|God Has No Grandchildren - Even in Brazil|
|Written by Sherry|
|Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:28|
Under the "God has no grandchildren" label and via World magazine online:
"The evangelical population of Brazil increased by 16 million people over the 10 year period from 2000 to 2010, to 42.3 million, according to census results from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) published Friday.
The 2010 census results reveal that over three decades the percentage of evangelicals jumped from 6.6 percent to 22.2 percent of the overall Brazilian population, making it the fastest growing religious segment in the Latin American country.
While the evangelical population ballooned, the Catholic population has decreased over the same 10 year period. In 2000 the Catholic population represented 73.6 percent of Brazil's population, but by 2010 that percentage had decreased to under two-thirds, or 64.6 percent."As I have pointed out ad naseum here and during Making Disciples seminars and presentations and now in my book (Forming Intentional Disciples), 21st century culture religious fluidity *rewards* those faiths that actively evangelize and *penalizes* those religious traditions that depend upon inherited faith. It is as true in Brazil as it is in the US.
We don't have the luxury of thinking that evangelism is for Protestants anymore.