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One Third of the Sea Became Blood. (Revelation 8: 8-9)
“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.” Revelation 8:8
Now, to be honest, I don't believe we can logically conclude that the Book of Revelations predicted the gulf oil spill, yet... Regardless, the similarities are astounding.
We don't need to examine an ancient text to decipher the situation. Although we don't know exactly how much oil is leaking into the ocean, estimates place it anywhere between 50,000 and 100,00 barrels/day. The Gulf of Mexico's diverse marine life is dying off. Still, The United States government and BP are doing very little to address the issue.
Currently, BP is attempting to rectify the situation by collecting some of the oil as it spews out of the well. They're also conducting controlled burns. A controlled burn is basically a method of wrangling up surface oil and igniting it. But, what good is any of this if the oil is being released at a higher rate than it is being destroyed or contained?
If BP or the United States wanted to fix this situation immediately they could! Yes, the well is located nearly a mile below water level, but these depths are nothing compared to human ingenuity. On January 23, 1960, the United States Navy submerged to a depth of 35,814 ft (approximately 6.78 miles below water level). This was accomplished 50 years ago.
In 2009, the United States spent nearly $700,000,000,000 in military expenses - I'm assuming this was to ensure our safety? Why haven't we taken some of these funds and directed them towards the Gulf Oil Spill? Why are we hesitating? We could fix the well (there is a solution, it just hasn't been sought after enough) and then send BP the bill. Instead, we're waiting while millions of gallons of oil spew into the gulf killing animals and our economy.
We are dependent on oil.
BP has oil.
Therefore, we aren't taking hasty action.
Even if this isn't a sign from Revelations, we shouldn't think of it any differently. Look at what the world has become. Global corporations are dominating every aspect of our lives and making a profit while doing so. The rest of us are literally left helpless. Individuals can't solve a problem of this magnitude. The solution must come from either the United States, which collected $1.5 trillion from its citizens in 2007, or BP, the ones who caused the problem in the first place.
Unfortunately, I don't believe this crisis will be over anytime soon. There is too much greed, corruption, dishonesty and too little action. We're edging closer and closer to filling a third of the ocean with oil everyday. What are we going to do about it? Only time will tell.