John Newton got it right. He experienced it. He celebrated it. The grace of God is amazing!
He wrote an entire hymn about it.
“A lost and blind wretch?”
Most of us know the story. The beloved hymn, commonly known as “Amazing Grace,” was written by a former slave ship captain and slave trader, John Newton. Once he became a believer in Jesus Christ, he became a changed man, and later abandoned slave trade.
Referring to his past, he was quoted as saying, “I had the ambition of a Caesar or an Alexander, and wanted to rank in wickedness among the foremost of the human race.” He also claimed he was, “a ringleader in blasphemy, and wickedness.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Paul Swamidass