President Obama told religious leaders at a White House prayer breakfast that Easter is a time to “remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day and all that Christ endured,” but he also said Jesus experienced doubt and fear. The president’s assertion that Jesus “knew doubt” and “knew fear” like other human beings is not biblical and “diminishes Christ’s achievement,” a Southern Baptist academic said. During his six-minute speech to about 150 people Wednesday (April 4) in the East Room, Obama referred to the suffering Jesus endured. “For like us, Jesus knew doubt. Like us, Jesus knew fear,” he said.
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June 27, 2012