A Marketwatch writer posted an article favoring population control in the guise of an editorial that promises future benefits for mankind due to Melinda Gates’ “new crusade.” She’s teaming up with the British government and world leaders to invest $4 billion into spreading the benefits of “family planning” to 120 million more women by 2020.
How does Marketwatch spin this? They promote these ladies as “120 million potential new women entrepreneurs.”
Liberals love “familing planning.” What does God say about family planning?
THE TRUTH ABOUT POPULATION GROWTH
“Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.” (Genesis 1:28) Just before sending the Hebrews off to conquer the land of Canaan, God promises blessings to be poured out onto the people for keeping his covenant. What blessings?
“He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you. You shall be blessed above all peoples. There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock.” (Deuteronomy 7:13-14)
Let me reiterate the words of the Lord: “There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock.” This means rapid increases in population. This is the definition of being fruitful and multiplying.
A society that is seeing rapid population growth should give thanks: they are under the blessings of God. They are in his good graces. He is looking upon them with favor.
POPULATION GROWTH POINTS TO PROSPERITY AND…
This scares secular humanists. Why? Because it points to The End. It points to the day when all the Earth’s resources are used up, when there is no more room for anymore people. To the unregenerate, this implies starvation and poverty, the end of the human race, ghastly retreats into cannibalism as the last remaining people struggle to be the fittest and outlive all the others after all of the world’s food supplies have run out.
But above all, it points to Final Judgment. From the article:
According to Julia Whitty’s cover piece, “the paradox embedded in our future is that the fastest way to slow our population growth is to reduce poverty, yet the fastest way to run out of resources is to increase wealth.
As the author of the article writes, “There’s a lot of hope in her message.” To the rest of us, this perverted “hope” means enslavement and impoverishment.
BAD NEWS FOR SOME
Secular humanists long for the heat death of the universe, the day when there can be no further increase in entropy, a fulfillment of the impersonal judgment on all of creation by a non-judgmental cosmos — an eschatological process that will squeeze all life out of the universe in an impersonal, impartial manner. But that’s a long ways away, in their minds (billions of years). Cannibalism at the hands of exponential, unchecked population growth could get them first.
Whenever you see the words “family planning” used in mainstream media you should go on alert. This is merely a euphemism for population control. All of the evils of the world are blamed on population growth. These evils can be summed up in the words of Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, in this excerpt:
To name just a few of these dilemmas: food shortages, polluted air, oil shortages, depleted energy supplies, lowered standards of education, escalating crime rates, excessive bureaucracy, economic instability, housing shortages, and inadequate health care. There is one basic condition that contributes to all these predicaments. It’s this: We’re overpopulated.
Though effective rhetoric, economically the thesis is wrong. It has nothing to do with how many people must be fed, but rather how productive the population of people ultimately is.
As productivity increases, food costs shrink, and food become more affordable for all. More luxuries become increasingly available to more and more people as prices fall. But a population that is productive is one that is ethical — think “Protestant work ethic.” Think “work for six days and rest on the seventh.” This illuminates the ethical quality of the population. (Whose ethics?)
This points to encouraging historically reliable measures of societal success like the institution of marriage. High marriage rates (and low divorce rates) predict societal wealth and happiness.
The ultimate goal of population control is to limit world population to some manageable number that is large enough, through their labor efforts, to support the cushy lifestyles of the intellectuals running the world from the top (“civilization planning”) while still being small enough for those handful of elite to maintain control of the serfs working for them.
THE RELIGION OF HUMANISM
It’s classic Socialism. But it’s religious, contrary to what they publicly confess. It’s modern Humanism and State worship.
Most of all, it’s simple rebellion. All those who hate God love death. In the first chapter of Romans, Paul tells us that sinful man knows he ought to love God and abide by his commands but instead suppresses God’s truth in his wickedness. Consequently, God’s given them over to their sinful desires, shameful lusts, and depraved minds. (Romans 1:24-28)
Their modus operandi is active rebellion: “Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:32)
Has not our President recently given approval to those who practice “such things” as:
1) women exchanging “natural relations for those that are contrary to nature”; and
2) the men likewise giving up “natural relations with women” that are “consumed with passion for one another”?
Don’t these unnatural behavior also stifle population growth?
IT’S ALL ABOUT HIERARCHY AND REPRESENTATION — WHO REPRESENTS WHO
Population growth highlights the fact that we live in a cursed, fallen world that does not have unlimited resources. It highlights the fact that there are limits to what we can do –we are not God. Humanists hate being presented with these limits. It reminds them that they are not God, though they desire to be (Genesis 3:5).
Whatever they can do to slow this unrelenting march of progress — even if they have to reverse it — they will endeavor to do. This is the purpose of stringent, constantly-changing environmental regulations that raise prices and reduce efficiency.
Satan hates mankind because mankind is made in God’s image. He will do all in his power to undermine and destroy that which God has created.
As Satan’s representative agents in history, unregenerate man shares the same goal.
There is no hope for unregenerate man, but there is plenty of hope for us. There’s nothing but hope for our future. Christ has come and conquered Satan and death by suffering for our sins on the cross and being raised from the dead on the third day. The universe is bounded, it has limits. The ultimate resource limit is time: God’s judgment is coming.
So take heed, be fruitful, multiply. Children are a blessing: “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” (Psalm 127:3-5)
Satan’s kingdom can only gain power for short periods in history. It always comes undone (Exodus 20:5-6). But the power of God’s kingdom grows steadily over time as those who love Him remain faithful to him. Remember Jesus’ words: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (Matthew 13:33)
The result? Delicious bread that is good enough to be presented (1 Corinthians 15:24).