By Ron F. Hale

SBC Today | 8/24/2018 | Staff
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This article posted August 6 at the Georgia Christian Index.

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Dr. Adrian Rogers probably stepped on more toes than any preacher in Southern Baptist history! We loved him for it because he always spoke the truth in love.

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Few sounded more like a first century Apostle than the pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1972—2005. I first heard Dr. Rogers at the old mid-town campus. His rich, resonant voice was captivating. Every point, pause, and phrase pulled at your heart-strings.

The power of Dr. Rogers came from his character, content, and connection with all firmly rooted in the authority of Scripture; those “golden pipes” helped! From his character you sensed that he had been with God and deep into the Word. From his content or the words that he spoke came the ring of truth with meaning for today. He connected with his hearers through a passionate delivery of words, interpretation, arguments, alliteration, and illustration that demanded a decision.

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Many young Southern Baptist leaders are ill-informed concerning the defining decades of the 1980s and 1990s in the Southern Baptist Convention and the price some leaders paid. Cicero once said, “To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child always.” It is called the Conservative Resurgence. Certain pastors, theologians, and laymen stepped forward to make needed course corrections. The enemy of theological liberalism had already made ghost towns of other denominations; now it was scratching at our door under the guise of intellectual sophistication.

Liberalism mythologizes the Bible as not being a divinely-inspired record of revelation but more of a historical witness of the Jewish nation and the moral teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. The miraculous is...
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