If 100 Christians Represented All of Global Christianity

According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, the global Christian population totals 2.5 billion people. To help in the comprehension of that number, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity (@CSGC) has compressed it into this graphic as if 100 Christians represented all of global Christianity: 67 would live in Asia, Africa, Latin […] The post If 100 Christians Represented All of Global Christianity appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.

If 100 Christians Represented All of Global Christianity
According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, the global Christian population totals 2.5 billion people. To help in the comprehension of that number, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity (@CSGC) has compressed it into this graphic as if 100 Christians represented all of global Christianity: 67 would live in Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania 33 would live in Europe or Northern America 65 would live in urban areas 35 would live in rural areas 16 would speak Spanish as their first language 10 English 8 Portuguese 5 Russian 3 Mandarin Chinese 64 would be between the ages of 15–64 26 would be under 15 11 would be illiterate 35 would have little to no access to secondary education 53 would have access to the internet 14 would have no access to safe water 5 would have malaria 79 would live in countries with moderate to high corruption 35 would live in countries with low development 63 live on $10–100 a day 34 would have inadequate access to doctors According to these statistics, the typical Christian today is a non-white woman living in the global South, with lower-than-average levels of societal safety and proper health care. This represents a vastly different typical Christian than that of 100 years ago, who was likely a white, affluent European. Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from Bible Gateway, a division of The Zondervan Corporation, 3900 Sparks Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 USA, including commercial communications and messages from partners of Bible Gateway. You may unsubscribe from Bible Gateway’s emails at any time. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at privacy@biblegateway.com. Array ( [template] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20200615184423/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [vars] => Array ( [attr] => Array ( [headline] => Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. [background] => #952004 [image] => placehold.png [text_color] => [template] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20200615184423/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [code] => bgblog-pine-cone-em-d-67de11871b ) [fields] => Array ( [name] => pine-cone [list] => Verse of the Day Digest [votd1] => NIV [votd2] => ESV [votd3] => NLT [votd4] => NKJV [blog_form] => Yes ) [content] => [site_key] => 6LdMkEkUAAAAAGd5aGH1cwku1OFyHwKYW_QUDZxm [form_number] => 1 [domain] => biblegateway.com ) [template_path] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20200615184423/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [attr] => Array ( [headline] => Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. [background] => #952004 [image] => placehold.png [text_color] => [template] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20200615184423/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [code] => bgblog-pine-cone-em-d-67de11871b ) [fields] => Array ( [name] => pine-cone [votd1] => NIV [votd2] => ESV [votd3] => NLT [votd4] => NKJV [blog_form] => Yes ) [content] => [site_key] => 6LdMkEkUAAAAAGd5aGH1cwku1OFyHwKYW_QUDZxm [form_number] => 1 [domain] => biblegateway.com [value] => Yes [name] => blog_form ) Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts: Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Infographic: The Status of Christianity Around the World Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Bible and the Spread of Christianity: An Interview with Brian Stiller Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Biography of Christianity: An Interview with Ian Shaw Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Unexpected Christian Century: An Interview with Scott Sunquist Learn how you can study the Bible with confidence and convenience by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it right now! The post If 100 Christians Represented All of Global Christianity appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.