Tuesday, August 14, 2007

William Wilberforce & Modern Slavery


I've been reading a biography about William Wilberforce and his perseverance to fight against slavery in Great Britain at the turn of the 19th century. While its shocking to realize, slavery is still very much a part of the global landscape. Last week, Mauritania passed stricter laws against slavery, but more strides need to be made in this direction. This is not primarily a politically social issue. This is a biblical heart-of-God issue. One of my favorite Wilberforce quotes follows:
"The fatal habit of considering Christian morals as distinct from Christian doctrines insensibly gained strength. Thus the peculiar doctrines of Christianity went more and more out of sight, and as might naturally have been expected, the moral system itself also began to wither and decay, being robbed of that which should have supplied it with life and nutriment."