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The History of Donald Trump’s Bible


Do you know the legend of Donald Trump’s Bible?

Did you know there is much more to the story that you had any idea about?

Well, I’m about to tell you!

Now I have to first make a disclaimer.

I am only reporting what I have found from other sources.

This dates back about a century, and obviously I am not able to personally investigate it.

But I will give you all of my sources and I have to just tell you this….it certainly feels right to my soul.

I challenge you to read this story below and listen to the videos and see how it sits with you as well.

Ok, here we go.

Most of us probably know that President Trump took the oath of office on two Bibles….one from Abraham Lincoln and one that his mother gave him.

From the Tennesseean, this was reported back in 2016:

When President-elect Donald Trump takes his oath of office on Inauguration Day, his hand will rest on his family Bible and the Abraham Lincoln Bible.

Alex Stroman, the deputy director of communications for the 58th Inaugural Committee, confirmed the picks Tuesday morning. The Lincoln Bible, used during the 16th president’s first inauguration, was most recently a part of President Barack Obama’s first and second inauguration ceremonies and is a part of the Library of Congress’ collection.

Trump’s Bible, a revised standard version, was presented to him in 1955 by his mother upon graduation from Sunday Church Primary School in New York. Trump showed off the Bible in an early 2016 campaign video, thanking evangelicals for their support. Exit polls showed that four out of five white evangelicals voted for Trump.

“My mother gave me this Bible. This very Bible many years ago,” Trump said in the video. “In fact, it’s her writing, right here. She wrote the name and my address, and it’s just very special to me.”

Trump, a Presbyterian, has called the Bible his favorite book, and referred to it often on the campaign trail. But his Bible literacy has been questioned, including when he mispronounced a Bible verse. He cited “two Corinthians” rather than of saying “Second Corinthians” while speaking at Liberty University.

Photo of the Lincoln Bible.

Photo of the Lincoln Bible. (Photo: Provided by the Library of Congress)

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts will administer the oath Friday.

It’s not a requirement for the country’s commander in chief to take the oath of office using a Bible, but it’s a presidential inauguration tradition started by George Washington, said Allison Brown, an Oklahoma-based writer and editor for the Museum of the Bible.

The country’s first president took the oath of office on a Masonic lodge’s altar Bible. At least four other presidents have used that King James Version, now referred to as the Washington Bible, at their inaugurations.

“Washington was very aware that he was setting a precedent with everything he did,” Brown said.

Swearing an oath on a Bible or other object of importance is an ancient act, Brown said. It is symbolic of the oath taker’s authority, importance and truthfulness, she said.

The U.S. Constitution only says the president-elect must swear or affirm the presidential oath of office. It doesn’t mention the Bible or another book. So some presidents have chosen something other than the Christian holy book, or went without.

The sixth president, John Quincy Adams, a lawyer, took the oath on a law book. Teddy Roosevelt didn’t use a book following William McKinley’s assassination, and Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in on a Roman Catholic missal found aboard Air Force One in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.



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