Wilberforce and Slavery

William Wilberforce was instrumental in eliminating the slave trade from Great Britain. He believed that as a Christians he was obligated to help those poor souls that had been enslaved as chatel slaves. His efforts saved England from the kind of civil war that America experienced over the same issue. American leaders in the South, including church leaders, had compromised and accepted the practice. This eventually led to a bloody civil war to resolve the issue since God would not tolerate the condition to continue. Below is a video that describes the issue in more detail. Bottom line is - we are to be responsible for the brothers in our world that are captive to slavery. We are compelled to speak out and address the evil that confronts our brother and sisters around us in this world.

Wilberforce and Slavery

   
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