Europe. One of the major cultural centres of the world with its many countries, diverse regional culinary delights, fashion, and architecture. The birthplace of modern day philosophy. The place where the reformation and the Renaissance took place. The cradle of Christianity and once the largest missionary sending force of its time. Europe has definitely risen throughout the ages, and as we’ve climbed, we’ve also walked away from the Lord.
Christianity has become part of the culture, it has fallen to the wayside and most Europeans are nominal Christians at best. According to “The Cambridge Companion to Atheism“, 19 out of the 25 counties with the highest percentage of atheists, agnostics or people who claim not to believe in God, are European. Sweden is considered the foremost atheistic country in the world. With only 2.5% of Europeans actively following the Lord, there are now more Evangelicals in Kenya, one country in Africa, than in all of Europe.
Islam is growing and fast. By 2047, just two generations away, France will be an Islamic republic. In Holland 1 in 2 babies born are Muslim and by 2023 half of Holland’s population will be Muslim. The German government has stated that by 2050 Germany will be a Islamic state. By 2025 a third of all children born in Europe will be Muslim. Gaddafi has stated that Muslims will turn Europe into a Islamic state within a few decades due to sheer numbers. They don’t need terrorist or weapons, they have their children. For these and other statistics on Islam and Europe please watch this video.
There are currently 52.000.000 Muslims in Europe, dwarfing Europe’s 18.000.000 Evangelical by almost 3. This means that for every Evangelical in Europe there are currently 3 Muslims. A scary statistic.
Europe is in desperate need of the Gospel. We can no longer afford to sit back and do nothing. We need to take action!