Thursday, December 22, 2011

Global Christianity

The Pew Forum Survey found recently that Christianity is the largest religion in the world. There are about 2.18 billion Christians today out of a total population of about 7 billion. The question is what is the main reason for this growth ? It appears that the Christians as a percentage of the world's population has been steady for many years, and the recent growth was because of population growth in countries where Christians are residing. The areas that are growing most are Sub-Sahara and Asia Pacific regions.

In terms of the growth in Asia-Pacific region, China will be leading the growth. Sources said there are Christians in China ranging from 70 to 170 million. No one really knows because the Chinese government out-law the "house churches" (underground churches). Reports from missionaries that there are multiple thousands of these churches in China, and people are coming to Christ by the thousand each day. There is a great harvest in China. There are reports that very soon China will have more Christians than the US. One very encouraging information is that the Christians in China are of "one mind" as far as Christianity is concerned. They do not have problems of denominations issues, because to them Christianity is just believing in Jesus our Almighty God. They are not concerned about the differences. China is the country to watch. There is a movement started several years back called "Back to Jerusalem" movement, that is bringing back the Gospel from China across all nations from there back to Jerusalem. Pastor Peter Tsukahira has prophesied in his book :God's Tsunami", about the movement back to Jerusalem.

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