A New Perspective on Hispanics in the U.S.
It is interesting to see how God has used the Hispanic migration to this country to actually preserve our nation for a longer period of time. I want to share with you the statistics that show how our nation and our culture is surviving because of the Hispanic population. This shows us again how gracious God is in all that He does, and how He has given us a prolonged opportunity to win the world for Christ.
According to research, in order for a culture to maintain itself for more than 25 years there must be a fertility rate of 2.11 children per family. With anything less, the culture will decline. Historically, no culture has ever reversed a fertility rate of 1.9, and a fertility rate of 1.3 is impossible to reverse because it would take 80 to 100 years to correct itself and there is no economic model that will sustain it during that time. As the population shrinks, so does the culture. Right now, France has a fertility rate of 1.8, England 1.6, Greece 1.3, Germany 1.3, Italy 1.2, Spain 1.1.
The 31 Countries in the European union have an average fertility rate of 1.38. This is impossible to reverse yet the population continues to grow due to the islamic immigration which is near 90%. In France alone, where the French fertility rate is a mere 1.8, the muslim fertility rate is 8.1, and this figure is typical throughout Europe.
Currently in the U.S., the fertility rate amongst American citizens is 1.6, but with the influx of the Latino nations the fertility rate rises to 2.11, the bare minimum to sustain a culture.
Why state these statistics? If one looks closely, one can see influx of the Latino nations into this country as the grace of God to help sustain our Christian culture and give us more time to reach the world for Christ. When one looks at it from this perspective, you may see your Hispanic neighbor, friend, co-worker, or Walmart shopper in a different way! It is imperative that we reach out to this Latino group and win them to Christ. Instead of seeing them as a problem, we can see them as God’s way of preserving our ability to continue to reach the world for Christ for at least another generation.


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