The GOP presidential front-runner cited the Old Testament law from Exodus 21 “an eye for an eye” as his favorite when asked by WHAM-1180 news radio in Rochester, New York.
Trump said (via RAW STORY):
“Well, I think many. I mean, when we get into the Bible, I think many, so many. And some people, look, an eye for an eye, you can almost say that. That’s not a particularly nice thing. But you know, if you look at what’s happening to our country, I mean, when you see what’s going on with our country, how people are taking advantage of us … we have to be firm and have to be very strong. And we can learn a lot from the Bible, that I can tell you.”
Unfortunately, this was one Mosaic law that Jesus Christ asked his followers not to follow anymore on the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus says in Matthew 5:38-42:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
If you are a real Christian, you probably know by now that Donald Trump is a fake Christian. Clearly he doesn’t follow Jesus’ teachings nor preaches it. I don’t see why a Christian would support him.