Abolitionist, Politician, Writer
Willliam Wilberforce also founded the SPCA: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly; turn at
once to the right, then go straight forward."
Have you received Christ as your Lord and Saviour?
Plan of Salvation _________________
Tell others about Jesus like William Wilberforce did:
William Wilberforce was a Minister of Parliament, not a Minister of Religion. Like Wiberforce, all we who are Christians are called by God to share our faith (witness) with those who are not Christians. Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith). _________________
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William Wilberforce (Documentary) __________________
The World of Politics Was His Mission Field
"Wilberforce was the Member of Parliament who fought twenty years to have the slave trade made illegal, that slavery itself might eventually be abolished in all of England's Territories. He lived to see it all happen."
Born Into a Life of Privilege
Born into a life of privilege, William Wilberforce would die a champion of the downtrodden---slaves, orphans, even the chimney sweeps of eighteenth and nineteenth century England.
Strange though it may seem for a wealthy member of Parliament to embrace the lower classes of society, Wilberforce was simply living out his Christian Faith and following the words of Jesus: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40).
His Efforts Initiated a Movement that Ultimately Led to Freedom for Slaves
An extraordinary conversion experience turned an aimless, pleasure seeking young man into a great force for good in British politics. Wilberforce poured his life into a number of positive causes---though he is best remembered for his twenty year battle to end the slave trade.
His efforts initiated a movement that ultimately led to freedom for slaves, not only in England but other western nations---including the United States of America.
"The Abiding Eloquence of A Christian Life"
The secret of William Wilberforce's greatness is inscribed on his statue at London's Westminster Abbey. Among his many honorable characteristics, the most powerful was "the abiding eloquence of a Christian life."
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Cover Illustration © 2002 Dick Bobnick
Wilberforce On Prayer:
"This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! I suspect I have been allotting habitually too little time to religious exercises, as private devotion and religious meditation, Scripture-reading, etc. Hence I am lean and cold and hard.
I had better allot two hours or an hour and a half daily. I have been keeping too late hours, and hence have had but a hurried half hour in a morning to myself. Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean.
But all may be done through prayer -- almighty prayer, I am ready to say -- and why not? For that it is almighty is only through the gracious ordination of the God of love and truth. O then, pray, pray, pray!"
-William Wilberforce __________________________________
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