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Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

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Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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June 3, 2014

This is a letter to our friends –

Homosex and peace

How would you react to members of a wife-beaters, bank robbers, or child molesters group who seek to convince you that what they are doing is normal and acceptable?

On what grounds would you base your decision? “Well, that’s an easy one,” you say, “wife-beating, bank robbing, and child molesting is just wrong!” The other guy disagrees. Who is right?

Let’s say the child molesters persuade civil-authorities to pass laws that make molestation legal. Does that make it right? Who decides?

Nothing exists without a set of laws to govern it. Atoms and molecules, galaxies and planets, rocks and dirt are governed by laws of physics. Plants are governed by laws of photosynthesis. Animals are governed by laws of instinct. Humans have the unique attribute of choice. There are laws that govern choices.

In every case I know, when any of these laws are broken the result is chaos. Where did these laws come from and what gives them authority?

Fools pretend that they believe there is no intelligent designer (God) and it all happened by random chance, without intelligence. The rest of us acknowledge God and recognize that He set up the laws of nature.

Sir William Blackstone, “father of the legal profession” [1723 – 1780] discusses law in his book, “Commentaries”:

“This law of nature …directed by God Himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. … No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them (i.e. human laws) as are valid derive all their force, … from this original. But in order to apply this, … it is still necessary to have recourse to human reason … And if our reason were always … clear and perfect … the task would be pleasant and easy; we should need no other guide but this. But every man now finds … that his reason is corrupt, and his understanding full of ignorance and error.

“Revealed law. – This has given … occasion for the interposition (i.e. intervention) of divine providence; which, in compassion to the …blindness of human reason, hath been pleased to …discover (i.e. uncover) … its laws by … direct revelation. The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures.”

Thus: “The laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” [America’s Declaration of Independence]

It is becoming “politically correct” to accept homosexuality in our society. If that is acceptable, why not accept wife-beaters, bank robbers, and child molesters in the same way? Soon, nothing will be wrong and homosexuals, wife-beaters, bank robbers, and molesters (see Romans chapter #1 for an extended list) will dominate our society. There must be a standard.

Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”, which cannot be repealed (!) will be broken. Our society will be in chaos.

If we desire the peace and liberty that goes with a “law abiding” society, we have no choice but to stand and say, “It is destructive to violate the ‘Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.’ Homosexual activities are wrong.” Else others are deceived.

If someone says, “I do not accept biblical authority.”

I respond, “We must be governed by some set of laws. It would be foolish not to seek out the best. I will agree in advance to accept a greater, more proven and reliable set of laws. What have you to offer?”

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Ben Gilmore 1929-2023

On March 30, 2023 Ben Gilmore, the co-founder of ACHStudyGroups (co-founded with his wife Fran), went to be with the Lord in Glory.

A Memorial: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/BenGilmore/