This has been written about by many, and I thought it worth posting here for the few that might not have seen it yet. Cathleen Falsani republished the full transcript of an interview with Barack Obama about his faith. It is relevant on the topic of President Obama’s Christianity. It’s from 2004 when he was a state senator in Illinois a couple days after he clinched the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that he eventually won. The interview focuses entirely on Obama’s faith, and it opens a wide window on the version of Christianity that he professes. I found my link to this HERE…
In short, though Obama professes to be a Christian, his beliefs are that of a theological liberal. Here’s a summary with some quotes:
- He believes that “there are many paths to the same place,” and he doesn’t believe that God would “consign four-fifths of the world to hell” for not believing the gospel.
- When asked about his belief in the afterlife, he says he doesn’t know if there is one.
- Obama defines “sin” as “being out of alignment with my values.”
- Obama says that one need not embrace “Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior” to avoid judgment.
- When asked “Who’s Jesus to you,” what Obama didn’t say is as important as what he did say. He confesses Jesus to be a “historical figure” and “wonderful teacher” but says nothing about Jesus being a Savior, Messiah, or Son of God.
- He confesses that he doesn’t necessarily subscribe to his own church’s “set of doctrines.”
Obama isn’t a Muslim… he is more a liberal Christian who denies essential doctrines of the Christian faith and embraces other ideas that are incompatible with the Christianity of the Bible.