MARANATA !!!

MARANATA !!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

AMAZING GRACE-John Newton


 
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John Newton, slave trader, abolitionist, minis...
John Newton, slave trader, abolitionist, minister, and author of the hymn “Amazing Grace” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This on John Newton’s headstone – “John Newton, clerk, once an infidel and Libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he hand
so long labored to destroy.” He lived 1725 – 1807. At age 82 he
stated, “My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am agreat sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior!” AMAZING GRACE, oneof the greatest hymns of all times, which was penned by Reverend John Newton, has been used by the Holy Spirit down through the centuries to
convict the hearts of sinners, and as a song of praise for those whohave found forgiveness through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.


John and Mary Newton's grave
John and Mary Newton’s grave (Photo credit: jackharrybill)
 H.I.IRONSIDE IN THE HEAVENLIES – On Ephesians (thesimplewomansdaybook.com)

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