The Value of Human Life

I once asked a group of Christians, “What are human beings?” Without hesitation, one man shouted, “Worthless sinners!” The entire group nodded in agreement.

On this day: Granville Sharp, slave trade abolitionist, died

The prevailing legal and public opinion in 18th century England was that slavery was acceptable. But in 1772, evangelical Granville Sharp argued that English law stretching back to Magna Carta did not justify the practice. He later memorably remarked that “no power on earth” can make slavery right.