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Old 10-06-2018, 01:24 PM
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Default Who knows the number of Christians?

The same pollsters that make such lousy predictions of elections seem to love to tell us that the Christian population is declining. I encourage being dubious of their numbers, especially when they claim worldwide knowledge.
Do you really think anyone knows the number of Christians in China, or Russia, or most countries?
I think the most important number is the number of people attending your church, and that's the number you should be praying and helping to improve. Remember also the homebound as well as those who have moved away, because they are members in Spirit.
I encourage members to seek numbers from their churches, and report them here. The following Catholic numbers are from Cara.georgetown.edu:
parish reports: 1990,55.7mil; 2000,59.9; 2010,65.6; 2017,68.5
survey results: 1990,62.4; 2000,71.7; 2010,74.6; 2017,74.3
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: Who knows the number of Christians?

I am sure that Christians as a percentage of the population in the West is declining. There is growth however in Africa. I don't know how it all adds up globally.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Who knows the number of Christians?

Even if there was only one of us, God would be for us. Free choice is important, they should be given the seed of truth, the truth of Jesus, but it will always be up to the people. All praying for someone does is help put more seed down on the ground, even if the bird or whatever has taken the previous.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:48 AM
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Default Re: Who knows the number of Christians?

A rundown with a small percentage of tally deviation from what I’ve seen is told here. But I agree, concern should be supportive in prayer for all churches/Christian membership but with more of an emphasis on the individual,

“Pray for me also, , “ Eph 6:19

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