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How God Turned Around Nixon’s Hatchet Man

April 19th, 2012
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When I was growing up I remember as child being absolutely amazed and frightened when our nation when through the great Watergate scandal. When I was in the eighth grade, I read a book written by one of the most fascinating characters during that scandal, Charles Colson, one of Nixon’s bad guys, his “hatchet man.” The book was Colson’s autobiography titled simply Born Again.

It was Colson’s book that introduced me to one of the best Christian writers in recent history: C.S. Lewis, and specifically Lewis’ book titled Mere Christianity. Now while I always also recall cringing at the “decision theology” that was and is very much part of that story, I also remember being very impressed by how Jesus Christ turned this man around and filled a very empty, lonely and purposeless man into a man with a true mission. Here is Charles Colson talking about how God got ahold of him and turned him in a different direction though the power of the Holy Spirit Who converted Him to Christ.

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