Donald Trump’s inauguration speech has been both highly praised and torn to shreds, but, whatever one thinks of it, there’s no denying one thing: His first address as the chief executive of the United States was strongly oriented in what he has long claimed is his strong Christian faith, saying that Americans are a “righteous people” and “protected by God.”
The Christian Post took a careful look at what he had to say, and noted the various references the new president made to elements of faith and Scripture.
“At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens,” said Trump. “Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.”
“We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.”
Continuing, Trump said, “We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.”
Additionally, when the new president said “how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity,” he was quoting from Psalm 133:1.
Religion actually played a prominent role throughout the entirety of the inauguration events, including with regard to the number of faith leaders who took part in the ceremony; six members of that community participated, a number that far exceeds the one or two who have been a part of inauguration ceremonies since George H.W. Bush’s swearing-in back in 1979.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large