Here's the best pattern @ScottWalker could use for how to answer 'gotcha' questions. https://t.co/BXXNVEfyvt pic.twitter.com/0t6PZtnqOfI also suggested this as a possible response:
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 21, 2015
How's this for a response? Q: Gov. Walker, do you believe Pres. Obama is a Christian? A: Do you believe I am a Christian?But after some reflection, perhaps Walker could have best used the question as an opportunity to share the gospel. I may not have answered any better (or worse) than Walker, but here's what I'd like to have answered:
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 22, 2015
First, let me say this is not a political question. The Constitution makes clear than no religious test is appropriate for public office in the United States, so in the context of this interview, your question isn't appropriate. Second, the Bible teaches that a Christian is someone who has put his faith in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross, repented of his sin, is no longer under the wrath of God, and is now a follower of Christ. "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved," the Bible says, and Barack Obama is included in "whosoever". If the president has done this, he's a Christian.Far be it from me to cast a stone at Scott Walker, and I'm sure others can improve on my effort above. I Peter 3:15 says "be ready always to give an answer to every man who asketh you a reason for the hope that is in you," and that goes for all Christians, not just politicians. We may not all get interviewed by the Washington Post, but we should all be ready with an answer.