I came across a few old Southern Baptists voices this morning. It made me wonder where all the prophetic voices are in our day.
First, there is this amazing quote from Adrian Rogers. (Follow that link for the audio.) It just shows so much of our current political debates are nothing new, except that our generation doesn’t have the common sense to see the consequences.
“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.”
Then there was this video clip of Billy Graham talking about happiness. The whole part about getting rich was very timely. I think he said something like this in nearly every sermon, but it’s still good to hear.