Skip to comments.More Christians in China than the USA?
Posted on 04/19/2014 8:27:20 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
"Officially, the People's Republic of China is an atheist country but that is changing fast as many of its 1.3 billion citizens seek meaning and spiritual comfort that neither communism nor capitalism seem to have supplied.
"Christian congregations in particular have skyrocketed since churches began reopening when Chairman Mao's death in 1976 signalled the end of the Cultural Revolution.
"Less than four decades later, some believe China is now poised to become not just the world's number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation."
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I saw this article on Drudge.
Hard really, to accept what it saying.
China is a very large, communist country.
There are more than a billion people there, I often hear Christianity despite all is the fastest growing religion in the world and a lot of that growth must be in China!
Declared, maybe not. Practicing, yes. We have a lot of ‘Christians’ of the Pelosi variety.
I have met a number of Chinese who came here and joined Christian churches.
The idea of same sex parent families is alien to them.
It’s almost as if God is saying you’ve seen what kind of world Europeans and Americans lived under Christianity and Asia without. Now you can see what happens to an Asia under God, and what happens to a USA and Europe away from God.
Just about all of us find what FedGov does hard to accept, though it is difficult to stem the tide.
Maybe the Chinese Christians know things can and will someday be better in their country, but perseverance is in order.
‘The idea of same sex parent families is alien to them.’
The idea is alien to anyone of rational thought.
I shouldn’t wonder...
I knew a girl who went to China around 15 years ago. She attended college there as a secret missionary and to learn Chinese Mandarin.
I find it hard to believe that the Chinese authorities did not know what she was doing. She was unusually pretty which might have helped.
As a percentage China is no where near a majority Christian nation. But even with a small percentage of Christians, in a country of over a billion people, China will be the country with the most Christians.
It makes you wonder. China home to the most Christians, “Vlad the Defender of the Faith, Putin”, African bishops opposed to gay marriage...what is become of our so called Christian Nation?
This agnostic finds the same, difficult, but worthy.
Ditto the Russians.
My Russian friends cannot believe that A. We let strangers raise our children, they do not like the idea of daycare. and B. We approve of gay marriage.
Christianity in China officially makes up 5%, but estimates who take into account House Churches go as high as 10%. At the current rate of growth, China will see a dramatic increase.
I highly recommend reading “Jesus in Beijing” by David Aikman. It is a real eye opener.
I have no doubt that, in these latter days, God will use the Chinese church to shake the world.
Good point. We have far more declared than practicing because it is cost free to be Christian in the USA especially a liberal one. In China it is risky to declare yourself a Christian.
I have been to China, and I believe this. Some evidence is that I have seen protest signs in Hong Kong protesting for more religions freedom. Yes, that is Hong Kong, where things are pretty loose, but there is evidence from deep in China as well. One of my Chinese friends was telling me that at Christmas and Easter, churches sell tickets to attend because there are so many people trying to go to church. They display Christian symbols as well, including things like Christmas trees, Santa Clause. We think of them as materialistic beside the point kind of things, but the symbols are being absorbed by them.
It makes you wonder. China home to the most Christians, Vlad the Defender of the Faith, Putin, African bishops opposed to gay marriage...what is become of our so called Christian Nation?
We became smug.