Perspective in eschatology

This map of countries drawn relative to global population (I haven’t verified the dimensions, but intuitively it looks plausible) brings to mind one thing. If you’re looking at things from the Christian God’s (supposed) perspective, He’s presumably thinking not just about certain individuals but also the bigger going-on’s.


For example, if you live in Australia, it might be tempting to give an outsized importance to what’s happening there. Yet, Australia is only about 0.5% of the world’s population. (In the above cartogram, it looks more like Iceland.)

Similarly, when considering evidence for or against some eschatological theory or other, it might be useful to get perspective. What is and has been happening as far as global trends are concerned? Not just, what’s happening in my country, or such-and-such part of the world?

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