Jerry Falwell
“The Old-Time Gospel Hour:
The Longest Uninterrupted Church Service on Television”

Every Sunday, throughout the week, and readily available twenty-four hours a day on the Internet, The Old-Time Gospel Hour (OTGH) is viewed by millions of people all over the world.  The Gospel of Christ is used to impact the lives of many lost and rebirthing souls.
What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Here is a list of important messages Jerry Falwell sends out to the readers of his web site.  To sum things up, you must have faith.  And by having faith you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross, for our sins, and rose on the third day.  Believe that you cannot save yourself -- only Jesus Christ can save you.  Believe Jesus Christ is your personal Savior.  New Birth is a necessity.  Here are a list of important messages that Jerry Falwell included in his What Must I Do To Be Saved? internet posting.

1. Jesus Christ is the only way to Salvation.
2. The only way a person can be saved is through the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Becoming Christian is an act of faith.  Jesus Christ willingly died for your sins and calls you to trust him as your personal Savior.
4. Attending Church or religious services does not make you a Christian.  You must come to know Jesus Christ, experience a personal encounter with Jesus Christ (it may happen at any time).
5. We need forgiveness.  We are sinners by choice and nature, according to the bible therefore we must repent.
6. Eternal separation from God is the greatest consequence for sin.
7. Salvation is a free gift of God made possible by His grace to undeserving sinners.  It is not a reward for our good deeds.  Nor is it something we must spend a lifetime trying to earn.  It is a gift that we must receive by simple faith.
8. Faith is the placing of one’s trust in someone or something.  Saving faith is believing in the promise of God.  It is accepting the offer of salvation as a free gift from God to you personally.
9. Having faith alone cannot save anyone.  It is the object of our faith.  And Jesus Christ is our object of faith.
10. We need a spiritual rebirth.  The New Birth is not an improvement on our old nature.  It is the imparting of an entirely new nature.
11. When we trust Christ as our personal Savior the Holy Spirit enters our lives and causes us to be born again with our spiritual life.
12. The New Birth is a necessity, not an option, and this happens when an individual receives Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
13. Spiritual rebirth occurs when God is born in us and unites His spirit with our spirit.
14. When you accept Jesus Christ, He comes to live in you forever (John 14:20).

Brief biography of Jerry Falwell

At the age of 18 Jerry Falwell converted to Christianity.  During his youth he showed little interest in religion.  Even after their father’s death (due to alcoholism), at the age of 15, Jerry and his twin brother still failed to attend religious services with their mother.  Instead she left the radio station tuned a program called “The Old-Time Gospel Hour.”  In 1956, Jerry started a church in Lynchburg, The Thomas Road Baptist Church.  It started off with 35 members and after a year it had over 800 members.  About a week after starting this church Jerry had his own radio program and six months later he was on television.  His ministry that was started in 1956 has influenced the lives of millions of people worldwide.  A few years after starting his ministry, Falwell married a pianist and fellow Christian, Macel Pate.
“Falwell is a self-proclaimed fundamentalist” (Hadden), who has set out to accomplish many goals.  One of the most important is to see the world change through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Thousands of bibles have printed and distributed to China, Russia, India and Cuba in order to help them gain better understanding of Jesus Christ.



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