Everyday Promises – 118


If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV

President Abraham Lincoln was fervent in his desire to end slavery. Seven of the Southern States who wanted to retain slavery seceded from the union and tried to form a new nation. The President and Northern States took up the challenge to preserve the country as one nation and rid their land of slavery. Eventually war broke out between the two uncompromising groups. Many citizens were so committed to ending slavery that they took up arms even against brothers, uncles and fathers. The Civil War went from 12th of April, 1861 to the 9th of April 1865. 625,000 lives were lost in the bloody battles that ensued. In the end the Southern States were defeated and slavery was abolished.  We are promised in this verse that if our belief is ardent enough to take action, and we openly testify for Christ and his cause, then we will be saved. 

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Facts from -A Brief Overview of the American Civil War  By James McPherson, Battlefields.org November 20, 2008  Updated August 24, 2021  

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