10 Reasons to Celebrate Positive Social Markers in the World

Child Mortality Rates are the Lowest in History.

Child Mortality Rates are the Lowest in History. (Chart from the web.worldbank.org)

Johnny Enlow spoke at an Aglow conference in Sacramento in May 2014, and outlined these 10 positive Social Markers.  The media and many forwarded group emails highlight enough bad news and reasons to mourn events in the world that bring trouble and sorrows to many.  Before Christ comes back for His spotless bride (the church), there will be an Age of Restoration of

All Things.  This is a time to rally our faith and raise our requests to the Lord expecting to see His glory unfold on the earth in positive ways.

To counter so many bad news headlines, let us look at some positive trends our of world statistics.

A Fresh Look at the Societal Marker Scoreboard

1.  Evangelism Statistics

There are 2.6 billion Christians on planet earth currently.  That’s 1 in 3.

In 1900 it was 1 in 27 people who claimed to be Christians

150-200 million are in China.

30,000 are coming to God every day

35 million Christians live in India


2.  Holy Spirit Knowledge

700 million people around the world claim a relationship with the Holy Spirit

That is roughly 1 of every 10 people on the planet.

120 million are Catholic charisma tics.

Pope Francis encourages people to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


3.  Extreme Poverty Rate

In 1990, 33% of the world lived in extreme poverty

In 2014, 20% of the world live in extreme poverty

Bill Gates hopes that by 2020 we could have extreme poverty eliminated

Bill Gates is contending against extreme poverty rates

God will bless whoever worked toward this goal.

Eventually the church will embrace this role.

Heaven passes around good news.


4.  Child Mortality rates

2.65% decrease every year since 1990

Child Mortality rates are at the lowest in history


5.   Teen pregnancy in USA

Down 60% since 1990

Lowest since 1940 (when they first started tracking the statistics)


6.   Abortions

In 1990, there were 1.4 million abortions in USA

In 2013,  800,000 in USA  (Lowest ever)

Less abortions in 2013 than before Rowe v Wade passed

87 abortion clinics closed in 2013

7.  Sexism Against Women

Discrimination against women has been improving.

We live in a time where it  is the best stage ever for women.

Things have never been better

There are laws in place that protect women that are being enforced.

8.         Racism

Best state ever in history or our country.

USA voted for an Afro American president – twice.

This is an amazing fact.

Some minorities think, “If a black man can be elected President, I can do anything.”

It’s happening, whether we know it or not.

“No bullying” is a policy that many communities are adopting.

Awareness on this issue his been increasing.

Valuing an individual comes from heart of God

Those fighting for this have God’s heart

9.         Government Accountability

In general, it’s never been harder to be a dictator.

Cameras around world capture so many things that force honesty.

Truth comes out with social media – electronic trail

10.       Malaria

Lowest rates in history

The effect of the momentum is positive.  Be encouraged!


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