This quote, from Dr. Adrian Rogers, is especially true with the spending that is being done by this administration. Dr. Rogers, once President of the Southern Baptist Convention, was widely considered to be one of the faces of the Conservative Resurgence within the SBC.
“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.”
How true is this? I only wish more Americans understood this principle. Dr. Rogers’ was one of the most respected pastors and preachers of God’s Word in recent memory. His passion was for preaching and training pastors so that we as Christian’s may be salt and light in this world. We should remember this quote and share it with as many of our elected officials as we can.