A former friend and employee wrote on Friday about how the late radio host Rush Limbaugh "gave his life to Christ a few years ago."
Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of All Israel News, was hired in 1994 to work as a writer and research editor for Limbaugh's monthly publication, "The Limbaugh Letter." He claims Limbaugh converted to Christianity in 2019.
"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.
In October 2020, Limbaugh told his audience he had "a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."
"I mentioned at the outset of this — the first day I told you — that I have personal relationship with Jesus Christ," Limbaugh said. "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."
Rosenberg said Limbaugh spoke about his faith publicly several times in the months before his death.
"For such a public person, Rush was also intensely private," Rosenberg said. "But he began talking about his faith in Christ, and I knew beyond the shadow of a doubt it was real."
Rosenberg said he "worried about Rush over the years," citing marital issues, drug addiction, hearing loss, and public backlash from some incendiary comments he made at times on his show.
"At his core, he was struggling with something deeper," Rosenberg said. "I believed he was struggling spiritually."
Limbaugh was "resisting a personal relationship with Jesus" for a while, according to Rosenberg.
"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. I met Evangelicals all over America who ... would tell me, ‘I love Rush and I'm praying for him every day.'"
Limbaugh passed from this life on Wednesday.