Obama's Religion -While He Runs For Office

This is a controversial subject, I know. It's a question that should not have been asked, in my opinion. Nevertheless, here it is. And I need to comment on it. See the reference news report below, after my comments.

Barak Obama says he believes Christ died for his sins.

Hold it right there. Does he really believe that? Look, he's a politician drooling over the big win. A lot is said for effect. A lot of planning goes into what is said publicly by the ones campaigning. They play to the audience. They say what they think will be most successful in getting votes. So. Is Obama playing to the conservative Christian vote? Listen, it would be a cold day in hell before any candidate wanting to win this election would say something like, "keep your religious convictions to yourself, I'm not interested." But I suspect that's actually closer to the truth than anything either candidate has actually said.

Obama's next words prove the point. He goes on to say that those of other beliefs are also "children of God." And that his mother is in heaven because she was a kind and generous person.

1. NO ONE goes to heaven on the basis of being kind and generous.

2. The Jesus who Obama says he believes in said the following:
....""I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the
..... Father except through Me."
..... John 14:6
Jesus said he is the one way, and that no one gets there other than through him. You can't claim Jesus died for your sins, and then reject what this same Jesus said about salvation.

Some of you are thinking, "how narrow!" Well Jesus had something to say about that too:

"...narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are FEW who find it." Matthew 7:14
Obama's words are just that - just words. Conjured up words according to what he thinks he needs to say to get the vote.

"They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds."
..Jude 1:12
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Here's the report:

Obama Contends Belief In Jesus Christ Not Necessary For Salvation
AP - 3/27/2008

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senator Barack Obama has told an audience that although he believes Christ died for his sins, those who reject that teaching can also be children of God.

During a campaign stop yesterday in Greensboro, North Carolina, Senator Obama told the audience that he believes he "can have everlasting life" because Jesus Christ died for his sins. But he then told a questioner that he believes Jews and Muslims who live moral lives are just as much "children of God" as he is. The Illinois Democrat added that his late mother didn't share his faith but was a kind and generous person, so he's "sure she's in heaven."

In his life and in his politics, Obama said he asks himself, "How can I apply Jesus's teachings in a very concrete way?" (NOT the way you're doing it now, Obama!)

Obama's religious beliefs have been put in the spotlight over recent revelations about his former pastor. Videotapes of some of Pastor Jeremiah Wright's sermons have been described as being racist and anti-America. Yesterday, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president referred to those sermon remarks as being "stupid," but he continues to reject suggestions that he should have left the church because of that kind of preaching from his pastor.

Source:
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=73553