Christianity’s explosive growth in sub-Saharan Africa

The number of adherents to Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa grew from fewer than 9 million in 1910 to 516 million today, a 60-fold increase…

My two cents

Definition of Sub-Saharan Africa, according to...
Definition of Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the United Nations institutions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s some great missionary work there. Half a billion converted in 100 years!

If I’m not mistaken, that means there are more Christians in Africa than the United States of America—I wonder if people would have realised this a hundred years ago. Then again, Africa (or at least Northern Africa) had a head start of many centuries over North America when it came to Biblical exposure.

I hope I can find a chart that lists every African country to see how popular Christianity is in each one. I remember reading a webpage by the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) complaining that whenever Christians sent aid/relief to Africans, there were missionary overtones attached to it. The CPA hates that, but I love it. Jesus never commanded us to just give financial aid, food or clothing—man is to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4).

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to quit my job and become a missionary, especially if I could singlehandedly convert a family.

Quote source

WikiIslam. (2012). Fastest Growing Religion. Available: Last accessed 19th Mar 2013.


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