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" Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God;... "
A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose - Page 434
1872 - 534 pages
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First Freedom: The Baptist Perspective on Religious Liberty

Thomas White, Jason G. Duesing, Malcolm B. Yarnell, III - 2007 - 195 pages
...encourage every American to read carefully President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, in which he said, "Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God,...answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes." He continued: If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence...
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A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every Conservative Should Know About ...

Hugh Hewitt - 2007 - 311 pages
...that depth more visible than in his Second Inaugural Address of March 1865: "Both [North and South] read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and...answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes." Even more to the point was his reply when a minister from the North told the president he "hoped the...
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Both Prayed to the Same God: Religion and Faith in the American Civil War

Robert J. Miller - 2007 - 243 pages
...invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God 's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat...His own purposes. " Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh....
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History of the Colored Race in America

William T. Alexander - 2003 - 608 pages
...the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in Jtmnging their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but...answered fully. The Almighty has his own purposes. ***** "If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses, which in the Providence...
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Mrs Keckly Sends Her Regards

Tim Jorgenson - 2007 - 236 pages
...faces, hut let us judge not that we be not judged. There was a smattering of applause in the crowd. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of...has His own purposes. (Woe unto the world because of offenses! For it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!...
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America Fear No Evil

Mbijiwe Mwenda - 2008 - 284 pages
...all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.,. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less...has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh."...
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Magnanimity and Statesmanship

Carson Holloway - 2008 - 229 pages
...the nation's wounds. Noting the irony of each side invoking God's aid against the other, he states: Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God;...has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes.74 Then, paraphrasing Genesis 3:18, Lincoln points to the manifest incompatibility between...
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