E. W. Rogers


Category: Obituaries

Spoken ministry irretrievably fades unless recorded, but written ministry lives on. This characterizes the exposi­tory teaching of our brother Mr. E. W. Rogers, who at the age of 84 departed to be with the Lord on November 10th, 1977. He was the author of several books and many expository articles. In particular, we have had the privilege of publishing in Precious Seed much of our brother's written ministry, since he was always willing to help us even in his advancing years. Not many readers can recall the first issue of the magazine in September 1945, but the three articles published in that issue were "The believer's responsibility in regard to the spread of the gospel" by E. W. Rogers, "The importance of New Testament church principles" by W. E. Vine, and "The church of God", by William Trew, all three writers now being with the Lord. From the third issue, Mr. Rogers conducted a Quest­ion and Answer page.

He was very much at home on any scriptural subject. Many single articles were contributed by him, until the editors were encouraged to ask him for series. These were (i) "Future events", (ii) "The Apocalyptic letters", (iii) "Ephesians", and (iv) "Paul's pastoral Epistles". Later, the prophetical articles were expanded to include a brief survey of the Book of Revelation, then published as one of our Precious Seed Publications, and still in print. More recently we used three of these past articles in our new book Treasury of Bible Doctrine, published six months ago, and although aging and not in good health, Mr. Rogers wrote four articles specially for the book, "God in creation and providence", "The devil and his angels", "Man as a sinner— sin and its synonyms" and "Quicken­ing, New birth, Regeneration, New creation". The work of our brother thus lives on, and may the Lord's people continue to profit from it.

Additionally, our brother's service was marked by his ready availability to help local assemblies through his teaching ministry. This zeal of our brother to use for the Lord's glory the expository gift vouchsafed to him by the Risen Lord is a feature that should be carefully assessed by younger brethren who aspire to serve the Lord faithfully. As a token of respect for our parted brother, and as a sign of our appreciation of his ministry, we reprint below his first article published in Precious Seed in September 1945.


There are 13 articles in
ISSUE (1978, Volume 29 Issue 2)

The Believer’s Calling

The Believer’s Responsibility in Regard to the Spread of the Gospel

Bottles, Genesis 21. 12-21

A Chosen Place

Come and Dine: Old Testament Readings for Every Day

E. W. Rogers

The Eventide of Prospective Deliverance, Mark 4. 35 to 5. 2

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Headship and Covering

The Judgment Seat of Christ

Provision for the Lord’s Servants

The Unchangeable and Impeccable Christ

Young Men: An Exhortation from 1 John 2. 14-17

This article is not part of a series

There are 67 articles by this author

Springburn Gospel Hall, Glasgow

Christian Workers’ Relief Fund

Brass Tacks

Neston Gospel Hall, Wiltshire, England

Low Waters Gospel Hall, Hamilton, Scotland

Sharing Christ with Muslims - A basic Guide

The Moral Maze

Heroes of the Faith

Timeless truths about the local assembly

Timeless truths about the local assembly

Rebel without a Cause

Ten things God won’t ask on that day

Is what you do for the Lord, a job, or a ministry?

A brief history of Jalan Imbi Chapel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Valley of the Shadow

F. Cundick

Symposium of Bible Doctrine

E. W. Rogers

Harold P. Hobbs

‘Day by Day through the New Testament’ and other books available

How would we react to this Today?

‘Father God’

The First Day of the Week

Appendix to the Sweet Saviour Offerings,


Henry Miles Linton

Leonard Cave

The 1989 Christian Year Diaries

Caring for those who find themselves left to cope on their own

I have learned to be content

Christian Websites


Behold the Lamb

Joshua 14. 10.

Pastoral Insights (2)

No Replay Received!

Request Clear Answers (Leaflet)

False Teachers Active

Family Life Decaying

Harry Lacey

A truthful tongue avoids half-truths

Views from the News

Views from the News

Who Cares?


Believers under threat

Bryn Mawr Assembly, Philadelphia, USA

Views from the News

Managing your anger?

Winning souls with tracts

Nelson’s Ultimate Bible Reference Library

On-line Bible, Version 2.10

He is coming

‘But there is forgiveness with Thee’

Mal. 4. 6.

Blairhall Assembly, Scotland

Remember the Children and the Adults at Christmas

Bible Bytes

Egypt And Babylon

Training for Missionary Work

Are Things Ready To Die? - And If So What Then?

“A Rigid System Of Priorities”

Christ And You (Colossians)


A Guide To Personal Work

Some Salutary Questions

Let Every Man Take Heed - 1 Corinthians 3. 5-17