Thursday, July 1, 2010

The First Command To Man And Woman

"Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." ~ Genesis 1:28

The first blessing God gave to humans was impossible to receive unless both male and female existed. The first command they received was impossible to obey unless there was the consummation of the marriage of man and woman. The original created purpose, was not tending the garden, but having children.

We understand that homosexuality is a corruption of God's creative plan. One reason is that homosexuals cannot have children as God intended. They cannot receive the blessing or fulfill the command. The issue is not just homosexuality, but also selfishness. The couple that chooses not to have children also cannot receive the blessing or fulfill the command. And, the implications are far beyond that couple, because God's creative purpose in male and female was not just for personal fulfillment but for societal growth.

No culture or society has ever survived a birth rate of less than 2.1 children per family. No culture has ever reversed a birth rate of 1.9 and it is impossible to reverse a 1.3 birth rate. The culture simply de-breeds itself out of existence. If two parents have one child, there are half as man children as parents, half as many parents in the next generation.

The fertility rate in the European Union is 1.38 and the EU is crumbling. In France, the birth rate is 1.8 overall, but among Muslim immigrants the birth rate is 8.1. The trend is consistent across the continent. In less than one generation, Europe will be a Muslim continent.

Canada's birth rate is less than 1.6, and Islam is the fastest growing religion in the nation. Yet Canada's population has increased, but all the increase is due to immigration. The fertility rate of US citizens is 1.6. With the increase of immigrants from Mexico, the birth rate increases to 2.11. The vast majority of Latin immigrants are Roman Catholic. The southern United States will be Latino and a Catholic majority in a generation.

According to the Department of State and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), there were only about 100,000 Muslims in the US in the early part of the 20th century. In 2000, there were approximately 1.5 million, and in 2010 there are almost 8 million. Because of birth rate, the CAIR estimates that in 30 years there will be 50 million muslims living in this nation. And, if this trend continues, in 80 years, this nation will no longer be a Christian nation, but a Muslim nation because as Latinos become more prosperous they follow the selfish American trend of smaller families. What was a Latin Catholic majority will follow the road of American Anglo-Saxon Protestant and become a minority. The culture will be transformed.