President Trump’s Quotes Isaiah in Christmas Message

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Early this morning the Whitehouse released it’s Christmas message. Coverage was quick from Channel NewsAsia, the Washington Post, and Newsweek. Of the release, Newsweek said, “President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tweeted out a glitzy Christmas video message on Monday morning, complete with children, troops, orchestral music, and a Bible verse.”

“As the camera zeroes in on a miniature nativity scene, the commander-in-chief recites Isaiah 9:6, the well-known Old Testament prophecy about the birth of Christ: ‘For Christians, we remember the story of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph that began more than 2000 years ago. As the book of Isaiah tells us, for to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on His shoulders and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’ Trump says.

“’This good news is the greatest Christmas gift of all, the reason for our joy and the true source of our hope,’ he adds as the camera pans down the White House hallway lined with snow-topped Christmas trees.”

, the Newsweek reporter, explained to readers that this famous verse sung during Handel’s Messiah is taken from the book of Isaiah in the old testament. She reminded readers that Isaiah was a “Hebrew prophet [who lived] nearly 600 years before the birth of Jesus and prophesied a time when Israel would not be ruled by failed, corrupt monarchs, but by God and his son.”

You can read her interesting commentary and opinions of this verse in light of today’s politics here.

 

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