What many people don't take into account is the fact that all of the children on the planet will disappear at the moment of the Rapture. Those children, who are too young to understand what sin is and their need to repent of that sin, will be rescued from what's to come. They'll disappear from their cribs and playpens, from backyards and sleepovers, from schools and field trips, from vacation destinations like Disneyland, from beaches and parks, from cars and buses, from movie theaters and restaurants, from dinner tables, and even from their own parent's arms... they'll all just disappear!
How many children make up this demographic who will be raptured? Well, we need to do a little calculating to figure that out. It's a little tricky, because there are many variables.
As of September 2019, there are approximately *7.7 billion people on the planet. As of 2018, *approximately 25% (I rounded down) are between the ages of 0-15. So, we're talking about a demographic of 1,925,000,000 children. That's just shy of 2 billion.
Let's assume, for argument sake, that children under the age of 13 have not reached the maturity to truly understand what sin is and the consequences of an unrepentant heart (some people refer to this as the age of accountability). I am using this figure because in Jewish tradition, a child becomes an adult at the age of 13, so those who are younger than 13 years old will be considered for this purpose. Yes, I know it varies because children mature at different rates, but we need some sort of baseline for the calculations, so those are the figures I'm using right now. I also understand that we're not including the mentally disabled, who may not be able to comprehend what sin is. There are a lot of variables, and that's why I needed to set some sort of baseline.
So the ages we're looking at are 0-12. Note: I am considering those under 1 year of age as it's own age group, that's why I am calculating the ages of 0-12 and not 1-12. This is important in the calculations below because it seems like I'm using a higher number of age groups, but it's increased by one because I'm counting those of 0-11 months old as their own age group (0-15 is 16 age groups, 0-12 is 13 age groups, and 0-10 is 11 age groups)
Assuming, for statistical reasons, the total number of children is equal for each age, that would mean that each year represents approximately 120,312,200 individuals (between the ages of 0-15).
Calculation: Divide 1,925,000,000 children worldwide by 16 age groups and that equals 120,312,200 per age group. But we're trying to find out how many children are between the ages of 0-12, so let's perform another calculation.
Calculation: 120,312,200 per age group X 13 age groups = 1,564,058,600 children worldwide. That's just over 1.5 billion!!!
Let's reduce the age to 10 years old in order to satisfy some of you who may say that 12 years old is too old.
Calculation: 120,312,200 per age group X 11 age groups = 1,323,434,200 children worldwide. That's just over 1.3 billion children!
So as you can see, just counting the children alone, we already have over a billion people who will disappear at the moment of the Rapture. Add to that all other born again believers above those calculated ages, and we're talking about 2 billion people or more in total. There are many professing "Christians" out there, but there's no way of knowing how many "true" born again believers there are, so that makes the projected number of raptured adults difficult, if not impossible, to calculate.
Can you imagine a world where almost every child under 13 (or 10 and under, if you want to use that calculation) suddenly disappears? Even those in the womb! How devastating will that be for the unsaved parents who remain behind?!? The entire world will be in turmoil!
If you think these devastated parents will be heading off to work, or even remaining at work (depending on what time it happens in different parts of the world) after this event, you're not being realistic. Just think what that means. Think about this on a worldwide scale! CLICK HERE if you want to know more about what will happen after the Rapture!
And what will happen immediately after that? The Antichrist will be right there to ride in on a white horse to save the day (Revelation 6:1-2). CLICK HERE to read more about the rider on the white horse.
If you think that the violent groups we see attacking innocent people on the streets and destroying personal property without any remorse for their victims or respect for law enforcement is horrific, if you think that the comments people post online or spew on television are filled with unbridled and venomous hate, and if you think politics is corrupt to it's core with back room deals, payoffs, and collusion with foreign powers, then just wait until that moment when the Holy Spirit and God's people are taken out of the way. "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way." (2 Thess 2:7) God has been holding back the full force of evil in the world, and when the Rapture occurs, that dam is going to break, and those horrific things you've seen, heard, read about, and experienced will be multiplied and become normalized. Those who hate God and who hate born again believers think they're going to rejoice when every true born again believer is gone, but they're in for a rude awakening.
Remember, the United States isn't mentioned in biblical prophecy, so there's no knowing what shape the US will be in at this time in biblical history. Our military forces are not mentioned in biblical prophecy, so that's something to think about. In this country, at this moment, there is a huge population that calls good, evil...and evil, good. When every born again believer is taken out of the way, what will this country look like? New born again believers will be hunted down and executed if they refuse to take the Mark of the Beast on their right hand or forehead and if they refuse to worship the Beast. Think this can't happen? Look at what's happening in the streets, as mobs attack the defenseless and elderly, the unarmed and the bystanders. They attack with fists, bats, chains, and other makeshift weapons. They wear masks, incite mobs to violence, and justify their violent behavior by calling evil, good. In many instances, law enforcement is ordered to stand down and allow the violence and destruction. Yes, this is a real thing. If it's happening now, while the full force of evil is still being held back, can you imagine what it will be like when the dam breaks as billions of people disappear in the blink of an eye?
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*These are the latest figures that I could find for this article.
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