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Latino Evangelical Churches: A New Reformation?
Church Leaders ^ | Staff Writer

Posted on 06/15/2014 9:09:26 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry

Time magazine recently wrote a report on the rise of Latino evangelical churches in the U.S., calling their exponential growth "a signal of a new Reformation," even as they seem invisible to mainstream American culture. The report said Latino evangelicals are one of the fastest-growing segments of the churchgoing population, resulting from the conversion of millions of Spanish-speaking Catholics to Protestantism in the past few years.

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Politically, this is a good thing. Protestant Hispanics vote majority conservative, unlike unconverted Hispanics.

For more on the Hispanic Reformation, here is a direct link to the Time Magazine article referenced:

http://nation.time.com/2013/04/04/the-rise-of-evangelicos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+delicious%2Fgqlf+%28Christian+Headlines+Top+Headlines%29#ixzz2PnitlZBd

1 posted on 06/15/2014 9:09:26 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Working link:

http://nation.time.com/2013/04/04/the-rise-of-evangelicos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+delicious%2Fgqlf+%28Christian+Headlines+Top+Headlines%29#ixzz2PnitlZBd


2 posted on 06/15/2014 9:13:33 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Most of the “converts” are probably not converting, but were nominal Catholics. Just as Luther and Calvin were the wake up call resulting in the Counter-revolution, the evangelization of Hispanics (and Africans and Koreans) may be the wake up call to the Catholic Church today. As a Lutheran, I welcome it.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 9:28:42 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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They will come home.

Coming Home Network

4 posted on 06/15/2014 9:32:32 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: chajin

Catholics need to rediscover the Bible.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 9:37:02 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: chajin

Most of the “converts” are probably not converting, but were nominal Catholics.

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Since I work with them, I can tell you that this is very true. I am happy to see that many are becoming serious about God. I have also personally seen many commit and/or re-commit themselves to Christ in their Catholic faith.

Jesus is LORD!


6 posted on 06/15/2014 9:44:51 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: RegulatorCountry

The Dreamers® are going to vote conservative too- you’ll see! that’s what they keep telling us! Mars and skyscrapers, here we come!!


7 posted on 06/15/2014 10:11:27 AM PDT by equalator
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The Dreamers® are going to vote conservative too- you’ll see! that’s what they keep telling us! Mars and skyscrapers, here we come!!

Those converted to Iglesia Bautista or at least some variety of fundamental Protestantism are very likely to vote majority conservative. Those remaining in Catholicism will vote for more socialism. This pattern has been borne out repeatedly over decades.

8 posted on 06/15/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Salvation

This is good news for those of us who oppose abortion and gay marriage.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 10:24:50 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: SumProVita; chajin

Common sense would say that the people joining Evangelical churches are the ones seeking a closer relationship with God, not the indifferent, just casually leaving their family’s Catholic church, to become active Evangelicals.

I haven’t found any data that supports the claim that it is the indifferent Hispanics who are seeking out a more passionate and conservative Christian church.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 10:50:48 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: RegulatorCountry

When they become the majority in a few years, let’s just say I’m not real hopeful.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT by equalator
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To: RegulatorCountry
This isn't new. I read about the "new Latino Protestantism" years ago. I guess it has to be brought up every now and then.

By the way, traditionally Catholic countries have as many Church-goers, or as few, as any Protestant or non-Christian country.
There will probably be as many fallen-away Protestants as there were fallen-away Catholics.

12 posted on 06/15/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: chajin
Most of the “converts” are probably not converting, but were nominal Catholics. Just as Luther and Calvin were the wake up call resulting in the Counter-revolution, the evangelization of Hispanics (and Africans and Koreans) may be the wake up call to the Catholic Church today. As a Lutheran, I welcome it.

Yes, it's nice and welcoming. And you already know that sooner or later there will be "fallen Lutherans-former Catholics."

Wake up calls for sure.
And all those now-Catholic Tennessee folks will eventually have their own "fallen Catholics."

God will judge us all, each according to His Divine Will. I welcome ALL Christians to the fold of Jesus.

13 posted on 06/15/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

That isn’t the point, this is about help for our conservative, pro-life politics.

We see some hope in diluting the effect of the destruction caused by the mass Catholic immigration we suffer from.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 11:17:38 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Salvation

“They will come home.”

Far better they should come to Christ for salvation!


15 posted on 06/15/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: ansel12
That isn’t the point, this is about help for our conservative, pro-life politics.
We see some hope in diluting the effect of the destruction caused by the mass Catholic immigration we suffer from.

"mass Catholic immigration"--from where? Mexico? Latin America? As least they are Christian!

Why are Catholics, per se, a cause for your or anyone's "suffering"??

What "destruction" have the immigrant Catholics caused?

"diluting the effect of the destruction"--HOW are we (NOT ME) "diluting" the effect? By badmouthing Catholics?

How have YOU "suffered" from this "mass immigration"??
How are "we suffering" from them? I'm NOT.

Mexicans don't believe in abortion. Most are very conservative. I lived and worked in Mexico City two years. That is what I remember about them.

16 posted on 06/15/2014 11:28:10 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I won’t get into all the pain that I have seen come from mass immigration and what it did to our incomes and jobs and how it destroyed our communities, our culture and our nation, and our future.

I will point out that converting democrat voters to pro-life republican voters is a good thing.

Remember politics? pro-life?, pro-marriage? all those things that we are really at freerepublic to promote and fight for?


17 posted on 06/15/2014 11:36:54 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: RegulatorCountry
The conservativism of these people is being diluted as it becomes a "thing" amongst Hispanics to convert to protestantism regardless of political affiliation.

As it stands, Hispanic Protestants are still over 50% democrat/lean democrat, and that number will increase.

18 posted on 06/15/2014 11:39:39 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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Some people have been told and shown, repeatedly, that the aliens swarming us come from a country that is 80% baptised Catholic, but of which less than half that 80% identify as actually Catholic.

But some people continue to insist that the socialist wave is Catholic nonetheless, regardless of the proof presented to them to the contrary. Why? I suppose because some people are liars who value their agenda more than the truth.

19 posted on 06/15/2014 11:44:02 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Yep, baptized members of the Catholic church.

That is why they “convert”, they are not becoming members of a church for the first time, they are either leaving the catholic church for no church, or joining another Christian church.

It is ridiculous to pretend that the nations south of the US are not catholic nations and that the immigrants are not overwhelmingly catholic.

Besides, what does that have to do with this great news for our conservative, pro-life politics?

We should be rejoicing.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 11:49:12 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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