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.
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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.Oh how he wished they would listen to him.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"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.