Someone presented the good side of responsible mining, she said:
“The mining industry is a killer? Only if it is irreponsible. Mining is as old as humanity itself. It’s a required partner in human progress. You should thank mining for your convenient life. You see your phone you used to enjoy this fb convo? Yeah, thank you mining. You see your 🚙 airplanes ✈️ 🚢 that takes you from point As to Bs in an instant? Yes, thank you mining. You see those important medicines and medical apparatus in your nearest hospitals? Not to mention the hospital building itself? Yes, thanks to your killer mining industry. Yes to #responsibleMining”
Obviously, mining products is a major aspect in the development and progress.
Electronic equipments, hospital gadgets, construction materials, automotive steel, etc…are the result of mining ore, iron and such like. Without it, we cannot produce cars, buildings, infrastructure, electronic gadgets, computer, tv, radio, satellite etc…
Virtually, we will be living in unsophisticated, undeveloped community.
What is the disadvantage of mining?
Primarily, mining is a principal agent in the destruction of our natural atmospheric balance resulting to climate change.
Coal mining produces coal as fuel. Burning fuel cause climate change.
Open pit mining destroys our forests. Widescale deforestation cause climate change.
Climate change causes drought, increase in sea level, temperature increase including the seas, more typhoons and super typhoons.
Death toll resulting from these are pandemic.
Should we compromise a healthy earth for the sake of progress?
God allows progress logically, as we see today such as in transportation, communication, infrastructure etc…thus in essence he allows mining for this progress to be possible.
ISAIAH 45:7 I BRING PROSPERITY AND CAUSE DISASTER, I THE LORD, DO ALL THESE THINGS.
It is as exemplified in the past.
2CHRO 14:7 therefore he said unto Judah, let us build these cities and make about them walls and towers, gates and bars while the land is yet before us bec we sought the Lord our God…SO THEY BUILT AND PROSPERED.
That was the words of Asa, and God consented to his plan.
2CHRO15:1-2 THE SPIRIT OF GOD CAME UPON AZARIAH AND SAID TO ASA, THE LORD IS WITH YOU WHILE YE BE WITH HIM…
Meaning, God is assuring asa that he is with him, thus conforming to his plans, such as building the cities and to prosper.
Logically, he allows mining as a way for progress to be realized.
The mere fact that there is progress and mining now is bec he allows it.
1CHRO 29:12 BOTH RICHES AND HONOR COME OF THEE
RICHES, implies progress such as steel in making buildings, hospital instruments, cars, cellphones, computer, satellite etc…
ALL OF MANs RICHES (steel industry, mining income etc…) COMES FROM GOD, bec he permitted you to get rich,
thus literally, God consents for man to acquire these, allowing for progress and mining to be possible.
1SAM2:7 THE LORD MAKE POOR AND MAKE RICH…
Implying, God allows man or a country to be rich that is in all field possible, agriculture, industrial, etc…even through mining industry.
BUT DOES HE APPROVES HOW THEY BECOME RICH, THROUGH DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH BY LARGE SCALE MINING?
REV11:18 GOD DESTROYS THOSE THAT DESTROYS THE EARTH..
God allows mining for us to have riches but in such a way that it is not acquired through destruction of the earth, in a large scale. Logically, that is small scale mining bec large scale mining however responsible contributes to a greater destruction, that is climate change.
IN CONTEXT, GOD ALLOWS SMALL SCALE MINING BUT DISAPPROVES OF LARGE SCALE MINING.
responsible coal mining, produced coal for burning fuel which is a major contributor to climate change.
Responsible open pit mining destroys the forest which also is a major contributor to climate change.
In a way responsible large scale mining cause destruction to atmospheric context thus a direct offense to god who wants us not to destroy the earth.
GOD ALLOWS PROSPERITY AS IT IS NOW, SATTELITE COMMUNICATION, COMPUTER, TV, CARS, AIRPLANES ETC… THAT IS ACHIEVED THROUGH MINING
BUT DOES HE APPROVES OF THE PROCESS FOR THIS PROSPERITY TO BE REALIZED WHICH IS LARGE SCALE MINING?
No. BEC those were achieved by destroying the earth which he never approves.
REV11:18 GOD DESTROYS THOSE THAT DESTROYS THE EARTH
Thus anyone who is godfearing must say no to it whether a president or senator or even a janitor.
ARE WE AGAINST PROGRESS?
No, but as I once said, progress should be relative with faith.
ROM14:23 WHATSOEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN.
If I were the president, I would stop large scale mining and resort to recycling waste for use in development such as in making electronics, satellite, computers etc…in that way, conforming to god and avoid eternal penalty.