Joe Carter helpfully breaks down a fascinating interview that Cathleen Falsani (a religion reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times) had with the President-Elect back on March 27, 2004, immediately after Obama had clinched the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat (he would go on to defeat Alan Keyes). Carter notes:
If you tell me that you’re a “Christian” I take that to mean that you subscribe to a common set of doctrines outlined in either the Apostle’s Creed or the Nicene Creed. Both of these creeds are ecumenical Christian statements of faith accepted by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and almost all branches of Protestantism. They outline what it means to be a “mere” Christian. Included within these creeds is the belief that Jesus is the “Son of God”, that Christ is a divine being. From this interview it does not appear that Obama believes this is true.