WORLD - Global Crash in Children Being Born

Arno Froese

Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century. 

And 23 nations—including Spain and Japan—are expected to see their populations halve by 2100.

Countries will also age dramatically, with as many people turning 80 as there are being born.

As a result, the researchers expect the number of people on the planet to peak at 9.7 billion around 2064, before falling down to 8.8 billion by the end of the century. 

“That’s a pretty big thing; most of the world is transitioning into natural population decline,” researcher Prof Christopher Murray told the BBC. 

“I think it’s incredibly hard to think this through and recognize how big a thing this is; it’s extraordinary, we’ll have to reorganize societies.” 

Japan’s population is projected to fall from a peak of 128 million in 2017 to less than 53 million by the end of the century.

Italy is expected to see an equally dramatic population crash from 61 million to 28 million over the same timeframe.

They are two of 23 countries—which also include Spain, Portugal, Thailand and South Korea—expected to see their population more than halve. 

China, currently the most populous nation in the world, is expected to peak at 1.4 billion in four years’ time before nearly halving to 732 million by 2100. India will take its place.

The UK is predicted to peak at 75 million in 2063, and fall to 71 million by 2100.

-www.bbc.com, 15 July 2020

Arno's commentary

Whether these predictions and statistics become true is a matter of “time will tell.” What we do know is that modern society requires women to be in the workforce; subsequently, time for children is substantially reduced. 

This story is diametrically opposed to what the news media presented to us just a few decades ago, speaking continually of the world’s over-population. A similar thing is happening with the often-proclaimed global resource deficiency.

This is in contrast to what we read in Psalm 127:3-5: “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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