|The Challenge Of The Great Commission
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2004 - Year of World Evangelism
We have several barriers to meeting this challenge. But God is providing a way to meet them.
The Resistant Belt (The 10/40 Window)
This is a region that is located between ten degrees north and forty degrees north of the equator.
66% of the population lives in this region. An estimated 95% are not evangelized. Some have never heard the gospel.
The Gospel To Every Tribe And People
People groups are from a defined region in which they share a common ethnicity, race, language, culture or religion.
Understanding each group might help us to formulate the right social doctrine. As we teach them about their need for Christ we also take steps to look at their social needs.
|Unreached People Groups (2002 Estimates)|
|Arab||North Africa to Iraq||Islam||
Arab (Arabian, Bedouin, Levant, Libyan, Maghreb, Shuwa, Sudan, Yemeni)
Berber (Kabyle, Riff, Saharan, Shawiya, Tashelhayt, Tuareg),
Egyptian, Hassaniya, Tamazight
|Sub-Saharan Africa||Band below the Sahara and above central Africa||Islam||Bagirmi-Chari, Chad-Saharan, Chadic - Nig/Cha/Sud, Dioula, Fula, Guera-Naba, Gur, Hausa, Kanuri, Malinke, Nuba Mountains, Nubian, Ouaddai-Fur, Pygmy, Sahel-Chadian, Songhai, Soninke, Susu, Swahili, Wolof, Amo, Antakarana, Anuak, Atwot, Awak, Bale (Ethiopia, Sudan), Banda-Ndele, Banga (Bangawa), Banta Themne (Buya-Romende), Bara, Batemi (Watemi, Sonjo), Biafada (Biafar), Bolon, Bullom (Northern Bullom), Cham-Mwana, Didinga (Xaroxa,Toi), Digo (Kenya, Tanzania), Dirim, Duguri (Dugurawa), Dukawa (Dukkawa), Dzuungoo (Samogho), Fali (North), Feleupe (Diola, Jola), Foodo, Gengle, Gio (Dan, Yakuba, Diabula), Gola (Gula), Gua, Gusilay, Hwla, Konkomba ,Iberogen, Idaca, Idaksahak, Igdalen, Iku, Ingessana (Tabi), Kami, Kissi, Koma Ndera, Koma, (Central (Komo), North (Kwama), South) Koro, Koti, Kunante (Maswanka), Kwanka (Kadun), Landoma (Landouman), Ligbi (Nigwi, Weela, Nwela, Vwela , Banda), Loko (Landogo), Lulba, Maban-Jumjum (Meban), Madi Southern, Mahi, Makua (Makhuwa), Makwe, Mandyak (Manjaco), Mankanya (Mancanha), Mano (Ngere, Mawe, Manon), Marendje, Marka, Mau (Mahu), Mengaka (Bagam ), Mesengo (Majang), Mumuye, Mwani (Muwame, lbo, Quimuane), Ndengereko, Ndonde (Mawanda, Wandonde), Ngan (Nguin, Gan, Beng), Ngwe, Ngwo, Njeng, Nuna (Nunuma, Southern), Nyimang (Nyima, Ama), Pana, Papeis, Pari (Lokoro), Puku (Faka, Aror), Reshe, Gungawa, Resha, Rufiji (Ruihi, Fiji), Samoa, Samogho (Duun), Samogho (Jotoni), Seemogo, Serere (Serere-Sine), Shanga (Shangawa), Siamou (Seme), Sissala, Suri, Tanalana (Mahafaly), Taturu (Tatoga, Manga), Vai (Vey, Vy), Vai (Vy) Wamachinga, Wamakonde (Wamatambwe), Wamang'anja, Wamwera (Wamaraba), Wangindo, Wasi, Worodougou, Xwla-Gbe, Yao (Wayao), Yoruba (Anago, Nago)|
|Cushitic||Horn of Africa||Islam||Afar, Beja, Somali, Tigre, Ajuran, Arusi (Oromo), Borana, Daasenech (Reshiat), Dabarre, Garre, Garreh, Gawwada (Gauwada), Hamar, Hamer-Banna, Harari (Adere), Jiiddu, Kunama (Baza), Libido (Maraqo), Nara (Nialetic), Orma (Orma Galla), Raya Galla (Azebu), Zayse|
|Indo-Iranians||S.W. Asia||Islam||Aimaq, Baluch, Brahui, Gilaki, Kurd, Luri, Mazanderani, Pathan, Persian, Tajik, Talysh, Darwazi (Badakhshani), Deghwari, Munji-Yidgha, Nangalami (Nigalami), Nuristani (Ashkuni, Bashgali, Waigali), Pashayi (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast (Darai-Nur), Southwest), Sanglechi, Shughni, Shughni (Shugnan-Rush), Vafsi, Wakhi (Guhjali) (Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan), Wanetsi|
