Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

When Lincoln Told Slave Owners They Should Try It For Themselves

He who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln, letter of April 6, 1859. It is not enough for us to agree to “have … Continue reading

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Allowable Slavery

While I have often said that all men ought to be free, yet I would allow [slavery of] those white people who argue in favor of making other people slaves. I am in favor of giving an appointment to such … Continue reading

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When Liberty is Tyranny, and Tyranny is Liberty

Abraham Lincoln, a master of words, considered the ability to communicate through speech must be a gift of God rather than something humans invented on their own: But whether Divine gift, or invention, it is still plain that if a mode … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Personal Attacks

As a general rule, I abstain from reading the reports of attacks upon myself, wishing not to be provoked by that to which I can not properly offer an answer. Abraham Lincoln, April 11, 1865 *** [Today’s quote links yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Civil Rights And The Gospel – why the struggle is worth it

I like inertia. I like that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, especially when the object is my body, and I like that an object in motion tends to stay in motion if that means I don’t have to … Continue reading

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God Cares What You Think About Him

God Wants to be Understood Avoiding misunderstandings is a good goal for everyone, of course, no matter what the relationship may be. Even God wants to avoid misunderstandings. He spoke to the Israelites as Moses brought them to the borders of … Continue reading

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The Sovereignty of God in Wartime

Abraham Lincoln is not known for being a great theologian, but he is known for his intelligence and wisdom. So I quote him here because he comes as close as anyone I’ve read on what it means to say that … Continue reading

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