On a muddy March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for his second term as president.

His second inaugural address was an attempt to explain how the evils of the war reconcile with the idea of God’s will. President Lincoln quotes or alludes to Bible verses six times throughout the speech.

Susan Paddock is secretary of The Lincoln Fellowship of PA. Find us online at lincolnfellowship.org.

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