THERE IS NO DOUBT that there is a population explosion occurring and this has sounded alarm bells among the elite of this world. So much so that some of these self-proclaimed experts have taken action to curb the population growth rate.
As far back as 1980 the Chinese Government introduced the “one-child” policy. We have read of bus loads of women being taken to the abortion clinics to dispose of their surplus child. It is reported there were 336 million abortions in China over the last 40 years! The loss of all those babies has proved a disaster for China and they have been forced to abandon the one child policy.
But China is not the only country pushing the abortion barrow. The US, under Democrat Governments has contributed millions of dollars to countries to finance abortion clinics in an attempt to curb the population explosion. For a while, under the Trump Administration, those funds were cut off but under the Biden Administration they have been restored.
So serious do some of the world’s elite view the population explosion that some have suggested the sustainable level of world population was only half a billion and it is reported they would like to take measures to cut back the number of people on planet earth by making people infertile, birth control,
aborting babies and by other means. It has been argued that the earth simply cannot support a large population and this is used to justify the genocide of hundreds of millions of unborn babies. But is this true?
When God created man on earth He gave a command to “be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it” (Gen.1:28). After the Flood God told Noah, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth” (Gen.9:1). The same command was given to Jacob in Gen.35:11.
Would God command men to multiply the population if it was not possible to support a large population? Just how large a population could the earth support?
We should note that the command to multiply the population was linked to the words “and subdue it”. It was a twofold command to increase the population and to subdue the land so that it could support the population.
The fact is that there is no limit to how many people could live on planet earth if men obeyed the Word of God. Vast areas of land are undeveloped and if these were developed there would be no starvation. Nobody would go hungry and all would be taken care of. The problem is that men have refused to subdue the earth and cultivate it for the good of their fellow man.
In Australia, for decades we have heard the cry for development of dams and flood mitigation schemes that could supply a steady flow of water into the dry interior to open up vast irrigation systems and become the food basket for Asia but it has all fallen on deaf ears.
The Greens and the left wing of politics have been so concerned about the environment that any attempt to build a dam can’t get past the environmental impact study stage. Either the brown spotted frog or some red billed bird might lose their habitat and that is more important than feeding millions of starving human beings! Thus billions of dollars are spend on useless environmental projects that make politicians rich. It has been estimated conservatively that the Greens program is annully costing the world $1.5 Trillion dollars and it’s reported Al Gore collects a salary of $2 million per month. Dollars that could alleviate the hunger of all the poor nations immediately.
Then there is the expenditure on arms. There is no doubt that we need a strong military but why? If men obeyed God’s command then there would be no wars and no need for vast armaments. Expenditure on defense in 2022 world-wide was $2.113 Trillion dollars. These two items alone if diverted to subduing the earth and turning barren country into irrigated farming land and pastures for stock would more than supply the food needs of the world population and there is no limit to what could be produced. New methods of farming have increased productivity enormously so that it only needs obedience to God’s command and there is no limit to the population earth can support. God didn’t put a limit on it so why should we?
But we live in a real world where sin rules in mens’ lives. God is not in all their thoughts and the political scene has become the nest of individuals who live for personal gain. Graft and corruption abounds.
In February 2023 international conferences were held on the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne attended by thousands of people and Clive Palmer shared how that when the Covid plague began, before there was a vaccine, he scoured the world and purchased a drug that would have been effective treatment for Covid sufferers. He purchased more than 30 million doses for Australia and gave $1 million for research but the big Pharmacy companies ruled. He indicated that all 30 million doses were destroyed by the Government and the million dollars was never repaid. Instead vaccines were produced that never stopped people from getting Covid but made billions of dollars for the big Pharmaceutical Companies.
God’s command to subdue the earth involves using all its resources. God put the coal, iron, uranium, gas etc there for us to use. He controls the weather and he determines when the wind will or will not blow, He determines when it will rain or when there will be drought. He sends the cloudy days. Foolish men cannot subdue the weather to provide a constant flow of power in the electricity grid. But God has given abundant supplies of coal, gas and uranium to guarentee a steady flow of electricty for homes and industry and He meant us to use all of these resources.
The crowds that crucified the Lord Jesus cried,
“We will not have this man to reign over us” and today they refuse to obey God’s command to “subdue the earth”. The consequence will be the same. Judgment is coming.
– John R Ecob DD