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QUOTE (John Newton) – Mar. 10

March 10, 2014

John Newton, slave trader, abolitionist, minis...

“If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth’s grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, the post of ruler or the post of scavenger; for the joy of the angels lies only in obedience to God’s will, and with equal joy they would lift a Lazarus in his rags to Abraham’s bosom, or be a chariot of fire to carry an Elijah home.”
~ John Newton

In honor of John Newton, former slave trader, Pastor, and author of the classic “Amazing Grace”, who came to Christ on this day in 1747 during a violent storm at sea.  He stated “That 10th of March is a day much to be remembered by me; and I have never allowed it to pass unnoticed since the year 1748. For on that day the Lord came from on high and delivered me out of deep waters.”

Resources:
Today in History – March 10
John Newton>Quotes

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6 comments

  1. Reblogged this on Elaine's Random Thoughts and commented:
    This is a wonderful quote from John Newton, author of one of my very favorite hymns, Amazing Grace. I just learned that he came to Christ on March 10th. That salvation caused a huge change in his life from slave trader to Pastor. He never forgot that day, March 10,1748, and in fact, in his words, “That 10th of March is a day much to be remembered by me; and I have never allowed it to pass unnoticed since the year 1748. For on that day the Lord came from on high and delivered me out of deep waters.”


  2. Thanks for this quote and the bit of John Newton’s story. I never knew that March 10th was his special day!


  3. Beautiful quote! Thanks for sharing this!!! Now if I could have the same attitude. Praise God for the faithful who share His great Love!!!


  4. Oh, that I could have such joy, such pure, unadulterated focus and obedience. I look forward to that day.

    Great quote! Shared on Twitter.


  5. Oh, that I would have the same attitude as those angels!


  6. Reblogged this on Daily Enduring Truth and commented:
    A great quote from the author of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” I learned from this page that John Newton came to Christ on this day in 1747.



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