1. Is Biblical Christianity growing in Vietnam? If so, how fast?
2. Communist China may have the world's largest population of atheists. In recent times, the tremendous growth of Christianity in the Chinese countryside and Chinese cities will dramatically reduce the percentage of atheists in the world. Since China and Vietnam are neighbors, Christianity could speed up the growth of Christianity in Vietnam.
Can biblical Christianity and creationism grow as rapidly in Vietnam as it is in China?
3. In an internet age and in an age of global travel and immigration, how easy is it to find Vietmanese translators?
4. Could the translation of a Question Evolution! Campaign book amongst various Vietnam dialects occur? We do know that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer the 15 questions for evolutionists. What effect would it have on Vietnam evolutionism, atheism and agnosticism?
Bible believing Christianity in Vietnam
In 2010 a United States government website reported:
The two largest officially recognized Protestant churches are the Southern Evangelical Church of Vietnam (SECV) and the smaller Evangelical Church of Vietnam North (ECVN). The Vietnam Baptist Convention (Grace Southern Baptist), United World Mission Church, Vietnam Mennonite Church, Vietnam Presbyterian Church, Vietnam Baptist Society (Southern Baptist), Vietnam Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Vietnam Christian Fellowship also are officially recognized. Other Protestant denominations also are present, including the Assemblies of God (registered nationally) as well as others registered locally but not registered on the national level. Estimates of the number of Protestants ranged from government figures of one million to claims by churches of more than two million.
The pro-evolution magazine Christianity Today reported in February of 2001 in an article entitled Vietnam Protestants Call Conference 'Miraculous':
"It is ironic and significant that the ECVN conference should take place the very same week as unprecedented public demonstrations by Vietnam's minority peoples took place in the highland provinces of Dak Lak and Gia Lai," an observer said. According to media reports, thousands from minority tribal groups took part in what appeared to be well-planned, peaceful demonstrations over land confiscation and religious discrimination.
A February 9 Agence France Press report carried in The New York Times said, "Residents of the region say members of the outlawed Protestant churches, which have a large following among the ethnic minorities, have joined the protests in large numbers out of anger over confiscation of churches and the breakup of religious services."In recent years, thousands of minority peoples have become Christians, particularly among the Mnong, Ede, Jarai, and Bahnar peoples who live in the regions where the demonstrations took place. One group, the Ede, have seen the number of Protestants grow from 15,000 in 1975 to more than 150,000 today.Various reports have documented vicious persecution of Protestants among Vietnam's minority peoples, including among the Hmong in Vietnam's northwest provinces along the China border. Thousands of these new Hmong Christians in the north have fled to Dak Lak, where they believed they would experience more freedom to worship.
So it appears as if biblical Christianity and creationism is growing in Vietnam.
Vietnam students adopting Christianity abroad and bringing it home to Vietnam
Could the same thing happen in Vietnam?
On January 16, 2012, Dtinews reported:
Over 100,000 Vietnamese students studied abroad in 49 countries and territories in 2011, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).Effect on Western Atheism
Of the total, around 90% of students pursued overseas training programmes based on their own funding, a 10-fold increase compared to a decade ago.
Sharp rise in number of Vietnamese students in the US
Vietnamese student numbers in the US rocketed in 2011 to 14,888 people. The country became the second most popular overseas study destinations after Australia, with 25,000 Vietnamese students.
They were followed by China with 12,500, Singapore with 7,000, France with 5,540 students, Russia with 5,000 and Japan with 3,500 students.
Last year, many universities in the US listed Vietnam as among one of the fastest emerging markets in terms of student attraction.
The US’ Open Doors 2011 report showed that the number of Vietnamese students in the country increased by 14% during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Vietnam ranks eighth among countries and territories sending students to the US, a considerable increase compared to the 20th place five years ago.
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.
Given that we live in an age of global communication and immigration, Professor Kaufmann told a secular Australian audience: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."
Translating anti-evolution booklets and books into Vietmanese
There are several Christian ministries which focus on foreign students such as International Students Incorporated. Also, as noted there are several denominations of Protestantism which operate in Vietnam.
In an internet age, look how easy it is to find Vietmanese churches: Vietmanese church directory
Given the above information, there is no reason why translations of the upcoming Question Evolution! book for middle students could not done for the Vietnamese people.
Since atheism and agnosticism are very dependent on evolutionary pseudoscience, this would have an effect of reducing Vietmanese evolutionism, atheism and agnosticism.
Global decline of atheism/agnosticism and the rise of Christianity
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15 questions for evolutionists
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