Jimmy Carter Supports ‘Gay’ Marriage as He Promotes His New Study Bible

For more than 30 years the “Born Again” Jimmy Carter has been an outspoken critic of Christian activism and politics with jabs at the “religious right.” His latest entry into mixing his version of religion, morality, and politics is NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter. It contains the full text of the New International Version of the Bible and the former president’s prayers, reflections, and asides.

Here’s what President Carter told Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, senior religion editor of The Huffington Post about his views on homosexuality and the Bible:

Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things – he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.

Jimmy Carter has been hanging out with liberals for so long that he is out of touch with his own Baptist roots and the Bible. Murder, war, abortion, pedophilia, slavery, and infanticide were also “well known in the ancient world.”

Carter makes a typical interpretive error by arguing that since Jesus did not condemn homosexuality, neither should we. Let’s follow Carter’s logic and see where it takes us. Jesus did not condemn rape, slavery, incest, or sex with animals. Jesus assumes the marital norm of one man and one woman in His discussion about divorce based on what the Bible already said in what we call the Old Testament:

And [Jesus] answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’?” (Matt. 19:4–5).

The standard is one man and one woman. Any relationship that deviates from this norm is unbiblical even if a former president of the United States says otherwise. Carter can’t claim that the Old Testament is no longer applicable today since Jesus quotes from it in support of what we know as the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:36): You shall love your neighbor and the stranger as yourself (Lev. 19:18, 34). Leviticus is the same book where homosexuality is condemned (Lev. 18:22; 20:13).

In an earlier article, Carter claimed  “that leaders of the early church treated homosexual acts the same as fornication, prostitution, adultery, selfishness, slander, drunkenness and many other transgressions” but “that all these acts had been forgiven.”

Is Carter saying that once a person is “forgiven” that he or she can continue in these sins? Would he apply the same logic to thieves and adulterers? Paul states in 1 Corinthians 6:11 that “such were some of you.” Those at Corinth who practiced these sins had given them up, “implying that behavioral change had taken place.”[1] Homosexuality is a lifestyle to be rejected, along with stealing, drunkenness, extortion, fornication, and adultery. Homosexuals should be called on to repent, turn from the sin of same-sex sex, and publicly condemn the practice.

Carter is confused and out of step with biblical Christianity. The Bible clearly condemns homosexuality. In fact, the Bible connects the sin of homosexuality with the disintegration of society (Rom. 1:18–27). Carter wants Christians to tolerate and even accept homosexuality. The Bible calls for its condemnation in the strongest words possible. And so while the culture is slowly drained of its moral vitality by liberal leeches parading as competent physicians, social theorists wonder why America has nearly lost its soul.


Notes:
  1. Gordon D. Fee, The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987), 244, note 24. []

  • Screeminmeeme

    The Bible-thumping  global circuit rider who sees himself as the final arbiter of God's will  has done it again and jumped into the latest moral debate.

    Though a South Baptist Bible-toter with the habit of claiming the ethical high-ground, his well-documented personal and political history of meanness,  arrogance, and deception, in addition to his liberal theology.....all have placed him squarely on the fringes of orthodox Christianity.

    He never met a Marxist he didn't like, often siding with them on weighty issues. No surprise that he is most popular in those countries that have such antipathy for American ideals.

    His support for the Palestinians is well known, while his position on Israel, especially as a Christian, is inexplicable. Having taken millions in donations from Middle East Muslim magnates  for his Jimmy Carter Center and Presidential Library, he not so surprisingly has written endlessly  in defense of the Palestinians while  condemning Israel, God's chosen Nation.

    Now he's jumped into the homosexual fray in support of something that Jesus (as the Word of God, as God Himself) condemned. Of course, that glaring fact doesn't seem to move him a bit from his self-assured position.

    A prolific writer of ho-hum books, Carter is now trying to cash in on the huge study Bible market,  but if  support for homosexual marriage is any evidence of what his NIV Lessons From Life Bible espouses,  one would be well-advised to leave it on the shelf.

    Maybe this poor excuse for a man of God needs to go back to his farm and wait for the peanut harvest.

    • John7

      Whoa there! The current bastard state of the israeLIES is NOT true, Biblical Israel - they are antiChrist and are indeed the main enemy of Christianity. Read the biblical description of Israel and Israelites, and if you're honest, you can only reach ONE conclusion as to who they are; and God said his covenant was with them forever and that they would be a blessing, would serve Him, etc from that point on, so they havent disappeared and theyre not 'spiritual israel'. See this truth and most of what has and is happening to us begins to become painfully clear.

      • Screeminmeeme

        John7.....I'm totally  aware of this.  In Romans 9,10,11, the Apostle Paul tells about the past, present and future state of Israel ...how, because of their unbelief, they were set aside for a time...until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

        Today only about 9% of Israelis are believers. Yet  ...because of those few believers....that small  remnant....God has intervened for them many times  during the countless Arab attacks in answer to their prayers.

        God has never taken   his eye off  His  people and the promise of Gen 12:1-3  given to Abraham  still stands. Do remember....that even during their many rebellious times in the past, God continued to call them His chosen people.

        Indeed God WILL  keep His promises to Israel in due time...according to His own time table. Until then, we ought to acknowledge what the Bible says about them and bless them.

      • Leo

        What are you talking about? If I read your comment correctly, you are opposed to Israel?
        My only comment is this; just stay on the line long enough and you'll see how God feels about Israel.  It won't be a very long wait either.

