A Bloody History Lesson

Before the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln said:
“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.” Lincoln’s ‘House-Divided’ Speech in Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858.

After the American Civil War (1861-1865) in which 620,000 died,
Abraham Lincoln said:
“Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.” Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

Given America’s history of racial strife, all our enemies will need to do is sit back and watch the nation self-destruct. Is that what we want? Hear this, you instigators of racially motivated killings! We can blame God for creating racial diversity, but we can only blame ourselves for racism. Do you realize that every human being originated from the same dust of the earth? It’s true. God exercised his supreme authority to give some humans more melanin than others because he does as he pleases. Don’t hate the people. Talk to God about it. He might tell you why he did that. But even if he doesn’t, he has already told us that we are all descendants of Adam and Eve, the first family he created (Gen 1:26-28). That means we are all kin folks. If you didn’t know, now you know.

And for the record, President Abraham Lincoln’s quote came from The Holy Bible. The truth spoken in 1858 is still relevant for today:

24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. (Mark 3:24-26).

May God bless America to become one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Amen.


About encourageme2

Gloria Shell Mitchell, a divorce researcher and author of The Garbage Man's Daughter book series, shares experiential knowledge of the impact of divorce on children and adults.
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