Monday, June 23, 2008

World Population, and we have a lot of work to do!

The world population is growing at an incredibly fast rate, and the demographics of that change have many things to say to Christians. As of today 6/23/08, the world population stands at 6,705,373,654 (8:10 am CDT). The US Census Bureau estimates world population will increase to 7 billion people in 2012 and 8 billion in 2020. US Census estimates of world population say that the earth's population is growing at a rate of 6.5 million people per month. The world's population has doubled since 1970. Here is an estimate of world population through history.
  • 1 AD 150 million
  • 1350 AD 300 million
  • 1700 AD 600 million
  • 1800 AD 900 million
  • 1900 AD 1.6 billion
  • 1950 AD 2.4 billion
  • 1985 AD 5 billion
  • 2012 AD 7 billion
  • 2020 AD 8 billion
World population has more than doubled in my lifetime and has nearly quadrupled in the lifetime of my mother (who is now 89 years of age). Amazing!

We have much to do in preaching the gospel to the whole world. We cannot sit silent and let a world remain lost in error and sin. We must use every tool, make every effort to speak until we can no longer speak until every soul has come to know the Lord Jesus. We must use television, the internet, radio, and print media to do all we can as long as we can wherever we can.



rick said...

AMEN! We must get brethren to realize that seizing and/or making opportunities is the key to evangelism (Matthew 25). Yet, we must not get discouraged with the overwhelming nature of the work. Thank for bring this to our attention.

preacherman said...

Interesting post.
I pray that we will make more and more disciples for Jesus Christ.

Matthew said...

You are so right brother. There is a ton of people out there, this should motivate all of us to preach and spread the gospel.