Population experts tell that some 80 million babies will be born in 2016; from a theological point of view we might ask; how personally does God involve himself with these births? We can assume, I think,that He does not bother with changing diapers or wiping runny noses. As far as we can tell He does not get involved with their clothing or housing needs nor with their infant or early childhood training. He leaves these chores up to parents and other adults.
Still it would require a lot of pre-planning just in preparing their eternal home. How much larger to increase hell, how much larger to increase heaven? The great enlargement of both places boggles the human mind.
Brian Mathis [01/03/2016 5:07 PM]
Our understanding of time and space are based on our limited abilities. We understand from scripture that “For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:4 If we want to believe God is all powerful than this should only strengthen our desire to worship him for who he truly is. Just my thoughts
Jim Price [01/03/2016 5:52 PM]
Good point Brian but in the present time we must be concerned with a world that is short on water for millions and food other millions and coming up with solutions is what is hard for us humans with our ” limited abilities.”
Jim Price [01/04/2016 10:28 AM]
When Jesus was born the world population was about 200 million by 1804 it was one billion ( 1000 thousand million ) by1960 three billion and in 2015 over seven billion. This population growth has been a sleeper in theological discussion; every new human life creates its own theology, its own purpose and destiny and its own effect on the future. It puts a responsibility on each of us that we might not be willing to accept.
Brian Mathis [01/05/2016 3:52 PM]
Sorry took so long to respond. The truth is we do not use a large majority of resources that are available. In the USA food production is actually at a much lower rate than it could be as a means to control the market values. As far as water goes scientifically there is no less water or more than there was at creation. What has changed is our failure when we failed to keep it clean as we advanced technologies. The technologies exist that can be used to purify it but once again money is the issue. Housing and health needs are also something that can be managed but the real issue is mans heart is greedy and corrupt with no thought for others. I imagine many people will be surprised in Heaven when we are communal in all of the areas of life. Bringing that to the current world will only occur when Christ changes the hearts of the people.
John Kissinger [01/05/2016 6:41 PM]
Jim are you familiar with #AGENDA21 as pertaining to world population? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/agenda21-voted-in-3-2-1/
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