January 23, 2008

KISS THE EUROPEANS GOODBYE:

Q&A: Barack Obama: "I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ." (Interview by Sarah Pulliam and Ted Olsen | posted 1/23/2008, Christrianity Today)

You've talked about your experience walking down the aisle at Trinity United Church of Christ, and kneeling beneath the cross, having your sins redeemed, and submitting to God's will. Would you describe that as a conversion? Do you consider yourself born again?

I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life. But most importantly, I believe in the example that Jesus set by feeding the hungry and healing the sick and always prioritizing the least of these over the powerful. I didn't 'fall out in church' as they say, but there was a very strong awakening in me of the importance of these issues in my life. I didn't want to walk alone on this journey. Accepting Jesus Christ in my life has been a powerful guide for my conduct and my values and my ideals.


Thus the secular rationalist in whom the Euros think they'll find a soulmate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2008 6:22 PM
Comments


But most importantly, I believe in the example that Jesus set by feeding the hungry and healing the sick and always prioritizing the least of these over the powerful.

Most importantly?

Posted by: Benny at January 23, 2008 6:55 PM

"The least of these," once they're born and until they become inconvenient. Transparent applesauce.

Posted by: Random Lawyer at January 23, 2008 8:14 PM
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