The Size of the New City and the Savings Ratio

Mount Olympus the great high mountain John viewed the New City from. Largest volcano in the solar system, 3 times as high as Everest and 342 miles wide. The New City is 1379 miles x 1379 miles (Rev. 21.16).

Since the first Adamic man about 4000 BC there have been according to latest scientific findings about 88 billion souls (May 24, 2006). From Adam to Christ there were 76 generations, 53 years of age per generation presumably because they lived longer in the earliest centuries as the full effect of sin hadn't reached yet.

From Christ to today would be about 80 generations (2000 years/25=80) if a generation is 25 years. Since people live longer during the millennium, let's assume the average generation is 35 years, after all the average generation was over 50 years of age during the OT period. The generation is commensurate in part with average age. In the millennium we count 29 generations (1000 years/35). 5 billion souls seems like a decent population size for earth during the millennium. 5 billion x 29 generations = 145 billion souls born in the millennial kingdom.

The New City (Rev. 21) on the New Earth is about the size of India squared or a little more than half the size of United States, for which any more than 1.2 billion resurrected-saved becomes overcrowded. If we assume the savings ratio can not get worse in the millennium than previous dispensations, then the savings ratio for the 88 billion souls prior to the millennium can not be better than for the 145 billion souls in the millennium. 1.2=A*88 + A*145, where A is the savings ratio. A = 1/194 are saved across the OT period, the church age and millennial kingdom.

What happens when you add 100 years from now to the moment before Christ appears (Zech. 14.4)? There would be about 4 more generations at an average of 9 billion per generation which equals 36 billion souls. During the Great Tribulation, 1/3 of the people of the earth die (Rev. 9.18), so it would seem reasonable that there be at least 7.5 billion before the Great Tribulation starts. As the millennium progresses the population could balance out to average 5 billion. 1.2=B*(88+36) + B*145. B = 1/224 are saved across all dispensations.

If we assume the savings ratio remains fixed at 1/194 for the millennium, what then would be the ratio for previous dispensations in 100 years from now? The formula would be 1.2=C*(88+36) + 145/194. In 100 years from today, C=1/274 are saved from Adam to today.

Consider these observations today (2010) in light of the savings ratio:

1.      Nuclear holocaust on our doorstep (remember Lot's wife turned into salt and Rev. 9.18, one third of the people of earth die in the Great Tribulation);

2.      Hubert's curve peak reached in oil has been reached (half the world’s oil supplies have been used up), 50 years of oil supply left (by 2050) and the coming war over oil;

3.      Satan is Allah, wanting to conquer the world by first creating anarchy, Muslims are insanely jealous of the work ethic of the west the past 200 years (the meaning behind the terrorism), and before the 12th Iman there must be Armageddon;

4.      USA as falling Babylon (debt/equity ratio never seen before over 400% in 2010); derivative and off-balance sheet derivatives in the world estimated, nearing a quadriliion which is unprecedented on a per capita basis;

5.      Biggest stock market bubble in human history (price to earnings ratio of 250 years in the Nasdaq Stock Exchange back in 2000 and 800x in 2009 for the S&P 500);

6.      Workers taking over factories (e.g. Argentina), after politicians and owners of these factories bankrupt the country;

7.      Implanting people with GPS computer chips by companies such as Verichip (or the actual mark of the beast may be a signature in our DNA which is irremovable--that's too far fetched);

8.      We have entered into a major 15 year commodities cycle (margin of error +/- 5 years) that is quite consistent which began around the year 2000 and fueled by over 6 billion souls on the planet;

9.      For the first time in history an army of 200 million machines (including robots) can be amassed in the middle east (Rev. 9.16) to fight over oil;

10.  The computer technology is on the go to create a mind smarter than the smartest man that ever lived, which would be like the talking abomination of desolation erected by the False Prophet in worship of the Antichrist, who died as the forerunner, but miraculously comes back to life;

11.   The corporation, having been a great benefit to society, sadly, is also the true weapon of mass destruction as they lobby and tempt politicians for environmental destruction and further divide between the rich and the poor.

12.    Various strains of viruses seem to be picking up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population_estimates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population

Estimated world population at various dates (in thousands)
Year World Africa Asia Europe South America * Northern America* Oceania Notes
70,000 BC 2 [7]
10,000 BC 1,000
9000 BC 3,000
8000 BC 5,000 [8]
7000 BC 7,000
6000 BC 10,000
5000 BC 15,000
4000 BC 20,000
3000 BC 25,000
2000 BC 35,000
1000 BC 50,000 [8]
500 BC 100,000 [8]
1 200,000 [9]
1000 310,000
1750 791,000 106,000 502,000 163,000 16,000 2,000 2,000
1800 978,000 107,000 635,000 203,000 24,000 7,000 2,000
1850 1,262,000 111,000 809,000 276,000 38,000 26,000 2,000
1900 1,650,000 133,000 947,000 408,000 74,000 82,000 6,000
1950 2,518,629 221,214 1,398,488 547,403 167,097 171,616 12,812
1955 2,755,823 246,746 1,541,947 575,184 190,797 186,884 14,265
1960 2,981,659 277,398 1,674,336 601,401 209,303 204,152 15,888
1965 3,334,874 313,744 1,899,424 634,026 250,452 219,570 17,657
1970 3,692,492 357,283 2,143,118 655,855 284,856 231,937 19,443
1975 4,068,109 408,160 2,397,512 675,542 321,906 243,425 21,564
1980 4,434,682 469,618 2,632,335 692,431 361,401 256,068 22,828
1985 4,830,979 541,814 2,887,552 706,009 401,469 269,456 24,678
1990 5,263,593 622,443 3,167,807 721,582 441,525 283,549 26,687
1995 5,674,380 707,462 3,430,052 727,405 481,099 299,438 28,924
2000 6,070,581 795,671 3,679,737 727,986 520,229 315,915 31,043
2005 6,453,628 887,964 3,917,508 724,722 558,281 332,156 32,998**
Year World Africa Asia Europe South America * Northern America* Oceania Notes

* Northern America indicates the northern countries and territories of North America: Canada, the United States, Greenland, Bermuda, and St. Pierre and Miquelon. This should not be confused with the term "North America" which typically includes Mexico. The United Nations data includes Mexico as part of Latin America.

** This figure is disputed.

  1. ^ Humans lived in tiny, separate bands for 100,000 years
  2. ^ a b c an average of figures from different sources as listed at the US Census Bureau's Historical Estimates of World Population; see also *Kremer, Michael. 1993. "Population Growth and Technological Change: One Million B.C. to 1990," The Quarterly Journal of Economics 108(3): 681-716.
  3. ^ The range of figures from different sources as listed at the US Census Bureau's Historical Estimates of World Population put the population at 1 AD between 170 million to 400 million.