across this article and I thought it was terrific! Abraham
Lincoln did so much for this country. This God fearing man of
conviction and courage, a man who ran for the presidency on
eight occasions, was instrumental in freeing the slaves and now
I find out he helped God's people.
our leaders walk with God and obey him, we all are recipients of
their obedience to Him. What a great president Abraham Lincoln
was and I'm sure we all will see him soon. Where are the
men of faith and courage like Abraham Lincoln? Are there any
leaders left that have a profound respect of God and His
word? If they're out there, we need them to step forward now!
Our nation was blessed, in part, because we had leaders like
Lincoln who took the Bible at face value and believed every word
on it's pages. Lincoln took the Bible literally. He believed
that what God said He meant.
man of peace, faith, courage, love of country and love for his
God and His People - The Jews.
Friend of The Jews…
By Herb Geduld,
Throughout history, Jews have had great friends and mortal
enemies as rulers in countries in which they lived. Perhaps no
American president has been a greater friend of the Jewish
people then Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln was the first American president to become officially
involved in questions of Jewish equality when he urged Congress
to the chaplaincy laws to permit rabbis to become military
January 1863, he revoked the only incident of official and
anti-Jewish discrimination when he countermanded Ulysses S.
Grant’s infamous order number 11, which expelled Jews from
Northern Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Lincoln also
appointed seven Jewish generals to the Union forces.
What were the reasons for Lincoln’s concerned and friendly
attitude toward the Jews? First and foremost was the fact
that by the time of the Civil War, Jews had become a factor in
American Life. During the Revolutionary War and the founding of
America, Jews numbered a minuscule 2,500 out of a population of
approximately 4 million. By 1840, they had grown to only 15,000,
but 20 years later, in 1860, the Jewish population had risen to
150,000, out of a nation of 30 million. The Jews emerged from a
relatively docile and unseen element in the population to a
viable minority, striving for its own rights and recognition.
With the increased Jewish population, the future president new
Jews as admirable neighbors, even in the little towns where he
Lewis Salzenstein was a
storekeeper/livestock trader in the town of Athens, Illinois,
near New Salem, where Lincoln spent six years. When Lincoln was
postmaster, he collected the mail from “Old Salty’s” store,
which served as the regional post office. He became good friends
with Salzenstein, who remembered by a town historian as
“doing more than any other man
toward bettering the improvements and the mode of living in this
Perhaps Lincoln's most valued and personal Jewish friend prior
to his presidency was Abraham Jonas, an English Jew who
settled Kentucky and Illinois. Jonas and Lincoln became good
friends and political Allies. Lincoln also had many Jewish
friends during his law years in Springfield, Illinois. One of
them was a neighbor, Julius Hammerslough, who visited Lincoln
while he was in Washington and who accompanied Lincoln's funeral
train on its mournful journey back to Springfield.
was another fundamental reason for Lincoln's affinity for Jews
and Judaism. That was his profound respect and depth of
knowledge of the Bible. Although he was not conventionally
religious, Lincoln, like many frontiers and men of his day, had
spent much time in his youth reading the Hebrew scriptures. He
would often quote from books of the Prophets during his
speeches, legislatures and had an almost encyclopedic knowledge
of the book of psalms.
last words, according to his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, were, “how
I should like to visit Jerusalem some time.” Felled by John
Wilkes Booth’s bullet, he never got his wish…but Believers
know that he will.
we only had a leader right now like Abe Lincoln we might not be
in the mess we find ourselves in today...
the United States continues to alienate Israel, we will cease to
enjoy God's protection, and that will be a fearful day when the
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob turns His back on the U.S. Its
time to pray...pray that the Lord will save as many people as
possible before the tribulation period (The Time of Jacobs
Jeremiah 30 |
Malachi 4 |
Until Next Time
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world
gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.
Romans 10:8-11: "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and
in your heart,"
that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
That if you confess
with your mouth, "Jesus is LORD,"
in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
As the Scripture says, "Anyone who
trusts in Him will never be put to shame." (NIV)