Words from John Wesley to William Wilberforce in 1791

My dear sir, Unless the Divine Power has raised you up…I see not how you can go through your glorious enterprises, in opposing that execrable villainy which is the scandal of religion [referring to slavery], of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils, [Now, here comes the edification.] but if God be for you who can be against you. Are all of them together stronger than God? Oh be not weary of well doing. Go on in the name of God, and in the power of his might, till even American slavery, the vilest that ever saw the sun, shall vanish away before it. That he who has guided you from your youth up may continue to strengthen you in this and all things, is the prayer of, dear sir, your affectionate servant, John Wesley.”

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