Al Mohler Interviews Former President Jimmy Carter on the Bible, Hell, Jesus, Homosexuality, and More
Recently, Southern Baptist theologian Al Mohler had the privilege to discuss theology with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Mohler is a prolific writer, popular radio broadcaster, and the head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Not long ago, Time magazine named him the “reigning intellectual” of evangelical Christianity. Though critical of Carter in the past, Mohler treated the 88-year old former President with great respect in this interview, which is to be both expected and commended.
Throughout his political career and presidency, James Earl Carter, Jr. has been quite open about his Christian faith. He is perhaps America’s most well-known Sunday school teacher, having taught for over sixty years. Recently, Carter collaborated with Zondervan to publish NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter. Promotion of Carter’s new Bible was the occasion for the interview with Mohler.
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I want to commend President Carter for his heart, integrity, and spirit of cordiality. I nevertheless agree with Dr. Mohler that Carter’s theology is problematic at best. Once you allow yourself to become “subjective” in how you read the Bible, you are on a slippery slope to relativism, and that’s not a place to which Christians should go.