From a superlative essay Bill Martin forwarded on the South’s honor and Constitutionality during the War of Northern Aggression:
Lincoln frequently invoked God’s name in association with his cause. Referring to the war, he declared: “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time.” Lincoln implied that Northern victory bespoke God’s favor. …
[But v]ictory does not certify heaven’s approval. Did Stalin’s seizure of Lithuania signify that God loved the Red Army? When a woman struggles against two muggers and they overwhelm her, does their “triumph” mean providence has conferred its blessing on them? Conduct, not victory, best measures fulfillment of God’s will.
Remember that last line especially as we battle the Marxists devouring our country.10:46 am on April 22, 2021 Email Becky Akers