      • jackel

        Boy are you a nut case!

      • Vic

        John7,
        You are right. The land of Israel and it's people are not a blessing to anyone and are not the so called " Chosen ones "  The covenant was to the true Israel ( Israelite ) peoples. Christians are true Israel.

        Gen 17:4

        4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of
        many
        nations.  (KJV)

        Gen 28:14

        14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad
        to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee
        and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.  (KJV)

        Is this a description of the state of Israel that some Christians claim to be the chosen ones ?
        Israel's home to be
        north-west of Palestine. Isa. 49:12; Jer. 3:18.

        Israel to live in islands and coasts of the earth. Isa. 41:1; 49:1-3;
        51:5; Jer. 31:7-10.

        Israel to be the custodians
        of the Oracles (Scriptures) of God. Psa. 147:19, 21; Isa. 59-21.

        • Screeminmeeme

          Vic.....Christians are NOT true Israel. They have NO CLAIM to the promise made only to Israel. Romans 9,10,and 11 explains the past, present and future of Israel. God does not lie and HE WILL keep every single promise He has made to them.

          Obviously, the current State of Israel is not a believing people...but that was prophesied by God. He has NOT tossed away His people and there are many prophecies yet to be fulfilled concerning His chosen people and their land.

           The third of those Jews who survive the Tribulation will be saved in a day, as they realize that Jesus is their Messiah....then God will give Israel ALL of the land mass that He promised them for an everlasting possession, and set up His millenial Kingdom. 

          As for the Church, the Body of Christ, replacement theology has screwed up more people than can be imagined.....with Christians claiming the promises of healing and prosperity meant ONLY for Israel...and when they do not get healed or become prosperous, they are demoralized and their faith is devastated.

          Most of God's promises to Israel were conditioned on their obedience to Him...and carried both blessings and curses to be metted out according to their behavior.

          Funny how Christians will claim the blessings of certain promises and ignore the curses which are part of those promises.  You can't have it both ways.

           You are misapplying biblical passages in an effort to support the heresy of replacement theology. It won't fly.

        • Vic

          It is not I who is misapplying Biblical passages. It is you who want to believe that the state of Israel are God's chosen people when they are not. I can only imagine that you have jewish teachings as you don't want to refer to 
          what the New Testament says.
          Galations 3:16
          Now to Abraham and his
          seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of
          one,
          And to thy seed, which is Christ. 
          Galations 3-29
          And if ye be
          Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

          So, Christians are true Israel, not jews. It is the Christian countries that have been blessed and have been prosperous, and a light to the world by spreading the message of Christianity.

          It was  the jews who have been cursed when they cried out--may his ( Jesus Christ ) blood be upon us and our children ! It is the jews who have suffered through  history. Even today, jews denounce and mock Jesus Christ on Utube. Do you really think that the Christian God would bless these people.

          A belief in God is not enough to save one.  Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
          under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. ( Jesus Christ )

        • Screeminmeeme

          Vic........
          The church and the Jews are distinct groups with different origins and destinies. Attempting to mingle the two creates hopeless problems, resulting in proclaiming some Bible passages don’t mean what they clearly state. Who gets to decide what gets allegorized and what is literal?

          The more you study, the more problems replacement theology causes. At best it’s misleading and wrong, causing problems in prophetic studies, while at worst it’s heretical and anti-Semitic.

          Replacement theology says that since Israel rejected their Messiah, they forfeited their God-given promises over to the church. This is the kind of doctrine that caused the Holocaust and continues to promote anti-Semitism. It is the kind of doctrine that teaches that the church will endure the coming time of tribulation and denies the rapture of the Body of Christ.

          To say that God made unconditional promises to Israel and then broke them is to call God a liar, which is blasphemy. In Ezekiel 36, God makes it very clear that even while knowing their rebelliousness, He will NEVER abandon Israel. Not for their sakes, but because His Name and His reputation are on the line.

          The Apostle Paul makes this very clear:

          Romans 11:1; I say then, Hath God cast away his people? For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
          Romans 11:2; God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew......

          The meaning of the passage is simply, God has not cast off those whom he had before purposed or designed to be his people. It is the declaration of a great principle of divine government that God is not changeable: and that he would not reject those whom he had purposed should be his people.

        • Screeminmeeme

          Vic...How do you explain this prophecy concerning UNBELIEVING Israel, at the end of the tribulation?
          Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Those Jews who have survived God's judgement in the Tribulation will finally realize that they had killed, in effect, their own Messiah. They will finally acknowledge Christ as their Messiah and Savior. This cannot happen if Replacement theology is true. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Those Jews who have survived God's judgement in the Tribulation will finally realize that they had killed, in effect, their own Messiah. They will finally acknowledge Christ as their Messiah and Savior. This cannot happen if Replacement theology is true.

          Those Jews who have survived God's judgement in the Tribulation will finally realize that they had killed, in effect, their own Messiah. They will finally acknowledge Christ as their Messiah and Savior.

          This cannot happen if Replacement theology is true.

        • Vic

          You presume that unbelieving Israel to be the modern named state of
          Israel when in fact the term Israel in the Bible refers to the
          Israelites and their descendents. If you can
          believe it, the Israelites were scattered abroad to the Isles , Europe and the land flowing with milk and honey  (America )
          If you are interested, check out " The Marks of Israel "
          by COL. GORDON
          "JACK" MOHR

          Although
          Those jews who reject Jesus Christ, in the end might also  mourn for whom they
          have pierced, it can hardly mean that they are automatically saved, as
          once Christ returns to this earth, it is too late for everyone who has
          heard the gospel and rejected him. I guess this is why they could mourn as
          they realise they are lost.

