Detestation of the Diabolical Slave Traffic (Cowper)

 Most of us have heard about the great work of William Wilberforce who used his God-given gifts and talents to work towards ending the evil practice of the slave trade.  There were others, of course, who worked so diligently with Wilberforce in attaining the goal.  In fact, William Cowper was one of those who spoke… Continue reading Detestation of the Diabolical Slave Traffic (Cowper)

…Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)

 In 1797 William Wilberforce published a book called “A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.”  In this book, Wilberforce compared and contrasted true Christianity and nominal Christianity.  The section below is where Wilberforce shows a major contrast between… Continue reading …Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)

…Less of Our Hearts (Wilberforce)

 I appreciate the following section of William Wilberforce's book called "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity."  I've edited it slightly: True, practical Christianity consists in devoting the heart and life to God.  It is governed supremely and… Continue reading …Less of Our Hearts (Wilberforce)

The Religious Compartment

 Two days ago I mentioned William Wilberforce’s book called Real Christianity (that’s the modern title for it anyway).  In chapter four he explains the true character of the real Christian life and then contrasts it with the beliefs and practices of nominal Christians.  The second section of this chapter is where Wilberforce describes how nominal… Continue reading The Religious Compartment

Vigor, Exertion, Diligence, Faith

 William Wilberforce’s Real Christianity is a fascinating and helpful book first published in England in 1797 (with this title: “A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity”).  In this book Wilberforce criticizes the notion of being a Christian in… Continue reading Vigor, Exertion, Diligence, Faith