William Wilberforce writing about his wife:
“I believe her to be a real Christian,” he wrote, “affectionate, sensible, rational in habits, moderate in desires and pursuits, capable of bearing prosperity without intoxication, and adversity without repining.”
This is from David Vaughn’s biography of Wilberforce, published by Cumberland House, titled Statesman and Saint.
3 thoughts on “A Real Christian”
Why does he says “I believe her to be a real Christian”? He implies doubt somewhere. Why not just say that she is a wonderful Christian.
That’s just the old way of expressing it.