Zero Population Growth Satanic
“Leviticus: An Economic Commentary” by Gary North, pages 565-567
Living species multiply. Angels do not. The angels constitute a fixed host. In heaven and hell, the number of angels remains constant. This fact of life is rarely discussed by theologians and never by social theorists. It should be. It is fundamental to understanding the ultimate origin of the zero population growth ideology. Satan rules representatively, just as God does. He rules hierarchically. But unlike God.
Satan is neither omniscient nor omnipotent. His decree is that of a creature: under God’s decree. This has organizational consequences for the way he exercises power. He is dependent on the supply of information flowing to him, whether from demonic beings or from other sources. This flow of information is limited. It contains “noise,” just as it does for humans. God is omniscient; Satan is not. He gets confused. He has trouble monitoring the thoughts and activities of those under his covenant.
This flow of information is finite. So is his power to make decisions and enforce them. To the extent that his sources of information and power depend on the activities of those under his command, he faces a problem. The more people he needs to monitor, the greater the flow of accurate information necessary to his empire. The greater the number of people, the more strain this places on the resources at his disposal. In short, Satan’s host is put under ever-greater pressure as the human population under their covenantal authority grows. This is even more true of the pressures brought by those under God’s covenantal authority. The more covenant-keepers on earth, the more the breakdown of Satan’s control. Like a juggler who has to keep a growing number of oranges in the air, so is Satan.
People are a threat to Satan. They multiply; his demonic host does not. Even covenant-breakers pose a problem: the coordination of Satan’s plans becomes more difficult as mankind’s numbers increase. Then there is the eschatological threat: a major move by the Holy Spirit could adopt large numbers of covenant-breakers into the family of God. When this happens, Satan’s fixed host will have their hands full, to use a non-angelic expression. More than full: they will find control over events slipping through the equivalent of their fingers.
The increase of mankind’s numbers poses no threat to the host of heaven, for God is absolutely sovereign. God is not dependent on His angels for information. God does not suffer from information overload. There is no noise in God’s perception. The angels of heaven need not rely on their own mastery of history. They rely on God. Thus, for the angels, the multiplication of humanity poses no organizational threat. They out-number Satan’s host by two to one. Stars and angels are linked symbolically in Scripture. We read: “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born” (Rev. 12:3-4). Two-thirds were loyal.
A growing population creates problems for any creature who would seek to control history. The addition of more humans creates problems for Satan and his host. Men represent either God or Satan in history. Those who represent Satan are rebels, just as he is. They cannot be trusted, just as he cannot be trusted. Thus, Satan benefits from a growing population only insofar as he can keep them under his covenant and entrap them in hell. The threat of their rejection of his covenant grows ever-greater over time: more humans to join God’s forces, and more likelihood that God will send His promised days of blessing.
This is why the zero population growth movement, like the abortion movement, can be accurately described as satanic.