End of the World 2012 and Population Growth
Do we have a little conflict with the end of the world 2012? Scientists report that by the year 2050, the population on earth will exceed 10 billion people.
Apparently, they are not expecting the alleged Rapture or the alleged future second coming to have much of an impact. Dispensationalists have not convinced these scientists that the alleged Rapture will take care of all future population growth.
Obviously, they expect the year 2012 to pass without so much as a spark, let alone the end of the planet.
The Earth Abides Forever
Seems we have another statement of God that rings true. “One generation passes away, and another generation comes; but the earth abides forever. (Eccl. 1:4)
Nothing we’ve seen thus far in the realm of eschatology gives reasonable ground to reject this passage. So what happens to the last great day in the end of the world 2012 scenario? Where are those last days of planet earth? Would they not serve as a valid response to population control?
End of the World 2012 – Not Found in the Bible
Prophecies of the last days describe the times and nature of those events. While the end of the world 2012 has emerged as a popular sign of the terminus of the world, it originates from pagan literature. The last days events were inclusive of the:
- Birth, ministry and death of Christ, (Gal. 4:4; Heb. 1:1; 1 Pet. 1:20)
- Outpouring of the Spirit, according to Joel 2:28-30; Acts 2:16-20).
- Coming of Elijah the prophet, i.e. John the Baptizer, (Mal. 4:5; Matt. 17:11-13; Luk 1:34-35)
- Establishment of the church, Isaiah 2:2
- Apostasy, Matt. 24:11-12; 2 Thess. 1:3
- Worldwide evangelism within one generation, Matt. 24:14, 34
- Abomination of desolation, Matt. 24:15
- Revealing of the Man of Sin, 2 Thess. 2:3
- Coming of Christ, 2 Peter 3:1f
All the above events were fulfilled in the first century before the generation who lived in the times of Christ and the apostles passed away, Matt. 24:34.
Proposals for Population Control Beyond the 2012 Last Days
Since scientists and those who study population control are not staking bets on either the alleged end of the world 2012 hoax or the rapture, what recommendations will they make for the government. According to Yahoo news, the two continents that will experience the greatest population growth are Africa and Asia. Suggestions are being made to:
- Re-engineer food and its production
- Teach and required abstinence
- Implement planned parenting
- Welfare systems for the aged
- Condoms and birth control
Most of the suggestions above are politically correct. However, if history teaches us anything especially with respect to Africa, there will be manufactured diseases such as aids, genocide, war, foreign incited civil wars, food control and other man-killer operations in place. We do understand that natural death is part of the solution to the problem but mass-murder is not. (Ex. 20:13; Rom. 13:9)
End of the World 2012 No Solution
For those who understand there is no such event as the alleged Rapture or end of the world 2012, responsible leadership demands that humanitarian solutions are found to create the resources needed.