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BREAKING: Pro-life, pro-family Evangelical leader Chuck Colson dying, prayers requested
LifeSitenews.com ^ | 4/18/12 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 04/18/2012 10:24:57 AM PDT by jettester

LANSDOWNE, Va., April 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jim Liske, CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, gave the following update this morning to the staff and supporters of Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview:

“Dear Friends:

It is with a heavy, but hopeful heart that I share with you that it appears our friend, brother, and founder will soon be home with the Lord. Chuck’s condition took a decided turn yesterday, and the doctors advised Patty and the family to gather by his bedside.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bornagain; chuckcolson; churckcolson; colson; conservative; prayer; prayers; prisonfellowship; prolife; redemption
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To: jettester

Will pray for him.


51 posted on 04/18/2012 2:20:21 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: jettester

Mr. Colson will be in our prayers.


52 posted on 04/18/2012 2:24:16 PM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: Poundstone
but we should remember the bad along with the good.

"As far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our sins from us."

53 posted on 04/18/2012 2:34:09 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Day 6 of the 17-Day Diet ... -6.8 lbs. from Day 0. (Please to excuse incoherent posts.)
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To: jettester

How terribly sad for his family and friends. I’ll be praying for them. After so many years of faithful service to God and man, may he enjoy his reward eternally.


54 posted on 04/18/2012 2:36:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Day 6 of the 17-Day Diet ... -6.8 lbs. from Day 0. (Please to excuse incoherent posts.)
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To: jettester

Praying for Chuck Colson and his family. His books had such an impact on me. God bless him for his faithful witness and the way he lived out his faith.


55 posted on 04/18/2012 2:57:53 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: jettester; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; ...

Thank you Lord for letting us know this man. We join in prayer that his passing from this life to his eternal home is peaceful. Please comfort his family. In Your Name, Amen


56 posted on 04/18/2012 3:00:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: jettester

Prayers along ... God Bless


57 posted on 04/18/2012 3:12:29 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: jettester

Prayers sent.


58 posted on 04/18/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: jettester

Prayers up.


59 posted on 04/18/2012 3:22:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: Poundstone

“...we should remember the bad along with the good.”

Why?

God doesn’t remember repented sin, washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Why should I?

How many years does a man need to live a transformed life before folks accept he was born again - a new creation?

For my part, I thank God for the example Chuck Colson set.

“Who would dare to accuse us, whom God has chosen? The judge himself has declared us free from sin. Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us!

Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble, pain or persecution? Can lack of clothes and food, danger to life and limb, the threat of force of arms? Indeed some of us know the truth of the ancient text: ‘For your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter’.

No, in all these things we win an overwhelming victory through him who has proved his love for us.

I have become absolutely convinced that neither death nor life, neither messenger of Heaven nor monarch of earth, neither what happens today nor what may happen tomorrow, neither a power from on high nor a power from below, nor anything else in God’s whole world has any power to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord!” - Romans 8


60 posted on 04/18/2012 3:44:18 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: jettester

Prayers up for Chuck and his family.


61 posted on 04/18/2012 3:45:39 PM PDT by credo 2
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To: Salvation
Where does that picture originate?
62 posted on 04/18/2012 3:46:05 PM PDT by gghd (A Pro-life Palinista & a member of the NRA)
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To: jettester

bump


63 posted on 04/18/2012 3:48:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jettester

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


64 posted on 04/18/2012 4:14:33 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: duckbutt; jettester
I'm praying for him.

I look forward to meeting him.

65 posted on 04/18/2012 4:15:18 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Starting wth Moses and the prophets, He explained what was in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.)
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To: gghd
Those are some of the tapestries in the Cathedral in Los Angeles, showing great saints (known) and other saints (unknown) united in prayer.

The rest of the cathedral is pretty awful, but the tapestries are simply magnificent.


66 posted on 04/18/2012 4:16:08 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

God Bless brother Chuck!!!


67 posted on 04/18/2012 4:26:54 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: jettester

Prayer bump


68 posted on 04/18/2012 4:35:47 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thank you.

Hebrews12: 1-2, ‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith...”

