[asa] Re: Young Evangelicals was RE: Creation Care Magazine

From: Rich Blinne <rich.blinne@gmail.com>
Date: Thu Jan 24 2008 - 16:41:31 EST

On Jan 24, 2008 2:27 PM, Rich Blinne <rich.blinne@gmail.com> wrote:

> Speaking of which, the last known letter of John Wesley was to Wilberforce
> and his message to him should be our message to the next generation of
> evangelicals:
> "Do not weary in well-doing."
I was fact-checking my memory and found the full quote. It was so eloquent
it bears repeating:

My dear Sir,

Unless the Divine power has raised you up to be as Athanasius contra mundum,
I see not how you can go through your glorious enterprise in opposing the
execrable villainy, which is the scandal of religion, 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, 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 that has guided you from your youth up may continue to
strengthen in this and all things, is the prayer of,

Your affectionate servant,
John Wesley
-- As quoted by Chuck Colson in Kingdoms in Conflict, p. 105

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