Month: May 2017

2017-05-18 Honoting The Vision update

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com

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May 18, 2017

This is a letter to our friends –

Honoring The Vision update

HonoringTheVision.weebly.com

The organizing committee members are grateful for the $1650 contributions toward the targeted $10K we have budgeted. We are using it to purchase the first air fares for honored guests. Yet to be covered – TV crew, caterer, hotel, venue, honoraria. If you plan to join us please register soon. If you care to help us share news of this event and help us raise funds -Please do so.

Please – everyone who reads this – Pray for the success of this significant event. Pray for our committee. Pray for America!

Those who were active in the 1960’s when this restoration movement was beginning are beginning to age (smile). We want to gather their memories and preserve them for future researchers. If you are among them we want you included.

Those of you who are younger need to be there to learn and be inspired (living history). Understanding God’s hand in human history and what He has done and is doing in America is vital in today’s society. Come network with master teachers and browse their books.

Remember this please – The unrighteous want to do everything they can to convince you that God and His ways are unproductive and unreliable. We must respond in the opposite spirit – one of faith and optimism.

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2017-05-13 It grieves my heart

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com

www.ACHStudyGroups.com

May 13, 2017

This is a letter to our friends –

It grieves my heart

We enjoy watching “Survivor” on television. It is a study in human nature. Often such “studies” tempt me to do away with the TV set! Such was the case the other day. We watched as a homosexual couple (two men) were united after a separation. The demonstrated affection was accepted as normal by the participants and the program producers. My heart was grieved,

To begin with – There is a creator God. To the degree we depend upon Him – We are obliged to obey His rules. Have you heard, “If you live in my house, you obey our house rules!” or, “If you ride in our car-pool you don’t smoke!”

Since mankind is in every way dependent upon God, each of us is obliged in every way to obey His rules. Fortunately He is a loving, gracious, tolerant, and forgiving God. Were that not so I would long since been turned into a frog! (Apologies to the frogs.) His stated goal for each of us is for us to learn to love Him and to love one another.

The best definition I have for “Love” – Unselfishly willing the very best for the loved one. [John 3:16] Brotherly love and Christian care are Godly attributes. They produce positive results. Homosexual affection is selfish. It produces discord and chaos. Such results grieve the heart of the One who loves them most.

Beyond wanting to love the things God loves and hate the things God hates, I am grieved over the way our society is “teaching”, as in this “Survivor” program. How many young people will believe homosexuality is normal and acceptable as a result of this episode?

I have heard the counter, “Yes, but God loves the homosexual.” God also loves the murderer, the bank robber, the wife beater, and the child molester, but we do not tell the viewer these things are normal and acceptable. We need a fixed standard by which to measure right and wrong. Nothing exists without a set of rules to govern it – even human nature. We need to warn those violating those rules else we are giving tacit consent.

I have learned from personal experience. When we obey God’s rules the results are positive. When we step outside His rules there is discord and chaos.

Those in rebellion will strike back in an effort to justify their actions. I respond in love for them, “Take it up with the One who loves you more than I do and who made the rules to help us learn to love Him and others unselfishly.”

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2017-05-03 ‘Principles of American Government’

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com

www.ACHStudyGroups.com

May 3, 2017

This is a letter to our friends –

Principles of American Government (PAG)

The next 3-month online course begins in just 6 weeks. Twenty-four 75 minute classes, Monday and Wednesday, at 6PM California time, starting on Monday, June 12th.

Join students online in a live virtual classroom using Skype. Classes are interactive, usually half adults and half teens. This is neither a civics class nor a Constitution course. Rather – This is a course in the history and reasoning that produced the concepts that became American liberty.

Students learn proven principles by which to evaluate alternative choices. They learn to reason from cause to effect. The final part of the course focuses upon how to use what they have learned in the marketplace of ideas.

Tuition is $195. Those with an interest should read the course syllabus and student comments in our web site (above).

Please contact me to register for the class (again above).

For His-story & Government

Ben Gilmore

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