The world faces many apparently insoluble problems today – unsustainable population growth, climate change, increasing water and food shortages, economic and financial stress, worsening social unrest and violent lawlessness. Responsible national governments have cause to be deeply worried.
Take the exponential world population growth in the 20th and 21st centuries for a start*. From less than 2 billion in 1900 it had grown to 5 billion in 1987, and has since grown to 7.7 billion in 2018. It is projected to reach 8 billion in 2023 and 10 billion by 2055. While the rate of annual growth has actually fallen, the reality of providing the necessary food, clean water and waste disposal facilities is huge if not impossible. The rate of growth on the African continent remains the highest at 2.52% annually and explains the aim of so many would-be migrants to seek better lives elsewhere.
Hence the strain on the world’s environment has reached crisis proportions. Add to this the growing evidence for global warming and climate change, and the need to somehow reduce the increasing rate of carbon emissions. The dangers of air pollution are all too evident in the cities of large developing nations.
Without even beginning to address the threats of international armed conflict and terrorist activity, there appears to be no human solution to all these pressing environmental problems of crisis proportions. This is where the supremacy of Almighty God the Creator and His intention to intervene needs to be taken into account.
God’s inspired word, the Bible, predicts that the world will emerge from insoluble crisis to become a glorified and peaceful place. The Bible tells us repeatedly that Christ the Son of God will return to earth at a time of unprecedented crisis to establish God’s Kingdom. He will reign over the entire world, vanquish evil and achieve peace and a sustainable environment on earth.
We warmly invite you to a free Bible presentation enlarging on this crucial topic. It’s titled God’s solution to the environmental crisis. This will be on Sunday evening the 24th of February at 7.00pm. The venue is the Christadelphian Hall, 489 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, corner of Boyanda Street, opposite Ham Road, Wishart. That date and time again: Sunday evening the 24th of February at 7 o’clock.
A booklet titled The Kingdom of God on earth. God’s plan for the world can be downloaded or read online by going to the link below:
- bibleed.com (Bible Education→booklets online →The Future→booklet titles).