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#1. God uses prisons to train people for future roles of leadership or martyrdom. - Author: Charles Colson
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#2. The Bible-banned, burned, beloved-is more widely read and more frequently attacked than any other book in history. - Author: Charles Colson
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#3. Deep Throat is a guy who could have your files and mine in his trust. - Author: Charles Colson
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#4. The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it. - Author: Charles Colson
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#5. Our culture has forgotten what the Founders knew: The American experiment is a moral, not just a political, exercise. - Author: Charles Colson
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#6. Seventy-six percent of the American people say we have a spiritual problem in our country. That's great, because now they understand the root of the problem is not that we haven't passed enough laws; rather, the root of the problem is in terms of our social value system. - Author: Charles Colson
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#7. I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior. You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends. - Author: Charles Colson
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#8. That Solidarity was a religious movement no one, least of all the Soviets, can deny. In November 1981, Pravda denounced 'religious fanaticism' as a grave challenge to socialism; failure to contain it, Pravda said, was at the root of the problems in Poland. - Author: Charles Colson
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#9. Our society's obsession with tolerance leads to intolerance. Simply being a Christian today is an offense to our culture. - Author: Charles Colson
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#10. We should always pray with as much earnestness as those who expect everything from God; we should always act with as much energy as those who expect everything from themselves. - Author: Charles Colson
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#11. Let's acknowledge that America's increasing decadence is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. When we tolerate trash on television, permit pornography to invade our homes via the Internet, and allow babies to be killed at the point of birth, we are inflaming radical Islam. - Author: Charles Colson
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#12. Remain at your post and do your duty - for the glory of God and His kingdom. - Author: Charles Colson
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#13. We must be the same person in private and in public. Only the Christian worldview gives us the basis for this kind of integrity. - Author: Charles Colson
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#14. Judeo-Christian revelation is not the negative influence secularists proclaim it to be. Rather, it is the taproot of our civilization. - Author: Charles Colson
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#15. To turn away from the great questions and dilemmas of life is a tragedy, for the quest for meaning and truth makes life worth living. - Author: Charles Colson
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#16. I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon. - Author: Charles Colson
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#17. 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. - Author: Charles Colson
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#18. If our culture is to be transformed, it will happen from the bottom up - from ordinary believers practicing apologetics over the backyard fence or around the barbecue grill. - Author: Charles Colson
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#19. Some say society must change in order to change people. No, people must be changed in order to change society. - Author: Charles Colson
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#20. Many people are trying to remove religion from public life. Under the banner of pluralism, cultural and political leaders are seeking to push all talk about God out of the public arena. - Author: Charles Colson
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#21. True tolerance is not a total lack of judgment. It's knowing what should be tolerated, and refusing to tolerate that which shouldn't. - Author: Charles Colson
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#22. Great fiction can often present moral messages with greater power and clarity than instructional writing - since literature, after all, penetrates not just the intellect, but the imagination. - Author: Charles Colson
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#23. The church is the only institution supernaturally endowed by God. It is the one institution of which Jesus promised that the gates of hell will not prevail against it. - Author: Charles Colson
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#24. A widespread secularization increasingly descends into a moral, intellectual, and spiritual nihilism that denies not only the One who is the Truth but the very idea of truth itself. - Author: Charles Colson
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#25. Today's widespread relegation of religion to merely something people do only in the privacy of their homes or churches would have been unimaginable to the founders of the republic - even those who personally repudiated orthodox Christian faith. - Author: Charles Colson
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#26. The average college graduate's proficient literacy in English [the ability to read lengthy, complex texts and draw complicated inferences] has declined from 40 percent in 1992 to 31 percent ten years later. - Author: Charles Colson
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#27. Nearly every grave moral failure begins with a small sin. - Author: Charles Colson
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#28. Hostility to religion is having an effect. In 1963, the number of Americans who said that they believed the Bible is literally true was 65%. Today, the number has dropped to 32%. - Author: Charles Colson
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#29. The true mark of a Christian leader is trying to build up other people. Raise up other leaders! - Author: Charles Colson
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#30. I can work for the Lord in or out of prison. - Author: Charles Colson
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#31. Redeeming culture is the never ending mission of the church. - Author: Charles Colson
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#32. Power is like saltwater; the more you drink, the thirstier you get. - Author: Charles Colson
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#33. God doesn't want our success; He wants us. He doesn't demand our achievements; He demands our obedience. - Author: Charles Colson
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#34. I meet millions who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around us. The hope that each of us has is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed ... Our hope is in the power of God working in the hearts of people ... - Author: Charles Colson
