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Dred Scott and Honor's Voice

All Christians should affirm that "all people of all colors everywhere" are made in the image and likeness of God and merit the rights He has bestowed and which government has been charged with safeguarding. Should we not also affirm that God-given rights extend to all persons, regardless of gestational state, size, physical formation, intellectual development or capacity for self-sustenance?

Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?

One of his personal secretaries reported that the president observed a daily time of prayer in the White House. Mr. Lincoln told him, "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."

Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

In condemning slavery, Lincoln often referred to God's justice, the Golden Rule, and the curse requiring Adam to provide for himself by his own labor, not someone else's.

On Predestination, Politics and One's True Faith

Put simply: What one believes will determine how he acts. This is true in every sphere of life. Those who deny that faith matters to politics are guilty of ill-defining faith itself: "Religion," the formalistic assent given to a set of doctrines and practices, is immaterial if one’s real faith is informed by selfish desire and temporal aims.

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