|Indo-Iranians||South Asia||Hindu||Assamese, Bengali, Bhil, Bihari, Deccani, Gond, Gujarati, Gypsy, Hazara, Hindi, Hindko, Jat, Kashmiri, Kohistani, Kond, Konkani, Maharathi, Maithili, Maldivian, Munda-Santal, Nepali-Pahari, Newar, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthan, Sindhi, Tamil Moor, Tharu, Tulu, Urdu, Andh (Andha, Andhni), Badaga, Bagata (Bhakta), Bathudi, Bedia, Bhadrawahi (Bhadri), Bhattri (Bhatra), Bhim, Bhottara (Dhotada), Burushas, (Hunzakot, Nagroshi ), Chenchu (Chenswar), Chero, Chik-Barik, Dehati (Deshiya), Gaddi (Pahari Bharmau), Gawar-Bati (Narisati), Gawari, Jatapu, Kaikadi, Kamar, Kanikkaran (Kani), Kannada, Kashtwari (Kistwali), Kawar (Kamari), Khetrani, Khowar (Chitralis), Koch (Banai, Konch), Kodagu (Coorg, Khurgi), Kolai (Kohistani-Shina), Kolam (Kulme), Koya (Koi, Kavor), Kumhali, Kurichiya, Kuruba (Urali), Kurumba (Southern Kannada), Laccadive Mappilla, Lodhi (Lodha), Majhwar, Manna-Dora, Mukha-Dora (Reddi), Nahari, Pahari Mandeali, Panika, Pao, Porja (Konda-Dora), Saharia (Sor), Shin (Sina, Dardi), Shina (Dras, Shin), Shumashti, Sinhalese (Singhalese), Sonha, Tangchangya, Telugu, Tipera (Tripuri), Tripuri (Tipera, Usipi), Yenadi (Yanadi, Yadi), Yerukala (Erukala)|
|Turkic||S.E. Europe to the Uighur in China||Islam||Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Manchu, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, Uzbek, Balkan Gagauzi Turk, Crimean Tatar (Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) Karachay (Alan), Kumyk (Kumuk, Khasav)|
|Tibetan/ Himalayan||Tibet, Mongolia, Burma, Korea, Japan||Buddhist||Bhutanese, Gurung, Magar, South Himalaya, Tibetan, West China / Lolo|
|Thai/Dai||South East Asia||Buddhist||Bouyei, Burmese, Dai Lu, Daic, East Katuic, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Li, Lu, Manipuri, Miao-Yao, Mon-Khmer, Palaung, Shan, Tai Dam, Tai-Nung, Thai, Zhuang, Boloven (Love, Lawa), Brao (Proue, Love), Bru (Eastern, Western (Bru, Vankieu)), Bulang (Pula, Samtao), Cao Lan, Cham (Cambodia (Kampuchea), Laos, Vietnam ) Dong (Northern (Kam), Southern ),Hkun (Khun Shan) ( Myanmar, Thailand ), Khao, Khmu, Kui (Suai, Kuoy, Suei, Sui, Old Khmer) , Lahu, Lamet (Lemet), Lao Phuan ( Laos, Thailand ), Lao Song (Song), Lati (Phu La), Man Cao Lan, Mindat, Mru (Mro) ( Bangladesh, Myanmar, Niopreng, Mrung ) Muong (Thang, Wang), Nosu, Shengzha (Northern Yi, Lolo), Nyaw (Yo), Nyong, Ongbe (Be), Oy (Riyao), Phu Thai (Phuthai, Puthai), Roglai (Southern), Saek (Sek), Saek (Tai Sek), Shui (Sui), So (Kah So, So Makon), Stieng (Budip), Tai Red (Thai Deng), Tai Red (Tribal Tai), Tai White (Thai Trang) in (Laos, Vietnam ) Tho (Tai Tho, Tay), Yi (Lolo)|
|Sinitic||East Asia||Buddhist||Chinese, Chinese-Hui, Hani, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tujia, Yao / Mien|
|Malay||Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.||Islam||Aceh, Bajau-Bungku, Bali, Banjar, Barito, Betawi, Borneo-Kalimantan, Bugis, Dayak, Dayak Melayu, Gorontalo, Jambi, Jawa, Kaili / Tomini, Lampung, Madura, Malay, Mandailing, Melayu-Riau, Melayu-Sumatera, Minangkabau, Musi, Ogan, Pasemah, Philippine Tribal, South Philippine/Borneo Muslim, Sasak, Sunda, Tukangbesi, Jakun (Djakun), Temuan|
|Eurasian||Yugoslavia, Caucasus and Russia.||Islam||Albanian, Bosnian, North Caucasus, Siberian/Arctic, Mingrelian (Laz, Zan), Pomak ( Bulgaria, Greece )|
|Jews||Israel and around the world||Judaism||Amhara, Beta Israel, Caucasian Mountain Jew, German Jew, Jewish, Mountain Jews, Russian Jew, Spanish Jew (Hakitia)|
|Mexico, Papua-New Guinea, Central Africa||-||Maluku, South American Indigenous, Tohono O'odham (Papago)|
|Western - Modern World||Agnostic||Atheist, agnostic, rich, educated, young, teenager, adult, science, professors, educators, armed forces|
|Celebrities||Agnostic||Politicians, athletes, sports figures, entertainers, movie stars|
|Outcast||Agnostic||Poor, homeless, prisoners, prostitutes, elderly, minorities, slaves, untouchables, migrant workers, day workers, sex industry|
|Popular culture||Agnostic||Homosexual, bisexual, transgender, night clubs, bars, health clubs, addicts|
|Teenage||Agnostic||Teenage mothers, gang members, drug clubs, social clubs|
|Temporary Groups||Agnostic||Spring break mobs, conventions, University fraternities and sororities|
The Gospel To Every Tongue
There are over 6,500 languages. Some of the scripture has been translated into 2,212 of these. 366 have the entire bible. 928 have the New Testament. John 3: 16 is in over 3,000 languages. 80% of the world have some of the scriptures in a language they can understand.
