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Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
03-15-2018, 12:57 PM
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RE: Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
(03-14-2018 03:58 PM)Leon Greene Wrote:  
(03-14-2018 11:46 AM)David Lockmiller Wrote:  Who but President Abraham Lincoln would "wrestle" with Almighty God in prayer?

Jacob (Genesis 32)

I thought that you might be interested in a brief excerpt from F. B. Carpenter's book, "The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln, Six Months at the White House," (1879) pages 261-62:

Captain Mix, (the commander, at one period, of the President's body-guard), was frequently invited to breakfast with the family at the "Home" residence. "Many times," said he, "have I listened to our most eloquent preachers, but never with the same feeling of awe and reverence, as when our Christian President, his arm around his son, with his deep, earnest tone, each morning read a chapter from the Bible."

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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