Tuesday, May 15, 2007

FALWELL DEAD: A Great Saint of God Passes - 1933-2007

Love him or hate him he made an impact of his nation and its culture ... not to mention he is receiving his "Well done, My good and faithful servant; enter now into your rest!"

We visited Thomas Road and Lynchburg about 15 years ago and never regretted the visit. He had a friend in the pulpit that morning but he was there with his flock.

[Photo courtesy of FoxNews.com]

My wife and I don't care what people say about the man or the Christian, he was not at all like what the media portrayed him as ... even when misquoted and misunderstood, Jerry was a gracious and great man of God. In fact he was Aflame for God.
Washington Post has a video tribute here.
Israel Net Daily opens with this quote from Jerry:
"The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior"
Oh how he wished they would listen to him.
The Deseret News chose to remind us of this:
"With Falwell's high profile came frequent criticism, even from fellow ministers. The Rev. Billy Graham once rebuked him for political sermonizing on "non-moral issues.""
USA Today gets it part right:
"When Falwell created the Moral Majority a quarter-century ago, many Christian fundamentalists eschewed the world of politics. But the controversial Southern Baptist minister from Lynchburg, Va., launched a political force that would help elect two presidents and install a Republican-controlled Congress."
Falwell was not a Southern Baptist 25 years ago; but the rest is true.
The Captain's Quarters has some good stuff, as does Pajamas Media.
Read More; and still more NPR, NYT, and Reuters.

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