And taken over in Africa and other places. On behalf of Christians everywhere I would like to say “you’re welcome.”
I’m kidding, but just barely. Christianity is spreading rapidly among Muslims. Don’t believe me? How about a Muslim scholar interviewed by al-Jezeera?
In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity. Everyday, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Every year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity. These numbers are very large indeed.
Of course as Christians we can take no real credit for God’s revealing Himself to Muslims. We can, however, be thankful for missionaries following the call to these areas. Just recently, I spoke with a man who is in seminary preparing to go to a Muslim area of Africa as a missionary.
People need faith. It’s something for which our psyche’s long. I know this is explained (away) in several ways, but it is obvious that culture’s need belief systems regardless of what the new atheists may teach.
Now that Europe has become post-Christian, they are increasingly becoming (if they are not already) pre-Islamic. While Christianity is spreading everywhere but the West – South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
I know it is tempting to lump all the religious people together as Hitchens and others do, but those who seek to live peacefully can and should unite. The spread of Christianity should be good news even to atheists.
As Scott Adams humorously said:
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately
I would hope it would be the same for an atheist living next door to a Christian who may or may not invite you to a Bible study and bake you some brownies. That doesn’t seem quite so bad does it?