As soon as you start saying what you think Jesus would say about current issues without actually referencing the Word of God, you’re most likely going to be proven wrong.
The Word of God, which John 1 tells is predates all life on this earth and is God Himself, is set in stone. It’s not subject to our opinions or able to be adjusted based on the social movement du jour.
Professed Christian former President Jimmy Carter may think he can ponder what Jesus may or may not have approved of in this day and age, and he’s definitely not alone.
The left loves to tell us what Jesus would or would not do, because their idea of Jesus is one that’s perfectly consistent with their modern, worldly ideas of “tolerance” and “love.”
But without adequate, contextual Bible references, they’re really just talking out of their…well, you know where.
Here’s what Carter said, according to Breitbart:
Speaking of his faith, Mr. Carter said in his career as a politician he never ran across “any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith.”
Asked about gay marriage, he replied that it is “no problem with me. I think everybody should have a right to get married regardless of their sex.
Regarding whether he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage, Carter replied “I don’t have any verse in Scripture,” but added, “I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage.”
“I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else,” he said.
The 39th president did add a caveat concerning religious liberty and the right to “opt out” of same-sex marriage.
“The only thing I would draw a line on,” he said, is “I wouldn’t be in favor of the government being able to force a local church congregation to perform gay marriages if they didn’t want to. But those two partners should be able to go to a local courthouse or to a different church and get married.”
Mr. Carter said that abortion has always been a struggle for him, because he does not believe Jesus would be in favor of most abortions.
“I have had a problem with abortion. This has been a long-time problem of mine,” he said.
“I have a hard time believing that Jesus would approve abortions unless it was because of rape or incest or if the mother’s life was in danger. So I’ve had that struggle,” he said.
Again, notice the President’s language: “I think”. This is his opinion, it’s not sound theology based on the Word of God.
Rather, multiple Bible references from Leviticus right on through to Romans and 1 Corinthians make quite clear that homosexuality and sexual immorality is a sin. It did not change on the Cross. Jesus died for our sins, not to make all sins permissible.
This includes the blatant sin of abortion. Where on earth does Carter get the idea that Jesus would be against abortion except in cases of rape or incest? Again, this is just a worldly notion, a “diet” pro-abortion stance that really just gives the Christian-in-name-only crowd an excuse to support abortion on the sly.
Sin is sin. It doesn’t matter what we “think.” It matters what God says. And He has spoken on these issues.