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China Set to Be 'Most Christian Nation' by 2030
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Posted on 04/21/2014 9:55:46 AM PDT by kronos77

China will be the "world's most Christian nation" in 15 years, according to a report from the London Sunday Telegraph.

"It is going to be less than a generation. Not many people are prepared for this dramatic change," Fenggang Yang, a leading expert on religion in China, told the newspaper.

There are about 1.3 billion people living in the country, and in 2010, 58 million of them were Protestant Christians.

Yang, a professor of sociology at Purdue University and author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule, estimated that by 2025, the number of Christians will have skyrocketed to 160 million.

It's estimated China's total Christian population, including Catholics, will hit 247 million by 2030, passing the United States, Mexico, and Brazil as the largest Christian nation in the world.

Officially, the People's Republic of China is still an atheist country. The government allows official churches to meet, and there is a growing underground church movement that can't be contained.

"Mao thought he could eliminate religion. He thought he had accomplished this. It's ironic - they didn't. They actually failed completely," Yang said, referring to Mao Zedong.

Mao was chairman of the Communist Party of China until his death in 1976.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; christendom; christianity; news; religion; trends

1 posted on 04/21/2014 9:55:46 AM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

Very interesting...

Will be interesting to see what the impact is on Chinese politics, etc.

Because you know these people are in government positions, etc...


2 posted on 04/21/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: kronos77

A good dose of Christianity is a good civilizing element, but will Christianity curb China’s manifest destiny?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 9:57:46 AM PDT by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: kronos77

Those darn chi-coms steal EVERYTHING from us,
Donald Trump tried to warn us.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 9:58:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: kronos77

“Mao was chairman of the Communist Party of China until his death in 1976.”

For those of you who were asleep in school...


5 posted on 04/21/2014 9:59:26 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Mandingo Conservative

Did it curb ours?................


6 posted on 04/21/2014 10:00:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Constantine accepted and enforced Christianity - making it state religion. Lets be honest, he did so due to advantage of new religion in political sense.

Lets see would Chinese statesmen replace communism with Christianity, if nothing just to use it as stabilizing and unifying factor of nation.

7 posted on 04/21/2014 10:01:30 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: kronos77

Always good to have the state define what a particular religion is all about. The Soviet Union (formerly known as Russia) did and does it, Hitler did it, Saudi Arabia does it


8 posted on 04/21/2014 10:01:38 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: kronos77

And they will be rewarded by God and become the most dominant nation on the Earth.

Good for them.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 10:05:06 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

There are some of Chinese Christians even here in Serbia.
Chinese are merchants and shop keepers that were “imported” my state agreement of Milosevic and China.

Christian Chinese are different bunch than other ones, pleasant, nice, trying to fit in.
It was Christmas eve, December (Serbs celebrate Jan.6th) and all of the Chinese shops were open. Except for one held by Christians.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 10:05:29 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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No wonder Obama is switching his focus to China. As a good Muslim he has to get in there and stop Christian heresy from becoming a factor in peoples lives.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 10:23:19 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Pearl S. Buck, author said in her book on China that she had hopes of this coming Christianity in the future of China. Her parents were missionaries and although American she grew up in China.


12 posted on 04/21/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: kronos77

When I buy a religious article made in China, I always pray for the person(s) who made it.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: kronos77

Meanwhile, by 2030, most of the population of a fractured, rapidly declining, islamizing America will be completely clueless as to how this all came to pass..


14 posted on 04/21/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: kronos77
Christianity is still illegal in China. The government could purge the Christians at any time. They have to meet secretly in their homes. This is also true in Iran, which also is seeing a resurgence of Christianity.
15 posted on 04/21/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

A Chinese Pope?


16 posted on 04/21/2014 10:49:28 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Islam Delenda Est)
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To: kronos77
It depends on how one defines “Christian”.Today,there are at least some people n China (don't know exactly how many) who are classified as “Catholics”.However,the senior clergy of China's “Catholic” Church (Bishops and Cardinals) are appointed by Chinese government officials,not by the Vatican.So,in other words,China has a “patriotic” Catholic Church...not a real one.Don't know if anything like this is happening with the various Protestant denominations.
17 posted on 04/21/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: kronos77

Sorry, but the “most Christian” country is the one with the highest percentage of Christians, one where Christianity is important in the culture and society.

It is not one where they are still a small minority, simply because the country is so big that the absolute number of Christians is also large.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 10:54:27 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: kronos77

The Chinese government has been slowly loosening their hold on Christians over the years. The greatest fear of the government is that a group will want to overthrow them. However, they consistently find that the local Christians are cooperative, friendly, and even have a genuine love for their country (the country not necessarily the ruling government). Because of all that, the government is realizing the Christians are not the worst threat to them and are slowly looking elsewhere.

I pray it continues that way. What a world we live in if one day more Christian missionaries are sent out from China than the US.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 10:55:11 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: kronos77
Executive Orders do have a good purpose used correctly:

The Bush administration has made it easier for U.S. faith based groups and missionary societies to tie aid and church together. For decades, US policy has sought to avoid intermingling government programs and religious proselytizing. The aim is both to abide by the Constitution's prohibition against a state religion and to ensure that aid recipients don't forgo assistance because they don't share the religion of the provider.... But many of those restrictions were removed by Bush in a little-noticed series of executive orders -- a policy change that cleared the way for religious groups to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in additional government funding. It also helped change the message American aid workers bring to many corners of the world, from emphasizing religious neutrality to touting the healing powers of the Christian God

20 posted on 04/21/2014 12:02:57 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: kronos77

I have found much to like and admire about the Chinese people I’ve known. And I am happy so many of them are coming to the Lord.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 12:05:49 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PoloSec
to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in additional government funding.

Umm, you don't see a problem with that?
22 posted on 04/21/2014 12:07:29 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: randomhero97

Well hundreds of millions of dollars are going to aid other nations anyway, why not put in the hands of private citizens who will do good with it rather than institutional gov’t agencies that skim most of it for themselves.

I am not an isolationist, but understand why some are, when we can help we should, most of the money churches use for aid comes from individuals to private organizations, the rest from tax dollars, I don’t see why the gov’t should regulate those tax dollars out of the hands of citizens.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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