For English abolitionist William Wilberforce (August 24, 1759–July 29, 1833), campaigning against slavery was a natural extension of appreciating Christ’s love. Wilberforce’s compassion and his high view of Christian ideals shine through in his writings.
Though Wilberforce wrote only one book, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, many of his other writings and sayings appear as a daily devotional in 365 Days with Wilberforce.
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The following quotes were assembled using these two resources, as well as 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Modern Church and 300 Quotations for Preachers:
Wilberforce on faith, responsibility, and more
1. “No one expects to attain to the height of learning, or arts, or power, or wealth, or military glory, without vigorous resolution, strenuous diligence, and steady perseverance. Yet we expect to be Christians without labour, study, or inquiry.” [Read more...]