By John Piper
Opposed to nice stumbling blocks William Wilberforce, an evangelical Christian and a member of Parliament, fought for the abolition of the African slave alternate and opposed to slavery itself till they have been either unlawful within the British Empire. Many are conscious of Wilberforce's position in bringing an finish to slavery in nice Britain, yet few have taken the time to ascertain the ideals and motivations that spurred him on for many years. during this concise quantity, John Piper tells the tale of ways Wilberforce used to be remodeled from an unbelieving, younger flesh presser right into a extensively God-centered Christian, and the way his deep spirituality helped to alter the ethical outlook of a state. As global leaders debate over the best way to take care of a bunch of social justice and humanitarian crises, a more in-depth examine Wilberforce's lifestyles and religion serves as an encouragement and instance to all believers. & nbsp;Read more... Enduring for the reason -- His formative years -- 'God has set earlier than me nice gadgets' -- a large number of Christlike factors -- outstanding persistence -- The deeper root of childlike pleasure -- the big truths of the gospel
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Even though he said, “the grand business of [clergymen’s] lives should be winning souls from the power of Satan unto God, and compared with it all other pursuits are mean and contemptible,”4 he did not believe that this was the responsibility 3 Of course, concern for animals is not the apex of the moral life. But it may be indicative of a character that supports far more significant mercies. As the Scripture says, “Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel” (Prov.
238. , 236. ”12 The breadth of his heart and the diversity of his action beckon us all the more to ponder the source of his constancy, especially in a cause that was at first unpopular and easily defeated—the economically advantageous slave trade. , 92-93. qxd 12/6/06 1:59 PM Page 47 Chapter Four Extraordinary Endurance C onsider now the remarkable perseverance of this man in the cause of justice. I admit, this is what drew me to Wilberforce in the first place—his reputation as a man who simply would not give up when the cause was just.
8 Seven years later “Wilberforce . . , 119. , 205. , 258. , 235. qxd 44 12/6/06 1:59 PM Page 44 Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce enthralled the House . . ”9 The Englishman William Carey had to live in Serampore, a Danish enclave in India, until Wilberforce triumphed in 1813 when the prohibition of evangelism in British colonies in India was lifted by the East India Company Charter, which now guaranteed liberty to propagate the Christian Faith. ’”10 Even at this huge distance Wilberforce brought together evangelistic zeal and concern for social justice.
Amazing grace in the life of William Wilberforce by John Piper