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Chuck Colson

One example of someone from the 20th Century who was a depraved sinner who found Christ and turned his life around is Chuck Colson.

Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson was born in Boston in 1931 and grew up in a broken home. He studied at Brown University and later earned a law degree from George Washington University. In 1956, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served as a captain until 1959.

After leaving the Marines, Colson worked as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., and quickly became involved in politics. He served as a special counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 and was known as Nixon's "hatchet man" for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

In 1974, Colson was indicted for obstruction of justice and served seven months in federal prison. He had a profound religious experience during prison and became a born-again Christian. However, he later wrote in his memoir that he had been "a self-centered, ambitious, ruthless political operative" before his conversion.

After his release from prison, Colson dedicated his life to sharing his faith and helping others. He founded the Prison Fellowship, an organization that supports prisoners and their families, and became a popular speaker and author on Christian topics.

Colson passed away in 2012, but his legacy as a transformed sinner who found redemption through Christ continues to inspire and encourage others today.

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