          Zec 12:10 states " they shall look
          upon me whom THEY have pierced" Are we sure that this statement is
          actually referring to the jews ? ( they shall look upon me  ) Who is they ?It does
          not actually say so, but it does say I will pour upon the house of
          DAVID, and upon the INHABITANTS of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and
          supplication. The jews of today are not of the house of David and the inhabitants could be anyone else.

          Also, the house of David was of Jesus Christ's geneology so the spirit of grace and supplication must be referring to them
          and other inhabitants and not the jews.

          Perhaps we are not reading Zech 12:10  right.

          This verse appears to be saying   that " they" the house of David and the
          inhabitants shall look upon me whom they (the jews) have pierced ?

          Of course, anyone who accepts salvation including jews before Christ's return will receive eternal life.

        • Screeminmeeme

          Vic...The CONTEXT is everything. It explains it. 
           Ze 12:1 tells us to whom and about whom  this prophecy is written:  Israel.  

          I don't presume anything. I KNOW that the present, very small State of Israel is NOT believing Israel...however.... THAT is no surprise to God. He prophesied it. And even knowing their rebellion and disloyalty, He STILL promised them many things....for HE KNOWS that ultimately those which survive the tribulation WILL BE SAVED....will believe in the sacrifice of Christ. They will help in ruling in the Millenial Kingdom, which immediately follows the Tribulation.

          Jews, Israelites, Israel, Judah, the house of David...are all interchangeable terms in scripture. (read Ezra) There were distinctions at one time but they came to  mean the same group of people: those descendents of Israel.  David was from the tribe of Judah...his descendents are rightly called Jews. 

          The one they have pierced ----was Christ. When Pilate gave them the choice, the Jews chose a murderer over Jesus and cried...Crucify Him....Crucify Him.  They were COMPLICIT along with the Romans, in His death. Yet NO ONE KILLED JESUS. Jesus said that NO MAN could take His life...but that HE laid it  down and took it up again.  God used the agency of sinful men,  both Jews and Gentiles to carry our His will. (John 10:17-18)

          The  surviving Jews at the end of the Tribulation will finally realize this and be saved in a day. God's covenant with Israel was ironclad because God would have to break His own word to NOT keep His promises to them.  They have been promised a particular, large piece of real estate and one day they will occupy it.

          To interpret the promises about that land as though they are meant for the Church today, one has to ALLEGORIZE them all....a very bad way to interpret scripture unless the context dictates it.

          Allegorizing the text is a purely subjective and arbitrary action...and leads invariably to heresy.

        • Vic

          I would like to carry on more with this conversation but It seem we have strayed from the original article. Perhaps I will catch up with you on another posting more relevant to this subject.

        • A Palmer

          Those who believe in replacement theology only see what they want to believe in.  Vic just can not get it.  Romans 9, 10, and 11 clearly lays it out, but some people are blind to what scripture actually says.  Jesus told us in the end times (Matt. 24), to beware because even the very elect would be deceived.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JTN2GZ2EGHAYYXENW4QJA6EZRI Pogo del Nuit

        John, I know that much of what you say is basically correct. But there is a large group of Jewish people out there who are not worshiping the way of the Jewish. They believe that Jesus is the Christ and that he came unto his own and they received him not. They are now joining hands with the Christians in America and elsewhere to show unity and belief. This however does not stop the attacks on the Nation of Israel or the people in that country.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JTN2GZ2EGHAYYXENW4QJA6EZRI Pogo del Nuit

      Screen I sure liked your posting. It drove the idea home on so many great points. Only one thing about the Peanut Farm, he is still waiting for another shortage so he can sell his crop as he tried when he was president. We had so many shortages when he was the prez and double digit inflation and interest rates. What wonderful thoughts to remember the piece of crap that gave us all this and MORE.

  • Mike Aquila

    Anyone can claim to be a Christian, ala Barack Obama. Likewise, anyone can claim to be a "born again" Christian ala Jimmy Carter. What does the Bible have to say about such people? How can another Christian know if a person is a true Christian or not?
    Matthew 7:15-17 states: "Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their FRUITS. Do men gather grapes from thorns or figs of thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit."
    He may like to associate himself with the Southern Christian Baptists, but cleraly doesn't practice what they preach. A proponent of abortion and homosexuality, inability to recognize the evil of Ayat0llah Khomeni and militant Islam, as well as a self proclaimed opponent (if not outright enemy) of Israel, is probably NOT a Christian, no matter how many "Homes for Humanity" he may have built. His so called "bible" wouldn't be worth the paper it was written on!

    • BUD

      IF IT WAS NOT FOR ROSALYNN CARTER IN JIMMY'S LIFE,
      PEOPLE WOULD THINK JIMMY WAS GAY.

      • apache6

         I thought he was !!

        • jackel

           He's not?

      • Rickbskt

         That's hilarious !!

    • Pogo del Nuit

      Mike, I certainly wouldn't want to buy or profess to read a Bible that came from him. What has he done take on the attributes of Christ and written his own Bible? Sounds like he may be suffering from delusions of grandeur.

