Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the 16th President of the United States.

"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, and scoffer at religion." - "The Illinois Gazette," August 15, 1846.

"I sincerely hope father may recover his health; but at all events tell him to remember to call upon and confide in our great and good and merciful maker, who will not turn away from him in any extremity.  He notes the fall of a sparrow and numbers the hairs of our head, and He will not forget the dying man who puts his trust in Him." - from a letter to his step-brother, in 1851, concerning the illness of their father.

"The will of God prevails.  In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God . . . one must be wrong.  God can not be for and against the same thing at the same time." - "Meditation on the Divine Will," 1862.