Lincoln and Kennedy

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AN AMAZING FACT:  Have you ever noticed some uncanny similarities between Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy?

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Lincoln’s wife lost a child while living in the White House.

Kennedy’s wife lost a child while living in the White House.

Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy who urged him not to go to the theater.

Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln who urged him not to go to Dallas.

Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot in the back of the head in the presence of their wives.

Lincoln was shot in the Ford’s Theatre.

Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln made by Ford.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

Both Lincoln and Kennedy were killed on a Friday and were assassinated by Southerners.

Lincoln’s assassin was known by three names, John Wilkes Booth, comprised of fifteen letters.

Kennedy’s assassin was known by three names, Lee Harvey Oswald, comprised of fifteen letters.

Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and fled to a warehouse.

Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and fled to a theater.

Both Oswald and Booth were killed before being brought to trial.

Lincoln’s successor was Andrew Johnson, born in 1808.

Kennedy’s successor was Lyndon Johnson, born in 1908.

Are these coincidences? Probably, but did you know that the Bible teaches that history does have a tendency to repeat itself? Solomon once wrote, “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, ‘See, this is new’? It has already been in ancient times before us” (Ecclesiastes 1:9, 10).

KEY BIBLE TEXTS
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9


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