Chuck Colson turned his entire life over to Jesus Christ.


69 posted on 04/18/2012 4:40:38 PM PDT by gghd (A Pro-life Palinista & a member of the NRA)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I like the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. I know, I have absolutely ghastly taste, but there it is. Fortunately, I’m not on any committees where it matters ;-).


70 posted on 04/18/2012 4:47:09 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Day 6 of the 17-Day Diet ... -6.8 lbs. from Day 0. (Please to excuse incoherent posts.)
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To: jettester

Prayers for the family and for a comfortable passing for Chuck. He is lucky, he will soon be in the arms of the Savior forever free of hurt, pain and disease while we are still stuck here on earth.


71 posted on 04/18/2012 4:47:12 PM PDT by reaganaut (There is no such thing as the 'lesser of two evils'. Both are still evil. Resist!)
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To: jettester

Prayers up


72 posted on 04/18/2012 5:13:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jettester; Salvation; All
Praying for Mr. Colson and his family.

It may also be a fitting thing at this prayerful and solemn time to seek to expand participation in Mr. Colson's wonderful and powerful interfaith pro-life and pro-marriage idea, at this link ===> The Manhattan Declaration .
73 posted on 04/18/2012 5:50:38 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?" Jeremiah 32:27)
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To: jettester

Lord Jesus our God,

Be near Thy servant Charles in the hour of his passing, forgive him his sins and grant him everlasting life with Thy saints.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


74 posted on 04/18/2012 6:19:36 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: jettester
Prayers for Mr. Colson.

O ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons; We humbly commend the soul of this thy servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; beseeching thee, that it may be precious in thy sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was slain to take away the sins of the world; that whatsoever defilements it may have contracted, through the lusts of the flesh or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, it may be presented pure and without spot before thee; through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Amen.

75 posted on 04/18/2012 7:17:04 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: jettester

Prayers!


76 posted on 04/18/2012 7:40:50 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: duckbutt

Amen.

I will miss Chuck Colson. A true Christian soldier.

Sincere condolences to his family.


77 posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:07 PM PDT by georgialily
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To: jettester

I join in earnest prayer for Chuck and for his loved ones as they deal with his homegoing.


78 posted on 04/18/2012 7:59:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: jettester

79 posted on 04/18/2012 8:08:35 PM PDT by xp38
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To: jettester; lord

FRP UP!


80 posted on 04/18/2012 9:56:19 PM PDT by sanescold (Time for the Hut cleaning!)
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To: jettester
As you know, Chuck underwent surgery more than two weeks ago to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain. And while we had seen some hopeful signs for Chuck’s recovery—including his ability to talk happily with Patty and the kids—it seems that God may be calling him home.

I wonder why he is supposedly dying when it sounded like he was doing so well. I pray he lives, to the glory of God, In Jesus Holy Name.

81 posted on 04/18/2012 9:58:56 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: freeagle

Amen. Prayers up for him and his family.


82 posted on 04/18/2012 10:28:33 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


83 posted on 04/19/2012 11:50:59 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: jettester

Prayers for a good man.


84 posted on 04/19/2012 12:13:45 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: mimaw

Prayers sent. Soon may be promoted.


85 posted on 04/19/2012 6:02:53 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Prayers


86 posted on 04/19/2012 6:21:31 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: Poundstone; Tax-chick; guido911; ExSoldier; Mr Rogers
40 posted on Wed Apr 18 2012 14:38:39 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Poundstone: “The man who boasted he would “walk over my own grandmother” to get Nixon reelected. Seems like he reformed after his prison term and went on to be a good citizen, but we should remember the bad along with the good.”

Others have commented and said most of what I would have said, but I do think a bit more needs to be said.

The sincerity of repentance is often indicated by whether people remain steadfast in their professed repentance. I have some problems with Colson’s theology but it seems crystal clear, after four decades, that Colson has replaced his “GOP” with “GOD” as the object of his worship.

Based on Colson’s long record of persevering in his profession of faith, I don't see a reason to hold his past against him, but on the other hand, we are not instructed by Scripture to forget the past history of Paul as a persecutor of the church. Paul himself made repeated references to his sinful past; David wrote an entire psalm repenting of his wickedness with Bathsheba.

