China to Have World's Largest Christian Population by 2025
Although China is officially an atheist country, its Protestant population is likely to swell to 160 million by 2025, according to a religion expert, who says not many are prepared for "this dramatic change."
"By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon," Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, told The Telegraph.
"It is going to be less than a generation. Not many people are prepared for this dramatic change," adds Yang, author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.
Yang predicts that China, which had over 58 million Protestants in 2010 according to the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life, will have around 160 million by 2025. This would mean China will likely be ahead even of the United States, which had about 159 million Protestants in 2010....
You definitely, have a point, Esther [URL=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/10/china-cracks-down-on-chri_n_387701.html]]]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/10/china-cracks-down-on-chri_n_387701.html[/URL] and [URL=http://therightscoop.com/amazing-illegal-chinese-house-churches-now-coming-out-from-hiding/]]]http://therightscoop.com/amazing-illegal-chinese-house-churches-now-coming-out-from-hiding/[/URL] but [URL=http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/cath/ch-state.htm]]]Roman Catholicism: The Paganization of Christianity Constantine and the Catholic Church-State[/URL]
I find these types of articles part of the end time deception. To label Catholics as Christians is not uncommon....only god knows how many true believers will be in china. I would imagine the best thermometer of true Christian activity is the degree of persecution ?
Ah, the joys of Google Speech! Previous message should be church run state and [URL=http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=lloydjones]]]http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=lloydjones[/URL]
,what is your point penny? Actually, China does have state-run Industries. Some other devices are quite good.the one I'm you think like now for instance, cost $100 cheaper then the American model and has more features to boot. However, I'm not going to advertise it, I got it accidentally and as long past the time to return it. However, so I actually I don't consider their state owns and run industries, that's a great thing, it just doesn't have the eternal consequences I have a state-run church. Almost as bad as they sure its run state. : [URL=www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=lloydjones]]]www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=lloydjones[/URL]a commentary by a very famous Protestant minister, Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones on Roman Catholicism.
Depends if you mean so-called Christians in state-run churches. I would suppose Christians in China would also have to be [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/combating_charismatic_theology.htm]]]Combating Charismatic Theology[/URL] just like they do here.