Which other industry had 29 deaths on their books recently? Name one, I’ll wait.
Also, I hope you’re not connected to the land there. Because the coal industry is making sure that your grand kids will be moving away due to lack of jobs, or else becoming those welfare drug addicts you seem to despise. What else are they going to do when coal has got done raping and pillaging. All the while folks support it because they’re too afraid of losing the peanuts that the company throws at their feet.
My grandad is a preacher in eastern KY and he doesn’t get it either. You all let these coal men use the name of God to promote what they’re doing. That is a sin and a goddamned shame. The Bible says that no one shall take the Lord’s name in vain. But you all cheer the men who use God’s name in their pursuit of money. The phrase “selling your soul” for money isn’t just a euphemism and the miners are just as guilty as the owners when they use God as a justification for their actions. And not a trace of shame about it either…
Read your Bible. All sins are equal in the eyes of God and those who do not repent will face retribution. The mine owners are committing terrible sins and the miners that continue to sell their souls for a paycheck are too. Unless we recognize and repent of our sins we cannot be forgiven. If you are too proud to see and repent in this life, then you will not be forgiven in this life in the next.
If you pray about it God will let you know that what is happening in those mountains is a sin against His creation. Once you know and don’t repent, you have committed a sin against God himself. He will not tolerate your pride and your lack of faith that he will give you another way to take care of your family.
Why do you think the people in those mountains are suffering so badly recently? It’s because the sins of the mines are bleeding out and affecting everyone in the area. God’s creation is poisoning folks and God’s anger is displayed by the drug problems and poverty in the area. You don’t see it because you are too proud to see and repent for the sins against God’s creation.
Not all mining is bad, but the Bible says to do all things in moderation. The way things are now is not moderation. It is excess and greed for the gratification and glorification of men. If you don’t know this then you need to pray about your soul. God shows His children what is right and wrong. If you don’t see how wrong it is and see the greed and your pride, then I have my doubts as to whether you are a child of God.
I’ll pray for you and all of those that are continuing the sins of supporting the destruction of God’s work. I’ll also pray for the drug addicts and even those who use God’s name to rally fools to their own cause. May God open all of your hearts and eyes, because if he doesn’t then you’ll suffer even more than the land before long.