February 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

(So did Balz or Costa tell Walker "Obama has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith"? When either one said that, were they thinking of Obama's 2008 declaration to Rick Warren at Saddleback Church that "I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God's in the mix"? Because all that seemingly devout profession of faith was, we now know, BS . . . told to a pastor . . . in a church. So the notion that some of Obama's public comments about his faith might really be vote-chasing showmanship and spin really isn't the most unthinkable conclusion, fellas.) -- Jim Geraghty [subscribe]
Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at February 24, 2015 12:20 PM

There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell....

I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell.

I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity.

That’s just not part of my religious makeup.
State Senator Barack Obama, March 2004

I'm neither a Biblical scholar nor a theologian of any type, but my understanding of Christianity is that acceptance of Christ as the path to salvation isn't just something that's believed in some quarters, it's actually the central tenet of the faith. It seems that once Obama conceded that the one thing that makes Christians Christians wasn't part of his religious makeup, it was safe to assume his claims of being a Christian were about as credible as most other things he's said when trying to convince people to vote for him.

Posted by: AndyN at February 24, 2015 6:05 PM

Well, don't expect me to sit idly while you troglodytes trash the President's spirituality! I'm certainly not having Dana Milbank write a hateful column about me.

Posted by: jk at February 24, 2015 6:09 PM

We'd better make that five-fifths AndyN, since the President's Christian pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, said that God would "damn America." In church.

Posted by: johngalt at February 24, 2015 6:34 PM

I'm with (cough, cough, hack) Obama here.

Grace alone gets you that salvation. It's free.
Christians choose the acceptance of Christ as the way for them.

Posted by: Terri at February 26, 2015 11:06 AM | What do you think? [4]