National Freedom Day

February 1—National Freedom Day, commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that declared: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude. . .shall exist with the United States,” one result from the tragic Civil War.

Just one month later, President Lincoln said in his second Inaugural Address:

“Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.

Yet if God wills that it continue—until every drop of blood drawn from the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousands years ago. . .”


And quoting from Psalm 19:9: “. . .the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

In December 1865, the13th Amendment was ratified by the states.

Engage with the Bible—this Book of all books!

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