June 12, 2008
A group of Christian pastors met Tuesday with Barack Obama in Chicago. We see this every election cycle, no matter who is running. This was a group that included some evangelical pastors. Barack Obama has said he is a committed Christian. I have written a column on this which is on Web sites like Drudge and Townhall.com. My newspapers will carry it today and tomorrow. Please read it.
I have no objection to pastors commissioned by the Kingdom not of this world meeting with candidates for one of the offices this world offers. But I have seen too many of them have their spiritual pockets picked by being too close to power, or those seeking it.
Remember, our great adversary is crafty and an angel of light. Obama has said Jesus Christ is not the only way to heaven, but there are many ways. He doesn’t believe in hell and is not sure he’s going to heaven. That’s just for starters. Read the rest in my column and then be careful about how much trust you should place in any political candidate – Democrat or Republican – who says “Lord, Lord.”
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.