Skip to comments.Why 'born-again' Christians are backing Obama
Posted on 10/30/2008 7:20:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Despite Barack Obama's approval of abortion and homosexual activism, new polling by a prestigious Christian research group indicates that the Democratic presidential nominee is making significant inroads among voters who are classified as "born-again" Christians.
The Barna Group for research says Obama is statistically tied (43 percent to 45 percent) with Republican John McCain among born-again Christian voters. "Born-again Christians" are defined by Barna as people who say they have made a personal commitment to Jesus and believe they will go to heaven because they have confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. Based on that definition, 48 percent of all voters in this election will be "born-again" Christians.
Meantime, Barna says 63 percent of "evangelicals" are supporting McCain, while 23 percent are supporting Obama. "Evangelicals" meet the "born-again" criteria, plus seven other conditions, including the belief that salvation is only possible through grace, not works.
According to Dave Kinnaman, president of The Barna Group, born-again Christians voting for Obama say they are backing the Illinois senator because they believe he will do a better job restoring America's reputation and handling the economy and agree with his stance on the Iraq War.
"People in their 20s or 30s who are born-again Christian are more likely to support Senator Obama than Senator McCain, compared to people who are older born-again Christians, who are more likely to support the Arizona senator," he explains. "So, when you look at it, it's a pretty complex set of reasons, and each person comes to this voting decision with their own unique sensibility, but what's interesting is the Christian community, compared to previous elections, is more open to this Democratic candidate than we've seen in at least the last couple national elections."
Kinnaman says it is important to keep in mind that only one in every ten voters is an evangelical Christian with a biblical worldview and understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ.
Don’t fool yourself. There are even many Catholics who are supporting him. I think it’s a Bush backlash, thanks to the media who kept up the bashing against him.
Because they are choosing to go their own way, in the flesh, rather than God’s way, in the Spirit. Bad choice.
It’s more like spiritual warfare. Remember, we aren’t fighting against flesh and blood, we’re fighting against the spiritual realm of satan who wants our nation’s soul.
I refuse to discuss politics with these religious Bama voters, as I could not cover my disgust? I have been told many reasons from democrats care for people like Jesus... 'social justice' junk religion. And also they think their rapture is near and God needs them to work to get to their day. And 'guilt' they can finally removed the ugly slave days from their white minds.
Barna = Obama
If he has, I haven’t read it anywhere. He’s pretty old and sick now and maybe the media doesn’t think he’s got anything else to say.
You have to remember that satan is the great deceiver. He can even deceive Christians if they aren’t alert. Too bad. It’s very upsetting to me, too.
Believe it,my FRiend. There ARE good people out there who are being deceived by this man and his boss, satan. A very dear friend who is a born again believer is voting for Obama. He’s upset with me because I called him on it regarding abortion and gay marriage. I asked him how a Christian could vote for someone who was pro-choice, etc. I got a very nasty reply. And I don’t doubt his being a Christian either. BUT he’s also a staunch democrat. Whew. They’re tough to reach.
And yet there are Catholics who are still going to vote for Obama. Go figure.
Yes, and they’ve been around for a long time propagating their agenda.
I worked in a university for 28 years. I felt like the only Christian there at times but I know there were others—just not in my building. It was lonesome...
I was a young ignorant Christian back in the Carter days and I voted for him. In those days, however, you didn’t hear the truth about candidates like you do now. The media protected them. He SOUNDED very good to many of us.
Excommunicated from where? It won’t be the Catholic church. Maybe God will. I know He won’t be happy with their ‘choosing a King.’
You’ve hit the kernel of why the MSM is so frustrated now that the anointed one is not walking away with this. ;)
I didn’t skip over it. It was still over 30% voting for him. That’s pretty high.
I’ve talked with Christians who seriously think that the government taxing the income generators to pay the poor via food stamps and welfare is very much Christian. They literally think it is very anti-Christian if you are against it. They say Jesus told us to help the poor, but are completely oblivious to the chasm between “forced” giving through taxes (which is an anti-Christian concept on the face of it) and voluntary giving as with tithes and offerings. They don’t grasp the spiritual difference.
Oh, and I am sure a lot of the members of Rev. Wright’s church are “born again”. I’ll bet they are all voting for Obama. ;)
I didn’t realize just how seriously he was considering Obama. Now I know. I don’t discuss it with my Catholic sister in law because she absolutely hated Bush and I am almost 100% sure she’s going to vote for Obama. Some things you just avoid.
I’m not talking politics at my kids’ school. The private high school that my son is going to is much more conservative then the elementary school that my daughters are going to.
My son has been in public school in California all through middle school. He did say that the public school democrats were always very nasty about McCain and Bush. He said the democrats in the private school never say anything bad about McCain and Bush. He said at the Christian school everyone is very respectful about different views.
Oh man the hate for Bush by some of the so called Christians gives me the shutters. Many of them consider him to be more evil than even the devil himself. (and I am in NO way suggesting anybody but the devil)
When I read about Saul Alinksy's RULES for RADICALs honoring the other god Lucifer, I found that 'spirit' is not limited to just the radical loons.
I just see people literally worshipping Obama like he is some sort of God. Obama just allows it.
Right there, that is a huge sign to me that he is anti-Christian.
My 14 year old son has even picked up on the worshipping elements of Obama.
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