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New Report Says Islam Will Surpass Christianity And Become The Largest Religion In The World

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If current trends continue, Islam is on track to become the largest religion in the entire world by the end of this century according a stunning new report that was just released by the Pew Research Center.  While it is true that Christianity is still growing on a global basis, it is not growing nearly as rapidly as Islam.  So unless something changes, Christianity will only be the second largest faith in the world by the year 2070.  According to this newly released report, Islam is the only major religion that is growing faster than the global population overall, and it is being projected that the number of Muslims on the planet will rise by a staggering 73 percent between 2010 and 2050

 

Islam is the only religion growing faster than the world’s population, and it will be the largest in the world by 2070, research has found.

US-based Pew Research Center analyzed demographic change among the world’s major religions and found that the world’s population of Muslims will grow by 73 percent between 2010 and 2050, compared to 35 percent for Christians, the next fastest-growing faith.

The world’s population will grow by 37 percent over the same period. If those rates of growth continue past 2050, Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070, the report found.

Of course there are religious groups that are growing even faster than Islam, but they were not part of this study.

For example, I have previously written about how witchcraft is the fastest growing faith in America, and yesterday I wrote about how membership in the Satanic Temple in the United States has been absolutely exploding since Donald Trump was elected.

So it isn’t just Islam that is gaining ground.

But without a doubt, Islam is now the dominant worldview on much of the planet.  Many in the western world tend to think of it as a Middle Eastern religion, but the truth is that most Muslims actually live in the Asia-Pacific region

Some 62 percent of Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region with large populations in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Turkey, Pew researchers said.

In 2050, India is set to take over from Indonesia as the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, according to the study.

In India, there truly is a battle going on for the spiritual future of that nation right now.  Christianity and Islam are both making a tremendous amount of progress, and this has greatly upset a lot of traditional Hindu groups.

Islam is making a lot of progress in Europe as well.  A tremendous amount of immigration has caused the number of European Muslims to surge in recent years, and this new report is projecting that 10 percent of all Europeans will belong to Islam by the year 2050.

Here in the United States, Muslims still only make up a very small percentage of the population, but that percentage is growing too.  The following comes directly out of the new Pew Research Center report

In 2015, according to our best estimate, there were 3.3 million Muslims of all ages in the U.S., or about 1% of the U.S. population. Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study (conducted in English and Spanish) found that 0.9% of U.S. adults identify as Muslims. A 2011 survey of Muslim Americans, which was conducted in English as well as Arabic, Farsi and Urdu, estimated that there were 1.8 million Muslim adults (and 2.75 million Muslims of all ages) in the country. That survey also found that a majority of U.S. Muslims (63%) are immigrants.

Our demographic projections estimate that Muslims will make up 2.1% of the U.S. population by the year 2050, surpassing people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion as the second-largest faith group in the country (not including people who say they have no religion).

Once the number of Muslims in the United States surpasses the number of Jewish people, what impact will that have on U.S. politics?

That is something to think about.

The report indicated that there are a couple of primary reasons why Islam is growing so rapidly around the world.

First of all, Muslims tend to have larger families than everyone else.  The report said that the average Muslim woman has 3.1 children during her lifetime, while all other groups only have 2.3 children per woman.

So in the end, Islam could end up dominating the world just by simply making more babies than everyone else.

Muslims are also younger on average than other religious groups.  According to the report, on a global basis Muslims are “seven years younger than the median age of non-Muslims”.

Unfortunately, when Muslims become dominant in a society they often want to impose their systems of government, law, economics, etc. on everyone else.  That is why “sharia law” is such a sensitive issue, and the report found that in some Islamic countries an overwhelming majority of Muslims want to impose sharia law on everyone else

For instance, a Pew Research Center survey of Muslims in 39 countries asked Muslims whether they want sharia law, a legal code based on the Quran and other Islamic scripture, to be the official law of the land in their country. Responses on this question vary widely. Nearly all Muslims in Afghanistan (99%) and most in Iraq (91%) and Pakistan (84%) support sharia law as official law. But in some other countries, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – including Turkey (12%), Kazakhstan (10%) and Azerbaijan (8%) – relatively few favor the implementation of sharia law.

In his new book entitled “Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery“, best-selling author Joel Richardson suggests that the identity of the “Mystery Babylon” that we read about in the Book of Revelation could actually be Mecca.

I am not sure whether that is true or not, but nobody can deny that Islam is one of the most dominant forces on the entire planet in 2017, and it looks like it is going to become even more dominant in the years ahead.

And that is troubling news for Christians and those of other faiths, because all you have to do is to look at countries such as Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran to see what happens to other faiths once Islam takes total control of a nation.

In a truly Islamic state, there is no room for religious freedom, and so the growth of Islam is likely to be one of the greatest global threats to the free exercise of religion for the foreseeable future.

  • David Bald

    Your reports have been mainly negative recently and some of them are really not true. For example, Islam is not at all increasing more than Christianity. Evangelical Christianity is increasing at least five times faster than any other religion, not in the West, but in Asia and Africa, where the majority of the world population lives, also in South America. Your resources are very questionable.

  • DJohn1

    I can see this.
    But what I see is not good for any religion based not on fact but fiction.
    Islam’s worst enemy is science. Not Christianity. Science is supposed to be neutral but it seldom is.
    Islam does not tolerate anyone that does not believe as they believe and treats those people badly that believe different than they do.
    There is a whole lot of bad history that defends the statement I just made and it is all over the place where Islam gets a foot hold.
    Contract and promises to unbelievers do not have to be honored by the creed of Islam.
    That is part of what makes them who they are.
    What is in a name? Well in this particular case a whole lot depends on historical mistakes made by this group.
    It is not a religion. It has many different people with different opinions as to what it consists of.
    Christianity has a whole lot of that going on just here in the United States much less world wide.
    I believe you have over 250 denominations of Southern Baptist alone.
    When various news agencies report women being raped.
    When various news agencies report kidnapping, murder, stealing, and other crimes approved by the official religions then something is very wrong.
    When people are lied to about committing religious suicide so non-believers are terrorized, then something is very wrong.
    There are likely to be bad apples in any religious group in history.
    They do not own that.
    I suggest that when and if Jesus Christ comes back here, he had better bring with him a huge army of angels.
    Simply because even the Christian churches everywhere are going to need a whole lot of correction when he comes.
    When he comes . . .
    To me and a lot of others he has jurisdiction over life and death itself.
    He has jurisdiction as to where your soul goes after you die.
    So where does that leave everyone else that is not Christian?
    I do not think it is the paradise they talk about.
    Not my pay grade. Glad Jesus has the pay grade I speak of. Not me.
    But I am at the end of my life span. When Jesus decides to take me, I simply hope he will take me with him to his promised New Earth. Got a few requests there I hope He honors as well.
    I just hope I am strong enough to keep the faith he wants of me and am able to honor him as the ultimate boss.

    .

  • Mohamed Hassan

    Muslims greet each other by saying “Asallamu Alaikum” which literally means “peace upon you”. No matter what you say, Islam will remain and shall continue to be a religion of peace and prosperity. A practicing Muslim will always find solace in performing their prayers, and will never harm others of different faiths simply because he/she doesn’t agree with them. Unfortunately, due to some politically motivated terror attacks, some of you seem to think that it is a faith problem. And for your information, some Muslim countries have suffered ten times more than the US or other European country from terror attacks in the name of Islam, take Libya, Syria, Iraq and Turkey as an example.