Skip to comments.Setting Captives Free: Remembering the life and legacy of Charles Colson
Posted on 04/21/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by HokieMom
WASHINGTONWhen President Richard Nixon's knee-capper went to prison after pleading guilty to a Watergate-related crime, he touched off one of the most compelling stories of conversion and a redeemed life in the modern American church. Charles Colson, 80, hovered near death in Fairfax, Va., as WORLD went to press April 19. "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," wrote Prison Fellowship CEO Jim Liske in an April 18 message, as his wife and children gathered at his bedside. Colson suffered a brain hemorrhage on March 30 that had left him hospitalized since.
Colson started his career as a hard-nosed political giant whom Nixon once told to "break all the [expletive] china" to get a job done. But he became a giant for a generation of evangelical Christians. After serving time in prison, he founded Prison Fellowship, a Christian ministry to inmates and their families that has grown into the largest prison ministry in the worldwith programs in nearly all U.S. prisons and in 115 countries. An avid writer and speaker, Colson also shaped the church's dialogue about religious freedom, culture, marriage, and abortion.
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I have heard him speak several times. He is such a godly man. He will be missed.
I heard he’s gone to be with Jesus today where I know he heard, “well done, good and faithful servant.”
Chuck Colson went to prison for possessing one FBI file. Hillary Clinton and the Clinton White House possessed over a thousand of the FBI files illegally and nothing was done about the theft. RIP Mr. Colson, since your release you did nothing but good for the people and country.
They meant it for evil, God meant it for good. His conversion is a wonderful testimony to God's Grace.
A modern day Apostle Paul when it comes to those in captivity.