And yet in the 2004 interview he said: "I am a Christian. So, I have a deep faith. So I draw from the Christian faith." He denies the doctrines of Christianity and yet claims to be a Christian? He went on to say, "On the other hand, I was born in Hawaii where obviously there are a lot of Eastern influences. I lived in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world… intellectually, I've drawn as much from Judaism as any other faith… So I'm rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that 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."xiii This reveals he is anything but a Christian! If he is anything at all, he is a religious syncretist, an interfaith supporter. He rejects the plain truth of Jn. 14:6, believing rather in Satan's lie of "many paths to the same place".
The truth is, Obama calls himself a Christian, but has defined himself (in 2006) as "Christian and skeptic." He has said, "I think religion at its best comes with a big dose of doubt."
Another of his lies from 2004: "my mother was a Christian." No, she wasn't! She became a Marxist in high school, and called herself an atheist! And four years after the interview where he said his mother was a Christian, Obama admitted she wasn't when he said, in July 2008, that his mother "never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know."xiv He has also described his mother as an agnostic and a secular humanist. And she, according to his own testimony, "had as much influence on my values as anybody". He said she was "very suspicious of the notion that one particular organized religion offered one truth", but merely believed in a "higher power" common to all religions. "In our household the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad-Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology," he said.xv
In March 2008, he said to voters at a public meeting, "I'm a Christian and what that means for me is that I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins and that his grace and mercy and his power – [that] through Him that I can achieve everlasting life." And he added: "My mother was not a believer in the way I was," but "I'm sure that she's in heaven even though she may not have subscribed to everything I subscribed to."xvi Firstly, Christians don't merely "subscribe" to a set of beliefs like Muslims do; they have felt the power of Christ's resurrection in their hearts. Secondly, just a few years before, as shown by the quotes above, he was very skeptical of heaven and everlasting life; yet now he professed to believe in it. Thirdly, as shown from the quotes above, he has categorically claimed his mother was a Christian; yet in March 2008 he declared she was not.
This man is a Mr Facing-both-ways, a man who will say anything and everything, depending on the audience. He is utterly untrustworthy, a man to whom lying comes as naturally as breathing.
During his presidential campaign he made far more "evangelical" statements than before. For example, in January 2008 he stated, "I am a Christian. 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." And he also stated: "I have been a member of the same church for almost twenty years, and I have never practised Islam."xvii
Well, we know what kind of "church" he was a member of; but when, allegedly, did this great change occur? Allegedly, as far back as 1987-8 he became a believer in Christ crucified and risen – or so the interviewer (the hardly biblical Christianity Today magazine) claimed.
Whoa! If he experienced a conversion to Christ back in 1987-8, then what was he doing denying Christ and His Gospel in 2004 and 2006, as shown above? And why did he remain a member in a Christ-denying, Gospel-denying false church? Plainly Barack was lying again. The man is a liar, a chameleon who changes his colours to match his audience at any given moment.
In a Newsweek article in July 2008 he said of his "conversion", "what was intellectual and what was emotional joined, and the belief in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ, that he died for our sins, that through him we could achieve eternal life… I found that powerful." When asked about the role of doubt in faith, he now played down the skepticism and doubt that he had expressed so strongly before. He said: "I wrote about this in Audacity of Hope, that even after I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, that doesn't mean that I don't have doubts. I had doubts when my mother died. I have doubts every time I pick up the newspaper."xviii Of course, even true Christians may be troubled by doubts at times, as part of the evil one's assault on them; but here is a man who tells us he is very "devout", with a "deep" Christian faith, and yet every time he reads the newspaper he doubts his faith! That tells us enough. And added to it is Obama's constant deceit: for in the book he declared himself to be a "Christian and skeptic", and the quotes above show how skeptical he really was; yet now he plays it down.
Further evidence of his deceit: he claimed to have attended Wright's church for twenty years regularly; but in July 2008 he stated that he "didn't hear a lot of sermons at Trinity". In 2004 he declared that he attended the church "every week. 11 o'clock service. Ever been there? Good service." But in 2008 he declared that during 2004 "we might not have gone to Trinity for two, three months at a time". Again, the man is a liar.
And as late as August 2008, at the false "Saddleback Church", he defended abortion, the deliberate murder of the unborn. In fact, he cynically said it was "above my pay grade" to know when a baby acquires the rights of a human being.