To acknowledge the repentance of a notorious public sinner — which Colson would surely describe himself as having been — does not mean we ignore his past. On the contrary, let's remember that God can convert even the most awful sinners among us, and let's be grateful to God that he didn't abandon us all to hell, which we would richly deserve due to our own sinful wickedness which, while it may be less public than Colson’s, is just as deserving of God's wrath.

87 posted on 04/19/2012 7:04:13 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: AnAmericanMother

Can you send us a link to the tapestry photos with the names of the saints represented on the tapestries, like the one in this second post? I’m interested.


88 posted on 04/19/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Prayers for Charles and his family. I too have read many of his books. “Against the Night: Living in the New Dark Ages” is my favorite. In many ways, his life after Watergate reminds me of the Apostle Paul.


89 posted on 04/19/2012 10:01:19 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: darrellmaurina
Sure!

The Archdiocese has finally realized what a treasure it has there, and has put up a page on its website and is actually selling copies.

There are links to the "north tapestry gallery" and the "south tapestry gallery" where you can view all the panels.

Most of the "art" in the building is appalling - the usual 'modern', 'meaningful' stuff which means that it's (1) nonrepresentational (which is stupid in the context of religious art) and (2) deliberately ugly, as so much modern art is. So many artists have been trained in this style, and it is very difficult to get them to look at things in any different way. I think the two worst items in the whole place are the Tabernacle (which looks like three lengths of crushed, corroded leftover copper pipe from the salvage yard) and the ugly, androgynous, distorted image of the Blessed Virgin.

Where Nava, the tapestry artist, went right was by using photography as a base. Then at least his saints look like human beings.

90 posted on 04/20/2012 9:50:32 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother; wagglebee; TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo
Thank you for your link to the Cathedral tapestries. I'm sending a “ping” to Wagglebee since I think what follows may be of broader interest to Roman Catholics on Free Republic.

I'm a Protestant so obviously I cannot share the full appreciation you will have for the stories behind the martyrs on these tapestries. I noticed, however, that the tapestries include one of the Korean martyrs from the days of intense persecution against Christians, Andrew Kim Taegon. Since these tapestries are from a cathedral in Los Angeles, it certainly makes sense that a Korean martyr would be included on that tapestry.

Andrew Kim Taegon was the first Korean to be ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. He died as a martyr in one of the early persecutions which tried but failed to stamp out the Korean church. The cathedral of the Archbishop of Seoul is today built on the hill where a group of highly educated Christians from the Korean nobility met in secret as a house church, were arrested, and were eventually persecuted and (in most cases) killed for refusal to reject Christ.

You may be interested in this book about the martyrdom of early Korean Christians, who in the earliest days were all Roman Catholics:

http://books.google.com/books?id=QMUCAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA34#v=onepage&q&f=false

Korean Christianity today is largely Protestant. That was not the case initially; the first converts learned about Christianity either from the Chinese or the Japanese, and the Korean church was initially led by laymen of noble ancestry with no ordained clergy. When missionaries arrived, they were shocked to find literally thousands of Koreans worshiping as Christians without priests, without sacraments, using lay catechists as leaders, and generally receiving baptism only at the time of death from the hands of laymen since no priests were available.

You'll note in the account of the martyrs of the early Koreans, with very few exceptions their testimonies are generically Christian and not specifically Roman Catholic. They were killed for their allegiance to Christ and not for specific Roman Catholic observances, and as a Protestant, I don't have a problem with respecting their sacrifices and willingness to die rather than renounce Christ.

Interestingly, the author of this book — writing in the mid-1840s during the rise of liberalism — points out that during the days when Europeans were rejecting the church and harassing Roman Catholics in Italy itself, people in far-away lands were suffering martyrdom under tortures quite comparable to those inflicted by the Roman Empire a more than a millennium and a half earlier. It seems pretty clear that things have not improved since the 1840s; Europe is becoming increasingly hostile to the gospel while much of the rest of the world is far more fertile soil for the truth.

91 posted on 04/21/2012 1:12:33 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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