Cal Thomas has an article posted, on Baptist Press News, ( 06/30/08 ) regarding Barack Obama’s statements on Christianity – his beliefs in particular.
Some interesting excerpts:
Obama’s campaign for the conservative Christian vote, which has largely gone to the Republican presidential candidate in recent elections, has been dubbed the “Joshua Generation Project.”
It has a name? Wow – so it’s an operative…
Some insight into Obama’s “Christianity” comes from an interview he gave in 2004 to Chicago Sun-Times religion editor Cathleen Falsani for her book, “The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People.”
“I’m rooted in the Christian tradition,” said Obama. He then adds something most Christians will see as universalism: “I believe 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.”
Yes, Cal – most Christians will see it as that for sure!
Here’s Obama telling Falsani, “The difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and proselytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that if people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior, they’re going to hell.”
If you can, take time to read the whole article. It is interesting information – not indepth, but interesting!