As you may have heard, Chuck Colson, fell asleep in the Lord over the weekend. He was a great warrior for Christ and his conversion was marked by deep repentance that included going into the worst prisons and ministering to the worst of prisoners. His fame and success drew worldwide acclaim. The Russian Orthodox Church invited him to come to Russia to train them in prison ministry.
He certainly had his critics, especially on the political Left (and especially from those ministers whose denominations have no prison ministries). Did he have a 100% success rate? No, of course not. But Christ used him to turn around the lives of thousands of prisoners. The simple fact that he went into these places where no sane man would venture spoke volumes about the depth of his repentance.
Well done, Chuck. Go and receive your reward.
Source: Chuck Colson and the Acton Institute.
Speaking of the time he spent in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal, Chuck Colson said: “I couldn’t have made it without Christ in my life, I know that. But I couldn’t have made it if there wasn’t in the back of my mind a belief that God had a purpose for this.”