John Newton Became a Follower of Jesus

This Day in History: March 10th, 1747 John Newton became a follower of Jesus.

“John Newton, a sailor on a slave ship, was converted to Christianity during a huge storm at sea. He eventually becomes an Anglican clergyman, the author of the famous hymn “Amazing Grace” and a zealous abolitionist. ‘That 10th of March is a day much to be remembered by me; and I have never allowed it to pass unnoticed since the year 1748. For on that day the Lord came from on high and delivered me out of deep waters.’”

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