Liberalism makes idiots out of people. It is an idol.
So if Jesus did not say anything about public masturbation should we likewise not condemn that behavior? If Jesus did not say anything about the joys of becoming a billionaire by dealing in international arms then is that a legitimate calling?
If we are to have a correct theology then we have to consider and accept the whole Word of God.
I am not saying to “condemn” gay people. I am saying that like the woman caught in adultery those with same-sex attractions should not act on those impulses (like any other sexual sin) and as Jesus said, “go and sin no more.”
But because Jimmy Carter has an idol of liberalism then his functional god is liberalism so his theology lines up with liberalism… not orthodox Christianity. Having an “idol” is actually a technical term that violates the first commandment.
The reason I posted this is because what Mr. Carter says is very irritating… it very much leads people astray. It is talked about in Isaiah where leaders, priests and prophets led people astray… into sin… which is a very serious issue.
Homosexuality is condemned in about 7 different places in the Bible. But of course liberals use rationalizations, explanations, disclaimers and all sorts of subterfuge to justify sin.
It is a sad thing to me that we follow men and strange doctrines rather than following God’s Word as closely as we can.
And just to be fair, many republicans have idols of power, prestige, position and influence – those items are all-important to them. The US Chamber of Commerce practices greed rather than prosperity. We know this because they aligned themselves with Obama’s outrageous act of giving Iran 33 billion dollars to Iran for the purpose of US companies (Boeing) tapping into Iran’s need to replace its airliners. Iran is a terrorist nation so what we have here is pure greed. But that was all done behind the scenes… not out in the open.
Jimmy Carter displays his ignorance for all to see and people will miss God’s grace and experience God’s judgment because of it.