2016-08-14 God is

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August 14, 2016

This is a letter to our friends –

God is

God was introducing Himself to Moses in the wilderness. He chose to speak from a burning bush. Moses asked for His name. God replied, “You may call me, ‘I am’.” That is – “God is!”

I want to write about basic principles. Until a person accepts that God is, nothing else will make any sense. “Believing that random chance created the universe we see around us is absurd! For can anything be more unreasonable than to pretend that random chance could produce intelligent beings?” 1

Quoting accounts from the Bible is worthless to someone who has not discovered its reliability. Mankind knew there was a creator-God long before the first words were written in scripture. How then, does one discover that – God is?

Montesquieu nailed it! Everything – literally everything – shouts the existence of God! Consider the vast universe. The stars and planets are all governed by laws of nature that could not have come from random chance. There must have been intelligent design.

Or – Shift from macro- to micro-creation. A tiny seed contains the “DNA” of its parent fruit tree. Accepting that and rejecting intelligent design is absurd! How can a person plant the seed and later eat the fruit and not accept the existence of an intelligent designer?

Every person has himself to consider as a “creation”. What a phenomenal machine! Just consider the eye with its many parts each working together to produce an electronic image in your brain! The simple fact that you can “see” should thunder the existence of a creator!

To summarize – Every human being that has ever lived has the universe around him, macro- and micro-, demanding the existence of an intelligent Creator! Further – Every human being that has ever lived has his own body continuously demonstrating intelligent design! No doctor can be an honest atheist!

As if that were not enough, “I am” has taken residence within every human being that has ever lived in the form of a conscience. Every human being that has ever lived has been created with the ability to choose to obey or disobey that conscience.

The sum total of those choices, I believe, will determine the eternal future of every human being’s soul.

1 [paraphrasing Montesquieu “The Spirit of Laws”, circa 1748]

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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.

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