The bigger picture is how many people have never heard of Jesus. How many people have not heard the salvation story.
These facts really stood out to me:
- There are 7 billion people in world, and at the most, 1/3 are Christian. That leaves…
- Over 4.5 billion people in the world today on a road that leads to eternal hell.
- Over 2 billion who have little to no access to the gospel.
- Over 1 billion people live (and die) in desperate poverty (less than $1 a day).
- 2 billion people live on less than $2 a day.
- 700 million people live in slums!
- 500 million on the verge of starvation!
- 200 million children exploited for labor!
- Over a billion people on the planet today lack access to safe drinking water.
- 6,000 people are dying every day in Africa of HIV/AIDS.
- According to UNICEF… Over 20,000 children today will die due to either starvation or a preventable disease, diseases like diarrhea or pneumonia or malaria.
- To put it in perspective, that 20,000 kids. If this were true of children in the Birmingham community, every child 18 years younger in our county would be dead within a few days.
To read this article in its entirety click here.
To read a post I wrote on "The Cold Hard Facts" click here.