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.
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.
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.
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.