|Tower of Babel||Everyone spoke with the same language|
|Afrikaans||South Africa||Latin||iso-8859-1, utf-8|
|Swedish||9||North Europe||Latin||iso-8859-1, utf-8|
|Slavic||Russian||280||Soviet Union||Cyrillic||windows-1251, utf-8|
|Czech||10||Czech Republic||Cyrillic||iso-8859-2, utf-8|
|Other||Nepali, Assamese, Oriya, kashmiri, Sindhi, Gujerati, Sinhalese, Maldavian, Romany|
|Mongolian||Mongolian, Buryat, Kalmyk|
|Tungusic||Evenki, Lamut, Manchu, Nanai, Sibo|
|Other||Azeri, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kirghiz, tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Uigur, Chuvash, Balkar, Nogai, Salar|
|3||Sino-Tibetan||Sinitic||Mandarin||900||China||Chinese||utf-8, big-5, gb2312|
|Other||Wu, Gan, Min, Hakka, Xiang, Cantonese, Yue|
|Other||Tibetan, Yi, Lisu, Moso, Lahu, Karen, Kachin, Chin, Bodo, Garo, Meithei, Lushei, Newari, Murmi, Jonkha, Mizo, Lepcha, Manipuri|
|Tai||Thai||62||Thailand||South Indian||iso-8859-11, tis-620|
|Other||Lao, Chuang, Puyi, Tung, Nung, Shan, kam-Sui, Zhuang, Li, Be|
|Southern||Miao, Yao, She|
|Other||Amharic, Tigrinya, Tigre, Aramaic, Gurage, Harari, Geez|
|Berber||Shluh, Tamazight, Riffian, Kabyle, Shawia, Tuareg|
|Cushitic||Somali, Galla, Sidamo, Beja, Afar, Saho|
|Mon-khmer||Khmer, Mon, Palaung, Wa, Bahnar, Sedang, Khasi, Nicobarese, So, Nancowry, Sengoi, Temiar|
|Munda||Santali, Mundari, Ho, Savara, Korku|
|6||Uralic||Finnic||Finnish, Estonian, Mordvin, Udmurt, Mari, Votyak, Komi, Sami|
|Ugric||Hungarian, Ostyak, Vogul|
|Samoyed||Nenets, Selkup, Nganasan, Enets, Kamas|
|Formosan||Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, Tsou|
|Other||Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Visayan, Malagasy, Achinese, Batak, Buginese, Balinese, Ilocano, Bikol, Igorot, Maranao, Pampangan, Pangasinan, Jarai, Rhade, Cham|
|Micronesian||Marshallese, Gilbertese, Chamorro, Ponapean, Yapese, Palau, Trukese, Nauruan|
|Melanesian||Fijian, Motu, Yabim|
|Polynesian||Maori, Uvea, Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Rarotongan, Tahitian, Tuamotu, Marquesan, Hawaiian, Rapa, Nui|
|8||Caucasian||Kartvelian||Georgian, Laz, Svan, Chan, Mingrelian|
|Abkhaz-Adyghean||Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Kabardian, Circassian|
|Nakh||Chechen, Ingush, Tsova-Tush|
|Daghestanian||Tsez, Hunzib, Beshta, Avar, Andi, Chamali, Lak, Dargwa, Lezgian, Tabasaran, Tsakhur|
|Other||Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tulu|
|Central||Brahui, Gondhi, Kurukh, Kui|
|10||Niger-Congo||English and French appear to be the official languages of most of these nations. But this may only be among the educated.|
|Mande||Mende, Malinke, Bambara, Dyula, Soninke, Susu, Kpelle, Vai, Loma|
|West Altantic||Fulani, Wolof, Serer, Dyola, Temne, Kissi, Gola, Balante|
|Voltaic||Mossi, Gurma, Dagomba, Kabre, Senufo, Bariba|
|Kwa||Yoruba, Ibo, Ewe, Twi, Fanti, Ga, Adangme, Fon, Edo, Urhobo, Idoma, Nupe, Agni, Baule, Kru, Grebo, Bassa|
|Bantu||Luba, Kongo, Lingala, Mongo, Ruanda, Rundi, Kikuyu, Kamba, Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Hehe, Chagga, Makonde, Yao, Ganda, Nkole, Chiga, Gisu, Toro, Nyoro, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Lwena, Lunda, Shona, Fang, Bulu, YaundÃ©, Duala, Bubi, Mbundu, Chokwe, Ambo, Herero, Makua, Thonga, Sotho, Tswana, Pedi, Swazi, Zulu, Matebele, Xhosa, Venda|
|Efik||Efik, Ibibio, Tiv|
|Eastern||Zande, Sango, Gbaya, Banda|
|11||Other||There are over 100 language families|
Languages supported by Teachinghearts and available.
Languages translated and waiting to be edited and loaded.
Languages planned or being researched.
The Gospel To Every Nation
There are 268 nations, over six billion people. Two thirds of these are adults over fifteen years old. Among these nations there are 17,000 people groups. 8,600 of these people groups have less than 10,000 people. Each people group represents a different sub-culture separated by religion, race or language.
|Global Demographics and Statistics (2002 Estimates)|
Literate over 15 years old - 77%
Literate males - 83%
Literate females - 71%
|4||Afghanistan||27,755,775||Persian (Dari) 50%, Pashtu 35%||Sunni Muslim 84%, Shi'a Muslim 15%, other 1%|
|2||Albania||3,544,841||Albanian, Greek||Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic|
|0||Algeria||32,277,942||Arabic, French||Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%|
|22||American Samoa||68,688||Samoan, English||Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%|
|1||Andorra||68,403||Catalan, French, Castilian, Portuguese||Roman Catholic (predominant)|
|1||Angola||10,593,171||Portuguese||indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15%|
|16||Anguilla||12,446||English||Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%|
|16||Antigua and Barbuda||67,448||English||Christian, (predominantly Anglican with other Protestant, and some Roman Catholic)|
|15||Argentina||37,812,817||Spanish||Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%|
|3||Armenia||3,330,099||Armenian 96%, Russian 2%||Armenian Apostolic 94%, other Christian 4%, Yezidi (Zoroastrian/animist) 2%|
|16||Aruba||70,441||Dutch, English||Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish|
|8-10||Australia||19,546,792||English||Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%, non-Christian 11%, other 12.6%|
|1||Austria||8,169,929||German||Roman Catholic 78%, Protestant 5%, Muslim and other 17%|
|3||Azerbaijan||7,798,497||Azerbaijani (Azeri) 89%, Russian 3%||*Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8%|
|17||Bahamas||300,529||English||Protestant 74%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%|
|4||Bahrain||656,397||Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu||Shi'a Muslim 70%, Sunni Muslim 30%|
|6||Bangladesh||133,376,684||Bengali, English||Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1%|
|16||Barbados||276,607||English||Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, other 12%|
|2||Belarus||10,335,382||Belarusian, Russian||Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%|
|1||Belgium||10,274,595||Dutch 60%, French 40%||Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%|
|18||Belize||262,999||English||Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27% (Anglican 5.3%, Methodist 3.5%, Mennonite 4.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Pentecostal 7.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), none 9.4%, other 14%|
|0||Benin||6,787,625||French, Fon and Yoruba||indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%|
|17||Bermuda||63,960||English||non-Anglican Protestant 39%, Anglican 27%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 19%|
|6||Bhutan||2,094,176||Dzongkha||Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%|
|16||Bolivia||8,445,134||Spanish||Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist)|
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3,964,388||Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian||Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, Protestant 4%, other 10%|
|2||Botswana||1,591,232||English, Setswana||indigenous beliefs 85%, Christian 15%|
