The story of Abraham Lincoln has special relevance to
America's Christian community. Therefore, when speaking at churches and
other Christian organizations, Mr. Lincoln goes into greater depth regarding
his religious beliefs and experiences.
Although raised in a Bible-believing, Christian home, Abe
Lincoln was an admitted skeptic of the Christian faith as a young
man. Yet he was also a sincere seeker of the truth. Then, at age
41, Mr. Lincoln was faced with a personal tragedy, one of many in
his life. Eddie, the Lincolns second son, died shortly
before his fourth birthday.
At this time of loss, a minister challenged Mr. Lincoln to
carefully study the Scriptures. Upon doing so, the man known as
"Honest Abe" became convinced of the truth of
"It seems to me that nothing short of infinite
wisdom could by any possibility have devised and given to men this excellent
and perfect moral code. It is suited to men in all conditions of life,
and inculcates all the desire they owe to their Creator, to themselves, and
to their fellow man."
Later, Abraham Lincoln served as President of the United
States of America during our greatest national crisis, the Civil
War. During those extraordinarily difficult years, he continually
sought the guidance and assistance of God. He condemned American
slavery for the moral evil which it was and sought to bring it to
an end. And he beseeched the Nation and her people to confess
their sins, to submit themselves to God, and to call on Him for
"It is fit and becoming in all people, at all
times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in
humble submission to his chastisement; to confess and deplore their sins and
transgressions in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom; and to pray, with all fervency and contrition for the
pardon of their past offenses, and for a blessing upon their present and
prospective action..." (Proclamation of
a Day of Public Humiliation, Prayer, and Fasting; August 1861)
Mr. Lincoln also encouraged his own friends to embrace the
"I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible.
Take all of this Book on reason that you can, and the balance on faith, and
you will live and die a happier man." (personal letter to Joshua
Speed, a lifelong friend)
Mr. Lincoln is available to speak to
your church, Christian school, or other gathering to share his
story. You will hear a personal account of the momentous events
of his own life and of a crucial time in America's history. As you listen, you will be challenged to move from skepticism to
faith, to trust wholly in God, and to pray for our nation and her
Suggested occasions for a Lincoln visit include:
other special church events
Presidents' Day (February)
National Day of Prayer (May)
Memorial Day (May)
Independence Day (July)
Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (August)
Veterans Day (November)
Thanksgiving Day (November)
Day for the Abolition of Slavery (December).
available either in English or Spanish. In addition, limited presentations
(mixed with English) are available in French and German. That's right,
after all these years Mr. Lincoln is now multi-lingual!
"I cannot begin to tell you how inspired I was by your speech/sermon.
Thank you SO much for coming to this celebration and church service! I
will remember your meaningful words for a long time. God bless you Mr.
-- from a member of the congregation at a joint community church service in
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