2017-11-20 Next PAG online course

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com


November 20, 2017

This is a letter to our friends –

Next online PAG course

Monday, January 8, 2018

We are approaching “last minute” preparations time before the next “Principles of American Government” (PAG) course. What can I write about this opportunity?

· The material covered is incredibly significant.

· The commitment (2 classes plus 4 hours personal study per week x 3 months) is never convenient!

· Things learned in this course will be used for a lifetime.

For half a century, guys like me have been singing a song no one wants to hear! (All that seems to change when the student discovers God in the subject.) We shout it from the housetops. We do everything we know to spread the word – but – few seem to respond!

It is a lot like evangelism. I asked the Lord about it. He replied, “Leave the numbers to me. You teach the ones I put in front of you!”

About the course – We use Skype as a virtual classroom. The students, usually adults and teens, can see and speak with one another.

The course title says it all. To govern is to “direct, regulate, control, and restrain,” the

“family, church, and state,” by principles that are uniquely American.

The first four classes are a course overview: “God” – everyone has different experiences. We establish a common understanding of who God is. “Man” – We build a common understanding of man’s relationship to God. “Law” – Nothing exists without laws to govern it. “Principles” – Our course focuses upon 7 principles by which to evaluate our choices.

The body of the course (two classes on each of 7 principles in order) is an in-depth look at the roots, history and significance of each principle. They are: individuality, self-government, quality character, private property, American form, local authority, liberty.

The last six classes focus upon how to use what you have learned.

In the process we will learn from Locke, Blackstone, Montesquieu, Bradford and others about the events and philosophy that inspired men to create America. You will learn that without Christ there would be no America!

See a detailed course syllabus on our web site www.ACHStudyGroups.com

and read student comments.

Telephone or e-mail me to enroll.

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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/