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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell

Well, I wasn't going to comment on his passing, but my wife's reponse to his death made me change my mind.

She had the opportunity to meet him a few years back, when the ministry she was with went to Liberty U. Regardless of what you think of his views, he was a nice guy. His greatest desire was that people would come to know the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ... though some of his methods that he employed (ie, the "Moral Majority") did prove to be controversial.

Into the presence of his Lord he has now entered... see you there someday Jerry.

16 Comments:

  • At Tue. May 15, 07:09:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger jeff davidson said…

    if there is a hell, it's reserved for liars and thieves like falwell who lined their pockets on the ignorance and fears of others.

     
  • At Tue. May 15, 07:35:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Lemon said…

    The same testimony was on CFRB today. A grad of Liberty U was on and testified how great Rev Jerry was.
    Rev. Falweel said many things that I disagree with as a Christian. I never heard him be forgiving.
    But Im not sure if this was his fault or the media that tend to iconize anyone or thing as having only one aspect.
    I do think that he ultimately set back the general opinion of Christians back almost to the times of the inquisition.
    But maybe this wasn't his choice or decision.

     
  • At Tue. May 15, 07:52:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Jeff, we are told in God's Holy Word that Hell is reserved for the devil and his angels... and that those who choose not to repent of their sins will join them. Mr. Falwell was a repentant sinner. As such, he may (and has) entered into the presence of the Most High God, solely upon the merits of his Saviour... the Lord Jesus Christ. Jerry Falwell, in and of himself, was incapable of doing anything that gained him favour with God. (just like me)

    Lemon, I agree, he will have a few things to answer for... but I believe his intentions were good at heart. This sin sick world is just a really hard canvass upon which to create truely great works. Can't wait until the Master craftsman arrives to create a true work of art... a world in His own image.

     
  • At Tue. May 15, 08:13:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fortunately for Falwell, everyone is equal in death. We are all fertilizer.

    Some of us just spend the last few moments hoping.

     
  • At Tue. May 15, 08:58:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous ryan;-P said…

    "everyone is equal in death. We are all fertilizer.

    Some of us just spend the last few moments hoping."

    Think I saw that on a Hallmark card once

     
  • At Tue. May 15, 10:00:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous joe said…

    There are two areas I most disagree with JF, In his desire to convert new believers he succeeding in dumbing down Christianity. His desire for a moral society only brought Christianity into the political realm. His actions ammounted to little more than short term gain for long term pain.

     
  • At Tue. May 15, 11:07:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Pastor Al Litchfield said…

    Whether or not you agree with everything Dr. Falwell did or said, you cannot disagree with his passion for the souls of those who are lost. I would hazard to guess that most, if not all, of these persons who are casting stones from behind the wall of anonymity have never shared their faith with someone else. That is one area where Dr. Falwell will not have to fear as he stands before God. He was not afraid to stand up for the faith and believed that his walk should match his talk. Was he perfect? He would have been the last to claim that. Having met him, I can honestly say that his sole passion was to serve His Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

     
  • At Wed. May 16, 02:23:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Livingsword said…

    I often find that one of the most challenging issues I come up against when sharing the great news about God’s free gift that cost Jesus His life is that people think salvation is about being “good”, “moral”, and “religious”.

    Personally I never hear Jerry Falwell preach the gospel I just heard moralizing, a lot of salt with no light. Perhaps I missed something but that is my personal experience.

     
  • At Wed. May 16, 08:13:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger jdave34 said…

    "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America – I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this [9/11] happen."

    ”If you’re not a born-again Christian, you’re a failure as a human being.”

    “AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals; it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.”

    “[Vice President Gore] recently praised the lesbian actress who plays ‘Ellen’ on ABC Television… I believe he may even put children, young people, and adults in danger by his public endorsement of deviant homosexual behavior. Our elected leaders are attempting to glorify and legitimize perversion.”

    “Billy Graham is the chief servant of Satan.”

    One less lying hypocrite on TV. That's never a bad thing.

     
  • At Wed. May 16, 09:11:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Luke Coughey said…

    I have always had the highest of respect for Dr. Falwell and will continue to do so. He may not have been perfect, just like the rest of us, but he was willing to step out on faith and share the Gospel message to the entire world. May God continue to nurture and grow the seeds planted through this man.

     
  • At Wed. May 16, 05:53:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Meh, good riddence to bad rubbish.

     
  • At Wed. May 16, 05:54:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    May God continue to nurture and grow the seeds planted through this man.

    Yes, may God continue to nurture and grow the seeds of bigotry and hatred he planted.

    Good one chuckles...

     
  • At Wed. May 16, 07:28:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    After reading many blog commentaries regarding Falwell's demise I'd say that Robertson and Dobson should take note if they don't want to be remembered as negatively when they die.

    I don't have any feelings one way or the other about Falwell's death since he didn't really have any influence up here that I'm aware of, but I do agree that he is currently in hell.

     
  • At Wed. May 16, 08:42:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    "but I do agree that he is currently in hell"

    If I recall correctly, aren't you a Universalist? (as in, "no one ends up in hell"?)

    Nice try Drew... you can't have it both ways.

     
  • At Thu. May 17, 09:57:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    If I recall correctly, aren't you a Universalist? (as in, "no one ends up in hell"?)

    Nice try Drew... you can't have it both ways.


    Universalists do believe in hell (for the most part). We just don't believe that it's everlasting, or necessarily a literal lake of fire. You might want to do a little more research next time before telling someone what they don't believe in. :)

     
  • At Thu. May 17, 09:59:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    So you'll know what Christian Universalism is next time you want to let us know: On Universal Reconciliation :)

    Let me know if you have any questions.

     

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