Pronatalism, meaning pro-birth, is a philosophy that appears to be gaining traction among various segments of society. “Its core tenet is deceptively simple: our future depends on having enough children, and yet life in developed countries has become hostile to this basic biological imperative. Linked to the subcultures of rationalism and ‘effective altruism’ (EA), and bolstered by declining birth rates, it has been gaining currency in Silicon Valley and the wider tech industry – especially its more conservative corners.”
It is “deceptively simple” that the future of any civilization “depends on having enough children.” This was the warning Ben J. Wattenberg wrote about in his book, “The Birth Dearth,” released in 1987. He said that whenever a nation’s replacement birthrate drops below its ability to at least maintain that country’s population it will so affect it that the nation’s global standing will suffer in several areas, financially, militarily, and politically.
America’s economic superiority is being challenged by China right now and its population is four times ours. If we lose the economic battle military and political power may be close behind.
America is one of those “developed countries” whose depopulation through same-sex unions that cannot reproduce the next generation, and abortion that is killing off the next generation deplete our nation’s numbers. All of this points to the fact that to disobey the God-breathed Scriptures has practical everyday consequences.
The first commandment God gave Adam and Eve after creating them was to “be fruitful and multiply.” “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,’” Genesis 1:27-28.
So many believe the Bible is merely a book about “spiritual” matters that have no bearing on our daily lives. Is just about ‘pie in the sky in the sweet bye and bye’ they say. But surprisingly the Word of God has much to say about how to live our lives practically ‘down on the ground while we’re still around.’
Whenever we fail to follow the advice of Scripture we do so to our own detriment. Social Security’s solvency is endangered because of poor management by our political leaders. It is kept afloat not by the contributions of retirees but those who are currently paying into it. What do you think will happen when the 70 million aborted babies of the next generation are not there to support Social Security with their contributions?
Sometimes God’s judgment is allowing us to make our own decisions and then forcing us to live with the consequences of those decisions. If and when such an economical collapse comes I think it will come swiftly almost overnight. Many will be stunned.
Father God, let us pray how to prepare for what is ahead.