The Redemptive Power of Christ


From Jerry Falwell’s obituary article from the Associated Press:

As a student, Falwell was a star athlete and prankster who was barred from giving his high school valedictorian’s speech after he was caught using counterfeit lunch tickets.

He ran with a gang of juvenile delinquents before becoming a born-again Christian at 19. He turned down an offer to play professional baseball and transferred from Lynchburg College to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo.

“My heart was burning to serve Christ,” he once said in an interview. “I knew nothing would ever be the same again.”

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Erick Erickson

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  • Jerry Falwell was consistant and was burning until the end. One of Rush Limbaugh’s comments was that alot of the people that started out as Jerry’s opposition in the 80’s ended up being great friends of his.

    Jerry never missed the opportunity to share Christ when I saw him on a television show. What better way to be remembered!?! I can’t imagine the level of reward he is now enjoying.

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