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This Nation Set to Become the Most Christian Nation in the World: "Not Many Prepared for The Dramatic Change"

Chad Don, Mark Ellis : Mar 7, 2016  God Reports

In a published Chinese report based on a survey of religious affairs, 69 percent of the Christians started believing because they or a family member suffered illness, according China's Academy of Social Science.

(China)—Within 15 years, China should become the country with the most Christians in the world, according to a study. (Photo via God Reports)

Fenggang Yang, of Purdue University, predicts that China will reach 224 million Christians by the year 2030, as quoted in the UK Financial Times.

"By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon," said Yang, an expert in sociology and author of "Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule," in the UK Telegraph. "It is going to be less than a generation. Not many people are prepared for this dramatic change."

The explosion of Christianity in China will upend the traditional Christian powerhouses of the world. In 2010, the U.S. had around 159 million Protestants, and many observers say congregations are in decline.

As part of a possible passing of the baton, China is now sending missionaries—especially to North Korea.

"The number of Christians is extremely underestimated (in China) intentionally because the increase of religion would reflect negatively on government officials." said Yang. (Photo via God Reports)

Currently, there are about 100 million Christians in the world's most populous nation, which eclipses the 86.7 million-strong membership of the ruling Communist party, according to the Financial Times.

Jin Hongxin, 40, is not interested in the political or missiological implications of Chinese growth. She's just proud to attend the...
 
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