"My grand objection to the religious system still held by many who declare themselves orthodox Churchmen. . . is, that it tends to render Christianity so much a system of prohibitions rather than of privilege and hopes, and thus the injunction to rejoice, so strongly enforced in the New Testament, is practically neglected, and Religion is made to wear a forbidding and gloomy air and not one of peace and hope and joy."
- William Wilberforce, British Parliamentarian, proponent of the abolition of the slave trade; Peculiar Doctrines, Public Morals, and the Political Welfare, John Piper, 2002.
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