What's that you say? The George Bush you know of is nothing like that?
Well, nevermind. We're all basically talking about the same George Bush, aren't we? We just have different routes of getting to him.
At last that seems to be the President's "reasoning," when he says
"I think [Moslems and Christians] do [worship the same God]. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty. ..But I want you to understand, I want your listeners to understand, I don't get to get decide who goes to heaven. The Almighty God decides who goes to heaven and I am on my personal walk."So this God is a monad and a Trinity, and did and didn't become incarnate through the virgin, Mary, and did and didn't die on the cross as a substitute for His people's sins, and does and doesn't save through faith alone and by grace alone, and is and isn't known through the Bible alone....
Now, it's time for the necessary disclaimers. It's an ABC News story, and the interviewer is Charles Gibson. So maybe not a word of it is true. But Bush has said the same thing before.
He also tries to explain in this same interview that the terrorists are motivated by a false religion, and it isn't a religious war. Hm.
He's in a tough spot. My advice would be... well, of course first it would be to get the heck out of his liberal Methodist church, and go somewhere where he'll be taught the Word. Then it'd be to evangelize his wife and daughters, apparently.
But then it'd probably be to answer questions by saying he wasn't elected Theologian of the United States, but President.
And as to this mealy-mouthed "it isn't for me to say" garbage, I've expressed my thoughts HERE.
Bottom-line: respected public figures don't always have to answer every question. But if they do answer, they should get it right. Especially big ones, like this.