There are consequences for “Population” Control.
Fail to take seriously the command to be fruitful and multiply, and pay the long-term consequences. Liberal policies on population control fed into the abortion mindset and cost China her future, just as China was on the verge of challenging the world as the next superpower. Could it really be the case that China’s 1 child policy will cost her the future? Looks like it. So, officials are backing away from the one child policy, but it may be too late.
First of all, a lot of damage has been done. Second, parents no longer want a second child. They’re having too much fun to risk being responsible for another child. In other words, they adapted to the mindset that children are not a blessing but a curse. They no longer want them. Read an interesting article here.
Sadly, we live in an RU 486 world, where children are viewed as an interruption to an otherwise carefree sexual lifestyle. Just the other day, courts ruled that the “Plan B” abortion pill would be available to 17 year olds over the counter (see here).
We can rest assured that sexual promiscuity comes with a great price, not the least of which is kindling the wrath of God. More important, perhaps, for us to remember is the mercy of God in giving us order and command in relation to our sexuality and in relation to the natural consequences of sexuality—children. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward,” declares Psalm 127.
Now, nations around the world are understanding the significance of God’s plan for families. China is struggling with how 1 adult worker is supposed to provide for his own needs plus the needs of 2 aging parents and 4 elderly grandparents. In Russia, the de-population dynamic has the government begging for Russians to return home (see this article).
And Europe? All over Europe the depopulation vacuum is leaving space which must be filled by someone. Turns out, Muslims are more than happy to oblige. They never bought in to the promiscuity “Plan B” mentality of depopulating families. So, they have lots of children and grandchildren and are still having babies. In Lyons, France, for instance, Muslims are the majority in the maternity ward, having more babies than native Frenchman (See Mark Steyn’s America Alone).
Dr. Mohler recently blogged on this important topic (see here), and he recommends this book as an important resource. I will simply point out that the man is blessed who fills his quiver with children.