Donald Trump Jr. prompted some eyerolls from the a lot more theologically literate segments of social media Thursday when using a shot at Residence Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The president’s eldest son re-tweeted a clip from the Countrywide Prayer Breakfast in which President Trump doubted, without the need of naming her, Mrs. Pelosi’s declare that she frequently prays for the president.
The younger Mr. Trump doubled down on the doubt.
“Likelihood of Nancy Pelosi praying for Trump is about the very same as the likelihood of Satan operating all around quoting the Scriptures,” he tweeted Thursday.
Numerous Christians on Twitter and elsewhere in social media instantly pointed out that 1 of the most well known scenes in the Bible features Satan undertaking precisely that — and to Jesus Himself.
The Rev. Matthew Schneider, amid some others, cited Matthew 4:5-6, portion of a narrative usually referred to as the Temptation of Christ. The come upon is also showcased in the Gospels of Mark and Luke.
“The devil… claimed to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down for it is published [in the Scriptures], “He will give his angels demand of you,” and “On their fingers they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot in opposition to a stone,” Father Schneider posted, quoting the pertinent verses in Matthew.
In his subsequent tweet, the priest noted Jesus’s response in the upcoming verse, Matthew 4:7.
“Jesus claimed to him, ‘Again it is penned, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God,”’” Matthew wrote, prompting Father Schneider to comment: “So Jesus … answered the satan quoting Scriptures in mischievous ways.”