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?/?/2018 ~ Presidential Quotes 11


Darkness searches for colors it can not find.
There is no freedom where the creator of liberty is not present.

16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Part 4

“We, on our side, are praying to Him to give us victory, because we
believe we are right; but those on the other side pray to Him, look for
victory, believing they are right. What must He think of us?”

God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see
if there are any who understand, who seek God. ... ~ Psalms 53:2-3


God's horizon lifts all the son's of men
   
        
          
        
            
                                                  

“The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in
accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong.
God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time.
In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose
is something different from the purpose of either party - and
yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do,
are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose.”

"... who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For
what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."
~ Luke 16:13-15


“Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes
His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare
to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of
other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers
of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully.”

“The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep for which the sheep
thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him
for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep
and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.”

“The war, the American Civil War of 1861-1865, would never
have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits.”

The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness is
exalted among the sons of men. ~ Psalms 12:8


“My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of
salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become
clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no
reason for thinking I shall ever change them.”

... fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up
cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; ... ~ Hebrews 12:14-15


Lincoln's rejection of Christian doctrine was based
upon institutional hypocrites twisting the truth of what
God Himself once delivered for all men to know.


“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming
conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and
that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12


“If there is a worse place than Hell, I am in it.”

“I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were felt by the
whole human race, there would not be one cheerful face left on earth.”

The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
~ Proverbs 14:10


“Weakness is what keeps driving us to God, by the overwhelming
conviction that there just isn't anywhere else to go.”

... "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is
made perfect in weakness." ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 12:9


“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young,
it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unaware.”

“Nevertheless, amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when
I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance on God,
knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right.”

“If it were not for my firm belief in an overruling Providence,
it would be difficult for me, in the midst of such complications of affairs,
to keep my reason on its seat. But I am confident that the Almighty
has His plans, and will work them out; and, whether we see it
or not, they will be the best for us.”

Faith is unyielding confidence in God.

“We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this;
but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise. We shall yet
acknowledge His wisdom and our own error therein.”

“And while it has not pleased the Almighty to bless us with a return of
peace, we can but press on, guided by the best light He gives, trusting
that in His own good time, and wise way, all will yet be well.”

For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good
than for doing evil. ~ 1st Peter 3:17


“We must work earnestly in the best light He gives us.”

“The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though
we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance.”

... His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and
without injustice; Righteous and upright is He. ~ Deuteronomy 32:3-4


The truth remains that it is.

“I do not doubt that our country will finally come through safe and
undivided. But do not misunderstand me... I do not rely on the patriotism
of our people... the bravery and devotion of the boys in blue... (or) the
loyalty and skill of our generals... But the God of our fathers, Who raised
up this country to be the refuge and asylum of the oppressed and
downtrodden of all nations, will not let it perish now. I may not live to
see it ... I do not expect to see it, but God will bring us through safe.”

"... 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude,
for the battle is not yours, but God's.'" ~ 2nd Chronicles 20:15


“I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your
bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved
and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid
so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.”

“We must remember that the people of all the States are entitled to all the
privileges and immunities of the citizen of the several States. We should
bear this in mind, and act in such a way as to say nothing insulting or
irritating. I would inculcate this idea, so that we may not, like Pharisees,
set ourselves up to be better than other people.”

"... Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God
of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed." ~ 1st Samuel 2:3


Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for
necessary edification, that it may impart grace ... ~ Ephesians 4:29


“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

“Such will be a great lesson of peace: teaching men that what
they cannot take by an election, neither can they take it by war.”

“Violence begins where knowledge ends.”

“Whereas the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the
supreme authority and just government of Almighty God in all the affairs
of men and of nations, has by a resolution requested the President to
designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation; and
Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their
dependence upon the overruling power of God, 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 the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history,
that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord;”

“Let the people know the truth and the country is safe.”

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
... He also will hear their cry and save them. ... ~ Psalms 145:18-20


“I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got
a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is
truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.”

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth,
they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.
The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

In a land where the free wish to remain free the truth must be made
available or destruction is assured. A nation that does not proclaim
sober godly truths, rather exalting lies, shall perish from the earth.


"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

“The legalized liquor business is the tragedy of our civilization. Alcohol is
the greatest and most blighting curse of our modern civilization. The
liquor seller is simply and only a privileged malefactor - a criminal.”

“You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.”

“Whether or not the world would be vastly benefited by a total
banishment from it of all intoxicating drinks seems not now an open
question. Three-fourths of mankind confess the affirmative with their
tongues, and I believe all the rest acknowledge it in their hearts.”

“The one victory we can ever call complete will be
that one which proclaims that there is not one slave
or one drunkard on the face of God's green earth.”

“But fight we must; and conquer we shall; in the end.”

"But he who endures to the end shall be saved." ~ Matthew 24:13

“Let’s have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us,
to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power
and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7


Desperation plows the brink of chaos without hope
Man’s beliefs not always abide in the ways God
Liberty is a two-edged sword defined by desire
Sinister Jesuits enabled the American Civil war
Despair comes by a lack of faith and trust in Him
Weakness reveals one’s true strength
Faith is relying on God to bring about fair outcomes
Providence is God’s plan to gain the greatest good
Purpose is the light given by God that fills a soul
Only by God’s favor a people survive evil’s onslaught
Seasoned speech heals all who are humbled by it
Without guiding truths, society reduces to futility
Some things legally right are not morally right
Enduring dutiful faith glorifies God & uplifts people

Without God’s guidance mankind ceaselessly fails

Hearts ache for the light taken
from our children to see truth.

Darkness's deepest part is alone




 

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