A fascinating and challenging account of William Wilberforce's life, the man who's work lay behind that abolition of the British Salve Trade. This address was given by Rev Quigley on the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire:
Wilberforce - His background and early life. Wilberforce - A man truly converted from a life of debauchery. Wilberforce - A man who was besotted with a desire to see the lost, both close to him and far away, saved. Wilberforce - A man who lived his Christian life before his family. Wilberforce - A man who lived his Christian life before the watching world. Wilberforce - A man who lived his Christian life before God.
O! may we make it our aim to please God! This message greatly convicted me, in particular re: Wilberforce's prayers for & personal correspondence & appeals to so many to believe on Christ. As I was listening, I Tim. 2:5 came powerfully to me re: an unsaved family member whom I'd not witnessed to in a long time. Toward the end of the sermon, a prayer of Wilberforce's was read, which included his desire to please God. Then Rev. Quigley challenged us & asked us whom are WE seeking to please: God or men ‚Äď which brought great conviction to my soul. By the grace of God alone, I was enabled to prayerfully write & send a note of appeal to that family member. May God continue to encourage you in your ministry. I Cor. 15:58.
interesting Was Wilberforce contrary to scripture, the apostle Paul in Colossians and Ephesians, the teaching and works of Jesus, and even the 10th commandment by wanting to separate and revolutionize the "master-servant" relations, largely under the basis of humanist philosophy but with the quoting of disjointed scriptures?
Examine everything we are told, and it's worth another look, for abolitionism led to the same principles of feminism, overthrowing historic Christian order of society.
(Miss) Tommie Ray (8/19/2007)
from Selma, Alabama
Great Sermon! Mr. Wilberforce's passion for the lost at home and abroad made me ashamed of myself for not praying and witnessing as I should. In the midst of persecution he kept on going be cause he kept his on the prize of the high calling--Christ Jesus and he was not ashamed nor did he care what people he just prayed and saw Christ transform.
Before watching "Amazing Grace"... I re-listened to this sermon before watching the film "Amazing Grace" which tells of the life of William Wilberforce. It was a great reminder to me that Wilberforce's motivating force was the glory of God - he was absolutely driven by it. The film was excellent; but there still is the tendency to feel that it was about the slaves. For Wilberforce, it was about God. And he was passionate about not only saving lives, but saving souls.
Scott McMahan (3/27/2007)
What motivated William Wilberforce? This sermon examines what motivated William Wilberforce. His name is frequently dropped today in the circles of political activism. By tracing Wilberforce from his younger days of dissipation through his conversion and then through his political career, Pastor Quigley shows that the constant motivating factor in Wilberforce's life was the salvation of people's souls. The political activism for which he is known and celebrated was the result of this passion. This is an inspiring sermon that practically demonstrates what being a slave of God really means.