So, this is circulating around the internet lately…
Let’s consider this, shall we?
The first thing I noticed was Dr. Adrian Rogers was born in 1931, this quote is not from 1931.
Dr. Rogers is a minister, not an economist or political scientist. That’s right, the person who doesn’t think taxes are fair has no problem telling you Jesus wants you to give him 10% of your income.
What does the Bible say?
“And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Mark 12:17 KJV
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” 1 John 3:17 KJV
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10 KJV
Of course, there’s the irony of a Christian saying, “you can’t multiply wealth by dividing it.” It seems Dr. Rogers for got about Jesus feeding the multitude of five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fishes. Oh, and the time he fed four thousand with seven loaves and “a few small fishes.” Maybe he should have spent more time reading his Bible instead of dabbling in politics.
If you are thinking I’m being a little harsh, let me remind you of my favorite Dr. Adrian Rogers quote.
“Well, I believe slavery is a much-maligned institution. If we had slavery today, we would not have this welfare mess.”
Are you sure you want to quote this guy?