Sunday, May 20, 2012

Why is the year 2020 a key year for Christian creationists and pro-lifers?

Is the year  2020 a key year for Christian creationists and pro-lifers? If so, are there strong reasons and data to supporting this matter?

In addition, two additional important questions to ask are:

1. Is the Question Evolution! Campaign and its 15 questions for evolutionists helping Creation Ministries International reach more young people?

2. Are Question Evolution! Campaign activists taking steps to reach more young people? These are very important questions since crushing Darwinism will require reaching more young people (see our blog post Inoculating young people against Darwinism).

Consider this information from the web traffic tracking company Quantcast concerning the web traffic Creation Ministries International's website

Is the outreach to young people progressing?

As you can see Creation Ministries International's website traffic percentage wise is very favorable among the 18-24 age group.

We believe this is due in part to our Question Evolution! Campaign group's recent outreach to young people. In addition, our Question Evolution! Campaign group is presently working on making outreach to young people even better.

In 2012 it was reported there are 800 less atheists each day in the world

In 2012, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) reported that every day there are 800 less atheists per day, 1,100 less non-religious (agnostic) people per day and 83,000 more people professing to be Christians per day (see: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - status of Global Mission report).

Global market share declining and atheistic societies and birth rates

In 2009, the book A sceptics guide to atheism indicated: "A worldwide poll taken in 1991 put the global figure for atheists at just 4.4% of the population. By 2006 it was estimated that only 2% of the world population were atheists."

Michael Blume, a researcher at the University of Jena in Germany, wrote "Most societies or communities that have espoused atheistic beliefs have not survived more than a century." Blume also indicated concerning concerning his research on this matter: "What I found was the complete lack of a single case of a secular population, community or movement that would just manage to retain replacement level."

Investigator Magazine had an interesting article published in 1990 entitled 2,000 years of Christian Increase which indicated that historically the percentage of the world population professing Christianity has been increasing.

2020 a key year for American Christians, creationists, pro-lifers and the world

Our Question Evolution!Campaign group wants to promote the 15 questions for evolutionists for the long term as we want to pave the way for some very significant things we see happening in 2020 and beyond which are expected to be very positive and significant developments for Bible believing Christians, pro-lifers and religious conservatives.

Consider this key information relating to the United States:

The Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufmann wrote in his 2010 book Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? concerning America
High evangelical fertility rates more than compensated for losses to liberal Protestant sects during the twentieth century. In recent decades, white secularism has surged, but Latino and Asian religious immigration has taken up the slack, keeping secularism at bay. Across denominations, the fertility advantage of religious fundamentalists of all colours is significant and growing. After 2020, their demographic weight will begin to tip the balance in the culture wars towards the conservative side, ramping up pressure on hot-button issues such as abortion. By the end of the century, three quarters of America may be pro-life. Their activism will leap over the borders of the 'Redeemer Nation' to evangelize the world. Already, the rise of the World Congress of Families has launched a global religious right, its arms stretching across the bloody lines of the War on Terror to embrace the entire Abrahamic family.

Of course, we expect the above tipping point in America to positively affect the proliferation of biblical creationism as well - especially with the aid of the Question Evolution! Campaign.

In March of 2010, Eric Kaufmann wrote in Prospect Magazine:
More recently, conservative American Protestants have increased from a 40 per cent minority of white Protestants born in 1900 to a two-thirds majority among those born in 1975. The slight fertility advantage of conservative over liberal Protestants accounts for three-quarters of the rise.
On October 17, 2011,Chuck Warnock wrote:
 Conservative churches are growing and liberal ones declining because of a differential in the fertility rates of each group.   This demographic fact accounts for 80% of the “shifting fortunes of liberal and conservative Protestant churches” according to Chaves.  Apparently women in conservative denominations have borne an average of one more child than women in more liberal or moderate denominations.  Over several generations this difference becomes apparent and dramatic.

In 2011, the Oxford University journal Sociology of Religion published an article by Eric Kaufmann, Anne Goujon and Vegard Skirbekk entitled The End of Secularization in Europe?: A Socio-Demographic Perspective which declared:
“Silent” demographic effects can be profound in the long term. For example, Rodney Stark shows how early Christians’ favorable fertility and mortality rates when compared with Hellenistic pagans may have helped fuel a 40 percent growth rate in the Christian population of the Roman Empire over several centuries. This helped give rise to a population increase from 40 converts in 30 AD to 6 million by the year 300 leading to a “tipping point” which helped Christianity become institutionalized within the Empire (Stark 1996).
In Europe, where Darwinism is more prevalent in the world than in many countries, many of these countries had sub-replacement levels of birth.  See:  2011 European fertility rates  and  Photo: Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries, Study Finds

In addition, Eric Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century the decline of atheism in terms of its global adherents is an established trend that will persist for the foreseeable future and the rate of decline will accelerate. In the Western World, due to immigration and the higher birth rates of religious people, Kaufman writes: "Committed religious populations are growing in the West, and will reverse the march of secularism before 2050." See also: Eric Kaufmann's website

Kaufmann told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."

Also, for those who are interested in knowing more about Professor Eric Kaufmann's work on this matter, he also published a book titled Shall the religious inherit the earth

There has never been a better time than 2012 to attack Darwinism via a grassroots campaign

As you can see, there are some powerful demographic forces lining up which are unfavorable to Darwinism in the United States and in the world. And as you can see young Christians raised in the faith are going to play an important part. Our group wants to lay the groundwork for a crushing defeat of Darwinism. That is why we are committed to helping make 2012 be the worst year in the history of Darwinism. And anyone who has read Creation Ministries International's website information on human life and abortion knows that creationists are definitely allies to the pro-life cause so this will be very helpful to the pro-life cause as well.

Never before has there been a worldwide grassroots campaign to attack Darwinism which has focused on a series of key and very powerful questions for Darwinists. I firmly believe that a grassroots approach is key to defeating Darwinism and the group of Christians that is willing to strongly advance an anti-evolution grassroots campaign will have a devastating impact on Darwinism. Such an approach can create a proliferation of creationist grassroots fires designed to burn down the forest of Darwinism. Evolutionists will be unable to stamp out these fires using their strong arm tactics which were documented in the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

Furthermore, currently global atheism is shrinking in terms of adherents and it is expected to shrink at an accelerated rate due to demographic factors and other factors as well. On the other hand, global Christianity is rapidly expanding. The Question Evolution! Campaign can certainly serve as a catalyst for the continued shrinking of global atheism plus assist in the current rapid expansion of Christianity.

The timing is ripe for our grassroots campaign! Let us confidently press forward and achieve victory after victory for the biblical creation cause.

Related resources:

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Why Conservative Churches Are Growing: David Brooks and the Limits of Sociology

Parent's Corner

Biblical worldview project for parents and grandparents

Raising godly children

Prescription for raising children

Related blog post

Cutting off the air supply of atheism

Decline of atheism - video

Eric Kaufmann: Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? - Australian public television

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? - video

Eric Kaufmann - Religion, Demography and Politics in the 21st Century

Peter Berger on Secularism and Relativism

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