Oil from beneath the Earth

Oil from beneath the Earth
While James Buchanan was still President (1857-1861) a man name Edwin L. Drake drilled his First Oil Well near Titusville, Pa. on Aug. 27 1859.
With-in 3 years the price of oil went from $20 dollars per barrel to 10¢ per barrel by 1861.
Even though he was the first man to pull oil out of the ground, He died a broke man.

Revelation 9

1 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.

2 He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.

The King James translation of the Bible uses the slang term Slime for bitumen (which crude oil is).
Looking at these top 10 Oil Spill, I would say that perhaps Slime is a good term for it.

Oil which promises everything, but delivers death by polluting the air, water, and land everything that every living thing on earth need to live. Surely the King James Bible is right only Slime would do such a thing.

Below is a poem from 1959 that shows the boasts of Oil.

I Am The Oil Industry

I'm a hundred years oil... but I'm a youngster. I have put the mightiest nation in the world on wheels, in the air, on the sea.

Before I was born, the world was a-slumber. Now that I exist, the world is alive as never before. If I should die, The world would surely slumber again, Perhaps wither, and in many ways...die.

Yes, I am might.

I oiled the tanks that fired the cannon that stopped the Hun at St. Mihiel. I advanced with every dogface that wrested an inch of ground at Guadal Canal and Iwo Jima. I powered the plane that dropped the bomb a Hiroshima and I fueled the fleet that crossed the channel to Normandy. I mixed with American blood that dried an Pork Chop Hill and barren sod of Korea.

But I'm as humane as I am Mighty. I grease the parts of the iron lung. I fuel the tractors that work the field that produce the bread that feeds the hungry. I power the trucks with the beg red cross that fight disaster. I lubricate the gear that spins the generators that light the land and I oil the glove that catches the pitch in the World series.

I am freedom, Independence, the American way of life.

I take the savings of the people, blend them with the labor by the people, and convert them into profits for the people.

I search for oil, and if I'm lucky, I find it...and produce it...and transport it...and refine it...and sell it. And while profit is my Motive, Progress is the result.

I'm hundreds of skills and thousands of products and millions of people. I'm as democratic and law-abiding and public-spirited as American can make me. What I do, I do for the good of the more than 3,000,000 Americans who own me, the 1,650,000 Americans who work for me, and the 180,000,000 American customers I serve.

When People hail my merits, I must pass this credit on to the whole of America, And when people condemn me I must ask them to reassess their own shortcomings. for I am the people of America, with all their short coming... With all their greatness.

I am the Oil Industry.

(From the D-X Sunray News 1959)


7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads, they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. 8 Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. 10 They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails, they had the power to torment people for five months. 11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).

“Blessed are”

  ...  the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven  ...  they that mourn: for they shall be comforted  ...  the meek: for they shall inherit the earth  ...  they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled  ...  the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy  ...  the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  ...  the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God  ...  they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven  ...  ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake
Blessed are they that believe in the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For they shell know the promise of God.