Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

Setting the Captives Free

March 4, 2007

“What a tragedy it would be if amidst all the movies and memorials celebrating the life of Wilberforce in 2007, Christians missed out on the chance to actually be Wilberforce in 2007—to be used of God to set slaves free, to bring an end to slavery in this generation, and to bring honor to the mission of Christ in the world.”

– from On a Justice Mission by anti-slavery activist Gary Haugen


“Is this not the fast which I chose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?” -Isaiah 58:6

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A Fanatic

February 18, 2007

“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.”

– William Wilberforce, 1759- 1833, the British abolitionist and subject of the upcoming movie Amazing Grace

Abolition

February 4, 2007

“I have need to be on fire. I have icebergs to melt.”

– The great abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879