While speaking at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, on Sunday, Former President Jimmy Carter said he was “at ease with death.”
The speech: During his speech, the 95 year-old Baptist addressed the life after death concept in Christianity, saying he did not fully believe in the concept as a child, nor in his Navy days. However, the concept was brought to his “full awareness” as an adult. The church posted a live Facebook video of the event.
President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School
Posted by Maranatha Baptist Church on Sunday, November 3, 2019
Health history: Carter also spoke of his previous health issues. On May 2015, he shortened his election observation visit in Guyana due to health problems. In August of the same year, the former president announced he was diagnosed with melanoma. After learning about his condition, he “assumed, naturally, that I was going to die very quickly.”
In March 2016, the former president announced he no longer needed cancer treatment.
“I, obviously, prayed about it. I didn’t ask God to let me live, but I just asked God to give me a proper attitude toward death. And I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death. It didn’t really matter to me whether I died or lived,” he said. “I have, since that time, been absolutely confident that my Christian faith includes complete confidence in life after death. So, I’m going to live again after I die — don’t know what form I’ll take, or anything.”
Mr.Carter also asked questions regarding several problems troubling the U.S.
“Wouldn’t it be nice if the United States of America could be a superpower in maintaining peace?” he asked. “Suppose the United States was a superpower in environmental quality. Suppose the United States was a superpower in treating people equally. See, that’s the kind of superpower I would like to have.”
According to CBS News, his Sunday speech comes nearly two weeks after fracturing his pelvis in a fall and being hospitalized in late October.