The popular Country gospel artist, a member of Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry Charlie Daniels who was known for country, rock, bluegrass and gospel passes on to eternal life.
Winner of Dove Awards, Country Music Association Awards and Grammys died of stroke at the age of 83 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.
Speaking about his faith on CBN’s 700 club program in 2017. “I believe that Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God, that He came to Earth, that He was nailed to a cross for my sins, that He left here. He ascended [and] He’s gonna descend one of these days. He’s gonna come back and pick us up,” he told The 700 Club.
His 2014 book, Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir, was published by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher. It includes a section on Daniels’ Christian beliefs. It also includes an invitation for the reader to accept Christ.
“You have to believe that Jesus is the Son of almighty God,” he wrote. “… [I]t’s a ‘come as you are’ proposition. You can’t wait to clean your life up by yourself before you present yourself to God because you’ll never get it done. It’s impossible.” Christian Headline reports.
Before his death, he tweeted a scripture from Romans 8, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans-8,”
Many of Daniels’ friends paid him tribute via twitter.