Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Goodbye to Jerry Falwell

Jerry Falwell, Moral Majority founder, Liberty University founder, and pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church, went on to his eternal reward yesterday. While I often cringed at the comments he made, he was my brother in Christ. There is no doubt in my mind that he sincerely loved his Lord and was doing his best to serve his Savior.

He changed evangelical Christianity with his emphasis on political action, and brought many social issues to the forefront of the political debate. His leadership energized many Christians to rejoin the fray in the electoral and judicial process, and for that we can be grateful. Like all of us he had flaws. But he loved God and lost people. I would do well to emulate those traits.

Rest in peace Brother Falwell. Your Lord awaits you.

1 comment:

bishopman said...

Gracious and well said, my friend. You are much more eloquent than I.