Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Altar of St. Andrews, Syracuse NY

“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.”
—John Wesley to William Wilberforce (Thank you, Nancy!)

A quote from the last letter that John Wesley wrote to William Wilberforce, a man who had been converted under Wesley's ministry and who was a member of Parliament. The letter concerns his opposition to slavery and encouragement for Wilberforce to take action for change. Parliament finally outlawed England's participation in the slave trade in 1807.
Written February 24, 1791 (Feast of St. Matthias!)

Please pray for St. Andrews Church in Syracuse NY as Bishop Skip Adams' lawyers and Bishop Schori's lawyers litigate to seize our church.
Court proceedings begin at 10:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2007.


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