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Salvation Through the Grace of God': Obama Explains His Faith


"I’m a Christian by choice."

Barack Obama, then Democratic senatorial candidate, prays during a services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in this Oct. 31, 2004 file photo. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Speaking in Albuquerque, NM today, President Obama explained his Christian faith while responding to an audience member's question about abortion.

"I’m a Christian by choice," Obama said. Describing why he made that choice, he added, "It was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life I would want to lead."

"We’re sinful, and we’re flawed, and we make mistakes, and we achieve salvation through the grace of God," he added.

Regarding abortion, he said he Bill Clinton had it "right": "This is where Bill Clinton had the right formulation a couple of decades ago, that abortion should be safe, legal and rare":

H/T: David Brody

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