"If you will not stand and defend your God-given liberty, you will be a slave to one who opposes it!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Take God out of anything and it dies!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"People do not make wars; governments do."
~ Ronald Reagan

"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
~ George Washington

"Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Unless enough individuals take dominion of the principles that guided our founders, our efforts to repair and rebuild will be futile!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
~ General George S. Patton

“I would rather be optimistic and disappointed than pessimistic and correct.”
~Ben Gilmore

"Defeat is optional."
~ Ben Gilmore

"Prayer gives God the legal authority to act."
~ Ben Gilmore


2019-05-28 – – because we want to.

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
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May 28, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

* – because we want to.

I believe we sin because we want to.

Sin is not something you can put into a laboratory test tube. Sin is a choice. A choice cannot be compelled. We cannot be forced to make a choice. Thus – Every choice is our very own creation. Once created it becomes part of history – forever! Each of us are answerable for our choices.

I have heard it said, “Sin is doing something legal in an illegal or excessive way.” What is “legal” or “illegal”? It is illegal to violate the “laws of nature”. (The “laws of nature” are the will of the creator God.) It is illegal to violate the Revealed Law. (Found only in the Holy Scriptures.)

Some believe it is easy to sin. Think about it – How many “Warning”, ‘STOP”, “Caution”, signs and barriers must we jump over to make a sinful choice! With practice we become good obstacle course athletes!

On the other hand, choosing to repent, confess, and ask forgiveness leads to peace and growth. Christ paid the penalty for your illegal choices. It is through Him you receive forgiveness. He said your main job is to learn to love God and one another. To “love” is to unselfishly want the very best for the loved one.

Every person we meet will be either, “careless”, “convicted”, or “converted”.

* The “careless” need our concern.
* The “convicted” need our challenge.
* The “converted” need our encouragement.

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