In case you’re interested in hearing the full quote, which has now been seemingly well coordinated by both Congressmen and President-Elect Joseph Biden’s speech coordinator in some well-timed addresses to the nation on January 6th, the day Congress is set to certify the electoral college votes, originally read by President Lincoln to the Congress of 1862 just one year before the end of the war, its full context may surprise you. It’s a shame it hasn’t been quoted in full.
“Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We — even we here — hold the power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.”
Yes dear brothers and sisters, it would seem these are dire times for not only our nation but the world. But let us not forget, no amount of persuasive speech can detract from the Truth: America in and of itself is not the last Hope of earth, Christ is. And the only ‘Way’ God must forever bless is ‘His Way’. Those who call themselves disciples would do well to observe His truths, follow his disciplines, love their neighbors, pray for their enemies, and pursue a life of virtue and holiness that respects life, liberty and happiness for ALL. Lest he turn to you and say, even though you have professed His name, ‘I do not know you.’
If we say ‘we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it.’ JESUS IS THE WAY.
Let no one deceive you by mincing words. Cleave to Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth, So help us God!