Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Fastest Growing Religious Movement In the World

Praying for people in Sioux Falls
In Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories + Methods (eds. Allan Anderson, Michael Burgunder, Andre Droogers, and Cornelis van der Laan), we read:

"Pentecostalism can be viewed today as the most rapidly expanding religious movement in the world. Within the past thirty years there has been an estimated 700 percent increase in the number of Pentecostal believers, who represent about a quarter of the world's Christian population and two-thirds of all Protestants. The rapid expansion of Pentecostalism has pushed so-called mainstream Protestantism into a minority position. It is not uncommon to see Pentecostalism presented as a modality on its own, at the same level as and Protestantism. The growth of Pentecostalism has raised a challenge to ecumenical cooperation." (2)

I remain thankful to God that I've been brought into the Pentecostal Jesus-movement.

If you want to study Pentecostalism I recommend: