Source: Union Seminary Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): Watkins, A. D.
Date of publication: October-November 1901
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 1
|Watkins, A. D. [untitled]. Union Seminary Magazine Oct.-Nov. 1901 v13n1: p. 49.|
|William McKinley (death: personal response); McKinley assassination (religious response); William McKinley (last words).|
Feeling this, the Christian church is rather assured than otherwise, even by such a thing as the assassination of President McKinley, that we are a Christian nation. In some way we feel that the man who for one sad week had the sincerest and intensest solicitude of millions, spoke for, as well as to, those millions in the now famous dying words. It is true that anarchy is the expression of an element of this nation; but “It is God’s way: his will be done,” comes as the nation’s official utterance. So at a moment of terrible darkness, there is national hope and national faith. “In God we trust”—theistic. “His will be done”—Christian. Our dying President said the latter.