  • Quincy

    Carter is and always has been a jackass

  • Rev. Anony Moose

                                                                  What can one expect from a liberal dribbler like Jimmy Carter?   I really believe his so-called born again experience was just a front to get in office!

  • Nexgenesis

    The media has tried to present Jimmy Carter as somebody who is not, and that is as a Christian, which is between him and God, and a valid spokesman for Christianity.  That Jimmy Carter was elected President was not so much a feather in his cap as it was Gerald Fords inability to represent the people he claimed to be running to represent.  It was another rino trying to hide who he really was against the opposition who didn't need to hide behind he was.  John McCain against Barak Obama is the most recent example of the rino's inability to win and the one we are being faced with now is the potential campaign of Romney against Barak Obama.

  • Jill Hetherington

    The Bible calls homosexuality an abomination.  Jesus said not one jot or tittle shall be removed from the law.  Jesus did talk against it in that way. Jimma is gonna have a lot of splainin to do.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/S5LTIUY2CJEO55SEOISW367HYU PeterW

    I used to defend Carter against his critics, citing his Naval career as an indication that he was not a complete idiot. Now I recant and confirm they were right; Carter is a complete idiot and self deceived. The present homosexual screaming insanity is evidence that Satan knows his time is short so he is capturing as many souls for hell as he possibly can.  

    • Jakepw

      Iwas in the Navy and I encountered several people who were educated idiots & we had one gay dude in my division who got into an affair with an ensign from the same department, they locked themselves in his stateroom when we arrived in Hawaii on a westpac cruise to the Philippines, the Marines broke down the door and the two lovers off in chains, today they probably would go to a wedding chapel. That was 1959 ,I guess I would have to say the Old Navy. It was better I believe.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

    First of all Carter has been senile for many years.   Next he uses a bible that has been slightly twisted (another trick of liberals to slow get out what they dont want in.)   My favorite to destroy what Carter is saying is:   DO NOT THINK I HAVE COME TO ABOLISH THE LAW OF MOSES OR THE WRITINGS OF THE PROHETS MATT 5:17    In this he came for our salvation God has already shown us how to live.

  • Deborah

    How does "Judge not that ye be not judged?" figure into this?  I respect almost nothing about J. Carter these days.  I am a fiscal conservative just right of Atilla the Hun, and I guess I lead a socially conservative life.  However I differentiate between my private beliefs and what our society forbids.  For example, I don't drink alcohol and believe in serious prosecution of those drive tipsy, but I support people's right to drink.  I am very uncomfortable with the hateful attitude toward homosexuality in the so-called Christian community.  Promiscuity, yes; child endangerment, yes.  But the last time I looked heterosexuals have lots to do with those problems.  That's not sexual preference-related.  I don't have a dog in this fight -- I am utterly hetero.   But I am very uncomfortable with self-righteous about how others choose to live their personal lives.  

    • MarMac2768

      Deborah,

      One of the most misinterpreted scriptures in the Bible is the one you quoted, "judge not, that ye be not judged". There is no mention of condoning sin. If you read some of the Jesus' confrontations with the Saduccess and Pharisees, he called them "whited sepulchres" full of "dead men's bones" and he called them "hypocrites". Stephen preached to people of his day and he condemned them for their sinfulness and he called them "betrayers and murderers" for killing the prophets. Jesus has always and does now expect us to stand against sin (which homosexuality clearly is) and to proclaim the forgiveness of Christ and the cleansing which follows. Jesus was not talking about us not to judge, but to not judge as the Pharisees did. They judged people with a different standard that were not willing to place on themselves. In other words, they were HYPOCRITES!! IF you are going to judge someone, make sure you can hold yourself to the same standard, FIRST.

  • Dean

    When is this senile old man going to shut his mouth and go into retirement.

    • BUD

      AND THEREFORE SPARING AMERICANS THE AGONY OF SEEING HIM ANYMORE.

  • JoJo58

    How much attention does this old fossil loser need? He FAILED as president. I think Alzheimer's must have set in...apparently he thinks he's brilliant.

    I'm wondering if he's going to come out of the closet so he can get even MORE attention.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y3CJ3B7MNOLC3DMYT57DT2WOZQ AwaitingHisReturn

    Sad...to use The Word of an Almighty God to win souls for Satan. What does Carter's church and church members say about him, I really would like to know. The wise will become Fools, not just Carter and Obama but so many others. God help us in these last days. My Mother use to say after watching the news that she couldn't understand how the world was still standing with all this sin. Glad she didn't live to see these days of supreme sin but safe in the arms of her Redeemer. God bless America and help us through. Keep looking up True Christians and the Blessed 144,000.

  • MarMac2768

    Jimmy was elected president by DUPING some good Christian people into believing that the was a Bible believing, born again Christian. They fell for it and put him in. Four years later, the same people PUT HIM OUT! Jimmy has always been a politician first, a Christian second (maybe lower than that).

    • PatriotDiva

      I didn't fall for it in 1976 when I was 16 years old! I was mad because I wasn't yet old enough to vote, so I did the next best thing. I convinced 90% of my history classmates that Gerald Ford, though a boring candidate chosen by Richard Nixon after Watergate, was the better man for the job. My teacher was stunned.

      • MarMac2768

        I missed voting in 76 by 3 weeks!! I turned 18 in September and it had to be by August 31st to register. On the bright side, my first vote for a president was for the best one I've seen so far, Ron Reagan!! I was proud that day!!

