Amazing Grace: There is Still a Need
by Allen Scott 3/03/2007 / Entertainment
This weekend the long anticipated release of the motion picture "Amazing Grace' opens chronicling the life of William Wilberforce, the British evangelical Christian who led the political movement against slavery in the 18th century.
The trading of souls in Willberforces time was a blight on America yet there still remains a stain on humanity today as many helpless souls are still trapped in modern slave trade. They too need a Willberforce to stand up and fight for them, their voices, like the slaves of old are silenced by calloused greedy people who profit off the misery and misfortune of others. Not until sin is eradicated from the planet and loving our neighbors as ourselves is put into practice will this world be free of the disgrace of slavery. Physical slavery is as real as spiritual slavery. Those who are bound by sin are in need of Amazing Grace as those who were physically bound by chains.
It is our duty as evangelical Christians to stand in the gap for the hopeless and downtrodden. We are to be the force for change in the world. We, as Wilberforce, can be the Amazing Grace to someone else today. As long as there are souls trapped in slavery there will always be a need for Amazing Grace.