January 10, 2008
Adrian Rogers And Free Choice
(This post was accidently deleted from an earlier time. I am reentering it here)
Dr. Richard Land said: "I lost a dear friend on November 15, 2005; so did the pro-life movement. Dr. Rogers spoke passionately against abortion. He called the date of the Roe v. Wade opinion, January 22, 1973, "one of the darkest days in American history, a day, in my estimation, like Pearl Harbor, a day that will live in infamy." You could tell when he preached on the issue he was burdened about it and grieved about its legalization." -National Right To Life News
How could Dr. Rogers be so right about pro life issues and yet so wrong about the New Birth? Dr. Rogers defended the right of the unborn to life. They have no choice and are subject to the choice of the mother. The mother has a legal right to choose abortion as an alternative.
The sinner is spiritually dead. Ephesians 2: 1-3 He has no inclination at all toward God and his sinfulness is insurmountable. However Adrian Rogers says this dead man has a choice of Christ as savior. He believed that the dead are given an enabling pre-conversion grace sufficient to make a choice. Orthodox believers believe that the dead sinner must be first quickened (Regenerated) then he exercises faith in Christ confessing and calling on the name of God for Salvation. Believers are elected and the elect like the unborn fetus has no choice.