THE CLAPHAM WAYBy
Near the end of the 18th century, a young British parliamentarian named William Wilberforce, along with a small group of friends from Clapham, took on the impossible, the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire… and they turned their world upside down!
So, how did they do it?
These “friends” shared a common bond, their faith in Jesus Christ, and their corporate sense of calling to “preach the gospel” in every arena of life, social or political. Their collective focus was to influence their world and even radically transform it through their steadfast commitment to the cause.
Though they were of diverse Christian denominational backgrounds, they were unified in their common faith in Jesus Christ and driven by their common passion to pursue His purposes for their lives in their generation.
And now the time has come to sound the call once again. Those who profess their faith in Jesus Christ, who share the same sense of urgency for this nation’s spiritual and moral conscience, are invited to look past minor differences to pursue a calling that extends far beyond just seeking personal comfort and well-being, and come together for such a time as this!
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“I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields and boundless forests…and it was not there.
I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning–and it was not there. I looked for it in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution…and it was not there.
Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!”
– French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831