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William Wilberforce and “the ministry”

He was in his twenties when converted to Christianity and felt led to enter “the ministry.” John Newton, his song-writing friend, forbad such a course and encourgaged him to remain in politics where he eventually had huge influence with regards to the abolishment of slavery and – of all things – the encouragement of good manners.

‘Minister’ is the same word ascribed to government¬†officials by Paul in the book of Romans, by the way.¬†The abolition of slavery – I’d call that a ministry.

Anyone seen the recent movie about William Wilberforce?

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