Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Puzzling Faith of Abraham Lincoln

"Where was God in this brutal national war? An unbaptized non-churchgoer came up with a profound answer." by Mark A. Noll | CT, 1/01/1992
"The end of the Civil War in the spring of 1865 began a national discussion that has not stopped 125 years later. What did the war mean? What was its significance to the nation? More momentously, what was its significance to God?"

Whose side was God on? Lincoln recognized it was neither the Union nor the Confederate. God was and is and always has been on His own side; contra Beecher (Union) and contra Dabney (Confederate).

3 comments:

steve martin said...

When we get up there...we can ask God.

???

~ The Billy Goat ~ said...

Steve,

Yes we can, along with a "zillion" other questions... :)

Peace

steve martin said...

"Yes we can, along with a "zillion" other questions... :)"


Right TBG!

Or...everything will make sense to us at that point and there will be no need to ask.(?)