Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trump Will Be Sworn In on the Lincoln Bible

Lest Brother Magpie's post

Trump will not be sworn on Washington Bible


seemed too negative or ominous, or something,

Trump Will Be Sworn In With Same Bible As Lincoln And Obama




In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.
Reply to Loyal Colored People of Baltimore upon Presentation of a Bible on September 7, 1864 (CWAL VII:542)

For all their differences, when Donald Trump takes the oath of office to succeed Barack Obama on Friday, one small but symbolic similarity will be on display. Trump will place his hand on the Bible that President Lincoln used at his first inauguration, the same one President Obama used at both of his swearing in ceremonies.
The Lincoln Bible was purchased for the 1861 inauguration by Supreme Court Clerk William Thomas Carroll.
Trump will also use his personal Bible, given to him by his mother when he graduated from Sunday school in 1955, according to a statement from the Presidential Inaugural Committee.


4 comments:

Ray Soller said...

The PIC announcement says, “The [personal] Bible . . .is embossed with his name on the lower portion of the front cover. The inside cover is signed by church officials and is inscribed with his name and the details of when it was presented.”

Now we know just how the practice of putting the TRUMP label on everything that he touches got started.

Tom Van Dyke said...

heh heh

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