In Indonesia so many Muslims are becoming Christian that an Islamic activist group launched the Save Maryam campaign on YouTube and Facebook to warn against this trend and call for a new islamization of the country. Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population but, on the current trend, Indonesia might be a Christian nation by 2035.
Operation World says Evangelicals have grown from 1.3 million to 13 million since 1960. Already five years ago TIME magazine called what is happening in Indonesia “a religious revolution.” And Christians in the Banda Aceh province say Muslims are much more receptive to the gospel since the devastating 2004 tsunami.
In the capital Jakarta, newly built mega-churches send steeples into the sky. Other Christians worship at unofficial churches based in hotels and malls, where Sunday services rival shopping as a popular weekend activity. Indonesian cable TV beams 24-hour Christian channels.
Source: Save Maryam campaign, TIME magazine
Bible Study: Zechariah 9:9-12
PRAISE God for this receptivity to Christ. Pray that Indonesia may experience a great awakening.