Dr. Rogers, say hello to Jesus for us.

According to the Baptist Press Dr. Adrian P. Rogers went to be with our Lord today. I used to listen to Dr. Rogers on the radio off and on a few years ago. While we had certain theological differences we certainly have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in common. Dr. Rogers was a great brother in the Lord and a champion for conservative theology in the SBC. Prayers go out to his family and friends.

I just want to highlight a few quotes from the Baptist Press article.

“I look back on my life and there are a lot of things that have happened. I have written books, pastored churches, preached on radio and television around the world. But I think the part that God allowed me to have in the turning of the SBC may have the longest-lasting effect and be the most significant,” Rogers said. “[The conservative resurgence] is part of church history. We think of the ancient councils of the church in decisions and so forth, but this thing is not small; it is big.”

“There has never been a greater day to preach the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ than today,” Rogers said then. “Somehow, we get the idea that poor God, He’s not able to do what He used to do.

“I want to tell you, my friend, God is still God. He is not old. He is not sick. And He is not tired. The problem is not with God…. Don’t you insult God by saying that [revival] can’t happen.”

“Jesus Christ cannot be divided from the biblical revelation that is testimony to Him,” Rogers told messengers in Orlando in 2000. “We must not claim a knowledge of Christ that is independent of Scripture or in any way in opposition to Scripture.”

“Given the persuasive influence of postmodern culture … we are called to proclaim Jesus Christ as the only Savior, and salvation in His name alone,” he said. “Baptists thus reject inclusivism and pluralism in salvation, for these compromise the Gospel itself.”

The family is asking that memorials be sent to the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute, c/o Love Worth Finding, 2941 Kate Bond Road, Memphis, TN 38133.

Brother Adrian, say hello to Jesus for us.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rusty November 15, 2005 at 10:05 pm

amen jMark!

2 Russ November 16, 2005 at 11:52 am

Hear hear Mark. Good parting quotes.

3 locksanddeadbolts October 16, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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