Oil Rig & Rev. 8:8 ?

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    My Christian friends have been talking about this oil spill and the possibility of Rev. 8:8
    perhaps coming true, so Thought I would bring it up here.

    2nd Trumpet
    Then the 2nd angle sounded: and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea and a third of the sea became blood and a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

    I will believe it if the last part of this comes ture.
     
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    I've looked through my Bible pretty intensely and so far I can't find any verse that deals with oil rig leaks - especially those in the Gulf. Is it mentioned in the Koran, by chance?
     
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    1/3 of the sea, I don't think the Gulf is that big.

    "Great Mountain burning with fire", doesn't describe what's going on at all.

    The Seas are cursed and this may be part of it, but it's not any sort of direct fulfillment of this.
     
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    I'm saying that John said he saw something like a burning mountain, not a burning mountain.
    Look at the pic's of the rig on fire. He is describing something that he does not know what it is but that he thinks it looks like a burning mountain
    How would you describe a burning oil rig if you lived 2,000 years ago?
     
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    You are aware, are you not, that 'the Gulf Coast' does not actually constitute the world? There is a big wide world outside of the USA. Just sayin'.
     
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    Burning Mountain? I'd have thought a volcano would be a better fit for that description. Try to consider that the bible refers to the whole world, not just our corner of it.
     
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    The water has become very toxic and the gulf stream goes out into the atlantic ocean if the alantic becomes toxic then that would be a third of the seas.
    Me - I hope that the toxins will become to diluted to amount to anything.
    John also knew about volcanos way back in his time. If it would have been a volcano he would have said so.
     
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    I could see the description but 1/3 would be a HUGE over exaggeration of the end result of this. Even if we were unable to stop the flow it would not affect 1/3 of the ocean. As a matter of fact, I cannot think of anything that could create such destruction of the ocean. Possibly GW but I am inclined to call that BS. The ocean is VAST, more so than we could really picture.
     
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    Seems to me the logical cause is a Metoer.
     
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    That is a pretty big stretch to get to that point and in some respects, I'd have to say a bit premature. For instance Rev 8:6-7,

    Has the first trumpet been sounded? Wouldn't you think that the first trumpet would have been first?

    People are constantly seeing events in history as being signs of the end times. For at least 2000 years every time there is a tragic event, you can bet that someone said something like, "see, this is a sign from God that the age is ending."

    Man wants to think he is smarter than God and can discover "the clues" that God has supposedly placed within his Word that man knows will lead him to the date and time of the Second Coming of Christ.

    Matthew 24:36-41
    The time will come, but in God's time not our own.

    It is fun to look at things like the disaster in the Gulf and to say, "see, this is a sign from God that the age is ending". But, quite truthfully, I don't see the burning Deepwater Horizon as a burning mountain and clearly we are not talking about 1/3 of the living creatures in the sea dying. At least I hope not!

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