Christianity taking over planet?
Dec. 31, 2010 - According to the book "Megashift," by Jim Rutz, evangelical Christianity is the fastest-growing faith on Earth.
Rutz claims there are 707 million "switched-on disciples" in this exploding "church," and that if present trends
continue, the entire world will be composed of such believers by the year 2032.
- Rutz makes the point that Christianity is overlooked as the fastest-growing faith in the world because most
surveys look at the traditional Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church while ignoring Christian
believers who have no part of either.
Western Christianity is no longer the primary source of missionary activity. Non-Western evangelicals now
outnumber Westerners by seven to one! They are nearly invisible to Western observers because they are not associated
with the institutional churches at all. In fact, for the most part, they meet in secret, and their evangelism is often
validated by miracles.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- Jim Rutz: The 'Megashift' of the Worldwide Church
- Caution/Balance: Megashift or Megaslip - Let Us Reason
- Ed. note: It is difficult to
confirm many of the claims of this book/movement, and it could lead to the unbiblical conclusion that these new
evangelicals will usher in the Millennial Kingdom without the well-known prophecies of the End Times being fulfilled
first. We should watch this trend prayerfully and evaluate it biblically.
- See Ron's Blog: Evangelism and Prophecy
YWAM's First 50 Years
Dec. 9, 2010 - Youth With A Mission, a global missions organization started by Loren Cunningham
in his parents' garage when he was only 25, has reached it's 50-year anniversary.
YWAM has more than 20,000 volunteer missionaries. More than 50 percent of them are non-Western. Each one is
required to attend a six-month Discipleship Training School (DTS). One of their schools is located in Kona,
on Hawaii's Big Island. Their University of the Nations has 500 campuses in 138 locations.
- In its first 50 years, YWAM has deployed four million workers in 240 countries. Now it sets its sights on
152 remaining unreached people groups.
By 1978 YWAM had inaugurated Mercy Ministries, a fleet of ships serving as floating hospitals.
providing provide food, medical supplies, and dental care. That ministry became a separate organization
in 2002, when YWAM directors sensed it had grown too large.
YWAM now leads another Great Commission-fulfilling movement, Call2All, which was started by Campus
Crusade founder Bill Bright. Three years ago there were 639 unengaged, unreached people groups
(each with a population of 100,000 or more). Since then some 4,000 Call2All missionaries have reduced that
number to 152, and have planted 14,000 churches.
- Source: Christianity Today
Lausanne Congress: Elevating World Evangelism
- Source: CBN
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