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Chuck Colson Inspirational Quotes: 8 Uplifting Sayings From Evangelical Christian

By    |   Friday, 15 May 2015 11:12 AM

Chuck Colson was a politician, writer, public speaker, broadcaster, and committed Christian evangelical.

When serving in the United States Marines and working with the Nixon administration, he was renowned for his tough, no-nonsense approach which he carried on into his life when he converted to Christianity.

After spending time in prison for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, Colson founded the "Prison Fellowship" to help those serving the country's jails.

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During his life, Colson offered a number of inspirational statements, here are a few:

1. Speaking in his last address at the Breaking the Spiral of Silence Conference, Colson encouraged people to change society. "I think cultures are changed over the backyard fence and the barbecue grill. I don't believe they're changed from the top down."

2. Also at the Breaking the Spiral of Silence Conference, Colson called for listeners to renew the church. "If we can through the church renew the church to really bring a healthy cultural influence, then there is some hope that we can bring change."

3. Colson also encouraged people to grab the moment at the Breaking the Spiral of Silence Conference. "This is a moment when the time is right for a movement of God's people under the power of the Holy Spirit to begin to impact the culture we live in."

4. "It's this Christian hope that gives us the joy, the self-sacrificial love, the boldness, and the endurance to carry on – even in tough times."

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5. Colson encouraged Christians to "be joyful. Love beyond what is reasonable. Be bold. And endure. You are not like those who have no hope. You live on the other side of the Resurrection."

6. Referring to the battles of Christians for freedom in modern society Colson said, "This is a battle that is both crucial and winnable. The important thing is to keep the focus on where it belongs: religious freedom."

7. Colson refers to how grief and loss can make people stronger in another Breakpoint commentary. "While neither grief nor loss is good in and of themselves, the experience of them can be beneficial: It can help you gain perspective and can make us more resilient."

8. "We are told to be salt and light by Jesus. To be salt and light means you go into culture and enable people to see that you're living out the faith."

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