Dr. James Dobson: Donald Trump Has Accepted Christ

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G. N. Barkman's picture

Here we go again.  Will we never learn?

G. N. Barkman

dmicah's picture

Dobson also claimed Ted Bundy came to Christ and helped the serial killer earn air time to revel in his murders.

TylerR's picture

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Dobson is clearly a complete fool. How convenient that Trump has "accepted Christ" just prior to a meeting with a group of "evangelicals." Perhaps the Babylon Bee article about hasty Bible story lessons complete with flannelgraphs wasn't satire after all. 

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

jimcarwest's picture

Even if Trump has accepted Christ, his "profession" needs to come from his OWN lips, not from the lips of James Dobson. And, if this is so, he is still a "baby Christian" and you don't give baby Christians huge spiritual responsibilities, such as to lead a nation, any more than you give a novice the responsibilities of a Bishop. That James Dobson would announce a "new convert's" confession shows the height of spiritual malpractice. Private decisions are just that -- private -- until the principle party wishes to announce it. To violate this privacy is to announce one's own incompetence as a counselor. Dobson should keep his mouth shut until Trump opens his.

Barry L.'s picture

Every Republican nominee since Ronald Reagan has had an evangelical leader claim his salvation conversion.

David R. Brumbelow's picture

I like James Dobson and hope he is right about Trump’s salvation. 

It would not be the first time that God saved someone others thought unsavable. 

In the meantime, I’ll just wait and see what happens.  But I try to assume the best about a profession of faith, and encourage, rather than discourage, a new believer. 

In other words, I try to give them the benefit of the doubt, and be patient with them.  Of course, from our vantage point, some professions prove to be true, alas, others do not. 

David R. Brumbelow

Jim's picture

On "Johnny–come–lately"-conversions:

  • Trump got saved? Great! Waiting for fruit to prove
  • I could vote for a Jew or a Mormon (last time around). I am interested in competence and policy!
  • Politicians manipulate naive Christians and we've been duped before
  • Call me skeptical - very skeptical!
James K's picture

Maybe someone should share the gospel with Dobson.  Methinks he doth not understandeth.

1 Kings 8:60 - so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.

Joeb's picture

Jim I'm right there with you.  Bozo the clown makes a conversion.  Just like Newt Gingrich when he was running last time.  It worked for Newt in SC at least.  The Christians there bought it hook line and sinker and fisherman and boat to boot.  Trump is a master manipulator and Carnival Barker.  He is going to say or do whatever it takes to get you to buy his tickets.  So the question is whose voting for Donald.  I would if he picks someone like Huckabee for his VP.  

Aaron Blumer's picture

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There are Christians who do not believe and understand many of the things Christians ought to believe and understand.

There are many non-Christians who do believe many of the things Christians ought to believe and understand.

The same is true of the subset of principles that should be believed and understood by U.S. Presidents.

So . . . as far as being qualified for Office goes, doesn't matter much if he is a Christian.

 

jimcarwest's picture

At this late date in the process, becoming a Christian would probably not make any difference whatsoever.  The kind of things that make Trump objectionable to many would not likely be changed suddenly.  The only one it makes any difference to might seem to be Dr. Dobson because he could then find a reason to vote for the man he has previously said he would NOT vote for.  It just may be that it is the weakness of Dobson that is made evident.

Lee's picture

I truly hope this is true.  I would love to rejoice with the myriad angels in Heaven if this, or any conversion, is true. 

Lee