|15-16||Brazil||176,029,560||Portuguese||Roman Catholic (nominal) 80%|
|16||British Virgin Islands||21,272||English||Protestant 86% (Methodist 33%, Anglican 17%, Church of God 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 2%), Roman Catholic 10%, none 2%, other 2%|
|8||Brunei||350,898||Malay, English, Chinese||Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs and other 10%|
|3||Bulgaria||7,621,337||Bulgarian||Bulgarian Orthodox 83.8%, Muslim 12.1%, Roman Catholic 1.7%, Jewish 0.1%, Protestant, Gregorian-Armenian, and other 2.3%|
|0||Burkina Faso||12,603,185||French||indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%|
|42,238,224||Burmese||Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%|
|3||Burundi||6,373,002||Kirundi, French, Swahili||Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%|
|7||Cambodia (Kampuchea)||12,775,324||Khmer 95%, French, English||Theravada Buddhist 95%, other 5%|
|1||Cameroon||16,184,748||English, French, 24 other||indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%|
|15-20||Canada||31,902,268||English 59.3%, French 23.2%||Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 36%, other 18%|
|13||Cape Verde||408,760||Portuguese||Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs); Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)|
|17||Cayman Islands||36,273||English||United Church (Presbyterian and Congregational), Anglican, Baptist, Church of God, other Protestant, Roman Catholic|
|2||Central African Republic||3,642,739||French||indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15% |
note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority
|2||Chad||8,997,237||French, Arabic, Sara||Muslim 51%, Christian 35%, animist 7%, other 7%|
|16||Chile||15,498,930||Spanish||Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish|
|8||China||1,284,303,705||Mandarin||Atheist, Taoist, Buddhist, Muslim 1%-2%, Christian 3%-4%|
|7||Christmas Island||474||English||Buddhist 36%, Muslim 25%, Christian 18%, other 21%|
|7||Cocos (Keeling) Islands||632||Malay, English||Sunni Muslim 80%, other 20%|
|17||Colombia||41,008,227||Spanish||Roman Catholic 90%|
|3||Comoros||614,382||Arabic, French||Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%|
|1-2||Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)||55,225,478||French||Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs 10%|
|1||Congo, Republic of the||2,958,448||French||Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%|
|10||Cook Islands||20,811||English, Maori||Christian (majority of populace are members of the Cook Islands Christian Church)|
|18||Costa Rica||3,834,934||Spanish||Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, other Protestant 0.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%|
|0||Cote d'Ivoire||16,804,784||French||Christian 20-30%, Muslim 35-40%, indigenous 25-40% (2001) |
note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)
|2||Croatia||4,390,751||Croatian||Roman Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1%, Muslim 1.2%, Protestant 0.4%, others and unknown 10.8%|
|17||Cuba||11,224,321||Spanish||* 85% Roman Catholic, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented|
|2||Cyprus||767,314||Greek, Turkish, English||Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%|
|2||Czech Republic||10,256,760||Czech||atheist 39.8%, Roman Catholic 39.2%, Protestant 4.6%, Orthodox 3%, other 13.4%|
|1||Denmark||5,368,854||Danish||Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%|
|3||Djibouti||472,810||French, Arabic||Muslim 94%, Christian 6%|
|16||Dominica||70,158||English, French||Roman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15% (Methodist 5%, Pentecostal 3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Baptist 2%, rest 2%), none 2%, other 6%|
|17||Dominican Republic||8,721,594||Spanish||Roman Catholic 95%|
|8||East Timor||952,618||Tetum, Portuguese||Roman Catholic 90%, Muslim 4%, Protestant 3%, Hindu 0.5%, Buddhist, Animist|
|17||Ecuador||13,447,494||Spanish||Roman Catholic 95%|
|2||Egypt||70,712,345||Arabic||Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%|
|18||El Salvador||6,353,681||Spanish||Roman Catholic 83%|
|1||Equatorial Guinea||498,144||Spanish, French||nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices|
|3||Eritrea||4,465,651||Afar, Amharic, Arabic, Tigre and Kunama, Tigrinya||Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant|
|2||Estonia||1,415,681||Estonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish||Evangelical Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Estonian Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Word of Life, Jewish|
|3||Ethiopia||67,673,031||Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromigna, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic||Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 3%-8%|
|16||Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)||2,967||English||Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Free Church, Evangelist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Seventh-Day Adventist|
|0||Faroe Islands||46,011||Faroese, Danish||Evangelical Lutheran|
|12||Fiji||856,346||English||Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2% |
note: Fijians are mainly Christian, Indians are Hindu, and there is a Muslim minority
|2||Finland||5,183,545||Finnish||Evangelical Lutheran 89%, Russian Orthodox 1%, none 9%, other 1%|
|1||France||59,765,983||French||Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%|
|15||French Guiana||182,333||French||Roman Catholic|
|20||French Polynesia |
|257,847||French, Tahitian||Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%|
|1||Gabon||1,233,353||French||Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%|
|0||Gambia||1,455,842||English||Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%|
|2||Gaza Strip||1,225,911||Arabic, Hebrew, English||Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 98.7%, Christian 0.7%,Jewish 0.6%|
|3||Georgia||4,960,951||Georgian 71%, Russian 9%, Armenian 7%||Georgian Orthodox 65%, Muslim 11%, Russian Orthodox 10%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%|
|1||Germany||83,251,851||German||Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%|
|0||Ghana||20,244,154||English||Christian 63%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 21%|
|0||Gibraltar||27,714||English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese||Roman Catholic 76.9%, Church of England 6.9%, Muslim 6.9%, Jewish 2.3%, none or other 7%|
|3||Greece||10,645,343||Greek||Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%|
|13-16||Greenland||56,376||Greenlandic, Danish, English||Evangelical Lutheran|
|17||Grenada||89,211||English||Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%|
|17||Guadeloupe||435,739||French||Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 4%, Protestant 1%|
|10||Guam||160,796||English||Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%|
|18||Guatemala||13,314,079||Spanish||Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs|
