China’s Rise and the Church’s Call

By Brent Fulton - Posted at The Gospel Coalition:

In the year 1900, 82 percent of Christians lived in North America and Europe. By 2015 that number had dropped to 35 percent. Today, according to the World Christian Database, the majority of Christians are in the Global South, where the church is growing at an estimated 1.9 percent, compared with 0.1 percent in the Global North.

Much of this growth has taken place in China, which, according to some statistics, could have the largest concentration of Christians within the next 15 years.

This shift in world Christianity reflects a larger rebalancing of global power relationships. Along with profound economic, political, and military implications, this reshuffling has significant ramifications for the Western church and its role in the world.


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