Countries With The Highest Number Of Christians In The World

Countries With The Highest Number Of Christians In The World

Have you ever wondered how many Christians are there in the world? Well, there are over 2.2 billion Christians around the world which puts Christianity as the largest religion in the world. Christianity has its origin in the Middle East. From there, it began to spread throughout the other parts of the world through missionaries and colonization processes. The Bible is considered to be the most sacred book in the Christian faith.

Today we will be looking at the countries with the highest number of Christians around the world.

1. United States of America

Christianity is by far the most popular religion in the United States with an estimate of about 230 million Christians living in the country with the majority being Protestant Christians. With political independence came religious independence as well in the US, Christianity took its stand under British rule. Beliefs among the diverse denominations have only minor differences. God is revered as the super being across all Christian denominations, and the Bible is the Holy Christian book. The US has no official state religion and the constitution guarantees for the freedom of worship for all.

2. Brazil

Coming second in this list is Brazil which is home to the largest number of Christians in South America with about 180,770,000 Christians. Brazil also has the highest number of Catholics in the world. Catholicism became firmly intertwined with the political and social life of Brazilians. The results of the Catholic influence can be seen today in activities such as festivals based on Catholic doctrines. The constitution of Brazil guarantees freedom of worship and there are numerous Protestant Churches in the country.

3. Mexico

Mexico boasts of over 100 million Christians who are predominantly Roman Catholics. Christianity in Mexico has its origin in the Spanish during their conquest of the region. Protestantism first took root in Mexico in the 1800s and 1900s. Christianity in Mexico is generally tolerant, and different religions exist in harmony. The constitution of Mexico clearly provides for the separation of the church and the state. There is also freedom of religious worship in the country.

4. Philippines

The Philippines proudly boasts to be the only Christian nation in Asia with about 86,500,000 Christian population. At least 92% of the total population of Philippines are Christians; about 81% belong to the Roman Catholic Church while about 11% belong to Protestant, Orthodox, Restorationist and Independent Catholic denominations, such as Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Iglesia ni Cristo, Seventh-day Adventist Church, United Church of Christ in the Philippines and Evangelicals. Philippines is a secular nation, with the Constitution guaranteeing separation of church and state, and requiring the government to respect all religious beliefs equally.

5. Nigeria

Nigeria being the most populous African country is coming fifth on this list. Nigeria has two major religions being Islam and Christianity. Though the exact ratio of the Nigeria’s population that belong to a particular religion is uncertain. But according to a 2001 report from the World Factbook by CIA, about 50% of Nigeria’s population are Muslims, 40% are Christians and 10% adhere to local religions. But in some recent report, the Christian population is now slightly lesser than the Muslim population. It is believed that at least 74,400,000 Nigerians are Christians.

Christianity in Nigeria is particularly prevalent in the Southern and Central areas of the country. Christianity denominations in the country include Roman Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Baptist, Anglican, Church of Nigeria, and Assemblies of God Church. Protestants churches in Nigeria adhere to the foundations of Christianity as other Protestants in other countries but have also adopted different ways of expressing their faith.

6. Russia

Christianity, especially Orthodoxy, is the most widely professed faith in Russia with significant minorities of Irreligious people, Muslims and Pagans. A 1997 law on religion recognises the right to freedom of conscience and creed to all the citizenry, the spiritual contribution of Orthodox Christianity to the history of Russia, and respect to “Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions and creeds which constitute an inseparable part of the historical heritage of Russia’s peoples”,[3] including ethnic religions or Paganism, either preserved or revived. The Christian population in Russia is about 66,000,000 – 99,775,000 people.

7. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Christianity is the most practiced religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which is being followed by more than 90% of the population. Denominations include Roman Catholic 42.8%, Protestant 38% and other Christian denominations (including Kimbanguist) 12%. In total, about 63,150,000 people in Democratic Republic of the Congo are Christians.

Minority religions include Muslims (mainly Sunni) who represent 1% of the population and others (including syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) accounting for 4%, according to most recent estimates. Hinduism which is not widely spread represents 0.18% of the population.

