The fertility rate in secular and theistic evolutionism Spain was 1.39 births per woman in 2010 which is well below the 2.1 replacement level of births. As a result, Spain has been to open to immigration.
In Latin America, where many immigrants to Spain come from, evangelicalism is growing fast. See: Rise of young earth creationism in Mexico and Creationism is growing in Brazil and spilling into its neighbors
If evangelicalism, can rapidly grown in Mexico and Latin America as a whole, it can also occur in Spain where there are a lot of nominal Roman Catholics given the right conditions. See: Social unrest and Europe and the future of European creationism and Rise of young earth creationism in Mexico
Operation World reports:
Current efforts to spread Biblical Christianity and biblical creation belief in Spain
ReligionLargest Religion: Christian
Religion Pop % Ann Gr Christians 35,055,968 77.13 0.1 Evangelicals 461,998 1.0 3.4
Answer to PrayerEvangelical growth has followed this freedom, largely because of immigration. Most evangelicals in Spain are immigrants. Latin American, Romanian and African believers flood into Spain, bringing their dynamic faith in Jesus with them. Their arrival swelled the number of evangelicals from under 40,000 (0.1%) in 1960 to over 450,000 (1%), meeting in nearly 3,000 churches in 2010.
There are a number of groups working to grow biblical Christianity in Spain and our Question Evolution! Campaign can work with to grow belief in biblical creation belief in Spain.
Our Question Evolution! Campaign has made it a priority to translate the campaign into Spanish and 8 other languages in terms of the 15 questions for evolutionists and other Question Evolution! materials such as booklets, books and videos. Soon a Question Evolution booklet and book for middle school students is coming out. See: Top 10 languages for turbocharging creation evangelism. Our Question Evolution! teams translating goals
Below are a few of the organizations working to grow biblical Christianity in Spain which I found via a quick internet search:
European Christian Mission - Spain
Spain and evangelism opportunities
La Siesta Evangelical Church, Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, Spain
Spain and immigration
On September 15, 2012, the pro-evolution website Wikipedia (which has seen declining visitors recently) reported:
As of 2010, there were over 6 million foreign-born residents in Spain, corresponding to 14% of the total population. Of these, 4.1 million (8.9% of the total population) were born outside the European Union and 2.3 million (5.1%) were born in another EU Member State.
Because of its location in the Iberian Peninsula, the territory comprising modern Spain has always been at the crossroads of human migration, having harboured many waves of historical immigration. The Spanish Empire, one of the first global empires and one of the largest in the world, spanned all inhabited continents and throughout the years people from these lands emigrated to Spain in varying numbers.
In migration terms and after centuries of net emigration, Spain has recently experienced large-scale immigration for the first time in modern history. According to the Spanish government, there were 5,598,691 foreign residents in January 2010. Of these, well over one million and a half were from Latin America (especially from Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil), three quarters of a million were Moroccan, while immigrants and expatriates from the European Union amounted more than two million (especially from Romania, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Bulgaria). Chinese are estimated to number 145,425, while South East Asian groups such as Filipinos—whose country was a former Spanish possession—created a small community in Spain. Immigrants from several sub-Saharan African countries have also settled in Spain as contract workers, although they represent only 4.08% of all the foreign residents in the country.
The population of Spain doubled during the 20th century due to the spectacular demographic boom in the 1960s and early 1970s. The birth rate then plunged by the 1980s, and Spain's population became stagnant, its demographics showing one of the lowest sub-replacement fertility rate in the world.
The Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Righteous 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 and affect the Western World. See: Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for Christian creationists and pro-lifers?
Kaufmann's research and the research of others supports the idea that the decline of atheism/agnosticism in terms of its global adherents is an established trend that will persist for the foreseeable future and the rate of decline will accelerate. Kaufmann told a secular audience in Austalia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."
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."
Future of biblical creation belief in Spain
As noted above, there are efforts to grow evangelicalism in Spain through evangelism.
Also, history teaches that evangelicalism could grow in Spain due to their higher birth rates and due to evangelism. In Latin America for example, evangelism has been very effective. See: Rise of young earth creationism in Mexico
In addition, Spain is undergoing serious financial problems and many times people turn to God into times of crises. Mexico, is experiencing a lot of economic and political turmoil and evangelicalism is rapidly growing in Mexico.
Could a higher fertility rate of religious evangelicals cause evangelicalism to grow in Spain?
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.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).
The future of European Darwinism and atheism is bleak
Globally the worldviews of atheism and non-religious (agnostic) are declining while global Christianity is exploding in adherents
Global resurgence of religion and the failure of the seculization theory model
A collection of our articles on European creationism
Our group's plan, strategy and tactics for advancing the Question Evolution! Campaign
Other related resources
Question Evolution! Campaign
15 questions for evolutionists
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15
15 Questions that evolutionists STILL cannot answer
Decline of atheism video
Eric Kaufmann: Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? - Australian public television
Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?