|0||Guernsey||64,587||English, French||Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist|
|0||Guinea||7,775,065||French||Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%|
|0||Guinea-Bissau||1,345,479||Portuguese||indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%|
|15||Guyana||698,209||English||Christian 50%, Hindu 35%, Muslim 10%, other 5%|
|17||Haiti||7,063,722||French||Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%,Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3% (1982) Voodoo (50%)|
|1||Holy See (Vatican City)||900||Italian||Roman Catholic|
|18||Honduras||6,560,608||Spanish||Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant minority|
|8||Hong Kong||7,303,334||Chinese (Cantonese), English||eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%|
|2||Hungary||10,075,034||Hungarian||Roman Catholic 67.5%, Calvinist 20%, Lutheran 5%, atheist and other 7.5%|
|0||Iceland||279,384||Icelandic, English, German||Evangelical Lutheran 87.1%, other Protestant 4.1%, Roman Catholic 1.7%, other 7.1% (2002)|
|5||India||1,045,845,226||Hindi 30%, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani||Hindu 81.3%, Muslim 12%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other groups including Buddhist, Jain, Parsi 2.5%|
|7-8||Indonesia||231,328,092||Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch||Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1%|
|3||Iran||66,622,704||Persian (Farsi) 58%, Turkic 26%||Shi'a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 10%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 1%|
|3||Iraq||24,001,816||Arabic, Kurdish||Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%),Christian or other 3%|
|0||Ireland||3,883,159||English||Roman Catholic 91.6%, Church of Ireland 2.5%, other 5.9%|
|2||Israel||6,029,529||Hebrew, Arabic, English||Jewish 80.1%, Muslim 14.6% (mostly Sunni Muslim), Christian 2.1%, other 3.2%|
|1||Italy||57,715,625||Italian||predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community|
|17||Jamaica||2,680,029||English||Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Baptist 8.8%, Anglican 5.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Brethren 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other, including some spiritual cults 34.7%|
|9||Japan||126,974,628||Japanese||Both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)|
|0||Jersey||89,775||English, French||Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian|
|2||Jordan||5,307,470||Arabic, English||Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shi'a Muslim and Druze populations)|
|6||Kazakhstan||16,741,519||Russian 95%, Kazakh 64.4%||Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%|
|3||Kenya||31,138,735||English, Swahili||Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Muslim 10%, other 2%|
|12||Kiribati||96,335||Kiribati, English||Roman Catholic 52%, Protestant (Congregational) 40%, some Seventh-Day Adventist, Muslim, Baha'i, Latter-day Saints, and Church of God|
|9||Korea, North||22,224,195||Korean||Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo|
|9||Korea, South||48,324,000||Korean||Christian 49%, Buddhist 47%, Confucianist 3%, Shamanist, Chondogyo, and other 1%|
|3||Kuwait||2,111,561||Arabic, English||Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shi'a 30%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi, other 15%|
|5||Kyrgyzstan||4,822,166||Kyrgyz, Russian||Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%|
|7||Laos||5,777,180||Lao, French, English||Buddhist 60%, animist and other 40% (including various Christian denominations 1.5%)|
|2||Latvia||2,366,515||Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian||Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox|
|2||Lebanon||3,677,780||Arabic, French, English, Armenian||Muslim 70% (including Shi'a, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 30% (including Orthodox Christian, Catholic, Protestant), Jewish|
|2||Lesotho||2,207,954||Sesotho, English, Zulu, Xhosa||Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%|
|0||Liberia||3,288,1 8||English 20%||indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%|
|2||Libya||5,368,585||Arabic, Italian, English||Sunni Muslim 97%|
|1||Liechtenstein||32,842||German||Roman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 7%, unknown 10.6%, other 6.2% (June 2002)|
|2||Lithuania||3,601,138||Lithuanian, Polish, Russian||Roman Catholic (primarily), Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical Christian Baptist, Muslim, Jewish|
|1||Luxembourg||448,569||Luxembourgish, German, French||Roman Catholic, few Protestants, Jews, and Muslims|
|8||Macau||461,833||Portuguese, Chinese (Cantonese)||Buddhist 50%, Roman Catholic 15%, none and other 35%|
|2,054,800||Macedonian 70%, Albanian 21%, Turkish 3%||Macedonian Orthodox 67%, Muslim 30%, other 3%|
|3||Madagascar||16,473,477||French, Malagasy||indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%|
|3||Malawi||10,701,824||English, Chichewa||Protestant 55%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 3%, other 2%|
|7||Malaysia||22,662,365||Bahasa Melayu, English, Chinese||Muslim, Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh; note - in addition, Shamanism is practiced in East Malaysia|
|5||Maldives||320,165||Maldivian Dhivehi||Sunni Muslim|
|0||Mali||11,340,480||French, Bambara 80%||Muslim 90%, indigenous beliefs 9%, Christian 1%|
|2||Malta||397,499||Maltese, English||Roman Catholic 98%|
|0||Isle of Man||73,873||English||Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends|
|10||Marshall Islands||73,630||English, Marshallese||Christian (mostly Protestant)|
|17||Martinique||422,277||French||Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 5%|
|0||Mauritania||2,828,858||Arabic, Wolof||Muslim 100%|
|4||Mauritius||1,200,206||English, French||Hindu 52%, Christian 28.3% (Roman Catholic 26%, Protestant 2.3%), Muslim 16.6%, other 3.1%|
|4||Mayotte||170,879||Mahorian, French 35%||Muslim 97%, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic)|
|18||Mexico||103,400,165||Spanish||* Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%|
|10||Micronesia, Federated States of||135,869||English||Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%|
|3||Moldova||4,434,547||Moldovan, Russian||Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5%|
|1||Monaco||31,987||French||Roman Catholic 90%|
|8||Mongolia||2,694,432||Khalkha Mongol 90%, Turkic, Russian||Tibetan Buddhist Lamaism 96%, Muslim (primarily in the southwest), Shamanism, and Christian 4%|
|17||Montserrat||8,437||English||Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian denominations|
|0||Morocco||31,167,783||Arabic, French||Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%|
|3||Mozambique||19,607,519||Portuguese||indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%|
|1||Namibia||1,820,916||Afrikaans, German, English 7%,||Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%|
|12||Nauru||12,329||Nauruan, English||Christian ( Protestant 67%, Roman Catholic 33%)|
|6||Nepal||25,873,917||Nepali||Hinduism 86.2%, Buddhism 7.8%, Islam 3.8%, other 2.2%|
