Jerry Falwell Jr. Resigns from Liberty University following Allegations of Sexual Improprieties
Jerry Falwell Jr. has resigned from his position as president of Liberty University amid escalating controversy over his conduct and allegations that he condoned an affair between his wife and a man described by Falwell as a family friend.
Multiple news outlets reported Falwellâ€™s resignation Monday (Aug. 24), hours after publication of a report by Reuters in which the man, who was also a business partner, said that he had a sexual relationship with Becki Falwell from 2012-2018, and alleged that Jerry watched their encounters....
Your comment reminded me of the oldest sermon by Dr. Carl McIntire posted here in SA, Brother Tim. "My God will supply all your needs," was his text. How does the Lord do that? Through hard work. He went on to debunk the socialist constructs that insist on wealth redistribution. I think it was from the 1950s. Fast forward 60-70 years. The grass has long withered and the flower of that season faded, but the word of the Lord withstands and continues.
I find it interesting and puzzling that you should quote I Timothy 6:6, Jim (But godliness with contentment is great gain), while at the same time urging us all to vote Democrat. Isnâ€™t it the Democrats who, being discontented with what God has given them, are constantly crying for more â€śfree stuffâ€ť (free to them, paid for by me)? Arenâ€™t those rioters, who are not content to let the justice system do its job, almost all Democrats? And the looters, do you suppose they are contentâ€”or Republicans? Do you imagine it is contentment with suffering the consequences of their own sin that leads people to seek abortions, which you are so blind and evil that you donâ€™t even recognize as sin? Very funny, Jim. Maybe you should leave off quoting scripture and stick to your links and a few knock-knick jokes.
6. But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly canâ€™t carry anything out. 8. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9. But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation, a snare, and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction. 10. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. ---WEB
https://tinyurl.com/yyg7yhdp (Jerry Falwell Jr. will get $10.5M severance from Liberty U in wake of sex scandal) Wowâť— This religious game sure pays well.đź’°
One sin, I won't have to worry about, NeedHim The religious council of Mr. Trump's provides a variety of important messages to Christians.
Jim; Remember your own sin will find your own self out. As you have a telescope for your own sin & others a microscope!
John Newton;!The whole system of my politics is summed up in this one verse, "The Lord reigns! Let the nations tremble!" Ps 99:1
The times look awfully dark indeed; & as the clouds grow thicker the stupidity of the nation seems proportionally to increase. If the Lord hadnâ€™t a remnant here, I would have very formidable apprehensions. But He loves His redeemed children; some are sighing & mourning before Him, & I am sure He hears their sighs, & sees their tears. I trust there is mercy in store for us at the bottom; but I expect a shaking time before things get into a right channel before we are humbled, & are taught to give Him the glory.
The state of the nation, the state of the churches both are deplorable! Those who should be praying are disputing & fighting among themselves! Alas! how many professors are more concerned for the mistakes of government than for their own sins!
Rev 19:6 "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!"
Citizen wrote: Its sad â€śjimâ€ť that you appear to take pleasure in anotherâ€™s follies. I take no pleasure in yours & pray you Repent & come to believe & follow Jesus (the) Christ
Jim is fair about it. He takes pleasure, but only if the folly is perceived to be in support of Republicans. He doesn't take the same pleasure if the folly is perceived to be in support of Democrats. That's how he keeps his scales balanced.
Cal Thomas wrote: .... The flaw in the movement was the perception that the church had become an appendage to the Republican Party and one more special interest group to be pampered. If one examines the results of the Moral Majority's agenda, little was accomplished in the political arena and much was lost in the spiritual realm, as many came to believe that to be a Christian meant you also must be "converted" to the Republican Party and adopt the GOP agenda and its tactics. One had only to look at the history of the religious left to see the danger in a shotgun marriage between church and state. Most liberal theologians long ago gave up preaching about another king and another kingdom in favor of baptizing the earthly agenda of the Democratic Party. That too many conservative Christians followed their liberal opposites into the same error was to their shame and demonstrated they had missed an important lesson....
excerpt from, "The Legacy Of Jerry Falwell"
Apparently Jerry Jr., got the political message and not the religious one.
By the way,
"Jerry Falwell Jr. Finally Resigns from Liberty Amid Sex Scandal"
Apparently he's still insisting on severance pay no doubt for all the great publicity
Satan has many many friends out there in the false witness industry. Liberalism is clearly a factor in trying to destroy the church and orthodox - 'normal' - Christianity.
Why does Satan construct a false church out there in reprobate land?
2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities."
