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It costs Christians 700 times more money to baptize converts in rich countries (eg. Switzerland) than in poor countries (e.g. Nepal).
Percent of Christian resources in countries that are already more than 60% Christian - 99.9%. Percent spent in countries where less than half people have EVER heard of Jesus - 0.01%.
It is estimated that Christians worldwide spend around $8 BILLION dollars PER YEAR going to more than 500 conferences to TALK about missions. That's more than TWICE total spent DOING missions.
Everywhere on Earth can now easily be targeted with at least 3 of 45 varieties of effective evangelism.
818 unevangelized ethno-linguistic peoples have never been targeted by any Christian agencies ever.
Out of 648 million Great Commission Christians, 70% have never been told about world's 1.6 billion unevangelized individuals.
The 3 least cost-effective countries over 1 million in population for Christian outreach are: Japan, Switzerland, Denmark.
The 3 most cost-effective countries over 1 million in population for Christian outreach are: Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania.
Denominations of Church:
Currently there are over 33,000 Christian denominations in United States.
A huge new Christian non-confessional mega bloc, Independents or Post-denominationalists,is growing rapidly and numbers 19% of all Christians. These 386 million Independents in 220 countries have no interest in and no use for historic denominationalist Christianity.
From less than one million in AD 1900, Pentecostals/ Charismatics/Neocharismatics have mushroomed to 524 million affiliated (-with unaffiliated believers, 602 million).
Growth of Church:
The country with fastest Christian expansion ever is China, now at 10,000 new converts every day.
Persecution of Church:
More than 70% of all Christians now live in countries where they are experiencing persecution. In some cases EXTREME persecution.
Global Population Issues:
124 million new souls begin life on Earth each year, but Christianity’s 4,000 foreign mission agencies baptize only 4 million new persons a year.
Out of 648 million Great Commission Christians, 70% have never been told about world’s 1.6 billion unevangelized individuals.
Despite Christ’s command to evangelize world, 67% of all humans from AD 30 to present have never even heard of his name.
Over last 20 centuries, and in all 238 countries, more than 70 million Christians have been martyred - killed, executed, murdered - for Christ.
More Christians have been martyred in last 100 years than all other years since AD 30 combined.
Had Enough Yet? It gets worse. We're stuffing Fattest and starving Hungriest!
This is meant to be just a plain, direct reporting of how miserably, horribly, devastatingly badly we - Christians in West - have mismanaged massive gifts which God has entrusted to us.
-Doug Perry. [Visit his website- http://whathavewedone.org ]
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