|1||Netherlands||16,067,754||Dutch||Roman Catholic 31%, Protestant 21%, Muslim 4.4%, other 3.6%, unaffiliated 40%|
|17||Netherlands Antilles||214,258||Dutch||Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Seventh-Day Adventist|
|10||New Caledonia||207,858||French||Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%|
|12||New Zealand||3,908,037||English||Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3%, unspecified or none 33%|
|18||Nicaragua||5,023,818||Spanish||Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant|
|1||Niger||10,639,744||French||Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christian|
|1||Nigeria||129,934,911||English||Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%|
|22||Niue||2,134||Niuean, English||Ekalesia Niue (Niuean Church - a Protestant church closely related to the London Missionary Society) 75%, Latter-Day Saints 10%, other 15% (mostly Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventist)|
|10||Norfolk Island||1,866||English||Anglican 37.4%, Uniting Church in Australia 14.5%, Roman Catholic 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.1%, none 12.2%, unknown 17.4%, other 3.9% (1996)|
|9||Northern Mariana Islands||77,311||English||Christian (Roman Catholic majority, although traditional beliefs and taboos may still be found)|
|1||Norway||4,525,116||Norwegian||Evangelical Lutheran 86% (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, other 1%, none and unknown 10%|
|4||Oman||2,713,462||Arabic, English||Ibadhi Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu|
|5||Pakistan||147,663,429||Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu 8%, English||Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%|
|10||Palau||19,409||English and Palauan||Christian (Roman Catholics 49%, Seventh-Day Adventists, Je ovah's Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (33%)|
|18||Panama||2,882,329||Spanish, English||Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%|
|9-10||Papua New Guinea||5,172,033||pidgin English and 715 languages||Roman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 10%, indigenous 34%|
|16||Paraguay||5,884,491||Spanish||Roman Catholic 90%, Mennonite, and other Protestant|
|17||Peru||27,949,639||Spanish||Roman Catholic 90%|
|8||Philippines||84,525,639||Filipino (tagalog), English||Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3%|
|9||Pitcairn Islands||47||English||Seventh-Day Adventist 100%|
|1||Poland||38,625,478||Polish||Roman Catholic 95% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and other 5%|
|0||Portugal||10,084,245||Portuguese||Roman Catholic 94%, Protestant|
|16||Puerto Rico||3,957,988||Spanish, English||Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15%|
|4||Qatar||793,341||Arabic, English||Muslim 95%|
|4||Reunion||743,981||French||Roman Catholic 86%, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist|
|3||Romania||22,317,730||Romanian, Hungarian, German||Eastern Orthodox 87%, Protestant 6.8%, Catholic 5.6%, other (mostly Muslim) 0.4%, unaffiliated 0.2%|
|9||Russia||144,978,573||Russian||Russian Orthodox, Muslim, other|
|3||Rwanda||7,398,074||Kinyarwanda, French, English, Swahili||Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7% (2001)|
|0||Saint Helena||7,317||English||Anglican (majority), Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic|
|17||Saint Kitts and Nevis||38,736||English||Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic|
|16||Saint Lucia||160,145||English||Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant 7%, Anglican 3%|
|16||Saint Pierre and Miquelon||6,954||French||Roman Catholic 99%|
|16||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||116,394||English||Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant|
|12||Samoa||178,631||Samoan, English||Christian 99.7% (about one-half of population associated with the London Missionary Society; includes Congregational, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Latter-Day Saints, Seventh-Day Adventist)|
|1||San Marino||27,730||Italian||Roman Catholic|
|1||Sao Tome and Principe||170,372||Portuguese||Christian 80% (Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist)|
|3||Saudi Arabia||23,513,330||Arabic||Muslim 100%|
|0||Senegal||10,589,571||French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka||Muslim 94%, indigenous beliefs 1%, Christian 5% (mostly Roman Catholic)|
|2||Serbia and Montenegro |
|10,656,929||Serbian 95%, Albanian 5%||Orthodox 65%, Muslim 19%, Roman Catholic 4%, Protestant 1%, other 11%|
|4||Seychelles||80,098||English, French||Roman Catholic 86.6%, Anglican 6.8%, other Christian 2.5%, other 4.1%|
|0||Sierra Leone||5,614,743||English, Mende, Temne, Krio understood by 95%||Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%, Christian 10%|
|7||Singapore||4,452,732||Chinese, Malay, Tamil, English||Buddhist (Chinese), Muslim (Malays), Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Taoist, Confucianist|
|1||Slovakia||5,422,366||Slovak, Hungarian||Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%|
|1||Slovenia||1,932,917||Slovenian 91%, Serbo-Croatian 6%||Roman Catholic (Uniate 2%) 70.8%, Lutheran 1%, Muslim 1%, atheist 4.3%, other 22.9%|
|11||Solomon Islands||494,786||Melanesian pidgin||Anglican 45%, Roman Catholic 18%, United (Methodist/Presbyterian) 12%, Baptist 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, other Protestant 5%, indigenous beliefs 4%|
|3||Somalia||7,753,310||Somali, Arabic, Italian, English||Sunni Muslim|
|2||South Africa||43,647,658||Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu||Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloreds, about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians), Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), indigenous beliefs and animist 28.5%|
|0||Spain||40,077,100||Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%||Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%|
|6||Sri Lanka |
|19,576,783||Sinhala 74%, Tamil 18%, English 10%||Buddhist 70%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 7% (1999)|
|3||Sudan||37,090,298||Arabic||Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)|
|16||Suriname||436,494||Arabic, English||Hindu 27.4%, Muslim 19.6%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), indigenous beliefs 5%|
|0||Svalbard||2,868||Russian, Norwegian||No information|
|2||Swaziland||1,123,605||English, siSwati||Zionist (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship) 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish and other 30%|
|1||Sweden||8,876,744||Swedish||Lutheran 87%, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist|
|1||Switzerland||7,301,994||German 63.7%, French 19.2%, Italian 7.1%||Roman Catholic 46.1%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, none 8.9% (1990)|
|2||Syria||17,155,814||Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian||Sunni Muslim 74%, Alawite, Druze, and other Muslim sects 16%, Christian (various sects) 10%, Jewish|
|8||Taiwan||22,548,009||Mandarin Chinese||mixture of Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%|