  • Wheelcat64

    Wrote his OWN Bible, did he? Apparently he didn't like the original.

  • Evangelistwmr2

                            There are several things one must keep in mind when they read the Life of Jesus.   First off He
    came to His own the Jews and they recieved Him not(John 1:11&12).    From what I understand of the scribes and Pharisees of that day they would have probably had a homosexual stoned(John 8:1-11)!
                              Well I wonder what Mr. Carter is saying about Matt.11:20-24?   Jesus right there does refer to Sodom!   "...That is shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee."
                             And then in Luke 17:28-32 Jesus refers to the days of Lot which anyone who will read their
    Bibles honestly will know that Lot lived in Sodom where homosexuality was practiced(See Gen.13, Gen.14,  Gen.18:16-33, Gen.19)!
                              And here is one I don't hear many people bring up.   The doctrine of Christophanies(I hope I
    am spelling it right.   If not please pardon me!).   Christophanies is when Jesus appeared to various people
    in the Old Testament before HE took on flesh and came to the earth.   The Old Testament is full of those!
                              My question is "who was Abraham talking to in Gen.18:16-33?"    He was talking to the LORD!
    And who is LORD?    JESUS!(Matt.7:21-23; Luke 6:46-49; Rom.10:9&10; Phil.2:9-11)!
                                 Abraham was talking to Jesus before HIS INCARNATION!     That is a Christophany there!
    Abraham was talking to Jesus!  
                                So to say that Jesus didn't oppose the sick sin of homosexuality is a farce and an untruth!
                                 Thank GOD that the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from sin including including the sin of
    homosexuality(Isa.53:5; I John 1:7).  But the cleansing goes beyond just forgiving us from the sin(Psa.32;
    Psa.51; Prov.28:13; I John 1:9.)   It saves us FROM or FREES us from the sin(Matt.1:21; John 8:31-36;
    Rom.6; I  Cor.6:9-11; II Cor.5:17).    A drunkard won't drink alcohol anymore, a fornicator won't fornicate,
    an adulterer won't be committing adultery, and a homosexual won't be involved in homosexuality!
                        If a homosexual prays and isn't set free instantly the next thing I always will suggest is that they
    need to be delivered from the devils that possess them.   Thank God one of the signs that follow those who
    believe as found in Mark 16:15-20 is that in Jesus' Name they shall cast out devils!   See also Acts 16:16-18!
                               I know some will accuse me of being a hate monger!    To be truthful while it is possible to
    preach against the sin of homosexual and not love the homosexual I believe it is IMPOSSIBLE to love the
    homosexual and not preach against their sin(see Rom.13:8-10)!    You are bearing false witness to say that
    their lifestyle is not a sin(see Gen.19; Lev.18:22; Lev.20:13; Rom.1; I Cor.6:9-11 as proof to why it is a sin
    to be involved in homosexuality!)

  • SFW

    Mark Twain was right. "It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're stupid, than to open it and remove all doubt." Ole JIMMY just doesn't learn.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAUIKIQNIDB7IU5R6PHBXSQURY Mr. Bombastic

    Jimmy Carter is no born again Christian! He is a liberal progressive fool! You can not agree with the liberal progressive ideology and serve God!

    • Earth Angel

      In essense... "You cannot serves two masters."  Amen to that!

    • Gus

      Carter is a 'born again' jackass and I think he's gay.

  • Bhs3kgt

    From Wikipedia: "A relatively small, albeit growing, number of Baptists and congregations are open to the acceptance of homosexual relationships". Is Carter "out of touch with his own Baptist roots..."?

  • Coolmamaw1994

    romans 1:26-32For this cause God gave them up to vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature; And likewise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towards another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of the error which was meet.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetness, maliceousness; full of envy, murder, debate, malignity; whisperers, Backbitters, hater of God, desspiteful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil things, disobediant to parents, without understanding,covenant breakers, without natural affections, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgements of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.

  • J Nielsen

    Another Harold Camping in the making.  No one ever took Jimbo seriously even when he was President.  He was and still is a nut...I mean a nut farmer.     

  • http://twitter.com/GodsSheepDog Edward Evans

    If as a "born again Christian" Jimmy Carter believes with the rest of us Christians that Jesus is God Incarnate, Immanuel, God with us, then since God had some very pointed things to say about men lying with men and women lying with women, has then God incarnate, Jesus, not had something to say about homosexuality?  Frankly, what our elderly former President has to say about spiritual matters should be of little importance to us.  God has already had His say.

  • ConservaDave2

    Also:"What shall we say then?  Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid.  How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?"  -Romans 6:1-2
    "Think not that I am come to destroy the law [including Leviticus 18], or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earthpass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law; till all be fulfilled."  - the Words of Jesus from Matthew 5: 17-18
    Whatever religion you practice, Mr. Carter,  it is  not Christianity.  Whoever is your god, Mr. Carter, it is not the real Jesus.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DXGITRDZBK33CPGYSPW5HNKKWY John

    Perhaps Jesus did not verbally condemn homosexuality during his erthly minstry however, in John the Bible refers to Jesus as the Word (Bible) and that the Word became flesh.  That being said both the New and Old Testaments condemn homosexuality as evil.  In fact in the New Testament it says that tose who forsake natural relationships for unatural relationships shall NOT inheritthe Kingdom of God.  maybe Jimmy Carter should stop dabbling with liberal policies and read what the Scriptures actually say.  Since Jesus is the  incarnation of the Word he then indeed condemns homosexuality. Sorry to rain on your parade Jimmy.

