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"John Piper's succinct and fantastically perceptive research of William Wilberforce merits to turn into an acclaimed bestseller. It not just tells the tale of an outstanding man's life-it additionally tells us how one can comprehend the final word resource of his greatness and happiness. in addition, that figuring out is going some distance deeper than the abolitionist achievements for which Wilberforce is venerated, brilliant even though they have been. William Wilberforce's mystery, as printed during this publication, used to be that he made the adventure from self-centeredness, achievement-centeredness, and political-centeredness to God-centeredness. And he made it with Christlike joy." -Jonathan Aitken opposed to nice stumbling blocks William Wilberforce, an evangelical Christian and a member of Parliament, fought for the abolition of the African slave alternate and opposed to slavery itself till they have been either unlawful within the British Empire. Many are conscious of Wilberforce's position in bringing an finish to slavery in nice Britain, yet few have taken the time to ascertain the ideals and motivations that spurred him on for many years. In this concise quantity, John Piper tells the tale of the way Wilberforce used to be reworked from an unbelieving, younger flesh presser right into a substantially God-centered Christian, and the way his deep spirituality helped to alter the ethical outlook of a state. As international leaders debate over easy methods to care for a bunch of social justice and humanitarian crises, a more in-depth examine Wilberforce's existence and religion serves as an encouragement and instance to all believers.

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Is enjoined on us as our bounden duty and commended to us as our acceptable worship. . A cold . . ”19 So for Wilberforce, joy was both a means of survival and perseverance on the one hand, and a deep act of submission, obedience, and worship on the other hand. Joy in Christ was commanded. And joy in Christ was the only way to flourish fruitfully through decades of temporary defeat. It was a deep root of endurance. ”20 But What about the Hard Times? The word “seeking” is important. It is not as though Wilberforce succeeded perfectly in “attaining” the fullest meaWilberforce, A Practical View of Christianity, 45-46.

He knew that his own repentance was a gift of God (“May I, Oh God, be enabled to repent and turn to thee with my whole heart. , 150). He loved the essay on regeneration by the Calvinist John Witherspoon and wrote a preface for it (Jay, The Autobiography of William Jay, 298). As I completed his book, A Practical View of Christianity, I could not recall a single sentence that a Calvinist like John Newton or George Whitefield or Charles Spurgeon could not agree with. 18 Pollock, Wilberforce, 46. qxd 12/6/06 1:59 PM Page 63 The Deeper Root of Childlike Joy 63 Joy Is Our “Bounden Duty” Here is a clear statement of Wilberforce’s conviction that joy is not optional: it is an “injunction .

103. , 237. qxd 12/6/06 1:59 PM Page 67 The Deeper Root of Childlike Joy 67 persevering in political justice that Wilberforce fought for it with relentless vigilance. ”29 Therefore, when we say that Wilberforce’s happiness was unshakable and undefeatable because it was beyond the reach of human vicissitudes, we don’t mean it was beyond struggle; we mean he had learned the secret of “the good fight” (1 Tim. 6:12), and that his embattled joy reasserted itself in and after every tumult in society and in the soul.

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