, a determinative God who makes every decision for everything that happens. But rather creates a framework within which we're responsible for making things happen," Kerry said.
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Publication date: February 25, 2016