Is Far-East Asia
in Bible Prophecy?
Wilfred Hahn ((Eternal
"Women are missing in their millions — aborted, killed, neglected to death.
In 1990 an Indian
Amartya Sen, put the number at 100 million; the toll is higher now.
What does this quote from a recent
Economist Magazine article on
gendercide have to do with Asia?
Quite a bit, not to mention a likely prophetic connection. Let us explain.
Firstly, just what is “gendercide”? The term was coined by the
above-mentioned economist and refers to the practice of killing baby girls
in order to have more sons. It is an atrocity that has become epidemic in
many Asian nations … a horrible slaughter of human life. These heinous
practices will surely not go unpunished, neither on earth nor heaven. We can
only speak here to its earthly repercussions.
Normally, between 103 and 106 boys are born for every 100 girls. This ratio
of slightly more boys has been stable over time. Yet, in many Asian nations
this ratio has become sharply biased towards boys in the recent decade. For
example, in China, the sex
ratio for the generation born in 2000-2004 jumped to 124. By contrast, for
the generation born between and 1985 and 1989, this ratio was only 108 boys
for every 100 girls (a little above average). A similar trend is evident in India, the second most populous nation in the
world after China.
Documented here is a recent and dramatic shift.
Just what will be the consequences of this distortion in male births? They
stand to be far-reaching. Writes the
“Throughout human history, young men have been responsible for the vast
preponderance of crime and violence — especially single men in countries
where status and social acceptance depend on being married and having
children, as it does in China and India. A rising population of frustrated
single men spells trouble. […] Over the next generation, many of the
problems associated with sex selection will get worse. […] within ten years,
China faces the prospect of having the equivalent of the whole young male
population of America, or almost twice that of Europe’s three largest
countries with little prospect of marriage, untethered to a home of their
own and without the stake in society that marriage and children provide.”
an advanced nation (and a member of the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development) early in the 1970s experienced a similar birth
skew favoring boys. While the birth ratio since that time has nearly
normalized, the impact of its earlier misalignment has been significant. In
2008, more than 11% of marriages were “mixed,” mostly between a Korean man
and a foreign woman. But what will be the future implications for
For one, it would be impossible for all of its future
single men to find enough “mail order” brides in the world (certainly
not without depriving other men) given that these two nations account for
40% of the entire world’s population.
In Revelation 9:14-16 is described a sombre picture. A command is given to
the sixth angel of the Apocalypse holding the sixth trumpet.
“Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." And the four angels who had been kept ready
for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third
of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I
heard their number.”
— Revelation 9:14
There are a number of interpretations as to the identity of the army
mentioned here. What is not open to conjecture, however, is the number of
the mounted troops — 200 million. At the time that Apostle John received
this vision on the island of Patmos, most likely around 95 AD, the world had little
need for such large numbers. Experts estimate that the earth’s entire
population then was as little as only 165 million.
Seen from that time, an army of 200 million in just one region of the world
must have seemed inconceivable. Yet, the Apostle John is sure of the
incredible size of this army. “I heard their number,” he confirms.
But where could 200 million troops be found? The world’s population now
exceeds 6.8 billion, more than 40 times the number of people that lived on
the earth at the time that the book of Revelation
was written. Significantly, approximately three-fifths of the world’s
population lives on the land mass east of the Euphrates in
Asia. Therefore, troops numbering as much as 200 million are
clearly possible today … even just from one region of the world. It is now
plausible sometime in the future that an army of this number could be
marshaled from areas east of the Euphrates … in other words,
army (the People’s Liberation Army, or PLA) has a high number of recruits
that are the single child in their family. Quoting
Foreign Policy magazine, already in 2006 “only-child soldiers
made up more than one half of the PLA force, giving
the largest-ever military with a majority of only-children.”1
With so many single, non-family-rooted men soon coming of military age in
the future, events and trends could move into rapid alignment with events
prophesied in Revelation 9:14.
The June to August 2010 editions of
Midnight Call Magazine and future
EVR issues will carry a series on Asia.
In these articles we will lay out many more interesting facts and seek to
answer pressing questions. Is
mentioned in the Bible? What prophetic roles will various Asian countries
Drew Thompson, Think Again:
Foreign Policy magazine, March/Aril 2010.
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About the Author:
Wilfred J. Hahn
is a global economist/strategist. Formerly a top-ranked global analyst,
research director for a major Wall Street investment bank, and head of
country’s largest global investment operation, his writings focus on the
endtime roles of money, economics and globalization. He has been quoted
around the world and his writings reproduced in numerous other publications
and languages. His 2002 book The Endtime Money Snare: How to live free
accurately anticipated and prepared its readers for the Global Financial
Crisis. His newest book, Global Financial Apocalypse Prophesied:
Preserving true riches in an age of deception and trouble, looks further
into the future.