2019-05-08 The Bible & common sense

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Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
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May 11, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

The Bible & common sense
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.
[Isaiah 33:22]

Your day begins. You decide what you are to do [legislate]. You do those things [execute]. You look back over the day and evaluate the events [judge].

These three things are functions we use all the time without much thought. They are just part of the life adventure. A law of nature – common sense.

Our Constitution creates three governmental departments, “Legislative” (The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate), “Executive” (The President of the States), “Judicial” (The Supreme Court).

Each department is designed to be independent of the others. (“separation of powers”). Each is expected to be jealous of its responsibilities and to defend its “turf’ (“checks & balances”).

All that to say this. This is important! Please pause and take the time to think it through. – –

Please draw an equilateral triangle, but do not join the corners. Label the legs: “L” for legislator / lawmaker; “E” or executive / president; “J” for judge / judicial.

Now suppose the “L” (lawmaker) and the “E” (president) are the same person. Anything the president wanted to do, he could make a law that made it legal and the “J” (judge) had no say in it!

Think it through – any two of the legs in the same hands neuter the third leg.

If you are watching the news today regarding the Congress and the President, you will recognize that President Trump is defending the Constitutional and Biblical principle of “separation of powers”.

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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/