Wednesday, March 05, 2008

President Lincoln Understood

From my hubby's blog.

I'm going to hit the abortion issue once again because I believe its important that we understand something our forefathers knew, something we’ve forgotten.

Or worse, something we no longer believe to be true in this age of intellect. It is this profound truth; that God still judges the nations of the earth.

The Bible says, "So you shall not pollute the land where you are; for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it." (Num 35:33)

Abraham Lincoln understood this principle. Below is a portion of his second inaugural address. Just try to imagine our next President speaking like this to the whole nation as he takes office.

The Almighty has his own purposes.

"Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!"

If we shall suppose that American Slavery is one of those offences which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South, this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a Living God always ascribe to Him?

Fondly do we hope - fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.

Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk,

and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether"

We've lost so much as a nation that we don't even realize the peril we are in. 600,000 men died in four years in our civil war, and Lincoln considered that the price due for the injustice of slavery.

What will 50 million aborted babies cost us? God give us another great awakening in America!


KathyS said...


Rebekah said...

Great Post. In all the political correctness and protecting even the rights of an extinct ant, I can't believe abortion is still not seen as murder. Plain and simple: Its Murder!

Sharon Hayes said...

Thanks Tony - Grandma and I were talking about all the murders, killings, rapes that are happening in our country today - last night at prayer mtg we prayed against abortion and the thought came to me that one reason for so many killings, etc is partly due to the evilness unleashed through abortion.

Thanks Rachel for posting this. We need prayer and FASTING at this time for our nation. Highly recommend Derek Prince's Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting.

Becky said...

This was powerful stuff, indeed.

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14