On the wall of a well known Alabama restaurant, Pruett’s Bar-B-Q, there is a plaque that has been hanging for years, but has not been noticed as much as it should. Until now. State Sen. Phil Williams noticed the plaque and tweeted a picture of it. The words ring so true to this day.
The simple plaque includes a quote from Adrian Rogers, a world-renowned pastor from Memphis, Tennessee.
— Sen. Phil Williams (@SenPhilWilliams) July 9, 2015
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
Rogers wrote eighteen books and was featured on Love Worth Finding, a radio and television broadcast aired around the world and translated into multiple languages.
He advocated for Christians to get more involved in politics and urged pastors to lead their congregations to “prayerfully and correctly use the standard of God’s Word to select the right candidate” in each election.
He passed away in 2005 from complications of colon cancer, but his profound words of wisdom continue to live on today, including on the wall of a legendary barbecue joint in northeast Alabama.
Considering the way our country is headed, Obama is one who definitely needs to read this. He is destroying us from the inside out and it will be the end of our nation, if something isn’t changed.
Too many illegals getting handouts. Too many making welfare a career choice, and not enough jobs for the ones that want to work. Regardless of what the left thinks, we are on a path of utter destruction and the Obama Administration is the wrecking ball.