A new plaza, built on a section of Main Street by the Mormon Church, is seen from the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building during the 170th Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in this Oct. 7, 2000
ADA - Evangelical churches grew over the past decade, while more liberal Protestant denominations shrank, according to a recent census of U.S. religions conducted by a Roman Catholic research group.
In Oklahoma, the Southern Baptist Convention continued to dominate, followed by the United Methodist Church, Roman Catholic Church and Assemblies of God.
Nationally, the fastest growing denomination was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, followed closely by the evangelical Assemblies of God, according to the Religious Congregations & Membership study.
The study was conducted by the Glenmary Research Center in Nashville, Tenn., a Catholic research and social service organization that coordinates the study with analysts from several faiths. It's one of just a few religious surveys across denominations.
It depends on whose eyes you are looking through as to who has the greatest numbers. "17And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." (2 Kings 6) God said He would make Abram's decendents, through Sarah his wife, as the sands of the sea when she was barren and 90. Oh yea of little faith, who do we look to when we come to worship, those in the pews or God? There will be many false prophets in the last days and men will look for those who tickle their ears, but you "2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2 Timothy 4) In heaven ther will be a countless multitude, but none of them will be Mormans or any others that preach a false gospel. (Galatians 1: 6-9)