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Global Religion

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I love what Dr. Jim Denison wrote recently in his blog to encourage all of us as followers who know the end of the story.

…well-known evangelical Os Guinness claims that Christianity is the world’s first truly global religion. He cites five facts in support his thesis:

  1. Jesus of Nazareth has the greatest number of followers of any religion on planet earth.
  2. The church is the most diverse community on the earth.
  3. The Bible is the most translated book in human history.
  4. Churches are the most numerous social service agencies across the world.
  5. In many parts of the world, the Christian faith is the fastest growing religion and is growing through conversion rather than simply through the birth rate.

A Nazarene carpenter and his followers launched a movement that spread around the world on borderless Roman roads (the Internet of the day), using the universal Greek language (the English of the day). They “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6, KJV) and took the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NIV).

Now it’s our chance to help pass on this global religion!

 

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