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The Torchlighters: The John Newton Story | Episode 21

May 20, 2024
including some in Parliament. What we need now are votes. We need people who are willing to suffer a loss of business by voting against the slave trade. I will present a bill to Parliament. It will need votes to be approved. - So, let us each dedicate ourselves to the task that God proposes to us. Write your speech, I have one more task to do. And let's trust God to do the rest. (serious music) Have you read my account? - Ah, Newton. Have. And I respect your point of view, but... - But? - No two ships are the same, no captain is the same.
the torchlighters the john newton story episode 21
There are those who treat Africans with more, with more... - What, Sir Charles? - You know, better portions, more space. - Do you mean there will be fewer slaves chained below deck? A little more time outdoors? Maybe instead of 30 minutes outside, 40 minutes? I have read Sir Thomas's account. Slaves were allowed to dance. - Keep moving. - Are you busy doing the math? - Keep them busy. - They are happy, even happy. - You complain and this is what will happen. (the man shouts) - You think his trip was happy, right? So please me, replace that image of slaves with that of your own family and perhaps your next vacation should be aboard a slave ship.
the torchlighters the john newton story episode 21

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There is a picture in my church and yours, Sir Charles, a picture in every Bible on earth of someone who took on the whippings, the humiliation, the nails and ultimately the sins of you and me and everyone. , of all, Sir Charles. That means for Africans too. Isn't it worth losing money? Think about eternity sir, think about that. (intense music) (door clicks) Lord, I have done what I could, your will be done. (foot tapping) (bell rings) (organ music) ♪ Amazing grace, how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ That saved a wretch like me ♪ ♪ I was once lost, but now I'm found ♪ ♪ I was blind, but now I see ♪ ♪ Through many dangers, toils and traps ♪ ♪ I have already come ♪ ♪ It is grace that has saved me until now ♪ ♪ And grace will take me home ♪ ♪ The Lord has promised me good ♪ ♪ His word assures my hope ♪ ♪ He will be my shield and my portion ♪ ♪ As long as life lasts ♪ I come, not to accuse, but to appeal to your feelings of humanity.
the torchlighters the john newton story episode 21
I beseech you to put an end once and for all to the cruel practice of slavery, as is our duty to God and to those created in his image. And now, let us be guided by our conscience and put this important issue to a vote. (people chat) - If I may. If I can. (feet knock) (door creaks) (tense music) - William? - We have it. - That? - We have the votes. - Oh. - Do we have the votes? - We have the votes. - Praise God, oh, praise God. Did you hear that, Maria? We have the votes.
the torchlighters the john newton story episode 21
We have the votes! (chains rattle) (men clap) (women clap) (speaks in foreign language)-For the rest of his life, John Newton worked tirelessly to help free those in physical and spiritual bondage. And in 1807, under the leadership of William Wilberforce, the English government banned the slave trade in Britain. John Newton lived to witness the historic event and died in December of that same year. Newton's

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and his writings continue to influence generations to come. The song "Amazing Grace," which highlights the redemptive power of God, is estimated to be performed more than 10 million times each year. Studies estimate that over the past centuries, approximately 13 million people were sold into slavery.
It is estimated that today there are millions more trapped in some form of modern slavery. - My memory has almost been lost; but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior. (soft music)

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