|6||Tajikistan||6,719,567||Tajik , Russian||Sunni Muslim 85%, Shi'a Muslim 5%|
|3||Tanzania||37,187,939||Swahili, English||mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim|
|7||Thailand||62,354,402||Thai, English||Buddhist 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christian 0.5%, Hindu 0.1%, other 0.6%|
|0||Togo||5,285,501||English||indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 29%, Muslim 20%|
|12||Tokelau||1,431||Tokelauan , English||Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2%|
|12||Tonga||106,137||Tongan, English||Christian (Free Wesleyan Church claims over 30,000 adherents)|
|16||Trinidad and Tobago||1,163,724||English||Roman Catholic 29.4%, Hindu 23.8%, Anglican 10.9%, Muslim 5.8%, Presbyterian 3.4%, other 26.7%|
|2||Tunisia||9,815,644||Arabic, French||Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%|
|2||Turkey||67,308,928||Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek||Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)|
|5||Turkmenistan||4,688,963||Turkmen 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%||Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%|
|17||Turks and Caicos Islands||18,738||English||Baptist 40%, Methodist 16%, Anglican 18%, Church of God 12%, other 14% (1990)|
|12||Tuvalu||11,146||Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati||Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%, Baha'i 1%, other 0.6%|
|3||Uganda||24,699,073||English||Roman Catholic 33%, Protestant 33%, Muslim 16%, indigenous 18%|
|2||Ukraine||48,396,470||Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian||Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian Orthodox - Kiev Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic (Uniate), Protestant, Jewish|
|4||United Arab Emirates||2,445,989||Arabic, Persian||Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%|
|0||United Kingdom||59,778,002||English||Anglican and Roman Catholic 40 million, Muslim 1.5 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 500,000, Hindu 500,000, Jewish 350,000|
|16-21||United States||280,562,489||English||Protestant 56%, Roman Catholic 28%, Jewish 2%, other 4%, none 10% (1989)|
|15||Uruguay||3,386,575||Spanish||* Roman Catholic 66%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, other 31%|
|4||Uzbekistan||25,563,441||Uzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%||Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%|
|11||Vanuatu||196,178||English, French||Presbyterian 36.7%, Anglican 15%, Roman Catholic 15%, indigenous beliefs 7.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.2%, Church of Christ 3.8%, other 15.7% (including Jon Frum Cargo cult)|
|16||Venezuela||24,287,670||Spanish||* Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%|
|7||Vietnam||81,098,416||Vietnamese, English||Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous beliefs, Muslim|
|17||Virgin Islands||123,498||English, Spanish||Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%|
|12||Wallis and Futuna||15,585||French||Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%|
|2||West Bank||2,163,667||Arabic, Hebrew, English||Muslim 75% (mostly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%|
|3||Yemen||18,701,257||Arabic||Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu|
|2||Zambia||9,959,037||English||Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous 1%|
|2||Zimbabwe||11,376,676||English||(Part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%|
TeachingHearts Challenges and Progress
The challenge of communications is voice and data. Voice communications needs to reach people at a time and place when they are available. Such communication is through radio, television, satellite and the various stored media (tapes, video and CD).
|Regional Satellite Coverage||Global Satellite Coverage|
The footprint of three satellites cover most of the earth.
The time zone statistics show the challenges of conveying the gospel by satellite.
But the whole world can be taught the principal lessons. Simultaneous instruction every day for 8 to 14 days could teach the world the
essentials of the gospel and the prophetic warnings.
If done by time zone, the whole world could hear this message in a year.
The internet statistics show the opportunities available by language. It could be used to provide written information to support the verbal instruction by satellite and television.
|Abraham (2147 BC)|
|Issac (had 12 sons)||Ishmael (had 12 sons)|
|Jews||Christians (Jesus Christ)||Shia||Kharijite||Sufi||Sunni|
|Messianic Jews||Catholic||Orthodox|| Twelvers
| Jews for Jesus||
» Amish (1693)
» Methodist (1739)
» Congregational (1744)
» Brethren (1828)
» Salvation Army (1865)
» Seventh Day Adventist (1860)
» Jehovah's Witness (1870)
» Pentecostal (1900)
» Shakers (1784)
Religions of the 10/40 Window
|The Successors of Muhammad (Mohammed)|
|#||Prophets or Imams||Shia||Sunni|
|-||1||Abu Bakr||Rejected||Not the best||Abu Bakr|
|1||4||Ali (Son-in-law of Mohammed by his daughter Fatimah)|
|2||Hasan||No other Imams recognized|
|6||Jafir As Sadiq||Elected other Imams|
|8||Ali Reza||No other Imams recognized|
|Hidden Imam (Madhi)||Muntazar||Baha'u'llah||Isma'il||Zayd||None|
|Population||Iran, Iraq, Lebanon||Iran, USA||India, Pakistan, East Africa||Yemen||Saudi Arabia, Indonesia. Many others|
The Caliph (successor) after the death of Muhammad in 632 was contested. The majority (Sunnites) chose Abu Bakr and the minority (Shi'ia meaning splinter group) chose Ali. Only the Sunni believe that these three were legitimate successors. The Shi'ia believe that Ali was the legitimate successor and the imams that followed him.
Several branches have split based on different emphasis on the doctrines of faith and works, selection of leaders, predestination and free will, revelation and reason, the unity of God, and the Qur'an. However, religious succession is the basis of most differences between the branches.
|Comparison of |
Catholicism and Islam
Works. Righteousness by works.
Pilgrimages. Journey to holy places.
Rosary. Both believe in repetitive prayers using a string of beads.
Temporary Hell. Purgatory and Barzakh.
Infallibility. Popes, prophets and Imams.
Human Tradition. Have a set of human traditions that they use in addition to the words of God.
Saints, and Relics. Shiia and Sufi honor relics and saints.
Intercession of the Saints. Humans who intercede for us to God. (Barelvi and Sufi)
Divine Mother. Both worship a divine mother figure, Fatima and Mary.
Laws. Sharia and Canon law. Both have a set of laws that are both civil and religious.
Church and State Union. Do not believe in separation of church and state. The state has a duty to enforce religious law.
The sword. Rule unbelievers by force.
|It is easy to see why the pope believes that Islam will embrace Catholicism when he takes over the world.|
Most Islamic countries have laws preventing the spreading of the gospel. India has recently started a campaign of nationalism in which the Hindu religion is protected and missionary activity is increasingly forbidden.
