The Overpopulation Myth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. John E. Russell Sr   

Written by Dr. John E. Russell Sr. 

"Then God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth" (Genesis 1:26-28, NASB).

"And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth" (Genesis 9:1, NASB).


Some would have us believe that the human race is facing imminent extinction due to the overpopulation of "mother earth." Human beings are survivors who live in the mountains, in the tropics, in the deserts, and in sub-zero temperatures.

The world is relatively empty There are only 7.5 billion people in the world today.

There are 52.5 million square miles of land in the world, excluding Antarctica. Only a small percentage is uninhabitable. All the people of the world would fit within the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida! Jacksonville contains 841 square miles, or 23,445,734,400 square feet. With one person occupying 2.6 square feet, Jacksonville alone could hold over 9 billion people!
 
Some would object that the greater the population, the lower the standard of living.
Japan has a greater population density than India, yet Japan has a much higher per capita national gross product than India. Germany's population density is also high, but they have a high standard of living.

Since the overpopulation talk is not true, could there be a hidden agenda of the radical left? This destructive myth is propagated in an attempt to justify abortion, eugenics, sterilization, infanticide and euthanasia!

S
ince God wants the earth to be full, who would want it not full? God is pro-life. Satan is a murderer and a liar according to Jesus:

"You [evil people] are of {your} father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own {nature,} for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44, NASB).

Dr. Fredrick Jaffe, former President of Planned Parenthood wrote a memo in 1969. He made several proposals to reduce fertility:

1. Encourage increased homosexuality.

2. Modify tax policies [that would penalize marriage by instituting a] substantial marriage tax.

3. [Create] employment opportunities for women outside the home."700 Club Fact Sheet" (Virginia Beach: CBN 03 August 1995).

A more appropriate name for Planned Parenthood would be, "Planned unparenthood!" Many policies of this organization are anti-God, anti-family and antisocial.

The rejection of God and the Bible requires the acceptance of erroneous assumptions that when acted upon, produce disastrous results.

(This Power Article was based on the classic work of Bill Gothard.)

Essay 58, from my eBook, Essays Exposing the Myths of Political Correctness. 

Copyright © John E. Russell 1993, 2012, 2017


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Peter Meiderlin, 1626

 

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