Man Targeted for Extinction

By David Benoit

We live in a very confused world today. We are saving the whales and killing our babies. We are protecting eagles' eggs while disposing of fertilized human eggs.

We hear the cry of environmentalists who claim that the animal kingdom is vastly underpopulated and the human race is vastly overpopulated. They hold a Conference to protect wildlife one week, then stage a conference to control human population the next.

This observation might cause some to think of me as a radical extremist, but before you draw that conclusion you may want to read an interview with the French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau which appeared in the November 1991 edition of the Unesco Courier. He stated: "To stabilize world population we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it." This is a man who has dedicated his whole life to preserving wildlife!

The Georgia guidestone is an erected monument in Elberton, Georgia. Dedicated to the New Age movement, it features the Ten Commandments of the New Age Movement. The first commandment declares that the world's population should be depleted to 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature. On September 13, 1994, delegations from more than 180 countries converged on Cairo, Egypt, to rally a mission to stabilize the world's population. This U.N.-led community drew up a 20-year plan for controlling the world's population.

Politicians use high-sounding phraseology such as a woman's right to choose and champion supposedly noble causes such as defending against overpopulation in order to justify killing babies in the womb through legalized abortion. Planned Parenthood has as one of its major objectives the determination to convince people that they should not become parents. Do you think for one minute that when a young woman walks into an abortion clinic she is going to be told that she ought to be a mother? Abortion clinics do not get paid to counsel young women to keep their babies; they get paid for every baby they extract. Abortion is big business, and I don't know of one big business that got to be big by turning business away.

The Overpopulation Theory

The question must be asked of the people involved with the United Nations population control, "Was Hitler a friend or foe of this committee?" According to Jacques Cousteau, we need to eliminate 350,000 people every day. It took Hitler years to exterminate 6 million Jews. Cousteau's program would take less than 18 days.

Let's examine this overpopulation theory. The belief that "this town is not big enough for the two of us" has threaded its way throughout history. In fact, the earliest attempt to control population was found in the original family-Adam and Eve. Cain felt that the only way to rid himself of the guilt he acquired as a result of his disobedience to God was to kill his brother Abel.

Today we see man's futile attempt to reject God's ability to supply the world's population. Those who reject God's ability as a provider of food would laugh at those of us who believe that God fed 5000 men with five barley loaves and two small fish (see John 6:5-13). Humanists believe there is no God to provide for us, so we must work only with our own limited resources. I too would be fearful if I had to provide for billions of people with my resources. But the lack of resources serves as yet another storefront for a license to kill. If we truly do have a food shortage, why does our government pay farmers for not producing crops? Why do we hear of government waste? The answer is easy: There is no actual shortage.

Fearmongers have made projections of gloom and doom. In 1948 Fairfield Osborn wrote a book entitled Our Plundered Planet, in which he predicted that the world could not feed the 2 billion or so people living at that time. He was wrong. In 1968 Paul Ehrlich had The Population Bomb published. This Stanford University biologist predicted that the U.S. would be rationing food by the end of the 1970s. He was wrong. Again in 1984 he predicted, "The United States will quite literally be dying of thirst." He was wrong. Instead of millions of people dying of starvation in America, millions of people are on diets to control overeating!

Yes, famine is on the horizon, but not because of overpopulation. It is because God will cut off His resources to men. Are people starving today? Yes. People are starving in India because they will not eat beef (cows are considered to be gods). In Ethiopia, governments make laws to restrict people from producing other necessary food. In some parts of the world, war has not only destroyed the crops but has turned farmers into fighters. The environmentalists are daily turning farmland into unusable wetlands. To deny that people are starving would be ludicrous, but to say that God has not provided the knowledge and resources to provide for man is even more ludicrous.

The problem is not that our earth is unable to feed the billions, but that man cannot control the behavior of the billions. One of the oldest tricks in political strategy is crisis management. In other words, a government creates a crisis so that people will accept the government's solution to the crisis, no matter how horrible the solution may seem. If the real conflict were truly population versus resources, the United Nations could spend billions of dollars to teach people how to grow food and harvest crops. But the U.N. solution is not the harvesting of crops, but rather the harvesting of souls. Its silos are stockpiled with the souls of men, women, and children, and its assembly lines are working full- time and at peak production in order to maximize its lethal destruction. Here are four ways that population is being controlled today.

