Americans need to embrace three “words of action” from the Bible, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said during a brief appearance at a Trump rally in Ohio on Monday.
“I love this guy! Come here, Jim, say something,” former President Donald Trump said, urging the Ohio congressman to come onstage and address the crowd.
“Well, they’ve heard from me, Mr. President. But, they want you back here,” Jordan told Trump, before quoting his favorite New Testament passage to the audience:
“I’ll just say this. My favorite Scripture verse is Second Timothy, 4:7. It says, ‘Fight the good fight, finish the course, keep the faith.’”
Rep. Jordan then highlighted three words from the verse that symbolize America and the strength of its citizens:
“And, I tell folks that’s a verse for our country: fight, finish, keep. Words of action. Not timid words, not sissy words. Words that we associate with America. And, words that we associate with the best president we’ve ever had, President Trump.
“God bless you all!”
The verbatim passage from 2 Timothy 4:7-8 appears in the King James Bible as:
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”