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;"
John for JESUS wrote: There are so many issues surrounding Jerry Falwell Jr with this whole situation. I really dislike the whole traveling across country by church leaders on the church's dime sort of thing, but I'm not even talking about that. Jerry was a business partner with this younger man because they owned a gay hostel for the gay scene down in Miami. Why?! Becki (I guess the cool way to spell Becky?) and Jerry were recorded talking to this guy about his sexual conquest (fornication) and how it made Becki jealous because it wasn't with her (adultery), which Jerry liked to watch (orgies? I mean, I don't even know what sin that falls into!) There is no sign of a Christian life in them. Wouldn't a Christian minister to a lost soul instead then jump in bed and business with him? They took him on vacation with the rest of their family! It's just sick and one reason why I'm against children being handed positions in church because of who their daddy is.
What a wonderful comment and I agree with everything you said. And thanks for your research. It added things to what I read.
When something like this happens non-believers simply view this in the context of all Christians are like this; like priests and pedophilia.
There are so many issues surrounding Jerry Falwell Jr with this whole situation. I really dislike the whole traveling across country by church leaders on the church's dime sort of thing, but I'm not even talking about that. Jerry was a business partner with this younger man because they owned a gay hostel for the gay scene down in Miami. Why?! Becki (I guess the cool way to spell Becky?) and Jerry were recorded talking to this guy about his sexual conquest (fornication) and how it made Becki jealous because it wasn't with her (adultery), which Jerry liked to watch (orgies? I mean, I don't even know what sin that falls into!) There is no sign of a Christian life in them. Wouldn't a Christian minister to a lost soul instead then jump in bed and business with him? They took him on vacation with the rest of their family! It's just sick and one reason why I'm against children being handed positions in church because of who their daddy is.
Regardless of truth or not of this latest excitement, we can expect to see lots of "revealing" stuff between now and election. Just as we do when someone not in line with the looneys gets nominated for some judgeship, or any other position. All the little worms crawl out of the woodwork at that time, accuse, then disappear until the next time. You'd think we'd catch on to the purposes for it after a while.
Many problems here: 1. why does the son of the founder get the top job? Would you want Hunter Biden on your oil & gas company board if your company was doing business in Ukraine, if his father was not a US Senator or VP? 2. I saw him being interviewed last year or before about some issue and he seemed...creepy to me, and definitely not giving the impression of a College President like Mr. Larry Arn does at Hillsdale College. 3. Just because a college (or church?) calls itself Christian does not mean 100 percent of all the people who work there are somehow Perfect Saints. Yes, Paul in letter to Corinthians does criticize them for allowing a man to have relations with his father's wife (but not his mother), so even 'back in the day' there were bad things going on. And he also cited them for going to court among believers, when he said the church should settle the issue. 4. Attention Parents/Grandparents SAving for College--do you want your kids to go to LIberty after hearing of this news? Maybe Hillsdale is looking a lot better.
Giancarlo Granda says his sexual relationship with the Falwells began when he was 20. He says he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, head of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of President Trump, looked on.
The above is from a Reuters article.
I think QC was right and this started out as a blackmail scheme that failed for whatever reasons. I did see a photo of Jerry and a young lady on a boat that was pretty revealing.
I also noticed that for some reason Reuters felt it necessary to say that Falwell was also a staunch supporter of Trump. What in the world does that have to do with anything and I mean anything. How can anyone think that Trump somehow represents Christianity?
I lost any respect that I had for Liberty University when they invited Sean Hannity to be their graduation speaker. At that time, Hannity was a very outspoken RC.
One thing this shows for sure is that nepotism doesnâ€™t work.
Fallwell also stated that 90 percent of what his accuser said to the press was false. There could be a bit of blackmail going on here. Part of the problem is that the Fallwells have not avoided appearances of evil. I hope that this blot on the Bride of Christ can be refuted well, but my sense, like that of Stevenr's, is that Liberty needs a house cleaning at the top.
I think SA has been keeping good track of Jerry Jr.'s behavior.
Unfortunately, I read that Jerry doesn't really want to leave his lucrative position permanently. So, he still may find a way to hang on to it, which I think would be a disaster for Liberty University.
Thank You SermonAudio for finally acknowledging this. Perhaps you couldnt ignore it any longer. Im surprised a few weeks ago you didnt carry the press that led to Jerrys dismissal by the board.
I think the ENTIRE board should resign, they could not have not known. Jerry was posting pics on his social media in various poses with strange women and unzipped pants. Its on Drudge front page, so I call again for the whole board at Liberty to resign