Wednesday, January 23, 2008

But Most Importantly

In Christianity Today, Barack Obama is quotes as saying

I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and esurrection 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.

So is he saying that feeding the poor and healing is more important that the Redemption provided by the rich red blood of Jesus. in referring to this he just said that salvific act of grace bestowed upon a devious and spiritually derelict mankind is great, But Most importantly, are these other social actions of compassion and ministry.


Byroniac said...

My red flag went up as soon as I read the word "path". In other words, path means avenue of redemption, basically a very muted way of proclaiming works-based (meritorious) salvation. I think it is proved by his next comment, that his focus and emphasis is on good works. Good works are great, don't get me wrong, but they won't save you or anyone else. If that is what Obama is depending upon, he will be sorely disappointed and find himself without salvation or remedy.

Byroniac said...

2 Timothy 3:5 (ESV)
"having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people."

Mike said...

Boy that sounds good doesn't it. To bad it isn't as good as it sounds. Obama must have missed the point that Christ did not come to heal the sick or feed the hungry, but to die for the sins of a bunch of wretched worthless individuals.