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To Zafire: The numbers speak for themselves

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Submitted by Richard the Lion heart (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 13:12

Dear Zafire,

It seems like someone is giving you bad information on the growth of Islam. Like I told you before Islam will never be the dominant religion on the planet. Christianity will keep that position and get even bigger.

Places considered unreachable several decades ago have now become hot spots for Christian growth, and hundreds of new churches are being planted each month in those places. Take the small country of Nepal, for example; the church there is growing faster than in any other nation. In 1960, the number of Christians totaled only twenty-five. Today, the number has risen to almost 1 million. Despite the abuse and isolation many Nepali Christians have faced in recent years, churches are springing up all over the country. And though Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims, still constitute the majority of the population, Christianity is growing twice as fast as the other faiths.

China is another example of the incredible growth of Christianity. From 1.5 million Christians in 1970, the church has grown to an estimated 64 million in 1990, then to approximately 90 million today. Estimates predict that the number will top 120 million in 25 years.

Christian Research indicates that by the middle of last year, 2.14 billion people made up the world's Christian population – a 140-million-person increase from five years earlier. Christians, therefore, now make up one-third of the world's population of 6.45 billion people.

So Zafire don't believe people who give you crazy statistics.
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