A friend and former employee of Rush Limbaugh shared a praise with the late conservative icon’s followers that he “gave his life to Christ a few years ago.”
Joel C. Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of All Israel News, wrote a poignant tribute of his late friend for the outlet, assuring readers that Limbaugh had gone home to glory.
Rosenberg wrote, in part:
For the last several days, I have been mourning Rush’s death, but not without hope. He was only 70. Death came too fast. Took him too soon, as far as I’m concerned. Yet 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. So perhaps you’ll let me.
Rush gave his life to Christ a few years ago & it gave him tremendous hope as he faced his toughest fight. So successful professionally, Rush also faced some dark times personally. But when I went to visit him last year, I was so encouraged by his faith. https://t.co/zwKn3Eli97
— Joel C. Rosenberg (@JoelCRosenberg) February 19, 2021
Rosenberg was hired back in 1994 to work as a writer and research editor for a monthly publication run by Rush at the time called “The Limbaugh Letter.”
“It was because he had truly wrestled through the claims of Jesus for himself, and come to the conclusion that Jesus really did die on the cross, rise again, and was the Messiah, the Savior and the King of the universe,” said Rosenberg.
“I mentioned at the outset of this — the first day I told you — that I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” Limbaugh told his listeners back in October of 2020. “It is of immense value, strength, confidence, and that’s why I’m able to remain fully committed to the idea that what is supposed to happen will happen when it’s meant to.”
“For such a public person, Rush was also intensely private,” Rosenberg said of the talk radio veteran. “But he began talking about his faith in Christ, and I knew beyond the shadow of a doubt it was real.”
Rosenberg noted that he had “worried about Rush over the years,” pointing to his marital issues, drug addiction, hearing loss, and intense public backlash toward statements made on the show.
“At his core, he was struggling with something deeper,” Rosenberg declared, adding that Limbaugh was resisting faith in Christ for a time. “I believed he was struggling spiritually.”
“I would talk with [Rush] about the Lord when I could,” Rosenberg said. “But mostly I prayed for him – for the past 28 years, I asked the Lord to bless him and draw Rush into the kingdom of heaven. And I asked the Lord to bring other strong believers into his life that would be far more credible in Rush’s life than little old me.”
“I was not the only one,” Rosenberg said. “I met Evangelicals all over America who, when they learned that I once worked for him, would tell me, ‘I love Rush and I’m praying for him every day.'”
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