2014-06-08 Cicero was wrong

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Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

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Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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June 8, 2014

This is a letter to our friends –

Cicero was wrong!

Cicero’s words sound very reasonable today do they not! I know of no single area of American culture that has not degraded under Obama’s administration. Our President appears to have taken every opportunity to give aide and comfort to America’s enemies, foreign and domestic. I believe that is called “treason”.

On the other hand, in Cicero’s time Christ had not come to change everything.

“A knowledge of our American history is so important to Americans that without it we act like a nation which has lost its memory. A knowledge of America’s Christian History not only restores our national memory but it provides us with the purpose for which America was established.

“Historians who wrote close to the period of our founding were convinced that God reserved this continent and held it in readiness for that time when mankind was ready to accept to the fullest the opportunity and the responsibility for extending Christian liberty to every sphere of life.

“No other nation in the Christian era has had such a unique establishment as America. No other nation has consciously and purposely based its institutions upon Christian Biblical principles. There would be no America if there were no Christianity.[1]” [emphasis is mine]

Christ summed up the entire biblical message – love God and love others. Human history records God’s hand in teaching men to love Him then to love one another. We are slow learners!

Rosalie Slater’s article (above) focuses upon the great providential as well as human effort that has been invested in America to illustrate that men are indeed capable of self-government with God’s help. If that is not true, then Christ died in vain.

Individuals, families, churches, and civil-governments that try to govern themselves without the help of God are destined to fail.

Were God’s hand not at work, America’s civil government would long since have failed. I believe Christian prayers of intercession, asking for mercy rather than justice, are the reason justice has been delayed. If America collapses, as she deserves, the world will say, “Christian ideas of self-government do not work.” God’s efforts in America will seem to have failed. Cocero will appear to be right, we cannot survive treason.

Darkness and hopelessness will shroud the globe. On the other hand – If “We the people” somehow, with God’s help, manage to set our ship of state right again, the whole world will rejoice and God will be honored across the globe.

If Christ appears beside me today, I want Him to find me optimistic that America’s restoration is at hand. I want to be found working toward that goal. Lord, show us your loving mercy and your glory!

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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/