LINCOLN SAID THIS:
“To say “I am a Christian” is not enough. Why? Because the Christianity of the slaveholder is not the Christianity of the slave. The God to whom the slaveholders pray as they ride on the decks of the slave ship is not the God to whom the enslaved are praying as they ride beneath the decks on that slave ship.”“How we are seeing God, our theology, is not the same. And what we both mean when we say “I am a Christian” is not the same thing.
One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.THE SENTIMENTS COULD NOT BE FURTHER APART:
Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained.
Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease.
Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding.
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 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"
With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.
- LINCOLN'S IS CHRISTIAN.
- REVEREND WRIGHTS -AND BY EXTENSION OBAMA'S - IS NOT.
WHEN OBAMA WAS BAPTIZED BY WRIGHT HE BECAME AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN, NOT A CHRISTIAN.
OBAMA IS A BLACK-LIBRATIONIST, NOT A CHRISTIAN. AND BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY IS MARXIST AND RACIST.
SO IS OBAMA.
MORE ON THIS HERE, AND HERE.
VIDEO PROOF HERE:
SPECIAL BONUS IRONY:
THE SLAVES BELOW THE DECKS ON THOSE SLAVE SHIPS WERE NOT VCHRISTIAN THEY WERE MUSLIMS AND ANIMISTS WHO WERE SOLD INTO SLAVERY BY MUSLIMS - MUSLIMS WHOSE NAMES "AFRICAN-AMERICANS" NOW TAKE AS IF IT SIGNIFIED THEIR ROOTS.