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Elton Trueblood

Lincoln and the Bible

Nothing short of infinite wisdom could by any possibility have devised and given to man this excellent and perfect moral code. ABRAHAM LINCOLN In the Fisk University Library, Nashville, Tennessee, is a copy of the Bible inscribed as follows: "To Abraham Lincoln, President of the United Sates, the Fr... Read More
Elton Trueblood

Lincoln and the Church

Blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches. ABRAHAM LINCOLN Did Lincoln's theology require that he be a member of a particular church? The short answer is that it did not; but, because the subject is a more complicated one than it at first appears to be, the short answer do... Read More
Elton Trueblood

Lincoln at Prayer

I have sought His aid. ABRAHAM LINCOLN On October 5, 1818, Nancy Lincoln died. The disease which killed the pioneer mother was known locally as "milk sick." In the late summer and early autumn the hungry cattle were attracted to a plant called white snake root, which grew in shady places in the fore... Read More
Elton Trueblood

The Agonizing Interlude

It is a momentous thing to be the instrument, under Providence, of the liberation of a race. ABRAHAM LINCOLN There are many mysteries about the life of Abraham Lincoln, but no mystery is greater than that of the radical change which occurred in his public work after he had entered the White House. T... Read More
Elton Trueblood

The Final Paradox

I have felt His hand upon me in great trials. ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln will be remembered for many things, but he may be remembered longest for his prophetic interpretation of American history. His patriotism was of such magnitude that it cannot easily be exaggerated, but it was never idolatr... Read More
Elton Trueblood

The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Abraham Lincoln

A great man lays upon posterity the duty of understanding him. LORD TWEEDSMUIR Only a few persons in human history have so towered above their contemporaries that they are universally recognized as belonging to the ages. One such person was born in a one-room cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, on Feb... Read More

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