Is America Running Out of Gas?
One New Year’s Day a large portion of the Rose Bowl Parade in Southern California sputtered and came to a halt. One of the loveliest floats in the parade had run out of gas, stopping everyone behind it. The sponsor for the float was—Standard Oil Company!
Current events reflect prophetic fulfillment. The Bible says what has been, will be. What you see on the newscasts and read in your newspaper is either the fulfillment of or setting the stage for, the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. A good example is the current oil crisis.
The Current Dilemma
Is America . . . and the world . . . running out of oil? Best-selling book titles include The End of Oil, Peak Oil: Life After the Oil Crash, The Oil Age Is Over, and others. National Geographic featured a cover story last summer that looked at how the world would survive “After Oil.” Is America’s joy ride coming to a screeching halt? Are we truly about to run out of oil?
Most of the experts say, “No!” The truth is that the earth is swimming in oil. The first oil well in the United States was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in 1859. At that time, there was six trillion barrels of crude oil underneath the ground in America. Today, 146 years later, we have used only about a trillion barrels.