On May 2, 2018 8:02 PM, "Stephen Williamson" wrote:
Subject: What about the billions who have never heard about Jesus :-)
Preface: Matthew 5 - Blessed (Great) are the poor in spirit (crouched down, hungering, searching for righteousness) for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. A picture of Lazarus in Luke 16.
Neil Young - Keeps me searching for a Heart of Gold.
Available to every genuine searcher in this life or the next, because of Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection.
But so much better if they can hear the true gospel today. End of Preface
Ok, here’s my two bob’s worth from this morning’s chat. Also looking at the total number who have passed on to eternity since Adam.
Currently in 2018, there are about ** 7½ billion people alive. Click here for a sortable list by country.
** In 2019 the figure was 7.7 billion, with an estimate of 700 million born before 1955 (ie 65 years and older). The average birthrate is estimated at about 4 to 5 babies per second or 386,000 per day (141 million for the year), the average death rate is about 162,000 per day (59 million for the year) leading to a net yearly increase of about 82 million.
Average Ages at present when it comes to mortality:
Australia 82 years Europe 80
North America 78 years South America 74
China 75 years Indonesia 70 India 67 Russia 66 Africa 57
Jesus said, "Remember the Queen of Sheba", and Solomon’s writing proverbs about the Lord.
Because the most important thing in every individual's life, who is genuinely searching in their heart for God, is to meet up with Jesus, God's arm is not so short that he can't at the right point, like the Queen of Sheba, draw any one seeker thousands of kilometres to meet up with a pre-ordained "Paul" (a father figure), a missionary, a mentor, who will birth them in the gospel. Then they return with rejoicing . Ever since the Day of Pentecost, 2000 years ago.
How beautiful are the feet, etc, etc of these people.
And, also remember Jesus's words "If they — the current 'preachers' in each local place / local 'cosmos' (place of the human condition) — have called the householder (Jesus) Beelzebub — master of corruption, flies, and stuff — how much more (shall they call) them of his household". Yes, until the day Jesus returns.
That's the Principalities and Powers and delusions principle. But, "more there be with us (angels), than be with them".
In the past 70 years there has been an explosion in population growth, compared to the past 6000 years.
Click here for 70 year birth statistics by year and by region.
Click here for earlier figures in Worldometer's statistics. Previously growth had been slower due to issues like wars famines and diseases — click here for stats of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1919 the last serious world wide epidemic, also of course a high infant mortality rate in Asia Middle East and Africa where 75% of the world's population currently live, click here re dramatic change in stats since 1950.
Ok, here are those numbers on mortality going back to Adam. Approximately
|Year||Average Pop. Millions||Mortality Count||per day||per year|
|2000- 2018||6,900||1 billion||150,000||55 million|
|1900- 2000||3,000||5 billion||140,000||50 million|
|1800- 1900||1,300||2 billion||55,000||20 million|
|1700- 1800||800||1 billion||27,000||10 million|
|700AD- 1700||350||5 billion||14,000||5 million|
|300BC- 700AD||180||2½ billion||7,000||2½ million|
|Adam- 1300BC||300 million which includes the wipe-out of, say, 20 million descendants of Adam at the flood in 2300BC|
Total, say, 17½ billion humans have passed on to eternity since Adam.
Stephen Williamson Computing Services Pty Ltd
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