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1 posted on 03/31/2006 1:00:47 AM PST by Gamecock
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While the article is 8 years old, everything I have read lately indicates that this is still true.


2 posted on 03/31/2006 1:08:07 AM PST by Gamecock (Iím so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. (Machen on his deathbed.)
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I think the author failed to notice what is going on with Catholics in Africa.
Africa has witnessed the most explosive growth. In the 20th century, Africa went from a Catholic population of 1.9 million in 1900 to 130 million in 2000, a staggering growth rate of 6,708 percent. Half of all adult baptisms in the world, the surest sign of missionary expansion, are in Africa. Inexorably, pastoral and intellectual energy in the church will follow population, and this means that African leaders are destined to play an increasingly important role in the global church.

4 posted on 03/31/2006 3:22:37 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (The Stations of the Cross in Poetry ---> http://www.wayoftears.com)
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"Protestantism is growing almost twice as fast as the world population, but this is almost entirely due to Evangelicals. Non-Evangelical Protestant churches are shrinking significantly. "Liberal theology is being preached in ever-shrinking churches in increasingly empty church buildings." "
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Maybe there really is something to this "Sola Scriptura" thing?

Thanks for such a great post. It just reaffirms that people who truly want to know the LORD are finding him.
5 posted on 03/31/2006 5:57:59 AM PST by wmfights (Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of The WAY!)
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