William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) was an English politician who led the movement to abolish slavery in the British Empire. As an Evangelical Christian, he campaigned against the slave trade for twenty years. In 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 passed, which abolished slavery in most of the British Empire.1
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:18, 19 nkjv).
“There are far too many Christians never ‘wrought up’ about anything; they never get indignant with injustice, with corruption in high places, or with the godless traffics which barter away the souls and bodies of men” (Billy Graham).2
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- William Wilberforce - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
- Billy Graham in Quotes, Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN, Copyright 2011, p.51