1. Infanticide

Politicians today say they are for the family. They claim they must ensure a better life for children while they legally exterminate them. Doesn't it seem strange that women from around the world traveled to China for a women's rights convention, when women in China don't have the right to bear more than one child? Countless millions of babies die there every year because of legalized abortion.

Sadly, even many Christians in good churches have fallen for the humanist view of abortion. One key issue that keeps cropping up is "What about cases of rape, incest, or the child that is not wanted?" These may be legitimate questions for those who do not believe that God is the Author of life. If you believe that man plus woman plus no God equals a child, then abortion seems right. But if you believe that man plus woman plus God equals a child, then rape, incest, and unwanted children are no excuse for abortion.

Rape and Incest

We believe that God is the Creator of life. Genesis 1:27,28 says that God made man in His image and after His likeness, and He told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply, and to populate the earth. God gave the man and the woman the ability to reproduce. But with that ability comes responsibility; He intended conception to take place within God's holy institution of marriage. God does hate rape and incest, but I believe that if conception should occur through these violent acts, He doesn't want that baby aborted. At the moment of conception God's heart is toward that child and He has a plan for its life, regardless of why it was conceived.

Unwanted Children

The Bible tells us about children who were killed because they were not wanted. Chapters I and 2 of Exodus tell us how the king of Egypt was into selective births. Unlike today, when we have sophisticated equipment to determine the gender, the people in those days had to wait until birth to see whether the child was a boy or a girl. If the baby was a male, the midwives were to drown him because he was unwanted. Had all of the midwives carried out that process of elimination, we would never have heard of a man named Moses. Herod, after hearing about the birth of Jesus, ordered all the male children under the age of two killed. The Bible teaches that life begins by God, not by chance.

Sarah and Abraham

[The angel of the Lord] said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women (Genesis 18: 10,11).

Sarah, beyond the childbearing age, was thinking in the human realm and not in the supernatural realm when she laughed at God's promise that she would bear a son. Genesis 21:2 tells us, "For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him." Life in the womb is no accident. God did not let Abraham and Sarah have Isaac until Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years old. Many Christian couples have prayed for years for a baby and at the set time God answered their prayer.

Noah and His Family

If the miracle of Isaac's birth to 100-year-old Abraham and 90- year-old Sarah seems incredible, consider Noah and his family. God told Noah to build an ark. He had three sons - Shem, Ham, and Japheth - and they each had a wife. Genesis 7:13 says, "In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark."

Simple math tells us that eight people entered the ark and I Peter 3:20 confirms that math: "Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." This means that out of the entire human race only eight people went into the ark.

As Paul Harvey would put it, here's the rest of the story. According to Genesis 6 and 7, it took 120 years to build this ark. During that span, God did not allow Noah's wife or the wives of Noah's three sons to conceive. Under normal circumstances, a 120-year span of the lives of four families would have found the ark filled with people! Yet only eight entered the ark. Some might say maybe they were sterile, but after the flood these four couples replenished the entire world's population. Here is another fantastic thought: The animals were on board a ship for a year and not even the rabbits multiplied! God is the giver of life for animals as well as humans.

Please don't misunderstand me-abortion has affected millions of lives, even in the Christian community. It is not the intent of this chapter to point a finger of condemnation at the victims, but to warn the innocent so they will not become victims. Many Christian men and women face the guilt associated with abortion today. Yes, God is the giver of life, but He is also the author of forgiveness. We no longer need to rationalize our sins. We need God to forgive us of our sins and to reconcile us unto Himself.

2. Euthanasia.

According to media reports, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, also called "Dr. Death," has assisted in more than 30 so-called suicides. The most recent Kevorkian-assisted suicide involved a woman who, according to the coroner's report, was only depressed, not fatally ill. Dr. Kevorkian has escaped several attempts to convict him of murder, or homicide. So far the doctor has been acquitted of any wrongdoing. If he escapes prosecution in the latest incident, the comprehensive euthanasia could become legally acceptable and perhaps even covered by health insurance. If Dr. Kevorkian can do it, then anyone can do it. The precedent will have been established.

According to Noah Hutchings in Bible in the News: I Those involved with population control again hide their true motive behind compassion. Read what The New York Times has ... to say about euthanasia: "The memorandum ... proposed that it shall be possible for physicians to end the tortures of incurable patients, upon request, in the interests of true humanity. This proposed legal recognition of euthanasia-the act of providing a painless and peaceful death ......

I failed to tell you the title of the New York Times article and the date of its release. The tide is "Nazi Plan to Kill Incurables to End Pain; German Religious Groups Oppose Move." The date was October 10, 1933. For some reason the media today want us to believe that this idea of helping hurting people out of their misery is the unique idea of Dr. Death. But here it is 63 years later and the headlines are the same: "Compassionate Dr. Kevorkian Meets with Opposition from Right Wing, Wacko Christians."

Hutchings concludes his Bible in the News piece with this observation:

The New York Times, in an article titled 111933, Hitler's Amazing Year," brought out that in that year Hitler was made Chancellor of Germany, replaced all political offices with Nazis, suspended all constitutional rights, eliminated undesirables, established prison camps like Dachau, and confiscated the wealth of all political opponents. Thousands were killed under the deception of humane euthanasia. In putting Hitler's program of euthanasia in its proper perspective, we wonder if history will repeat itself here in the United States. Will euthanasia, as in Germany, be a sign of the end of our republic and the rise of a totalitarian state?'

Yes, the crimes are the same-declare war on the helpless unborn, then implement mercy killing of those who can't defend themselves, then destroy those who disagree with you. The travesty of the whole thing is that they do it in the name of benevolence. We should all check the mouth of this gift horse lest we one day wake up to find it was a Trojan horse.

3. Teenage Deaths.

The killing of the teen population is on the rise. For years I have spoken against the destructive lyrics in rock music. Many rock musicians promote death in their music, and many young people die on the "Highway to Hell" (rock song by AC/DC). According to testimony given at a Parent Music Resource Center hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on September 19, 1985, "teenage suicides have gone up a whopping 300 percent in the last thirty years, while the adult rate has stayed the same."'

This hike in the suicide rate is not by accident but by design. Thirty years ago, rock bands were not singing songs like:

1. 99 Ways to Die, performed by Megadeth
2. Suicide Solution, performed by Ozzy Osborne
3. Die Young, Stay Pretty, performed by Debra Harry
4. Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun, performed by Anthrax
5. I Hate Myself and I Want to Die, performed by Nirvana. (These were not idle words for the lead singer Kurt Cobain. He ended his own life by shooting himself in the head.)

Rock musicians hide behind the first-amendment rights. Rock musicians like Ozzy Osborne have been taken to court, but the cases always get thrown out.

Then we have what I call "death education" right in our public schools. Classes take field trips to funeral homes. Students learn how to write their own epitaphs, and even suicide notes. Social engineers believe that if teenagers are so weak-minded that they will commit suicide while listening to music, then they should not be taking up space on planet Earth anyway. The theory is that we all live on this big ship that is overcrowded, so why should we discourage anyone who wants to jump overboard?

Troubled teens face suicide, gang violence, drug abuse, deadly sexually transmitted diseases, and domestic violence. Many of these very real tragedies in the lives of teens conclude with suicide. Teens are not as defenseless as babies, and they are not as feeble as the elderly, so they must be encouraged to self- destruct.

4. Homosexuality.

This is the final way to curb the world's population. If the world's entire population were homosexual, the population growth would be zero. That's right-homosexuality promotes zero population growth. Homosexuals today are fighting for their rights to same-sex marriages.

Walt Disney Co. will extend health benefits to domestic partners and children of homosexual workers next year, becoming one of the last major entertainment groups to do so. Disney spokesman John Dryer said the change does not apply to heterosexuals. He wouldn't comment on the policy's impact on Disney's image . If you think homosexuals are not powerful in the political arena, think again.

When Republicans met in San Diego, their openly gay delegates (all four of them) didn't organize a caucus. But the 150 openly gay Democratic delegates, the Gay and Lesbian Caucus, have engaged in some of the livelier unrehearsed and unscripted sessions here.

The Bible clearly describes homosexuality as sin (see Genesis 19). (By the way, I believe the Antichrist will be a homosexual, as implied in Daniel 11:37: "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all." Why wouldn't the Antichrist be a homosexual-he will stand for everything God stands against!)

"Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet" (Romans 1:27).

God loves homosexuals but He hates the sin of homosexuality. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.

The homosexual community will not totally stop population growth. Teen deaths will not stop population growth. Abortion will not stop the world's population growth. But these will all work together to curb the growth.

In conclusion, I must say that the reason murder is so natural to unregenerate people is they are only obeying their father: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar, and the father of it" (John 8:44).

One of these days the United Nations population control delegates will get their wish. During the tribulation period, one- half of the world's entire population will be destroyed in less than 3 1/2 years. Then they will understand that God is not only the One who gives life, but He is also the One who takes life.