For many years, Swedish authorities have been deporting Christians to countries where Christians are persecuted and killed. Countries like Afghanistan, which Open Doors describes as the second most dangerous country for Christians in the world, second only to North Korea. This is an ongoing crisis: several Christians were deported from Sweden to Afghanistan just a few weeks ago, and more deportations are planned to take place soon.
Swedish authorities motivate these human rights abuses by claiming that the asylum seekers aren‚Äôt "real" Christians. I have previously written about the absurd questions they use in order to "discern" this, questions like "What does Matthew 10:34 say?" and "Can you describe the sacraments?"
I made a test that included these questions and let tens of thousands of Swedish Christians try it out. Only 300 people managed to get more than 60% correct answers. Clearly,...
Great quote, Wayfarer. While BG is not appreciated on this forum, and for notable reasons, his quote was a common observation among those who were attempting to evangelize the "faithful," those who went thru the motions of Christianity without being converted. Dr. Jack Miller of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church was one of these, and his brand of New Life churches with his Sonship course (which is somewhat antinominan & exalts liberty in Christ too far with occasional horrific results) remain to this day. But it reminds us of the necessity of the Gospel from the pulpit as foundational and incredibly necessary.
I expect as a modern nation the 'church' in Sweden has suffered from the modern disease of satanic Liberalism which kills all authorities including the church.
Quote:- "Religion in Sweden is diversified. Christianity was the religion of virtually all of the Swedish population from the 12th to the early 20th century, but it has rapidly declined throughout the late 20th and early 21st century. In 2015, legally registered Christians comprised 69.9% of the total population.
Religions in Sweden (2015)
Church of Sweden (63.2%) Other protestants (3.8%) Eastern Orthodox Churches (1.3%) Catholic Church (1.2%) Other Christian denominations (0.3%) Islam (1.4%) Other religions (0.3%) Unaffiliated (28.4%)
The Lutheran Church of Sweden ‚ÄĒ which was the state religion until 2000 ‚ÄĒ has a registered membership of 6.0 million Swedish citizens as of 2017, equal to 59.3% of the total population. One reason for the high membership might be the fact that until 1996 all newborns with at least one parent being a member of the Church of Sweden were also registered as members of the church. Yet the membership is declining rapidly, about 1% each year, for the most recent years even 2%, falling from 95% in 1970 and 85% in 2000." (Wiki)
They looked at 619 Afghan citizens seeking asylum in Sweden who are baptized members in Swedish churches.
The above is from the article.
I once watched a documentary on this issue. It was noted that many of these refugees say that are Christians for the sole purpose of asylum. I‚Äôm sure many are, but separating them out would be difficult if not impossible. I personally think it would be impossible to determine who is and who isn‚Äôt, so if that criteria meant they stayed or left, how could it be implemented?