Today , April 21, 2012, Chuck Colson passed from this life to the next. I will miss his influence and encouragement.
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“nothing less than a resurrected Christ could have caused those men to maintain to their dying whispers that Jesus is alive and is Lord.”
The year was 1973 and President Richard Nixon and the closest members of his administration had been accused of corruption.
At the heart of the cover-up was a brilliant member of the president’s cabinet named Charles Colson.
Colson became a believer in the midst of this scandal and later would start several successful ministries for the cause of Christ.
The following quote is Colson’s first hand insight on human nature as it relates to cover ups, and adds credibility to the claims of Jesus Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection according to the Bible.
“The Watergate cover-up reveals the true nature of humanity. Even political zealots at the pinnacle of power will, in the crunch, save their own necks, even at the expense of the ones they profess to serve so loyally. But the apostles could not deny Jesus because they had seen Him face to face, and they knew He had risen from the dead. No, you can take it from an expert in cover-ups — I’ve lived through Watergate — that nothing less than a resurrected Christ could have caused those men to maintain to their dying whispers that Jesus is alive and is Lord. Two thousand years later, nothing less than the power of the risen Christ could inspire Christians around the world to remain faithful –despite prison, torture, and death.”
(Charles (Chuck) Colson ,Breakpoint )
- Of Watergate and Christ’s Resurrection (erickbrockway.com)