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#35. Today's marginalization of Christianity is a direct result of our failure to understand our faith as a total worldview. - Author: Charles Colson
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#36. God is truth and is to be worshiped, not because it's convenient, makes us feel good, or is therapeutic. - Author: Charles Colson
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#37. I was deepening my understanding of what we call the cultural commission, the command to take dominion and bring righteousness to our culture. - Author: Charles Colson
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#38. In college, [Christian students] are assaulted by secular relativism, and if we don't prepare them, they will be like lambs led to slaughter. - Author: Charles Colson
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#39. The gospel of Jesus Christ must be the bad news of the conviction of sin before it can be the Good News of redemption. The truth is revealed in God's Holy Word; life can be lived only in absolute and disciplined submission to its authority. - Author: Charles Colson
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#40. I do not believe one can experience conversion or the fullness of the Christian life apart from the church. - Author: Charles Colson
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#41. The dynamism and freedom that characterizes the West is the product of Christianity's reforming itself and moving forward culturally. The ascendancy of the West is the story of the difference that Christianity makes, and it's a story we can't let our culture forget. - Author: Charles Colson
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#42. The Bible's power rests upon the fact that it is the reliable, errorless, and infallible Word of God. - Author: Charles Colson
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#43. The modernists started with the assumption that science is the only source of sure knowledge, that nature is all there is, and thus that morality is merely a human invention that can be changed to meet changing circumstances in an evolving world. - Author: Charles Colson
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#44. The Bible has, amazingly- no doubt with supernatural grace-survived its critics. The harder tyrants try to eliminate it and skeptics dismiss it, the better read it becomes. - Author: Charles Colson
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#45. Christians are called to redeem entire cultures, not just individuals. - Author: Charles Colson
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#46. Lenin, Stalin, and Rakosi recognized that a renewed and purified Christianity was the only force that could move the masses as powerfully as the Marxist ideal could. They attacked it as the enemy that it was and is. - Author: Charles Colson
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#47. It's part of the buzz of the city among Christians. It wouldn't surprise me that it got to George Bush. He reads, he picks stuff up, he talks to people. And he's pretty serious about his own Christian beliefs. - Author: Charles Colson
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#48. Knowing that we are fulfilling God's purpose is the only thing that gives rest to the restless human heart. - Author: Charles Colson
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#49. The church's job is to equip the saints for works of service in the world. - Author: Charles Colson
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#50. Wilberforce and the band of abolitionists knew that a private faith that did not act in the face of oppression was no faith at all. - Author: Charles Colson
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#51. Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion. - Author: Charles Colson
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#52. Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity. - Author: Charles Colson
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#53. Who speaks for God? He does quite nicely for Himself. Through His holy and infallible Word - and the quiet obedience of His servants. - Author: Charles Colson
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#54. The Bible's historical accuracy is a reminder that while "the heavens declare the glory of God," there's also plenty of evidence among the rubble and ruins. - Author: Charles Colson
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#55. When it comes to the culture, there's no such thing as peaceful coexistence. If we're not defending truth, fighting for Christian values in all of life, the truth will be sacrificed on the altar of mainstream secularism. - Author: Charles Colson
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#56. Culture is religion incarnate. - Author: Charles Colson
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#57. The church does not draw people in; it sends them out. - Author: Charles Colson
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#58. Removing religious symbols from public places is not neutrality. On the contrary, it sends a highly negative message - that religion is something shameful, embarrassing, or at best strictly private. - Author: Charles Colson
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#59. You are called not to be successful or to meet any of the other counterfeit standards of this world, but to be faithful and to be expended in the cause of serving the risen and returning Christ. - Author: Charles Colson
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#60. God is dead not because He doesn't exist, but because we live, play, procreate, govern, and die as though He doesn't. - Author: Charles Colson
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#61. It would take a God with equal measures of truth, love, and justice to [give us a metanarrative]. Since I had abandoned that faith in God and considered myself secular, that wasn't a real option for me. - Author: Charles Colson
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#62. The problem is that relativism provides no sure foundation for a safe and orderly society. - Author: Charles Colson
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#63. If the polls are right, our Judeo-Christian heritage is no longer the foundation of our values. We have become a post-Christian society. - Author: Charles Colson
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#64. Tolerance once meant that we could use our reason to discern good and evil in open debate. Today tolerance has been used to call good evil and evil good. - Author: Charles Colson
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#65. We humans, you see, have an infinite capacity for self-rationalization. - Author: Charles Colson
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#66. In our day, you can mock religion in public and even get funds for doing it. But you can't show respect for religion in public - or you risk being hauled into court. - Author: Charles Colson
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#67. Some labeled Jerry Falwell an American version of the Ayatollah Khomeni. People for the American Way, a group organized to counter the Moral Majority, launched a slick media campaign attaching the Nazi slur to the religious right. - Author: Charles Colson
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