2021-09-06 Thoughts on America’s future

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

This is a letter to our friends –

Thoughts of America’s future

God has been doing His best to teach us how to love Him and love one another for over 6000 years. We humans are slow learners! He began with creation. The product reveals things about the producer. (observation and reason)

After about 2000 years that had not worked out well, so He flushed it (i.e. humanity) and started over by writing 10 laws on stones. The first 4 taught us about how to love Him. “No gods before Me. No graven images. Don’t misuse My name. Keep the Sabbath.” The other 6 taught us about how to love our neighbor. “Honor our parents. Don’t murder. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t covet.”

That helped a lot, but we lacked staying power. In His love and graciousness (I would have flushed it again. He almost did!) He gave us the Bible. The Bible is a lot harder to misinterpret than human observation and reason. For a while we thought the world was flat and the sun revolved around us. Human nature and self-government weren’t much better

Finally, He became part of the human race, as Jesus Christ, to offer a graphic illustration of how to love God and love others. That concluded with the Atonement and Resurrection.

The seeds of liberty under Christian self-government, planted by Christ, sprouted in Europe and blossomed in North America. Our Declaration and Constitution created a Christian Constitutional Republic that combined love for God and others into a united body politic as a testimony to the world! Again, after a few centuries experimenting with self-government the jury is still out! There are hundreds of millions of Americans desperately wanting the experiment not to fail. We are like sheep without a shepherd.

Historically, God raised up leaders: Gideon, Samson, David, Solomon. All were flawed, but God used them! We had an opportunity with Taft, Goldwater, and Reagan, but the people were not ready. Trump may be the shepherd we are looking for, but it won’t be enough.to serve as a testimony to the world.

Until “We the people of the United States” restore sovereignty to ourselves over civil-government and under God, no leader can save us. A tourist saw a flock of sheep followed by a shepherd. “I thought the shepherd was supposed to be followed by the sheep?” The tour-guide responded, “That’s not the shepherd. That is the butcher.”

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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/