So now Donald Trump is a born-again Christian. According to the New York Times, Trump has let Jesus take the wheel and is now “a baby Christian.” In Christian circles and lingo, those who enter a new relationship with Christ as their Messiah and Savior are often called “babes in Christ,” like the Scriptures call them. It was James C. Dobson who reported Trump’s recent relationship with Jesus. Dobson borrowed the “baby Christian” theology that he called Trump from 1 Corinthians 3, as reported by Bible Hub.
“Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual, but as worldly—as infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready, for you are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and dissension among you, are you not worldly? Are you not walking in the way of man? For when one of you says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos,’ are you not mere men?
“What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as the Lord has assigned to each his role. I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
Dobson founded Focus on the Family — a popular Christian organization nearly 30 years old, having been founded in 1977. Dobson shared his thoughts on Trump being a Christian when Dobson spoke on Tuesday with other Christians. Dobson had met with Trump in New York — and shared Trump’s alleged conversion to Christ.
In the above video, Dobson can be heard calling Trump “a baby Christian” who doesn’t know Christian language. Dobson noted the fact that Trump mentioned the word hell several times, although hell and Hades are words often found in the Bible.
The words about Trump were recorded by Rev. Michael Anthony, a Pennsylvania pastor. Dobson did not name the person who led Trump to Christ. Dobson did say that he thought Trump’s conversion to Christ might really be genuine, even if it wasn’t that long ago. Thoughts like those make viewers wonder if any conversion to Christ by Trump is real, or just a ploy to try and gain the massive and powerful “evangelical Christian” vote, as Christians are often called in political circles.
The blog post about the conversion — titled “Exclusive Interview with Dr. James Dobson — Did Donald Trump recently accept Christ?” — was published on Michael Anthony on God Factor.
The blog post goes on to examine if Trump’s acceptance of Christ is real or fake — and speaks about American people praying for Trump if he does in fact become president.
The fact that Trump spoke of “religion” instead of faith was brought up by Dobson. Trump’s alleged Christian faith has been questioned in the past, especially when Trump couldn’t readily name a favorite Bible verse. Trump once said “2 Corinthians” instead of “second Corinthians.”
However, those who accept Jesus Christ as Savior know that it can be a life-changing process that takes on many forms. Some so-called “carnal Christians” continue to curse, lean on God’s grace and do things that other Christians look down their noses at. Whether Trump really took to heart John 14:6 or not remains to be seen. Only God knows for sure.
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