Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. discussed the conundrum of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg talking about personal salvation in Jesus while other Democrats appear to find that view bigoted.
In an episode of his podcast “The Briefing” that aired on Monday, Mohler addressed the news headlines about South Bend, Indiana Mayor Buttigieg, in particular those that speak about his Christian beliefs.
For example, Mohler mentioned a Religion News Service article in which Buttigieg stated that “you should be able to offer messages that anyone of all religions or of no religion should find meaningful.”
“Now, let’s just stop for a minute. How can you create a message that is going to appeal equally to persons of all religions or of no religion? Well, you have to basically say nothing that is religiously religious,” commented Mohler.
“… just enough religion to sound vaguely religious to people who are vaguely religious and who are looking for a vaguely religious reference coming from a Democratic presidential candidate.”
Mohler then responded to an interview Buttigieg did on MSNBC, in which he said that he believed that Jesus Christ was the only way to salvation, but before explaining more was cutoff by host Joe Scarborough.
“We also have to recognize that the question won’t end here. Even though the mayor was apparently cut off, he’s going to have to answer that question now, and there’s a particular pinch there for Democrats,” continued Mohler.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski