Saturday, September 08, 2007

China: world's largest Christian nation?

China is perhaps the largest Christian nation in the world now.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, estimates the number of Protestants in China to be between 50-80 million at present count, greater than the population of the United Kingdom.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Christianity's next golden age will be in China.


A group called the Back to Jerusalem movement (“回到耶路撒冷”) is taking the Gospel to the Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu nations of the world -- through Central Asia along the Silk Road across countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Syria all the way back to Jerusalem -- a vision which they say "thousands of Chinese Christians are willing to die for."