World War II British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was far from an agnostic or atheist as some have suggested, his great-grandson Jonathan Sandys tells Newsmax TV.
"He most certainly wasn't" an atheist, Sandys, co-author of the book "God and Churchill: How the Great Leader's Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours,"
told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Monday.
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"Churchill did have a faith, and that faith was indeed in the Christian God," he said. "Did that Christian God intervene in Churchill's life as he had maintained throughout this life? The evidence that we found suggested strongly that that was the case."
Sandys began working as a public speaker 10 years ago, and was told he should write a book.
"I didn't want to just throw any book onto the market because I felt that would be an insult to my great-grandfather," he aid. "And so in 2010, as far away from God as I could possibly be, I just looked up to the sky and I shouted, 'Go on Lord. You tell me what is the one aspect of my great-grandfather's life that has never been written about.'"
Minutes later, Sandys found himself randomly grabbing a book off the bookshelf. It was Churchill's "My Early Life."
"I just thumbed through it, and suddenly came across the time his life was saved at the Battle of Omdurman. And then again just randomly turned to another page and it happened to be his time in South Africa when he escaped from the Boers," Sandys said. "I thought, OK, maybe there's something here, maybe not."
He grabbed a biography of Churchill from World War I that described an incident when he should have lost his life, but didn’t.
There are no records of the exact times when Churchill prayed, but there are records that show that he did at times pray, Sandys said.
"I can't answer as to exactly how big that was, but Churchill was guiding the people," he said, and the hope the British people found was in God and not Churchill himself.
Adolf Hitler had the German people look to him for their hope and freedom, whereas Churchill pointed toward God and said, "In God's good time," Sandys said. "He never put himself up as the figure of hope."
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