Calvary J. Michael Shannon January 1, 2005 In the mid 1800s, 50,000 slaves were sold each year at Zanzibar on the coast of Africa. A church now stands where the old slave market stood. The altar is where the whipping post stood. It must be moving to visit such a church. But any church reminds us that we were once slaves – slaves to sin. Any church reminds us that the cross was worse than a whipping post, but we slaves did not go there. Christ went there, went there because He loves us, and went there because He wanted to set us free. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.