The Great Judgment
Dr. Adrian Rogers
I want to speak to you tonight on one of the most
serious subjects I know anything about and that is the
final judgment, the final judgment. Now, you need to
pay attention because one of these days, if you don't
know the Lord Jesus Christ, you are going to come into
judgment. You have a date with Deity. You are going
to meet Jesus Christ.
I heard of a young minister one time who came to
a village town to be the pastor. In that village,
there was a man who was a skeptic, a scorner, an
agnostic, a pseudo–intellectual. His favorite sport
was baiting preachers, teasing preachers, arguing with
preachers, ridiculing the Gospel. He could hardly
wait 'til the new minister came to town. One day they
met in the town square. This man, whose name was Burt
Alney, met the new minister and he said to him, I
understand you're the new minister in town. Is that
correct? He said, Yes sir, I am. He said, Well I
want to tell you something, my name is Burt Alney.
And I don't believe in God. I don't believe the Bible
is the Word of God. I believe that heaven is mere
sentimentality. To believe in hell is a blunder and
foolishness. I believe that you're a pious fraud and
an imposter, and I believe that all of the people who
go there to hear you preach are hypocrites. The young
minister looked at him and quoted a verse of
Scripture. He said, "It is appointed unto man once to
die, and after this the Judgment." Alney said, Don't
quote the Bible to me. He said, I don't believe the
Bible. What do you have to say to that? The young
minister said, "It is appointed unto man once to die,
and after this the Judgment." He said, That's no
argument, don't give me that, I said I don't believe
that. He said, It is appointed unto man once to die,
and after this the Judgment. He said, That's stupid.
I don't think you know enough to argue. He said ...
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