Jeff Thompson on Rush Limbaugh Was A Man of Private Faith

I didn’t know Rush though I felt like I did.  Millions of other listeners to his broadcast felt the same way.  Evidenced by their calls today to his program, many of them taken by his wife Katherine, the callers desired to share their story, their life’s encounter with Rush, and what he meant to them.

Rush is credited with renewing and revitalizing AM talk radio.  Many of the callers had been listening to him for 25-30 years.  One woman shared that she tuned in for the first time in July 1988 and told her husband she had finally found someone on the radio who shared her values and love of America.  Rush often described his show as the “fastest three hours on radio.”  And he was right.   Love him or hate him, he entertained, he held your attention, and he regularly expressed his deep gratitude to those who tuned in to the broadcast.

What the Media Doesn’t Tell You: Rush Gave His Life to Jesus Christ

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So successful professionally, Rush also faced some dark times personally – but when I went to visit him last year, I was profoundly encouraged by the faith I found.

There is something important – and exciting – that you should know about Rush.  Rather late in his life, in his final few years, Rush gave his life fully and completely to Jesus Christ.  Though he had been raised in a Christian family, this was different.  Something specific had happened in his life. He had made a very personal and profound decision.  And it changed everything.  The mainstream media – so filled with hatred for Rush – will never tell you this side of him.

Raised In A Christian Family

Raised in a wonderful Christian family in Cape Girardeau, Missouri – the heart of the American Midwest – he was steeped in Judeo-Christian values.  But from my vantage point – and I wasn’t nearly as close to him like everyone else on his team, nor am I claiming to have been – I believed he was struggling spiritually.  His younger brother, David, became a very devout follower of Jesus Christ in the 1990s. Indeed, David – a lawyer by training and profession – has gone on to write some amazing books about the Christian faith, apologetics, and the persecution of Christians.

But I worried that Rush was resisting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  He and I occasionally discussed matters of faith – mine, and his.  I worried that he was going to pass away without knowing for absolute certain that he was going to heaven.  That grieved me.

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SOURCE: Assist News Service

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