President Obama’s Christianity

The Christianity of President Obama has been in the news lately. I’m not sure why, maybe he’s trying to get a book deal like Tim Tebow. Here is the buzz going around the internets about it:

Franklin Graham put in his two cents on Obama on Morning Joe. “He says he’s a Christian so I have to assume he is.” The hosts have no clue what he’s talking about as he tries to make a distinction between truly saved and professing Christian. The hosts come across as smug jerks and is rather difficult to watch the whole segment, but alas, in the end, Graham’s stated opinion didn’t make much sense.

Here is a full transcript of Obama from years ago about his views on God, whether he’s a Christian or not. “I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”

John Fea’s article states, “Obama may be the most explicitly Christian president in American history.”

Roger Olson examines Santorum’s statement that Obama’s theology favors the earth over humanity.

I am personally not convinced that President Obama is a Christian, but I’m not convinced any president of the United States has been a Christian. When we lower the standard to fit more in, we merely blaspheme our Lord and Savior.

I’m not the judge. Based on what the Judge says, there are few who enter and even fewer rich people (Jesus’ words, not mine). I’m not expecting to see many world leaders from any age in heaven. I do expect to see them and their followers lined up against Christ (Jesus’ words, not mine).

One thought on “President Obama’s Christianity”

  1. It’s certainly difficult, the further from Scripture one gets, to actually define what it means to be a Christian. As for the President’s condition, here is a passage that addresses the issue in the context of the current problem faced by religious institutions and the contraceptive/abortion requirement:
    “Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?
    They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.” Psalm 94:20-23 (ESV)

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