There are writings that indicate that Abraham Lincoln was not a believer of Jesus Christ before he assumed the office of President of the United States of America, or that he ever became one.
If one were to use his second Inaugural address as evidence though, it could be assumed that Lincoln had come to the conclusion that God intervenes in human affairs in order to accomplish His objectives.
It’s no doubt that God had his hand on Abraham Lincoln as our nation was on the verge of splitting into two feuding nations, much like Israel and Judah, whom as separate factions repeatedly were vulnerable to enemy kingdoms as at one time or another, at least one of the factions pursued iniquity in lieu of the righteousness of Jehovah.
Though it could be argued that the Christian credentials of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are shaky, it is noteworthy that Michelle Bachmann noticed an air of humility surrounding Mr. Trump when he said Thursday night at the RNC in Cleveland:
“At this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical and religious community because I’ll tell you what, the support they’ve given me, and I’m not sure I totally deserve it, has been so awesome and has had such a big reason for me being here tonight.”
Whether that is an indication of how a President Trump will conduct business remains to be seen. God always gives nations the leader that they deserve and not necessarily the one that they need. It remains to be seen whether God’s mercy allows for America to receive the follower of Christ that she so definitely needs. God used Abraham Lincoln, presumably a non-Christian to preserve our nation and help it break an entire race of people out of the chains of slavery. Perhaps a President Donald Trump will be that willing vessel to follow the guidance of The Original Light. It’s obvious that the past eight years have not produced such fruit. Time will tell if that trend will change.
(H/T: Art Moore/ WND)
Herndon/Steiner/ Abraham Lincoln’s Religious Views
Calhoun, S and Morel, L/ Abraham Lincoln’s Religion