Christianity's losing ground world-wide?

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Basic information on various religions:
Christianity 30 CE The Bible 2,039 million 32% (dropping)
Islam 622 CE Qur’an & Hadith 1,226 million 19% (growing)
Hinduism 1,500 BCE with truly ancient roots Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, & Rig Veda 828 million 13% (stable)
No religion
None 775 million 12% (dropping)
Chinese folk rel. 270 BCE None 390 million 6%
Buddhism 523 BCE The Tripitaka & Sutras 364 million 6% (stable)
Tribal Religions, Shamanism, Animism Prehistory Oral tradition 232 million 4%
Atheists No date None 150 million 2%
New religions. Various Various 103 million 2%
Sikhism 1500 CE Guru Granth Sahib 23.8 million <1% Judaism Note 3 Torah, Tanach, & Talmud 14.5 million <1% Spiritism 12.6 million <1% Baha'i Faith 1863 CE Alkitab Alaqdas 7.4 million <1% Confucianism 520 BCE Lun Yu 6.3 million <1% Jainism 570 BCE Siddhanta, Pakrit 4.3 million <1% Zoroastrianism 600 to 6000 BCE Avesta 2.7 million <1% Shinto 500 CE Kojiki, Nohon S Shinto 500 CE Kojiki, Nohon Shoki 2.7 million <1% Taoism 550 BCE Tao-te-Ching 2.7 million <1% Other Various Various 1.1 million <1% Wicca 800 BCE, 1940 CE None 0.5 million? <1% http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm Encouraging?

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  1. 1 ? Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
    2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
    3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
    This just proves the scriptures are once again right on in predicting the future.
    Thank you for pointing that out.

  2. To Brethren All: Grace unto you, and peace,
    from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Thanks for the carnal info, about no consensus.
    But what I see is the “higher” spiritual picture:
    Ignorance is L-osing ground, to Awareness.
    Plan B: Bondage is Losing to A: Approved.
    Dead-End-Law is losing ground, to Grace.
    Proof: The Dead Sea is rapidly vanishing.
    Sadly Christ-ianity is equated with X-ianity,
    by those who do not get it: “understanding”.
    False Christs obviously make false Christians.
    Sadly many X-ians have been “bewitched”.
    But they’re still Pauline greeted as “brethren”.
    So are the Hebrews, even called holy brethren;
    Which is simply allegory for saying law brethren.
    Many previously divisional? Now global-minded.
    For the world has always been round: Globe-All;
    And what goes around, “evident”-ly comes around.
    It’s made “evident” by biblical & historical “evidence”.
    Evidence doesn’t make or take sides. It makes evident,
    “that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God”.
    If Law goes around, law worketh wrath comes around.
    If Grace goes around, mercy and peace come around.
    The only thing obtain-able at throne of grace is mercy.
    The notable thing about a merciful God is: peace-able.
    On the contrary, law vs law is division-all, sacrifice-all.
    If “prophecy” goes around, things get ‘destructive’ ww;
    for “prophecy” is about high-mindead gloom & doom.
    If “prophesy” goes around, things get ‘constructive’ ww;
    for “prophesy” edifies–>exhorts–>all men unto comfort.
    There is no dis-comfort at all in “the God of all comfort”.
    The GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.

  3. ATTENTION – POSTER ABOVE “MICHAEL ISLAMIST KELLY”.
    I am an atheist, and for the life of me, I dont know where you get this idea that Islam is “non-racial”. Muslims I have known beyond a few words have ended up being the most racist people I have ever known. Muhammad owned slaves and the hadiths are caulk full of stories about Muhammad’s black slaves.
    Every mosque I have visited was always 99-100% middle eastern. By contrast, I cant tell you how many churches Ive been to with wild racial mix. Some with simple 50/50 white / black mix.
    You MUST be an Islamist here to propagandize….absolutely outrageous…

  4. Hello,
    Yes, though a Christian myself I cannot deny numbers in front of my face. I have discussed this situation with ministers and priests and they agree we are slowly declining. Christianity never did make any big inroads into Asia at any rate.
    Like the papers say, in some western European countries church attendance is down to 5 – 20%; the mosques are always full.
    For trivia’s sake in the US quite a significant number of Afro Americans find Islam appealing since it prohibits drug and alcohol use as well as being non racial at all. There are also more women converting there to Islam than men.
    Cheers,
    Michael Kelly
    EDIT – SELF Righest –
    I suggest you read my post again. You did not comprehend it at all.
    1) If I said the nazis were rising to power in the 30’s and were going to be a force to be reckoned with does that make me a nazi?
    2) Islam includes all races and cultures; the majority are in Indonesia and not in the middle east. Their non racial segregation is well known and has been repeatedly mentioned and discussed in the media as one reason for its appeal to many.
    3) The devil himself can quote verses from the bible or Koran.
    You shalt not suffer a witch to live, slay those who sleep with the same sex or animals etc. What this has to do with the price of tea in China I do not know. The topic is that religions are growing at the expense of Christianity. Look at the questionaires figures again.
    4) You have just walked into the fallacies of ad hominem and emotional appeal which invalidates your argument against my points. These fallacies work with the masses and even in courts but not with me. A course in the fundementals of logic might be in order.
    5) Muslims did have slaves but you were not allowed to enslave fellow Muslims.
    6) “Commonly cited estimates of the Muslim population in 2007, range from 900 million to 1.3 billion. Approximately 85% are Sunni and 15% are Shi’a, with a small minority belonging to other sects. Some 30?40 countries are Muslim-majority, and (Arabs account for around 20% of all Muslims worldwide.)*** South Asia and Southeast Asia contain the most populous Muslim countries, with Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India having more than 100 million adherents each.[84] According to U.S. government figures, in 2006 there were 20 million Muslims in China.[85] In the Middle East, the non-Arab countries of Turkey and Iran are the largest Muslim-majority countries; in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities.[84] Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity in many European countries.”
    Mosques
    Cheers,
    Michael

  5. Islam is the fastest growing though. And one Abraham religion is the same an another–if you are talking about respecting other religions or in the US, taking away the stupid laws about atheists not being allowed to hold public office.
    If people are merely converting from Christianity to Islam, there will be no difference.

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