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Old 06-11-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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Matthew 24:12
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.
Love gives you a sense of belonging; it does not condemn.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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Actually Christianity is growing
It's called Maturing, as in quality; not quantity.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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Please leave me out of your "we".

Thanks.
Then, can you not read me or reply to me anymore?

Bye!
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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It's called Maturing, as in quality; not quantity.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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That site is VERY suspect.
The World Christian Encyclopaedia has estimated the growth of the 12 classic world religions in the decade 1990-2000 (anual change in new adherents and percentage):
Without going into any deep analysis, there two issues that pop out right away.

First, they do not reference the source of their information for growth, nor the methodology utilized. That is a fundamental error in any statistical presentation. They do take some material from the CIA Factbook, but that is informative as opposed to statistically robust. There is no indication that there is any attempt to trace the number of people who drop out of a religion.

Second, they show conversions to religions which do not accept outside converts. Zoroastrians must be born into the religion, period. In another area, your website even admits this:
Zoroastrianism is generally a closed religion and members are almost always born to Zoroastrian parents.
I am sorry if the numbers disappoint you, but it is what it is.

In Vietnam Christianity has increased 600%. Most of the growth takes place in non-western countries. For example there are now 67 million Christians in China, 32 million in India and 21 million in Indonesia (a muslim country).http://www.pewforum.org/2011/12/19/g...nd-minorities/

God is calling His people.

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Old 06-12-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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It's called Maturing, as in quality; not quantity.
Call it what you want. An annual increase of 2.5 million converts is "new converts".
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Actually Christianity is growing
I do not believe that for one minute.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:21 PM
 
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Love gives you a sense of belonging; it does not condemn.
the love of most will grow cold.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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Call it what you want. An annual increase of 2.5 million converts is "new converts".
But are they truly "Christians"? We can't know.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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Matthew 24:12
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
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Love gives you a sense of belonging; it does not condemn.
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the love of most will grow cold.
Only if the person is mean Spirited; And unable to distinguish good from evil?
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