“If Churchill were on Twitter today, he would be shouting against this deal with Iran and saying that this is the second most unwise thing we have ever done, the first being allowing Hitler to rise,” Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson Jonathan Sandys tells The Daily Caller. “And he would be warning the world to sit up and wake up.”
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action adopted by the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, the Russian Federation, and Germany with the Islamic Republic of Iran gives the sworn enemy of Israel the privilege of doing business with the U.S. provided they promise to tame their nuclear program. Implementation begins in early 2016.
We can learn a thing or two from Prime Minister Churchill about contending with manipulative powers bent on global subjugation. A flesh and blood legacy of the World War II champion whom he knows as Great-Grandpapa, Sandys is committed to informing the world of the most vital and yet mostly omitted part of Churchill’s life: his faith.
There is ample documentation that Churchill’s convictions stemmed from belief in Jesus Christ and the revealed Word, belief instilled in him by his devoted nanny Elizabeth Everest and strengthened as he overcame secular fallacies and near death experiences in his youth. But Churchill’s Christianity is usually ignored, perhaps because he doesn’t fit neatly into a denominational box, and, as Sandys suggests, because some “don’t want to consider the possibility” that Churchill was “a man of faith.” Traditional caricatures of the half-American, war-correspondent-turned-statesman haven’t helped
It’s a misnomer that he was a heavy drinker,” says Sandys, who often encounters skepticism of Churchill’s Christianity on simply that point. “But even Jesus drank.”
Furthermore, there is a difference between a religious leader and a political leader who is a Christian. “We’re talking about a man who led Great Britain as the Prime Minister, not the Archbishop of Canterbury or indeed the Pope,” says Sandys. “That wasn’t his calling. He wasn’t called to bring people to God, he was called to lead a country – in fact lead a world – to safety and freedom.”
Along with co-author Wallace Henley, a White House aide during the Nixon administration, Sandys has contributed some timely, well-sourced scholarship to conversation about Churchill in their new book “God & Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours.”
Hoping for that sense of destiny in American politics, radio host Michael Savage declared presidential candidate Donald Trump to be “the Winston Churchill of our time.” Sandys doesn’t know if that’s an accurate assessment, but hopes Americans will choose their next president “knowing the characteristics of my great-grandfather, and applying them to the people’s requirements of a leader. We need a leader today who leads with courage, faith, and integrity, just as Great-Grandpapa did.”
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