blackbird Posted March 31 Author Report Share Posted March 31 (edited) 18 hours ago, -TSS- said: Christianity is on decline all over the western world and no other creed as much as catholicism. Somewhat telling that the church in France must import its priests from its former colonies as the French people no longer want to be priests. According to this Wikipedia item, whether it is declining is actually quite complicated and depends on the country and various factors. Surprisingly in a Communist country like China, the article says Christianity is increasing but they don't have accurate statistics. Of course that's not the western world. " However, these forecasts lack reliable data on religious conversion in China, but according to media reports and expert assessments, it is possible that the rapid growth of Christianity in China may maintain, or even increase, the current numerical advantage of Christianity as the largest religion in the world.[11" So while it may be declining in many advanced first world countries, the article seems to be saying it may be in increasing in Africa, and in the southern hemisphere. There is also the question of which denominations are declining. Some of the very large denominations, that are unbiblical, may be declining as more people in advanced countries decide they are non-religious, but some smaller more biblical denominations may actually be growing. There also may be many people who don't belong to a denomination or attend a church for various reasons, that may be Bible believers, who would not be counted in surveys. Covid and other viruses is still a risk of meeting in large groups like churches for older and immuno- compromised people. The statistics may not be very accurate. Decline of Christianity in the Western world - Wikipedia Edited March 31 by blackbird Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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