Chuck Colson Quotes
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Charles "Chuck" Wendell Colson is a Christian leader, cultural commentator, convicted felon, and author of at least 20 books, including several that have been recognized with ECPA Christian Book Awards.
As former Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, he is noted for being the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges. He was commonly named as one of the Watergate Seven, but was never charged with, or prosecuted for, any crime related to the Watergate break-in or its cover-up, although he did plead guilty to obstruction of justice in another case. He converted to Christianity in 1973, and the following year served seven months of a one-to-three year sentence in Alabama's Maxwell Prison.
After leaving prison, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries in 1976, which has since become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families.
Colson's personal prison experience and his visits to more than 800 prisons throughout the world prompted concerns about the efficacy of the American criminal justice system and made him one of the nation's most influential voices for criminal justice reform. Colson's recommendations have brought together legislators from both political parties and divergent philosophical viewpoints.
Colson is a popular speaker and author. He has written 23 books, which collectively have sold more than five million copies. His autobiographical book, Born Again, was one of the nation's best-selling books of all genres in 1976 and was made into a feature-length film.
In 1991 Colson launched a daily radio feature called "BreakPoint," a unique and well-received attempt to provide a distinct Christian worldview on current issues and conflicts. The program is aired daily on some 1,000 outlets nationwide.
| The pro-life agenda has no meaning apart from its being rooted in absolute truth, in self-evident truths - truths that are true because they're true, not because somebody says they are true.|
Topics: Abortion, Truth
| May the Christian church never be regarded as a special interest group. We're here because we love our neighbor.|
| We must be the same person in private and in public. Only the Christian worldview gives us the basis for this kind of integrity.|
Topics: Christianity, Integrity
| I don't think the job of the church is to make people happy. I think it's to make them holy.|
| The greatest single scandal in evangelical assemblies, and I can really only speak for that, is the low regard individual Christians have for the church.|
| The church does not draw people in; it sends them out.|
Topics: Church, Evangelism
| The church's job is to equip the saints for works of service in the world.|
Topics: Church, Service
| Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion.|
| People who cannot restrain their own baser instincts, who cannot treat one another with civility, are not capable of self-government.|
| Manners - the habits of the people - are bred in family and church. Therefore, it isn't an issue of laws but of habits and manners.|
| Heroism is an extraordinary feat of the flesh; holiness is an ordinary act of the spirit. One may bring personal glory; the other always gives God glory.|
| Loving God - really loving Him - means living out His commands no matter what the cost.|