persecution currently affecting Christians around the world, we also
know that historically the church has grown—usually at a rapid rate— as a
result of added pressure.
In 1900 only 2.5 percent of the world’s
population were practicing Christians. Seventy years later that number
doubled to 5 percent. In 2010 the number had more than doubled and
reached 12 percent in only 40 years. Talk about off-the-chart growth!