Prior to the election in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama showed up in Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.
It was there that Warren asked Barack Obama what Christianity meant to him and this is how he answered:
As a starting point, it means I believe in - that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that I am redeemed through him. That is a source of strength and sustenance on a daily basis.
Yes, I know that I don't walk alone. And I know that if I can get myself out of the way, that I can maybe carry out in some small way what he intends.
And it means that those sins that I have on a fairly regular basis, hopefully will be washed away.
But what it also means, I think, is a sense of obligation to embrace not just words, but through deeds, the expectations, I think, that God has for us.
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