Getting Back On-track: The Big Picture
Our values have changed from that of 50 years ago. Due to the increase in the use of birth control and women working outside the home, the population rate has decreased, in spite of what is being falsely reported by the media.
A couple of weeks ago, the United Nations reported that the population had reached 7 billion. Yet in their own website, they report that the population is declining. Do you see any inconsistencies?
The following video is the full-length movie titled, "Demographic Winter: The Decline of the Human Family," which was mentioned in the video in the last post. It was produced by an Australian film company called Acuity Productions. Those who appear in the film include sociologists, demographers, and economists from some of the most prestigious universities here and abroad. They come together in this video to declare that since women are having fewer children around the world, the population is not being replaced as many die off. They believe there is looming a demographic winter which threatens to have catastrophic social and economic consequences.
God tells us that we should "Be fruitful and multiply." The environmentalists complain that our planet doesn't have the capacity to hold the present growing population, but the information is false and statistics prove otherwise - just as with global warming. As the population around the world shrinks, efforts to hold down the population is leading the world toward its demise.
Many of those who oppose the Quiver Full and Patriarchal families use this false data to claim that Christian families should hold down their baby-making. So, if they aren't being attacked from this angle, they get it from those who feel families are being manipulated into having large families by Christian Reconstructionists for political purposes. They feel we follow after the teachings of man and not after God - as though we are in a cult. Does your head hurt yet?
We must use wisdom when listening to what the world says, and be discerning about what we are being told in "Christian" books and our church. There are so many opposing messages out there that it gets to be hard to get out of bed in the morning. It's all quite overwhelming to sift through, especially when you want to do what is right.
I should add here that I understand that some families have legitimate limitations. Those critical of the Quiver Full movement claim that many ill-prepared couples have been encouraged to trust God and forge ahead with having children, in spite of medical and family advise. To this I say, don't test the waters and be sorry later - listen to their guidance. Don't want what will be detrimental for your health and mind, and what may ultimately ruin your family.
If God has lead you to unplan the size of your family, then take that leading. But if others choose to limit their family size, it's between you and God. Natural family planning is always the best alternative whenever you have to limit your family size, since the pill is an abortifacient and permanent measures are defacing the body.
I pray that when you pray for the Lord's guidance, He will faithfully show you the path.
"A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined." Proverbs 14:28
The Christian Church and the Use of Birth Control - Part 1