In Western countries, mostly those with a Catholic or Orthodox majority, various anti-cult laws and laws against freedom of speech have been enacted. There are targeted at curbing the growth of Protestant missions, but are promoted as laws that promote social order and religious tolerance.
For example, In Canada two people were punished for posting the biblical condemnation of homosexuality. It is also illegal to "incite religious hatred".
These broad definitions prevents most Protestants from preaching about the moral code of the Bible and the warnings listed in prophecy. Any of these issues will offend some group and can be classified as teaching hatred. All these teachings are commanded by Christ and the community will soon find itself at odds with democratic societies. It virtually assures that religions such as Unitarian Universalists that are based on personal preferences will survive.
Even though these laws might lead to that scenario, prophecy predicts something else. The laws will make it harder for the church of God to give the prophetic warnings, but it is Catholicism and religious intolerance that will survive.
Modern Western Culture
The rich modern western culture pursues the wealth of the world instead of a knowledge of God. Their gods are science and technology.
|Christians||Jesus Christ, the Messiah|
|Imami Shiite||Mohammed ibn al-Hanifiyah (the Madhi), the twelfth imam|
|Ismaili Shiite||Ismail, the seventh imam|
|Zaydii Shiite||Zayd, the fifth imam|
|Druze||al-Hakim, Hamza and al-Muqtana|
|Buddhist||Maitreya, the fifth incarnation of Buddha|
|Hindu||Krishna, Kalki the tenth incarnation of Vishnu|
|Zoroastrians||The ninth Avatar, Shah-Bahram|
|Adventists||Satan (False Christ)|
|Baha'i||Bahaullah is the promised one of all religions who returned in 1844|
|Unification church||Reverend Sun Myung Moon|
|Others||William Branham, David Koresh, Sergei Torop, Jim Jones|
|Many faiths believe in the return of a messianic figure who will save the world and establish their religion. Both the forces of Good and evil are preparing the world for a supernatural appearance. Atheists and others might interpret such an event as the arrival of a super human race of aliens.|
The Signs Of The End
Why do I have this urgency? This impending sense of something ... world changing ... ordered by God ... coming soon?
It is because of the converging signs that seem to be on an ever increasing spiral. The rate of occurrence of significant events have changed from hundreds of years, to decades to years until now when we seem to be in a six month loop. And this is from observation of public events. Many of the remaining support structures and alliances must be done in secret.
Many religions believe in the coming of a Promised one. Some believe that he already came. But, Christianity involves a series of signs that are converging at a much faster rate. Jesus describes the period before the second coming like a woman in child birth. The birth pains increase with greater frequency until the child is delivered.
This is now occurring with the rapid convergence of more signs which will culminate in the domination of the world by the last two powers. We have progressed from a period of decades passing before a significant event occurs to the present time when something significant occurs every six to twelve months.
The kingdom of God is about to be born, and like a normal pregnancy the baby will start doubling in size and the pain will increase in intensity until the birth.
|France and the King of the South|
When Revelation 11 was being fulfilled and France was spreading it's secular gospel it became the spiritual Egypt and the King of the South.
But God did much more that this - He placed France in control of Egypt.
At that time, God allowed France to physically defeat Egypt. Because Egypt came under French control on July 21, 1798 until they surrendered to the British on September 2, 1801, France assumed the title of the King of the South. Incredibly, this was the same year that they caused the defeat of the papacy (King of the North)
We have overlooked the implication of this event for end time Babylon and the King of the North. God allows these beacons in time to urge the most resistant to see the fulfillment of prophecy. These are hard facts.
Besides the United States defeat and control of Iraq, are there any more future events that God might allow a physical event to point the world to an approaching fulfillment of prophecy? I believe so.
The Battle of Armageddon is an attack on the people of God (global Israel) by the rest of the world as it enforces religion.
Could it be, that as Romans 11 is being fulfilled and the Sabbath Keeping nation of Israel come under attack like other Sabbath keeping groups that we will see Israel being physically forced to comply with a false religion?
At that time, will we see the "Abomination of Desolation" standing in the Holy Place as he "pitches the tents his royal pavilion between the sea and the beautiful Holy Mountain" (Daniel 11: 45)?
Will the church be given control of Jerusalem under United nations resolution 181 when they make Jerusalem an international city?
Babylon Returns - The United States in Prophecy
One observation that I have made about the war in Iraq is this - I thought that the 1991 defeat of Iraq was symbolic of the old Babylon being defeated by the new Babylon. It was a symbolic transition of power. A beacon in time for those who expect the United States to become Babylon.
However, the implication of this latest action means that the United States must be deeply involved in the affairs of Iraq for several years - if only to rebuild the country. This means that the prophecy goes beyond the symbolism of the United States acting like Babylon. We might technically be governing Iraq.
We are in control of Babylon.
We have physically become Babylon.
So, for those of us who interpret prophecy in this way, we have more ammunition.
God actually placed this country in the physical location of the old Babylon with power, just in time for the predictions of Revelation 13 - 18 to be fulfilled.
We should look carefully at the prophecy of the king of the north in the last part of Daniel 11. Because this invading force will be successful for a time. It will affect every one except the son of Ammon (Jordan). But it will come to its end and no one will help it.
Let me be bold in saying the following:
The following systems are converging toward the climax of an attempted one world religion at the end.
The Gospel Will Be Preached
It is obvious that we cannot do this alone. The population is growing faster than the church and secularism is clouding the minds of many. We have reached the point where we have established a good communications network.
If God's people will humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, turn from their pursuit of a dying world - then He will hear and He will come and He will finish the work in one glorious outpouring of power.
Some media can reach the poor and the illiterate. Others are for those who have access to technology. However, establishing a presence in all these areas is necessary. Because, there will be a time when the whole world will be searching for religious information and we must be ready and available.
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This Page created: April 4, 2003. Updated : April 22, 2003
Author: Laverna Patterson
Language Families - Krysstal Home Page at URL: http://www.krysstal.com/language.html#langfams
Global Demographics and Statistics are from the CIA World Fact Book
March 2003 Internet Statistics are from Global Reach. URL: Global Reach (global-reach.biz/globstats)
Adventist Mission Plans Source: Adventist News Network
People groups from the Joshua Project II. URL: http://www.joshuaproject.net/index.html
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Islam. URL: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/islam.htm