Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Some further notes on the Gallop poll:

We should understand the poll (see below) with the knowledge that many who do not adhere to Biblical Christianity, including Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses etc. would be included in the 6% of Japan that say that they are Christian. This
would also include those who may have simply attended Christian schools or are nominal Christians who feel the
closest connection to this "religion", though they themselves know very little about Christianity or the Bible.

Even so, 6% is an increase of 2-3% within just a few years. Especially surprising and encouraging is the fast growing numbers
of youth who say that they are Christian (7%). This encourages me that God is moving through us and ministries like ours that reach out to youth throughout Japan. Your efforts and prayers ARE influencing things, especially God's heart to bless us and answer us. - Thank you for your help!

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