  • Joseph Hunt

    Carter is a follwer of Satan and worships the false god obama........

  • Bartlettharold

    I was born and raised in Georgia, didn't vote for carter for Governor and certainly didn't vote for him as president;  he was, is and will always be an embarassing joke to most Georgians!  His comments are really not worthy of comment......yet here i am trying to explain him away....go figure!

    • RubyBlu

      You are not explain him - you are asserting YOU DID NOT VOTE for him nor approve of him. Thank you for that!  Next to Obama, he is equally evil.

  • Ron Powell

    Carter is still espousing the same old liberal mantra, apparently thinking everyone is as dumb as he is. He needs to reread the bible because there are several passages condemning homosexuality. His rationale about Jesus not speaking out against homosexuality is mundane. A liberal Christian is an oxymoron.

  • DJ

    I thought maybe Jimmy Carter was well-intentioned but just dumb when he was the second worst President we have ever had, but this makes you wonder about his intentions too.

  • rchguns

    Let's see wasn't Jimmy Carter (Mr. Peanut) the same president who claimed that he had sinned because he looked at Playboy magazine? The same president that apologize for missing appointment because his hemorrhoids were hurting him?
    Now he wants to go against his Bible and condone homosexuality, are we talking about the same man, or as an alien came down and possessed his body and mind?

    Or could it simply be that he is consumed so many peanuts that his brain has turned to peanut butter? The other alternative is that he could be slipping into senility. But most likely he realizes that he is going down in history as one of the worst and least effective presidents in American history and that he is slipping into total irrelevancy.

    At least he is consistent at meeting a borderline idiot and a total fool.

  • Robalou01

    Just what we need, a new Bible as interpreted through the myopic eyes of  "Saint" Jimmy!

  • Pre1913Liberal

    Ol' Jimmy misses a big one on this. The true Christian accepts that Jesus IS God, the author of the Old and New Testaments. Anything the Old Testament says is what Jesus as God wrote from the beginning. It would not be reasonable to demand that Jesus repeat everything already said to be repeated.

    But how reasonable can Jimmy be? (or any liberal, for that matter?)

  • Leo

    I couldn't have said it better myself, as a mater of fact that was what I was going to say. In the beginning God created them male and female............. Two men cannot become one flesh and two women cannot become one flesh either. They can pretend, but sin is sin. The word "sin" means to fall short of God's plan.

  • Set Our Children Free

    Does anyone really take Jimmy Carter seriously anymore?  He never took the Bible literally when he was president and he doesn't now.  He has a floating sense of morality like all liberals, and this is their number one problem. They don't have a foundation of tried and true principles that don't waver with the political winds.  This is why we have judges who feel the Constitution is a "living" document, and thus why our nation is in crisis.

  • 63Marine

    Jimmy Carter isn't worth a "Tinkers Dam". He is so F****d-up he doesn't know which way is up.
    I throw him in the same trash heap as Nixon. Since Ron Reagen, there hasn't been a president worth the powder to blow their nose. Including the clown that is presently in Washington DC and who is trying his best to turn America into a Socialist (read Communist) country.  We must fight for God, truth and country. Nothing else matters.
    Semper-Fi

  • midwaygrad

    Just another progressive (or progressive wannabe) basing his opinion on principle - the principle of no principle.  As for the bible, God gave us the 6th commandment as well as verses that address homosexuality in the Old Testament.

  • sean murry

    Dont pay any attention to him he is senlie.

  • PatriotDiva

    It is obvious that Jimmy Carter wants to obey only the parts of the bible he agrees with.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MSPMCGZ4YDJQUT5DBX42QN6KUI Margo

    The Jimy  Carter Gay Study  Bible? He is lucky to go down in history  as the second worst President, lucky for him Obummer came along as the "Welfare President".

  • Rickbskt

    I'd bet Carter really feels he's working his way to heaven building the houses, supporting gay marriage, fairness and social justice. He better work real hard and built a lot of houses because that will only get him to feel good about himself on earth, it won't do a thing for his entry to Heaven. He ought to know that, but obviously doesn't.

  • MarMac2768

    The only positive thing I can say about Carter's presidency is that the US survived that fiasco, "maybe" we can survive Obama. MAYBE!!!

    I sure do miss Reagan!

  • aurora9

    Carter was a weak president, back then, and he still remains a weak person now.

  • defender3

    Carter would sell his soul to promote his socialist view of the world! 

  • Shagnasty1

    The Bible according to Jimmy. Now that's a scary thought. It is obvious he never read the Bible if he supports homosexuality in any way.  Carter is the type of person who thinks the Ten Commandments are nothing more than 10 suggestions.

  • Steve

    Go away Mr. peanut, you have been replaced as the king of stupid!

  • WTOMA

    It is time -- far past time -- for a boycott of Zondervan, for publishing such a blasphemous and pro-perversion "version" of the Bible.
     

  • Josephhmoser

    Carter was a fool as a president and now a fool as a formal president.   Let see what kind of fool Our Biggest American Mistake Allowed "obama" we turn into as his presidency  falls apart.

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    Carter is an apostate dolt. Period.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G75RVM5S3L2G2BHBHGAXG6X5PI Jim

    Someday when Jimmy Carter dies and heads for the final judgement, he will be greeted by Jesus at the gate. Jimmy will say "Lord, Lord", and Jesus will say to him "Depart from me, I never knew you.", some of the worst words anyone will ever hear.  Hitler, Musolini, Sadam, Osama, and countless others heard the same words and went away forever to their punishment.

