Wednesday, December 01, 2010

150th Anniversary of War Between Americans, 1861-1865: God's Judgment upon America for National Sin of Unbiblical Slavery - Part 1

Part 1 - Methodist Church Splits over Slavery: 1843, 1844

1843 - Wesleyan Methodist Church separates from Methodist Episcopal Church

1844 - The Methodist Episcopal Church splits into:
The Methodist Episcopal Church (North), and The Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

John Wesley advocated for freedom from slavery to William Wilberforce, who was a member of the English Parliament.

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"The churches divided over the issue of slavery. American Methodists at first followed John Wesley's strong anti-slavery stance, denouncing participation in the slave trade and slaveholding, but later they yielded to economic and political pressures."

Read and download the complete report here.

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