The Western Latin church is the largest of these churches. This thinking has caused churches to Ideas for additional improvement or topics of analysis are welcome!
Since I started this blog, I have been interviewed by many reporters and media outlets in several countries regarding many of the developments I have posted. In Latin America some 34, believers are added to the Church per day.
Congregations that are grouped into geographical areas known as wards are periodically divided as they become too large to administer, or to worship in a chapel or meetinghouse all at once. How could you know that?
This step clarifies the steps taken to this point, and suggests strategies on how they can be implemented. Hi Luke, So I said: Christianity by country According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peacethe World Christian Database as of estimated the six fastest-growing religions of the world to be Islam 1.
But the phenomenon could just as easily be the work of some agent like Zeus, who is very powerful and intelligent. All of his friends and family, he thinks, have been replaced by robots. About 10 million of these new Christians are from North America and Europe, and the rest million-are from developing countries like Nigeria, Argentina, India and China.
More than 1, Puerto Rican young people are now training to go as missionaries to Muslims.
How do you move from the bare possibility to the claim of actuality? Imagine that in five years, Japanese scientists make organic robots that are utterly indistinguishable from normal human beings. The Church Growth movement has made major contributions to the Church over the years.
But then the same thing goes with theists. This is another reason that Muslims are projected to grow faster than Christians. So he concludes that this possible explanation is indeed actual. It has also given us some major problems!
There have been posts on a variety of news updates or topics such as new temple announcements, the creation of new stakes, the opening of additional countries to proselytism, analysis of LDS growth trends, and so on. I fail to see how the inability to understand something is somehow legitimate cause to believe in the supernatural, as in the case of the greek guy holding out for zeus.
For example, recently in Wichita, Kansas, each of 3, Christian high schoolers committed themselves to pray over the lockers of 10 students in their schools and to then invite them to a massive rally.
Perhaps this, also, deserves its own post.The spread of the Christian church in its earliest centuries is one of the most amazing phenomena in all of human history. The church was considered a religio prava, an illegal and depraved religion. Wave after wave of persecution was unleashed to squash it.
The records of the LDS Church show membership growth every decade since its beginning in the s. Following initial growth rates that averaged 10% to 25% per year in the s through s, it grew at about 4% per year through the last four decades of the 19th century.
As it turns out, this matches almost exactly the growth rate of the Mormon church over the past century. Mormonism has grown at 43% per decade, and without mass conversions.
5 Exponential growth explains the explosion of Christianity perfectly. Put another way, Catholic numbers have doubled sinceand that change has occurred during all the recent controversies and crises within the Church, all the debates following Vatican II and all the claims about the rise of secularism.
Nor does the rate of growth show any sign of diminishing. Feb 13, · The Global Catholic Population. Over the past century, and are based on historical church membership data standardized by Todd M. Johnson and his colleagues at the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass.
Pope Benedict Over the Years:. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized in a small log cabin in upstate New York in It took years — until — for the Church to .Download