It would be impossible for congress to write bills, debate them and pass them if the whole process had to be undertaken one bill at a time. A house divided against itself cannot stand. They remind us that he is a great man, and that the largest of us are very small ones. At one point, Jesus told the Pharisees that they could be free of the practice of sin John 8:34. Of strange, discordant, and even hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy.
Though Lincoln garnered more popular votes, the legislators chose to reelect Douglas. The exegesis of the passage means that is the kingdom of darkness i … s not united, it shall fall. After all, our words reveal what is hidden in our hearts Matt. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Lincoln one day this -- 'Mr. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Jesus Christ is building His church Matthew 16:18.
That was the second point gained. If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. Four days later commenced the struggle which ended in repealing that congressional prohibition. That is what we have to do. Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. And if a house has become divided against itself, that house cannot subsist. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation.
How can he oppose the advances of slavery? Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new— North as well as South. They wish us to infer all, from the facts, that he now has a little quarrel with the present head of the dynasty; and that he has regularly voted with us, on a single point, upon which, he and we, have never differed. Why the outgoing President's felicitation on the indorsement? Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn't first take from somebody else. Turn the Talk Jesus commissioned us to tell others about who He is and the saving grace He offers. The United States would fall apart if it could not agree on slavery. This was the third point gained. The Bible says that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways James 1:8 , and Paul appeals to the churches that there be no divisions among the believers 1 Corinthians 1:10.
It will become all one thing, or all the other. And, unquestionably they can be bought cheaper in Africa than in Virginia. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North as well as South. Senator Douglas holds, we know, that a man may rightfully be wiser to-day than he was yesterday -- that he may rightfully change when he finds himself wrong. Buchanan was elected, and the indorsement, such as it was, secured.
Now, as ever, I wish to not misrepresent Judge Doulgas' position, question his motives, or do aught that can be personally offensive to him. We shall not fail -- if we stand firm, we shall not fail. And if a house be divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. The new President, too, seizes the early occasion of the Silliman letter to indorse and strongly construe that decision, and to express his astonishment than any different view had ever been entertained. How can he oppose the advance of slavery? Have we no tendency to the latter condition? If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand.
Lexicon If ἐὰν ean Conjunction If. Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends -- those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work, who do care for the result. President and Gentlemen of the Convention: If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. God commands unity among believers because, once conflict enters the midst of any assembly or entity, productivity and usefulness inevitably grind to a halt and the whole organization is weakened and becomes vulnerable to attack. But, so far, Congress only, had acted; and an indorsement by the people, real or apparent, was indispensable, to save the point already gained, and give chance for more. If it was by the power of Satan that He had cast out the demon, then Satan was actually fighting against himself! Lincoln delivered this address to his Republican colleagues in the Hall of Representatives.
The speech was aimed at Senator Stephen A. There are those who denounce us openly to their own friends, and yet whisper us softly, that Senator Douglas is the aptest instrument there is, with which to effect that object. Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. A speech made by Abraham to the convention in 1858. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided.