Thursday, August 30, 2012

Black Holes of Knowledge

Beyond the event horizon in outer space strange things are said to exist. Born out of massive explosions of large amounts of energy, these powerfully attractive “Black Holes” are theorized to be so strong that even light cannot escape. They gain and gain, yet never use. They become fat with energy and matter, yet never use it for any purpose.

It is not uncommon to meet incredibly intelligent young men who have amassed gigantic stores of resources, knowledge and intelligence, and yet do nothing with it. These are Black Holes of Knowledge. They capture knowledge by tons, and use it by ounces.

This may spring from several reasons, firstly it may be that the information they have is utterly useless. Such as how to play a video game, or sing the latest hip-hop hit song. But also there is a great amount of useful knowledge being soaked up and not used. These young men may know all one-hundred and ten of Washington’s rules of order, yet they do not wash their hands before eating. They mat know intellectually they should be respectful, yet they never put that knowledge to use by acting on it.
2Timothy 3:1  "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
God does not call us to be Black Holes of Knowledge, collecting information to either advance ourselves and our interests or to make ourselves look great in the eyes of men. We are to use whatever knowledge we acquire, not to make ourselves intellectually fat and good looking, but to glorify God. If what you are learning can never and will never be put to use in any way to advance to kingdom of God, perhaps you ought not to be learning it.

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

Thursday, August 23, 2012

With Meekness and Fear

1Pe_3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

From the old Greek Plato to Henry Clay, from the forum of Rome to the halls of the British Parliament, the musical tones of ‘great orators’ resound throughout history in their arguments to persuade men, to move armies, and to change the course of all time. There have been great speakers, such as Socrates and Paul, and there have been those that were not so great, such as George Bush Sr.

When a Christian speaks, he is not to do it with any self-confidence; rather he is to do it with complete confidence in his Creator. Many speakers are extremely proud in their knowledge, such as Richard Dawkins, yet this is not the calling nor the command of a Christian to be proud, nor is it to speak primarily to win the argument, rather, a Christian is to speak in meekness and fear. In closing:

2Ti 2:14  “Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.”

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A message from the Titanic

11:40 P.M, 15 April, 1912. The ship Titanic, with twenty-two hundred passengers aboard struck an iceberg in the center of the Atlantic Ocean. The great ship, the great and unsinkable ship sank beneath the waves, carrying 1,502 living souls with her, to rest at the bottom of the cold ocean, beneath thousands of feet of water. It sank less than three hours after it struck.

On board ship were some of the richest men in the world, yet they joined the other men as they watched the ship sink beneath their feet. The Titanic is a story of manhood, it is a story of bravery. Yet is also the story of how man's towers of Babel will always fall, as did the foolish man’s house  who built his house on the sand. The men of the Titanic put their trust in iron decks and wooden life boats. Today Americans put their trust in an Empire of Fiscal Money and Positive Law. Then they say it is unsinkable, or that if it sinks, it will herald the end of the world. Saying America constitutes God's kingdom is as foolish as saying that the Titanic made up the whole of the world shipping industry. America is heading for an iceberg, and, like an iceberg, the majority of the danger is underneath the water. Rather than placing our faith in the election of a new captain, or in a new program for choosing who receives a seat in a lifeboat, let us put our faith in God.

Many Christians train their children to fight for better positions socially in a ship that is sinking. They teach their children how to have all of the benefits of the TOA (Titanic Officers Association), how to talk like a cultured passenger, how to sit in the salon the correct way so as not to let it show that you are making up for a decided list in the ship. Meanwhile, in the boiler room, the cold sea water of reality is rushing in.

We cannot stop the course of the Titanic by going to the same schools the officers that wrecked the ship in the first place went to. We cannot stop the Titanic living normal lives, it was normal on the Titanic to sink; we can only save the Titanic by taking an abnormal route. First we must recognize whose Sovereign Hand made the iceberg, then, we must not be the hand who guides the ship on its fatal course. The Titanic will not be saved by a new captain, it will not be saved by a "Christian", young, good-looking first mate, it will only be saved by the King of the Seas, the God of waters and waves, Jesus Christ
By all means, become the captain if you can, but do not compromise in doing so. Rather than looking for a comfortable berth in the first class, let us join the lifeboat building factory.
We may not be able to save the Titanic, yet when it sinks, we can still return to the dry docks of the Scripture to build a truly unsinkable ship.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

Post Empire History

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Be Active

Sluggish bodies make sluggish minds. Men that sit about all of the time will soon become lazy and lethargic. Movement quickens the mind, enlivens the body, gives vigor to the heart, and makes the man more prepared to conquer the world about him. Rather than always living sedentary, take your friends, go for a row on the lake, or a run down the road. Race your brothers, have a shooting match with your father, or a swim for its benefits. Lift heavy objects at times to build your muscles, leap into the air to improve your balance, throw a ball for your eyes and climb trees for your hands. Never allow your hands become to soft; -unless you are an invalid- a soft hand is a hand that has had too many hours indoors. Work up perspiration and panting, and then step again into your room, take down your book, read it, and prepare for your next adventure, be it the Amazon, be It the South Pole, or be it outside aiding your younger sisters to make a doll house.

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Should the State Teach our Children?

The public school. I should have said the brainwashing temple of the secular humanists. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2010, there were 49,386,000 children in the government school systems.  The government school takes the burden off of the parent for education, and gives it to the state. It is easier on the parent, the child makes friends, and the education is free, and the children are out of the way. However, as Christians, we are not to ask firstly whether something is easier or in our minds better, we are first to ask "What say the Scriptures?"
  Deu 6:6-7 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. If we are to teach our children as at all such times, where then, is the time to go to school?
Rom 13:1-5 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
The government is to punish evil doers, that is, those who break the law of God. Yet the law of God commands us to teach our children in the admonish of the Lord. Thus, the government should not punish us for teaching our children, but perhaps they should punish those who do not. Taking money from one person to pay for anthers schooling is stealing, even if you are the government. The government's great commission is to punish evil doers, not teach atheism.
Yes, atheism. Even if science is withdrawn from the issue, history is still atheistic without teaching God's Providence. Without God math makes absolutely no sense, it is blind faith based on nothing.
No Christian in their right mind would send their child to debate with an atheist, yet scores of thousands of them every day send their children to a place where not only can they not argue with the system, but they have no basis on which to argue against all of the ideas with which they are being presented when they do not even realize that they are being presented with them. Such as when a teacher says that law is made by the government, which is not true. Law is made by God, and it is carried out by the government.

Psalms 1 says we are not to walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful, but delight in the law of God. How are we delighting in God, how are we glorifying God, how are we loving God, if we are sitting at the feet of humanist philosophers of the modern city of man, the followers of Darwin, the sons of Plato, the brothers of Carl Marx.
We are to let our light so shine, we are to be salt, yet, if salt is constantly rolling about in pepper, if water is constantly being added to by dust, if a country is constantly being attacked from the outside, then it will soon loose its purity and its position.
We are in a war for the world, we cannot afford to allow our young soldiers to be trained in the camps of the enemies. Battle against the foe, do not join them. Do not abrogate your responsibilities, take them up, and remember that no matter what happens, we are to obey Christ first, and be all else second.

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


“Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools.”

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Well Regulated Minority

Yes, we are a minority, but so were most great movements. From the knives of Brutus to the matchlocks of George Washington, a few men can wield powerful weapons. The hands may be few, yet when they are well trained, they can overthrow kingdoms. The men and women in the upper room numbered a hundred and twenty, the men at the constitutional convention numbered fifty-five, the pilgrims numbered a hundred and two, Daniel had only three friends, David stood alone against the giant, Calvin would have been out voted in France, yet, what does it matter? "Let God be true and every man a liar." Let us not think that because there are few of us, that our power is proportional. God is all, if every man stands against Him, yet is He true to Himself, His kingdom will march on. Rather then wishing for our ranks to swell, let us march forward, and allow our victories through Christ's power to do our recruiting for us. Let us remember all is in His hands, and...

...Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Minimum Wage Law

It is rather common in today's society, and if you challenge it, you are labeled a radical, or a social elitist. The minimum-wage law began here in America in 1938. According to the U.S. department of labor website the Free Standard of Labor Act of 1938 "In its final form, the act applied to industries whose combined employment represented only about one-fifth of the labor force. In these industries, it banned oppressive child labor and set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and the maximum workweek at 44 hours."

The law says that we cannot have workers being paid less than twenty-five cents. This means that is someone makes me less than twenty-six cents an hour, I cannot hire him. However, this also means those that are already working for me, and yet making me less than twenty-six cents an hour, I must fire them. Those that I would like to hire, and yet are unskilled, may not be able, immediately upon joining the work force, make me twenty-six cents an hour. If they were given a few years, they would begin making me that amount of money, and yet, they will never receive that experience because there is a wall in-between them and the labor force. The wall of minimum wage dumps those that are less productive, and keeps out those that are unskilled. It lowers business owners’ profits, and thus makes fewer jobs available. In the end, it closes the system, only allowing workers a job that can make a company more money than the minimum wage.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

Monday, August 6, 2012

Who are you voting for?

Every four years, millions of Christian people lose their minds, and vote America into oblivion. Rather than asking God who should be president, many Americans believe they are qualified to choose a candidate. When a man that is not qualified to fly a plane, attempts to fly one, he will slam it into a mountain. When a man who is not Scripturally prepared to choose who should be president, he slams his country into a Mt. Judgement.
Rather than sitting at the controls with no training, the guide-book should be consulted. As any thinking Christian can tell you, our only guide-book is the Bible, and we look to it accordingly.

Here are three major issues.


Pro 8:36
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. 

Ever since the case of Roe v. Wade and even somewhat before that, murder has been legal in America. The Auorora shootings of 71 people was a tragic calamity, however, it is nothing compared to the number of children legally aborted each year by  professional murderers.

Since this filthy and vile practice became legal, we have had Republican presidents and yet, have one of them stopped the tearing apart of little babies? Have one of them signed the death warrant of a man who vacuums out the brains of little children? Would any of the current candidates do this? No.

Monetary Policy

 The idea of distribution of wealth comes from the communists, as does property tax and income tax. The founding fathers went to war over much less taxation than what we stand at present.
There is no sanction in the Bible for legalized thievery. Nowhere does it say, "thou shalt not steal unless thou art the government." If the thug takes my money and gives it to his child for school it is called robbery. If the government takes it, it is called taxation. Taking money from the current generation to pay for what the government stole from the last generation is still stealing. Rather than putting a gun to our heads, they are putting laws around our necks. We are forced to pay because someone else lost a job, or because someone else wants free
food, or because someone else wants to send their child to college.
The Scriptures give commands as to how the poor are to be taken care of, and that is not by the state, the state wields the sword, not the bottle. The Bible tells us that the family is to take care of its members, and then the church.


I will not belabor this point, however, any president who sends his army to fight in unjust wars is an unjust president. Also, any president who would send women to step on mines is not Biblicaly qualified to be president. Again and again in the Old Testament we see that men are to do the fighting. Men are the protectors, men are the providers. We do not send our girls to shoot machine-guns at terrorists while Daddy stays home and changes diapers.


In the end, if a man (or a woman) does not recognize God as the supreme authority, if they do not believe the Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, they are, to quote the scriptures, are a fool, and they will put on the accelerator as we hurtle ever closer towards the mountain.
Allow me to close with a quote by our first president in his farewell address.

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A fallen nation

In 1532, a great war was coming to an end in the country of Peru, the empire of the Incas. The brothers Oascar and Atahualpa had been fighting great battles with over thirty thousand men each. It was on this day that the battle ended in the death of Oascar.Not long after that, Fransisco de Pizarro arrived in the capital of Cuzco, to meet with the Incan emperor. There was a fight, and the Emperor of the Incas, Atahualpa, was captured. After being captured the emperor promised Pizarro a room full of gold to a certain line on the wall. And so over the days and weeks the gold was collected, until rumors spread that more of the Inca's men were coming to attack the Spaniards. Pizarro, after wavering, ordered Atahualpa executed. Fighting continued, but it was the end of the Incan empire.

Now leave Peru with me, and fast forward almost four hundred years, allow the jungle to reclaim the houses, allow the cries of the last person with a memory of the nation that once was to be forgotten, and then let us come to America.

The grandfather, Hiram Bingham I, was a missionary to the Hawiian Islands, his son was a missionary as well, going to the South Sea Islands. That was Hiram Bingham II, his son, Hiram Bingham III was a history professor for a time and eventually headed up an expedition to Peru to search for the last missing cities.
In 1911-1912, his expedition forded rivers, climbed mountains and hacked through jungles as they searched and then, they found it. Resting on the top of a mountain, surrounded by impenetrable passes and un-fordable rivers, a city that no Spaniard had ever known existed, that no man had ever discovered since the collapse of the Incan empire, the city of Machu Pichu. These ruins were all that was left of an empire that had once stretched the length of a continent, and and had massive pyramids, complex architecture and incredible mathematical precision. What caused it all to fall at its height?
Internal conflict, battles between brothers, a low value of human life, a barbarism of sacrifice in which young girls had their hearts torn out and young boys were cast into pools of water. The nation may have been great, but its pride and corruption brought it low.
People like their bread and circuses, but when the baker is sick, and the clown's foot is hurt, the nation has nothing to sustain them with.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

Friday, August 3, 2012

We Are All Religous

From Charles Lyle, to John Dillinger, all men wear glasses. From the man with the twenty-twenty vision that flies a fighter jet, to the man that walks the streets with a cane and a cup, all of mankind wears glasses.

Any person that has ever stepped into a toy store has seen the green-tinted or blue-tinted glasses. Just as these glasses tint everything you look at, so does your worldview. From why you eat, to where you meet on Sunday for church, to your doctrine on the depravity of man, is tinted by your worldview glasses. Sometimes you are inconsistent, as when a Christian says “History repeats itself” or when an atheist says “It is wrong to kill” when they have no higher law to appeal to.

No man can say he wears no glasses, for saying he has clear glasses proves he is blind. If a man eats he proves his worldview has a belief in the continuance of existent life, if he makes his choices based on the fact that he thinks it is fun, then he proves his glasses are those which tint all things in the color of his desires. His religion is comfort, and his God himself.

If this is true, then as Christians we should seek to make our worldview glasses the Bible. We should take the Bible, and tint our entire outlook upon life by its color.   We should believe the Scriptures as we believe the sun has risen, not because we see the source, but because by its light, we see everything else.

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott