Who Does Obama Say That Jesus Is?
Here are the quotes from the interview (emphasis mine):
1st what he said about Jesus:
Who's Jesus to you?
(He laughs nervously)
Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he's also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.
And he's also a wonderful teacher. I think it's important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.
This is something that I'm sure I'd have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There's the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven't embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they're going to hell.
You don't believe that?
I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell.
I can't imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity.
That's just not part of my religious makeup.
Do you believe in sin?
What is sin?
Being out of alignment with my values.
What happens if you have sin in your life?
I think it's the same thing as the question about heaven. In the same way that if I'm true to myself and my faith that that is its own reward, when I'm not true to it, it's its own punishment.
Here we have Obama's egoism at its plainest & purest. It is all about him & what his values are. This is also an excellent example of relativism.
Meanwhile, remember how Obama tried to distance himself from Jeremiah Wright after the truth about what he really stood for came out? Well, in this interview we have a totally different view of Wright from Obama:
Do you have people in your life that you look to for guidance?
Well, my pastor [Jeremiah Wright] is certainly someone who I have an enormous amount of respect for.
Add this to what he said elsewhere in the interview:
Do you still attend Trinity?
Yep. Every week. 11 oclock service.
Ever been there? Good service.
& this is only part. the whole interview makes it clear Obama is anything BUT an authentic Christian, However I can't end without looking at 1 more quote that I think gives further insight into Obama's ego & how he views himself as the messiah/god:
Do you pray often?
Uh, yeah, I guess I do.
Its' not formal, me getting on my knees. I think I have an ongoing conversation with God. I think throughout the day, I'm constantly asking myself questions about what I'm doing, why am I doing it.
He says he has an ongoing conversation with God. Then he makes it clear who his god is, himself. He admits the ongoing conversation is with himself. I am having an ongoing conversation with myself, I am god. Yes, Obama sees himself as god. He sees himself as messiah. He is here to save us by bringing us his truths, his values. In the end he sees them as the only real truths & that we must accept them since he is god.