New Imperialism In Africa Essay

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When people reflect on New Imperialism—the era when Europe colonized Europe—they recall the horrors perpetrated by France, England, and Belgium, and they are slow to forget the torture and the cruel injustice those countries labeled “progress.” However, no one seems quick to remembe rremember generous settlers who, like Mary Slessor , saved many childrens’children’s lives, and easily dismissed are the soldiers who prevented widowed women from being burned alive. Even though it may have had a large negative effect on much of Africa, New Imperialism also presented a positive impact as well; it welcomed an entire continent to international culture, put an end to the natives’ cruelty toward their own people, and, most importantly, furthered the work of the Lord. First, Africa was finally given a place in the international community because of New Imperialism. For hundreds of years, an entire fifth of the inhabited Earth was excluded from the world’s most important decisions. But because of New Imperialism, they were able to…show more content…
God’s constant strategy is to use imperfect people to fulfill perfect purposes. People like King Leopold II were extremely far from perfect, but their actions, cruel and horrifying they may have been, did have a purpose that carried out God’s law to perfection. This is shown in 2 Corinthians 4:7, where it says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us,” meaning that even though mankind is far from perfect, the consequences of its actions will eventually lead to a godly purpose, even if its choices are responsible for death and pain. Furthermore, the mistreatment of African natives actually prepared people generations ahead of time to accept the gospel; trials give people humility, and only with humility can one receive the gospel with open
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