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2014-01-03 Human Nature

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

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Citrus Heights, CA 95621


January 4, 2014

Apologies to the 210 friends who are receiving a 2nd posting. I failed to remove attachments from a previous mailing to PAG students and froze my Outlook app.

This is a mail-merge letter to our friends –

Human Nature

“The whole life of the Christian, from the beginning to the end,

is a conflict with the world and the powers of darkness,

a conflict within and without … .”

[Memorials of a Christian Life by August Neander]

Yesterday, a dear friend phoned. She was distressed over the future of our country. No doubt those reading these words share her concerns.

Human nature seems to focus upon the problem. News commentators are prospering by seeking, enhancing, and reporting ever more sensational examples of the problem(s). When we seek to stay informed, we are overwhelmed with negative events. Then, in conversation with friends, we do the same thing!

What does that produce? Awe at the size of the problem, a sense of helplessness & hopelessness, perhaps anger and frustration, often irrational actions that are counterproductive!

I would ask, “Excuse me, how big is your God?” Were God to drop by for an attitude check, I would not want to be found overwhelmed by the problem(s)! I want to be found excited about the things the Hand of God is doing in the midst of the “darkness”. I want to be found winning the “conflict within and without!”

How does one do that? By focusing upon the One who can overwhelm the problem as David and God overwhelmed Goliath. The glass is never empty. Focus upon what is left in the glass!

Will American civil-government degenerate into lawless chaos, marshal law, and tyranny? It is truly a reasonable possibility. One we would do well to consider and prepare for. Who can deny that it would illustrate the justice of God? Some Christians appear to welcome it as giving us what we deserve.

I am in another camp. Human history demonstrates that God prefers mercy over justice, when He can justify it. Would a wise judge release an unrepentant murderer? In a society, there must be corporate quality character to govern human nature. Not everyone, not even a majority, is necessary to qualify for God’s mercy over justice.

I want the world to see God’s mercy demonstrated to the world. Human nature understands justice. Justice produces bondage and death. Mercy produces liberty and faith.

Throughout this year, you are invited to join me in humbly praying, seeking God’s will over human nature, and turning from our selfish (i.e. sinful) ways. Then – Let us be informed, not only about the problems, but the Godly principles we may apply to overcome them.

Nothing confuses the enemy so much as a group of Christians rejoicing over the victory before the battle begins! Let us shun those who would join us in the battle while vigorously waving a white flag!

Watchmen and Walls

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A long time friend and fellow patriot, asked for my thoughts, feedback and insights, regarding two online films, “The Money Masters” and “After the Tribulation”. I watched the first film this afternoon, but had to leave my desk before reviewing the second.

I left because my wife and I had a date for pizza and a movie at a church social with our Sunday School “Prime Timers’ 50+” class. The movie, “Last Ounce of Courage,” was about American town folk, facing down efforts to erode their liberty.

The contrast between, “The Money Masters” and “Last Ounce …” was stark. I hurried home to get this typed while it is fresh in my thoughts. — — —

Money Masters” is a very well made documentary on international banking conspiracies. I have been aware of these facts for decades, since first becoming interested in principles of government [1962]. The film documents how money has been used to manipulate wars and peace at the great expense of many, and the great profit of an elite few. It traces such historical manipulation as the source of European wars (Napoleon & Wellington), William of Orange becoming King, the American War for Independence, our civil war, our stock market crashes, … … and on and on. No doubt most of the facts are true. The conclusion – These elite are seeking a “New World Order” a “Global Government” under their control.

The question is often asked, “Why isn’t such important information included in ACH Study Groups curriculum?

I reply. “What does such knowledge produce? –Awe at the size of the problem; A sense of hopelessness and fatalism; Frustration and anger. When we study evil we become fascinated. We want others to “wake up” and see what we see! The enemy is within our gates! We become “authorities” on this or that evil conspiracy. Satan is always ready to give us more evil things to study and focus upon!

I rebuke it!

How big is your God?

They quote [Ezekiel 33:6], “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned, if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

Dear reader – I am on the roof-top blowing the trumpet with all my might!! ACH Study Groups (the organization my Lord has lead us to create) is dedicated to teaching Providential History and Biblical Principles of Government. That is – We teach what is right – not – what is wrong. Generations of Americans have been slowly separated from such teaching. When they discover what they did not know they did not know, such knowledge produces – Hope, Faith, Life, Enthusiasm, …, …! Very positive results indeed.

Perhaps the Rothchild family did indeed finance both France and England. Napoleon was a tyrant, the result of a French revolution that degraded into anarchy. Locke, Montesquieu, Sidney did not put their views on the table to support a banking conspiracy. Their work was rooted in promoting Biblical concepts of civilization that changed European thought. The Bible in English – not a banking conspiracy – was the seed of the greatest growth in literacy in human history. That (literacy) in turn, produced the industrial revolution, NOT a banking conspiracy.

The Pilgrims were not persecuted because they used the wrong bank! They did not come to Plymouth for a better banking system! “Lives, fortunes and sacred honor” were not pledged to an improved monetary system!

There is within every man, a desire to order his actions, and dispose of his possessions and person as he thinks fit. Unless he controls his will and appetite, that will lead to either anarchy (lawlessness) or tyranny (slavery). If he governs his will and appetite, within the laws of nature and of nature’s God, that will lead to liberty. [2nd Chonicles 7:14]

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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: