I believe President Carter is a man of God. He led this nation through turbulent years, and he is famous for seeking peace worldwide. He is a vocal Christian who never tried to be politically correct about his faith.
President Carter expresses liberal views on hot topics of debate among Christians, but I am not political. So, I reign in my words back to my main area of disagreement:
(President Carter in an interview with Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, senior religion editor of The Huffington Post).
I believe in the Word of God is infallible.
I believe The Lord God can control who writes in His Book and what they say. I believe the Bible in its entirety. Every scripture. Every Word. Every lesson. To believe otherwise is dangerous.
I don’t understand every word—nor do I believe we can this side of Heaven. God says, ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts’ (Isaiah 55:9).
Here’s another thing: If we understood everything as well as God, wouldn’t that make us equal to God? And wasn’t the desire to be equal to God Satan’s downfall?
Plus, if we understood everything, we wouldn’t need faith.
But God does give us revelation: ‘That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him’ (Ephesians 1:17). I believe personal revelations of God’s Word come on a need to know basis: little by little, glory by glory.
The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. His Book is our never-fail Guide.
In conclusion: Shall we pick and choose scripture? Shall each man decide which scripture he believes? To me, that spells confusion. And our ‘God is not the author of confusion but of peace’ (1 Corinthians 14:33).
Therefore, I respectfully but firmly disagree with President Carter.
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