I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would think of the condition of the world today of what man has made of the legacy they were given by so much sacrifice that had been given so freely by so many courageous men and women.
Abraham Lincoln was a man of faith as presented by his many references in his speeches.
If it was good enough for our fore fathers, then it is good enough for us too.
In many ways, the problems we face could be overcome much easier if we just had some faith.
“That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular….I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, or scoffer at, religion.” [July 31, 1846]
These days it is obvious that we are looking at a period of time where we need to go back to the past, we need to see where we came from and that the Constitution is the base of our countries success and the inspiration of what America has become this is why we do not need to transform.
We just need to get back to our roots.
Back to what we know will work, we know this because we have 150 years of history to back us up.
We have the truth and the truth will set you free.
“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, and to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in Holy Scripture, and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord. And, insomuch (sic) as we know that by His divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisement in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which has preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
[March 30, 1863]
You can see clearly that Abraham Lincoln was a great man filled with faith, contrary to some that seem to think the opposite, of course there will always be those that disagree however it seems clear that this great man was in fact a man of faith.
There is little doubt that many of this great mans decisions were in fact based on a great faith.
You know what else, a man in a wheel chair cant change that.