Friday, March 07, 2008

Quoth Barack Obama:

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.

Emphasis added.

Obama seems to be appealing both to the old-guard evangelicals who emphasize having a relationship with God, and to the new-guard socially-active evangelicals who emphasize our role in the world we live in. Both are obviously important and part of Jesus' message.

But Obama says it's more important to feed the hungry and heal the sick, etc., than it is to repent of a cosmic rebellion against the Creator of the Universe. (I believe that every person is in cosmic rebellion against the Creator of the Universe, until he accepts the Messiah Jesus' gift of healing and restoration.) I'm really not sure about that priority.

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