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How the Trinity Freed the Slaves (part II)

(Part I was here)

A friend sends this photo from the west African country of Benin. Benin Trinity monument The Benin coast is known as a slave coast, and has a fearsome monument known as The Gate of No Return marking the point of departure. A different monument, this one commemorates the coming of Christianity to Africa. I don’t know much about it, but in its geometric simplicity this is as striking an image as I know of freedom given by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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