  • brutus

    Well if he read about Sodom and Gommorah he would see that Jesus didn't support homosexuality.Jesus is God,as he said "I and the father are one".He also said,"before Abraham was,I AM".Jesus's apostles plainly stated that homosexuality is wrong.(1Timothy 1:10).So,Jimmy is just wrong,and unbiblical.“‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.Leviticus 18:21-23
    Jesus fully supported the old Testament.He said he came to fullfill it.That he fullfilled many predictions in the old testment.Jesus came to save sinners,NOT let them dwell in their sins.

  • dean29685

    Here we have the heart of the matter progressive christian's believe that if once forgiven then a sin is no longer a sin nowhere in the bible does it say anything close to that but they then decide that they know
    more than the word and trust in their "superior intellect". Me I will believe in the ESV or KJV  before any of the many politically correct versions floating out there.

  • darkcyder

    Jesus also states that if you are a servant (slave), you should learn to be happy and satisfied with your position. In fact, he speaks highly of the position of being a servant, and even likens himself to a servant.

    I guess next, Jimmy will say that pedohilia is OK, because Jesus doesn't speak out against it. Or how about aq whole slew of unnatural acts that man undertakes in sexually satisfying himself?

    Recall this is teh same Jimmy who admitted that he "lusts" after others. Perhaps he meant small boy, and is simply tryihng to justify his own wicked thoughts before he leaves the earth.

    Can this guy just shut up? I mean- perhaps he shoul dtake a lesson from the Bushes and learn that the public does not care to hear from past presidents.

  • jockstrap1234

    Is anybody really perplexed that THIS would come from Carter???  I'm NOT !

  • Silverwing2k11

    Jude 1:7

    In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

  • Silverwing2k11

    It appears Mr. Carter has not read the Bible!!!New International Version (NIV)

    2 Peter 2
    False Teachers and Their Destruction
     1
    But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will
    be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive
    heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift
    destruction on themselves. 2 Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3
    In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.
    Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their
    destruction has not been sleeping.  4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; 5
    if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its
    ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and
    seven others; 6 if he
    condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and
    made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless 8
    (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented
    in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— 9
    if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials
    and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.

  • Silverwing2k11

    Luke 17:  26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27
    People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up
    to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them
    all.    28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
       30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31
    On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside,
    should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back
    for anything. 32 Remember Lot’s wife! 33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.” 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/URDXNH6NWYXUN2YGUUBPR24DP4 Roger Anderson

    Once again our second worst president, exceeded in debauchery and depravity only by the "lifeform???" currently occupying the white house, has made an utter fool of himself...and it is so easy for him to do so.
    Jesus made numerous references to sexual sin in a broad way without specifically mentioning homosexuality. The writers of the New Testament with words given to them by GOD the Holy Spirit, who is GOD just as Jesus is GOD so it is as though Jesus wrote the entire New Testament, wrote about what Jesus said and they ALL condemned homosexuality as an abomination. There is really no greater sin than sexual sin and there is no greater sexual sin than homosexuality.  There is no greater sinner or fool on this earth than Jimmy Carter.

  • Annwkingsley

    Why would Christ need to say anything about homosexuality?
    It had already been said in one of the worst disasters in human history, Sodom
    and Gomorrah. Carter is a mess! You are forgiven for your sins if you give up
    the immoral practice. Why would God forgive the sins of someone who does not
    understand the nature of his sin, which is the case, if he hasn't given up the
    immoral act? How can God forgive an act when the person does not admit he has
    sinned? I do not see homosexuals praying to God for absolution of the sin of
    homosexuality on a regular basis, quite the contrary. Instead they are trying
    to degrade all of society by making society accept their low standards. Jimmy
    Carter is a Communist, pushing a Communist agenda. He is just another of the
    fake Christians. The Communists put out a lot of fake Christians, beginning
    especially in the Reagan Era. This will come as a shock, but the Social Issues
    screechers are some of the other fake Christians. The Social Issues screechers
    are insisting on having the Federal Government pay for the very immorality that
    they are screeching against. On the other hand, Our Libertarian Founding
    Fathers did not pay for vice, the consequences of vice, and corruption from
    vice, but Social Issues screechers give all immorality the biggest endorsement
    possible by paying for it. Quit screeching, and cast your vote to stop paying
    for immorality. Over 30 years of Social Issues screeching has made America one
    of the most immoral degraded societies in the world. Christian Evangelicals must
    start voting against Socialism/Communism and for minimal federal government. Evangelical
    Christians are being gulled by the Socialists/Communists. Cast a principled
    responsible vote for Fiscal and Economic conservatism! Ron Paul for 2012!

  • Stang364

    You shall know them by their fruits

  • Pogo del Nuit

    I have thought for years that Jimmy Kaartah was gay. I thought that Ms Rosalynn was only a fascade for him to maintain in his political life. He is too fast to support all the bizarre fads and situations. He was also for Gays in the military. He is will known in the Arab countries as a sympathizer of the Arabs and a hater of the Jewish country of Israel. So, I guess he has finally come out of the closet in his own way.

  • Vic

    Screeminmeemee,

    You quoted Romans 11:1. I say then, Hath God cast away his people? For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
    Romans 11:2; God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew......

