Sunday, January 19, 2014
Former President William McKinley Writes About the War; Abraham Lincoln Offers a Prayer
Received by James Padgett
I am here, McKinley.
Let me say a word, as I am interested in this great conflict of nations, and especially in the danger that faces my country, and the almost certainty that in a short time the cry of WAR will fill the streets and homes of its inhabitants.
God moves in a mysterious way; His wonders to perform; and this war will result in the wonder - if it may be called such - of many of the inhabitants of the earth seeking a way of a closer union with the Father. Lives will be sacrificed but souls will be saved, and men will realize that they are brothers of one Father, and that love only must rule, and that war must cease forever.
The spirit world is interested in this great conflict, and spirits are striving to open up the souls of the rulers of the nations in conflict and influence them to bring an end to the fearful carnage that is now destroying so many of God's children. The suffering, though, will yet be great before the end shall be accomplished, and many men will become spirits before the dove of peace will leave the ark of refuge and see the dry land. Nations shall fall, and some shall cease to exist; but at least the truth of the fellowship of man and the Fatherhood of God will be established.
But men must work its harvest, and the reaping must continue until there shall not remain in men's hearts any desire for war or the satisfying of unholy ambitions. We, in spirit, see this and are striving to bring the great calamity to its ending. God will not cease to love His children. Even though those children forget Him and murder their brothers.
I have finished, but through the gloom of desolation and ruin I see the rainbow of hope and the end of strife. May all men learn the fact that God is Love, and that they are His children and will soon realize the truth of His Love.
I must stop.
Your brother in Christ,
I am here, Abraham Lincoln.
Love is greater than hate, and war will end and love will come and peace will be again established. And then the teachings of the Master will reach men's hearts and war will become a thing of the past and brotherly love will rule men's conduct, and nations will know war no more.
And so must it be; God bless our people, and all the people of the earth, and make them truly His children, is the prayer of A. Lincoln.