Definition: procreate — verb
- to generate (offspring or young)
- to produce; bring into being
- to beget offspring
Etymology: Latin prōcreātus, past participle of prōcreāre to breed.
God’s first commandment to mankind is recorded in Genesis 1:27-28
“27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
“We have certainly dragged natural generations down to a level that God never intended for it. God created man to reproduce. This is a wonderful, glorious truth, and it is not to be made into a dirty, filthy, slimy thing as man is now doing.” J. Vernon McGee, Thru The Bible, Vol. 1, page 17
Why is procreation important?
Thousands of years before the Ten Commandments, this was the First Commandment from God to mankind. “And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.” Genesis 1:28 Amplified Version
Low birth rates are a problem throughout the world. One does not have to be a genius to understand how a nation will die off if the death rate exceeds the birth rate.
In the 20th century, America lost 116,516 lives in WW1 and 405,399 in WW2. In 1950 at the outset of the Korean War, the birthrate in our country was 24.268 per 1,000 population, a 0.000% growth rate. Source The low growth rate was due to the 521,915 lives lost in two world wars. Source
In 2022, at 12.012 per 1,000 population, the birthrate has halved. Our growth rate, as of June 4, 2022, is presently 0.090%. Source
The fertility rate, the births per woman of childbearing age, to sustain our population is 2.1. The fertility rate was down to 1.64 in 2020.
Gender confusion, transgenderism, and the LGBTQ activism that strives to normalize non-traditional un-biblical human behaviors are contributing to the low birth rate. Rising homosexuality naturally affects the birth rate because it is impossible for a homosexual couple to bear children. A homosexual woman cannot impregnate another homosexual woman and a homosexual man cannot impregnate another homosexual man.
The Judeo-Christian Bible is the historical record for heterogenous marriages. The Bible also contains the laws of God governing marriage and human sexuality.