Lester Rolloff (sp?)

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  1. Kenneth77

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    I've heard him some on the radio. I must be getting his name mixed up with someone elses. I thought he was the man that is always on t.v. "Christian" stations begging for money to build a bigger Church? And slapping people on the forehead saying their healed.

    I must have him mixed up with someone else, because the Sword of the Lord Newspaper has his publications in it.

    So who is Lester Rolloff and is he Baptist?
     
  2. KeeperOfMyHome

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    Not laughin' at yah, but yes, you do have him mixed up with somebody else! :D Benny Hinn maybe?!?!?!
     
  3. HankD

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    I believe Lester Roloff died in a plane crash several years ago.

    He used to have a home for unwed mothers in Corpus Christi Texas.
    He was very outspoken.
    I don't know if he was a Baptist but it was my impression that he was.

    HankD
     
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    As HankD said, Lester Rolooff had a home for unwed mothers in Texas. He also had homes for teenaged boys and girls who needed help recovering from drugs, alcohol, rebellion, etc. I believe he also had a home for men who were recovering from alcohol and drugs.

    He was an old time evangelist who preached throughout the country, but especially in the south. He was one of the three R's. Rice, (John R.) Roloff, and Roberson,(Lee).

    He was a tremendous preacher and a man of great convictions. He actually spent time in jail for refusing to allow the state of Texas to license his homes which were a ministry of his local Baptist church.

    And as HankD also mentioned, he died in a plane crash, back in the eighties I think.
     
  5. Danette

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    Yep, he died in an air plane crash in a storm either the very end of '82 or very beginning of '83. Very conservative old-timey Baptist -- no way even close to televangelist type.

    -- Danette
     
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    Lester Roloff didnt even own a T.V. Back in the 50's when tv first came out Roloff said "that thing is gonna destoy the church"
    He was probably right.
     
  7. HankD

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    I can remember Lester Roloff coming to our Bible college and preaching. Right in the middle of his preaching he would break out singing a hymn, Nothin' but the Blood of Jesus, or Oh how I love Jesus. He was BIG on Bible memorization. One time Lester was at chapel and asked "how many here have at least a dozen verses of the Bible memorized?"
    A few hands went up. Then he pulled out a $100 bill and said "how many would memorize 12 verses this afternoon for this 100 dollar bill?"
    A bigger bunch of hands went up, then Lester said , "so you'll do it for money but not for Jesus". People wanted to crawl under a rock. fortunately I wasn't one of them.

    He had a troop of girls from the home that went on tour singing and reciting whole psalms and giving testimonies. Some of the lives that were changed by the Lord through his preaching were miraculous.
    As straight shooting as he was, just about evryone loved him.
     
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    where I attended high school in Greenville, SC he used to come and set us straight during chapel about once a year. My senior year in 82-83 he died and we listened to his funeral on the radio. He was a preacher's preacher. The old southern type who didn't give a hoot what anybody but God thought of him. He is missed.
     
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    The Roloff Ministries have a website with the preaching and singing of Lester Roloff. He was a true, old-time Baptist who still preached against sin.
    www.roloff.org
    When I lived in Germany I used to listen to his 'Family Altar' radio program on Worldwide Christian Radio which is a Christian shortwave radiostation from Nashville, Tennessee. His program was such a blessing to me.
     
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    Most of the preachers on this board wouldn't like Dr. Roloff. They would consoder hin a legalist 'cause he preached agin sin, hot and heavy and preached to preachers, telling them to preach the Word.

    Loved Dr. Roloff, he didn't try to please anyone but God, AMEN!

    Ernie
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ernie Brazee:
    Most of the preachers on this board wouldn't like Dr. Roloff. They would consoder hin a legalist 'cause he preached agin sin, hot and heavy<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>God raises up certain men for certain needs. Glad he was there fighting for christian schools and christian homes etc. Some are "fighters" and others are "builders" as they edify the Body.

    Now, in good times, I opt every time for the "builders". But if I got in a fight, I'd have called brother Roloff!
     
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    Every now and then, I hear Roloff on a little station out of Elkton, Md.

    I don't think he's a legalist but I do think he is a lot more strict than Christian liberty requires.

    I haven't heard him say anything that I disagree with (nothing that comes to mind, anyway) and some things he says, I like.

    He's not really my style of preacher, though. He tends to ramble quite a bit.
     
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    Every now and then, I hear Roloff on a little station out of Elkton, Md.
    I don't think he's a legalist but I do think he is a lot more strict than Christian liberty requires.

    I haven't heard him say anything that I disagree with (nothing that comes to mind, anyway) and some things he says, I like.

    He's not really my style of preacher, though. He tends to ramble quite a bit.
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  14. Mike McK

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    Ernie,

    Simply put, Christian liberty is the freedom we have in Christ to live our lives free of rules and regulations (i.e. legalism) and the knowledge that grace is God's gift to us and that we honor Him when we live by it.

    Mike

    http://www.keylife.org
     
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    Christian liberty is being free from the law, or from the penalty of sin. It is not a license to live our lives without morals. (regulations)

    Legalism, is forcing someone to adhere to man-made laws or OT ceremonial laws that the Jews were required to keep, for salvation or proof of it.

    Living by grace should make us want to live our lives according to the guidelines of Scripture, but it does not force us to comply for eternal security.
     
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    By the way, my brother-in-law, Kenneth, spent a year at the Roloff ministries as a teen boy. I am sad to say that he only learned how to put on a front there, and when he returned home, went back into the world. :(
     

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