This is the actual text of a court order in a Kentucky county in 1858. "MANU-MISSION: It is ordered that Sam, a man of color, who was manumitted under the will of Joshua Childers, dec'd, be summoned to court to say whether or not he accepts his freedom." Isn't that remarkable. We can hardly imagine that Sam did not accept his freedom. But then thousands upon thousands have been offered a larger freedom, freedom from guilt and sin, and they have not accepted it.