    For some reason, you equate the modern named State of Israel with the Biblical Israelites. Paul was an Israelite, as the verse states, not a jew. The jews of that day were the Paharisees and their religion Judaism the same as it is today.

    You must know of the Bible verses where Jesus Christ had some very harsh things to say to the Pharisees.
         Mathew 23:  34Wherefore,
    behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them
    ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your
    synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
    35That upon you may come all the righteous blood
    shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of
    Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.It is the descendents of Israelites who are God's special people and now those who are true  Christians. 

    Christians ARE God’s “Chosen People” – Not Jews.
    Christians are the “seed of Abraham.” This is what St Paul the Hebrew of
    Hebrews said over and over again. Here is one instance of St Paul’s many
    assertions that Christians NOT JEWS are the seed of Abraham: “If ye be Christ’s
    then are ye Abraham’s seed.” (Galatians 3:29).

    About anti-Semitism--- Palastinians have more Semite blood running in their veins through Hagar, Abraham's  concubine than most of those in Israel.    

    "Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient
    Israelite a "Jew."  Or to call a contemporary Jew [an]
    "Israelite," or a "Hebrew."  The first Hebrews may not
    have been Jews at all, and contemporary Palestinians, by their own definition
    of the term "Palestinian," have to include Jews among their own
    people."

    --The Jewish Almanac,
    Oct., 1980, page 3, Bantam Books, Inc. Under a headline entitled...
    'IdentityCrisis'

  • BarrackHussein

    Then Carter does not support the Bible.  Love the people but hate the sin.  What you have in being an active homosexual is a willful disobedience to God.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZAV6I2D52AYU3LWUQHFWPRPTL4 Gene

    When is the lord going to relieve us from this damned old fool?

  • Royums1

    j.carter is , and always has been, a fool and should never appear in a serious news artical.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Hand/100000649740288 John Hand

    The unfortunate thing is, after Carter being thrown out of office in 1979, we are still paying big bucks for Secret Service and his ex-presidential digs (offices) so that Jimmy can run around the world denigrating the USA and Israel. We even pay him big 'retirement' bucks for his four miserable years in office. There has been proof for years that Jimmy has been taking money from the Palestinians in exchange for his support of them against Israel. Another disgusting thing: There is a U.S. Navy ship called the USS Jimmy Carter. I wonder how the poor sailors assigned to that thing feel? Also Jimmy has taken steps to SPLIT the Southern Baptists by forming his own group because he knows that the Southern Baptists are probably the most conservative and Christian group in the nation. Now if you feel that some other group is more religious or conservative, don't start an argument here please and waste space. Remember that I said JIMMY KNOWS...and I used the word 'probably.'

  • Maximusconservatus

    Jimmy Carter has officially drank far too much kool-aid. He looks now to a means of repairing his historical image knowing that Reagan took him off the moral ground and that the religious world will not vindicate him. Thus, he seeks his vindication from the left, that would accept the marriage of humans and swine if they thought that would ensure the swine voted for them in the next election.

  • Guest

    I wish that Jimmee had come out of the closet many, many years ago. Then the world would have been devoid of all the ugggleeee chillen he produced! The man's mind has gone through some type of newkeeklear explosion !

  • BethHarbin

    THE PROBLEM THAT HAS PRODUCED AN "IMBECILE IN CHRISTIAN GARMENTS,  THAT WE  KNOW AS "JIMMIE CARTER," IS PLAINLY BIOLOGICAL:  JIMMIE'S BODY HAS OUT LIVED HIS BRAIN BY SEVERAL DECADES.

    EVEN IN HIS 50s, 60s AND EARLY 70s,  HIS  ATTACHMENT TO THE WORLD OF REALITY WAS ALREADY TENUOUS ; JIMMIE COULD NEVER FORGIVE THE AMERICAN VOTER FOR DENYING HIM HIS RIGHTFUL SECOND TERM.  HE STILL HAS'NT.  HE COMPLETELY DISCOUNTED THIS NATION'S KEEN DESIRE  AND YEARNING FOR NATIONAL SURVIVAL. 

    HE WAS NEVER A MAN WHO WAS EVEN MILDLY IMPRESSED BY COMMON REASON AND DILIGENT THOUGHT.  HE LEFT GEORGIA WITH HIS  "GEORGIA MAFIA" IN TOW, AND HAD NOT ARRIVED EVEN ONE MONTH BEFORE HE, AND THEY,  PUSHED LEADING DEMO OFF HIS HIGHWAY TO HIS IDEA OF SUCCESS-- INCLUDING THE LIKES OF TENACIOUS TIM O'NEAL-- A VERY BAD MISTAKE. HE FOUND THAT HE HAD INHERITED A HUGE, LAVISH OCEAN TOUR SHIP,  BUT HAD  BANISHED ALL OF THE EXPERIENCED WASHINGTON SAILORS,   AND DEMO OFFICER SENIOR CREW.

    THEN WHEN HE HAD HOPELESSLY SCREWED UP THE ENTIRE  VESSEL-- A VERY LARGE WAVE, KNOWN AS "REAGAN, "  HIT HIM BROADSIDE,  AND FOR 12 YEARS, THE LAST WORD OF INTEREST TO THE US ELECTORATE WAS "DEMOCRAT."  AND,  HE STILL BLAMED THE LAZY, SOFT, AMERICAN FOR THE SICKLY STATUS OF HIS COUNTRY.   SOUND FAMILIAR??