More On Trump and the Apostles Creed

Several evangelicals, of various political persuasions, have weighed in.

On the court evangelical side:

Robert Jeffress spoke to the Huffington Post:

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas Church in Texas and another one of Trump’s evangelical supporters, told HuffPost in an email that he’s heard Trump recite the Lord’s Prayer at a White House dinner and sing a Christian hymn at Billy Graham’s funeral. The criticism over the president’s failure to recite the Apostles’ Creed was a “manufactured controversy” created by “perennial Trump haters” who want to insert a wedge between the president and “his unshakable evangelical base,” Jeffress said.

The pastor said that there are times he doesn’t recite the scriptures or sing hymns in his own church because he’s distracted.

“I imagine the leader of the free world has a few things on his mind, as well!” Jeffress wrote.

In addition, Jeffress said that Trump’s actions are ultimately what matter the most, citing a Bible verse that states that faith without works or actions is dead.

“Historic Christianity teaches that it is not the words of a creed we mouth that make us a Christian, but the faith in Christ we embrace,” Jeffress wrote. “By his works, President Trump has become the most faith-friendly president in history.”  

And here is progressive Christian Rachel Held Evans:

And others of note:

One thought on “More On Trump and the Apostles Creed

  1. The irony of this whole thing is that the Trump haters cannot resist their natural inclinations to comment negatively about anything Trump does——-no matter how void of any national or international import. Because of these non substantive attacks, Trump continues to dominate the news. The haters don’t realize that they may be inadvertently working against their own ends.

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