John McCain Beliefs

John McCain - Beliefs

John McCain Beliefs(continued from John McCain Christian)

What are some of John McCain's other religious beliefs?

"We had some incredible experiences [in the POW cell]. I'll never forget that first Christmas when I... read from the Nativity story from the different gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And I looked in that room around and there were guys who had already been there for seven years and tears were streaming down their face..."

John McCain's story is poignant but the nativity story is only in Matthew and Luke (Mark and John commence when Jesus is already an adult), so John McCain could not have read the nativity story in "Mark ... and John" in Vietnam. More relevantly, John McCain is unlikely to have made this statement if he is reading his Bible (see New Testament written when?).

What are John McCain's beliefs about Islam?

John McCain has expressed his beliefs about Islam:

"I admire the Islam. There's a lot of good principles in it. I think one of the great tragedies of the 21st century is that these forces of evil have perverted what's basically an honorable religion."

Should a Christian "admire" a system of beliefs that denies the cross and the proof of Jesus' resurrection, and call such a system of beliefs, "honorable"? And speaking of "perverted," shouldn't the Islam vs. Christianity difference be clearly pointed out (see Christian God)?

Other questions about John McCain's beliefs remain. Why does John McCain call himself "superstitious"? Why does John McCain talk about his beliefs and relationship with a "higher being", "creator" or "greater being" but not identify Him as "Jesus" or "Christ"?

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11. Do you believe Jesus is God or the Son of God?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

12. Do you believe Jesus was born to a virgin, died and rose from the dead?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

13. Do you believe Jesus ascended to the Father and will return riding on clouds?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

14. Do you believe the bread & wine turn into Jesus' flesh & blood when blessed?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

15. Do you believe Jesus and Satan were brothers?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

16. Do you believe heaven and hell are places that really exist?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

17. Do you believe only those who obey Jesus as master will go to heaven?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

18. Which books do you believe to have been inspired by God and without error?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

19. Which passage(s) from those books troubles you, and how do you deal with it?
John McCain: (answer is pending)

20. The beliefs of which prominent Christian leader alive today resemble your beliefs?
John McCain: (this belief answer is pending)