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William Wilberforce's Display of Enthusiasm

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William Wilberforce displayed extraordinary endurance. He was defeated regularly in his battle to free England of slave trade. The repeated defeats of his plans did not defeat him. His adversaries complained that, “Wilberforce jumped up whenever they knocked him down.” One said, “It is necessary to watch him as he is blessed with a very sufficient quantity of that Enthusiastic spirit, which so far from yielding that it grows more vigorous from blows.

SOURCE: John Piper, Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce, pg 47

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