May 27, 2015 | Posted in Words from Our Presidents | By

Today we continue our series examining the beliefs of past presidents with a few words from Abraham Lincoln on the existence of God and His generous blessings to America.

On God’s Existence

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“Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world.” -Abraham Lincoln, March 15, 1865.

God is the Source of America’s Blessings

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“No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things [blessings]. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.” -Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.