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This video produced by the Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences shows the historical spread of Christianity across the globe in “a beautiful visual reminder that “the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world… is bearing fruit and increasing.” (Colossians 1:6)”

According to the Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences website

“The Spread of the Gospel Map is a powerful visual depiction of the most important movement in history: the spread of Christianity. Charting the geographic progress of the Gospel over the last 2,000 years, this map shows the missionary journeys of the apostles, the outposts of the early church, the hotbeds of persecution, the staging grounds of the Church’s major theological battles, and more. Be reminded of the power of the Gospel to transform “every nation and tribe and language and people,” and be inspired by the legacies of the brave brothers and sisters who faithfully carried the Gospel of Christ to the farthest ends of the earth.”

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  1. Correct me when if I’m wrong. Doesn’t our Bible state that when the gospel has been proclaimed in every land the end will soon come? If so, then Praise our Lord!.

      • Although Christians face persecution and have been rapidly declining. An example is the Portuguese colony of Goa, which had been colonized and Christian for 600 years, but after India gained independence, they invaded Goa and Brutalized the population, which is now less than 30% Christian.

    • St Thomas evangelize the west coast of India and d there are many Christians and catholic followers and believers there as well as parts of Pakistan…

  2. What metrics were used in defining an area that was Christian? Would you mind providing some idea of the sources you used? Thanks.

  3. I think it may be irrelevant the exact number of remaining Christians in any particular area. I understood this to be a map of, as they put it “the missionary journeys of the apostles”, etc. The same principle could be used for tracking a variety of things, i.e. how a family immigrated from Europe, Africa, etc. to North America or how mad cow disease could spread from farm to farm and then country to country.

    Whether one finds the information agreeable or offensive would be determined by how they feel about Christianity and if they felt their (non-)Christian beliefs to be represented accurately.

    If the map is untrue, it should be corrected. If the map IS accurate and one just think their particular beliefs should be more plentiful, well that’s really nothing over which to be offended. It would be similar meeting a person you’ve only seen limited pictures of and telling them when you meet then face-to-face “Hmmn, you’re shorter than I thought you’d be.”. Well ok, they can really do anything about that. I needn’t be offended, there’s not a whole lot I could even do about my height. The person was simply staying their perceived image of me was different than reality.

  4. Oh how I hate my own typos.

    It should read “they can’t really do anything about…”
    and
    “staying” should read “stating”

    Hope there were only those two.

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