Populations grow and shrink due to number of factors. Never is it just one thing, but a combination of things. Healthcare, the economy, education, tech, and many other factors also play a role.
Needless to say, our world is growing in places where we Americans might find that growth puzzling. As it has been, and always will be, it’s true that we don’t know everything, even though we’d like to believe that we do.
There’s an idea all throughout scripture that through oppression, through hardship, and through suffering, comes growth.
How does that apply to us today?