A new study by PewResearch shows that the number of Russians who identify themselves as “religious” has increased substantially. In 1991, 61% of Russians surveyed identified as religiously unaffiliated, while about a third said they were Orthodox Christians (31%). Over the next 17 years, those percentages virtually flipped. By 2008, roughly 72% of Russians identified as Orthodox Christians, while about 18% were religiously unaffiliated. However, the new religiosity has not translated in a surge in church attendance. During the same period, there also was a modest increase in the share of the Russian public identifying with religions other than Orthodox, including Islam, Protestant Christianity and Roman Catholicism.” Orthodox Christianity has long been the dominate religion in Russia. Is this a resurgence of long-held faith, or a new and honest passion for God?
Source: Christian News Blog
BIBLE STUDY: Matthew 5:5-7
PRAISE: God for this change. Pray for a real hunger for the living God and opportunities to find Christ.