Adrian Rogers Quotes
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Adrian Pierce Rogers was an American pastor, conservative, author, and a three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Rogers was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, and decided to enter into the Christian ministry at the age of nineteen. He graduated from Stetson University. Rogers was ordained by Northwood Baptist Church (now known as The Village Baptist Church) in West Palm Beach. In 1972, he became the senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, where he remained until March 2005. During this period, the church's membership grew from 9,000 to 27,000, and the church moved into a new, megachurch facility.
Rogers was instrumental in the Southern Baptist denomination's shift towards the right that began in the late 1970s, as he was elected president of the denomination during a theological controversy within the denomination. He published eighteen books and is featured on the internationally-available radio and television program, Love Worth Finding, which is broadcast in English and Spanish.
| It's a fact of earthly life that when God opens the windows of heaven to bless us, the devil opens the doors of hell to blast us. When God begins moving, the devil fires up all his artillery.|
Topics: Blessings, Satan
| Christianity is a love relationship between a child of God and his Maker through the Son Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.|
| The church is not the way to heaven; the church is the sign that points to heaven.|
Topics: Church, Heaven
| It's what you sow that multiplies, not what you keep in the barn.|
Topics: Giving, Prosperity
| You can sing all you want about how you love Jesus, you can have crocodile tears in your eyes, but the consecration that doesn't reach your purse has not reached your heart.|
Topics: Giving, Money, The Heart
| Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?|
| Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can't give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don't have to work because the other half's going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody's going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.|
Topics: Government, Laziness
| I wouldn't trust the best fifteen minutes I ever lived to get me into heaven.|
| I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they're counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they've never been born again.|
Topics: Hell, Religion, Self-righteousness
| We ought to be living as if Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back this afternoon.|
| He came the first time to die; He is coming again to raise the dead. When He came the first time, they questioned whether He was King; the next time the world will know that He is King of kings and Lord of lords. The first time He wore a crown of thorns; the next time He will be wearing a crown of glory. The first time He came in poverty; the next time He is coming in power. The first time He had an escort of angels; the next time He will come with ten thousands of His saints. The first time He came in meekness; He is coming again in majesty.|
| The day of judgment will be a day when the skeletons come out of the closets! And each of us will be standing there to face the record.|