8. Italy

Religion in Italy is characterised by the predominance of Christianity and an increasing diversity of religious practices, beliefs and denominations. Most Christians in Italy adhere to the Catholic Church, whose headquarters are in Vatican City, Rome. According to the 2012 Global Religious Landscape survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (an American think tank), 83.3% of Italy’s residents are Christians, 12.4% are irreligious, atheist or agnostic, 3.7% are Muslims and 0.6% adhere to other religions. Christian population: About 53,230,000

9. Ethiopia

Religion in Ethiopia consists of a number of faiths. Among these mainly Abrahamic religions, the most numerous is Christianity (Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Pentay, Catholic) totaling at 62.8%, followed by Islam at 33.9% . There is also a longstanding but small Jewish community. Christian population: 52,580,000.

10. Germany

Religion in Germany – Christianity. About 65% to 70% of the population are followers of the Christian religion in Germany. They are more or less evenly split between the mainstream denominations of Lutheran-Protestantism and Calvinism united in the EKD (Evangelical Church in Germany) and the Roman Catholic Church. Christian population: 47,900,000.

Other countries in this list include;

11. Colombia

Christian population: 43,560,000

12. South Africa

Christian population: 43,090,000

13. Argentina

Christian population: 37,561,000

14. France

Christian population: 36,700,000-40,000,000

15. Poland

Christian population: 36,090,000

16. Ukraine

Christian population: 34,830,000

17. Kenya

Christian population: 34,774,000

18. United Kingdom

Christian population: 33,200,000

19. Spain

Christian population: 33,000,000

20. Tanzania

Christian population: 31,342,000

21. China:

Christian population: 31,220,000-67,070,000

22. India

Christian Population: 30,000,000

23. Uganda

Christian population: 29,943,000

24. Venezuela

Christian population: 28,340,000

25. Peru

Christian population: 27,635,000

COMMENTS

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    Olarewaju 5 months ago

    Jesus must be honoured all over the world he is the king of king savior of the world let his name be praise ,Give your life to him now tomorrow may too late bless you

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    vasunyame nimfas 7 months ago

    the most higher than the highest Jesus king let your will be done.

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    Abdulmumun bashir 8 months ago

    you are not analyzed it well Islam is the most widely around the world

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    Galwa Ishaku John 8 months ago

    G Morning all

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    Victor Inwang 8 months ago

    with this is means that evangelism is still needed to those brethren who have not received our saviour.

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    Amin Jonathan 8 months ago

    I am not sure if these countries are Christian communities

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    olusayo ojo pamilerin 8 months ago

    Christians must be up always know religion like Christian

    if you are truth christian say yes

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    Samuel 8 months ago

    I will be forever for my God for he is the one who is the owner of my life and I will praise and worship your holy name.

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    No matter the religion you are just be honest to word of God. have faith love one another have unique mind, be Godly human being. I thank almighty God that all religion believed the world have creation that create the world called almighty God. but remember no one will go to the almighty God without Jesus Christ….. God bless you all
    …..

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    Rapheal oluwaseun 9 months ago

    am a Christ like forever

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    Light 9 months ago

    God loves both Christians and the Muslims. it’s now your duty to make yourself God’s favorite, and that can be achieved by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour of your life. thank you.

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    Cyril Ezemah Ezemah 9 months ago

    shut up do you know your qur’an well?

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      Victor Ezekiel 8 months ago

      My sister you said something I love your reply comment

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        LIMZY 8 months ago

        U people can not jst conclude something u dnt knw or even have d actual idea on it….this is rubbish………..

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    henry 9 months ago

    jesus is only the way

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    Both you Christians and Muslims will be shocked by the fact that you will never be able to hold the Quran and the Bible when the time comes,you fools is this how to evangelize in all forms religion,what powers do you have to fight for God you idiot,just listing to yourselves always on religion,the writers of boths Qur’an and Bible built the structures of both religion on love,from your father’s down to us which of did what the two religion have asked of us in complete compliance,many of them are ocults,killers,destiny distroyers in favour of ther children,yet they tell you theirs is the best die for it,I can go on in my nonsense and senses but please you use your common sense as adults on issues of religion.

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    Prince 10 months ago

    Never you tell an African man the truth. It makes them look more useless. I follow Christ is my choice
    You follow Islam is your chioce. Must we talk nonsense about our believe???? Is that how stupid we are. Are we that idle.

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    Lawrence Gbenemene 10 months ago

    Good morning Asiat. I will indeed appeal to you and suggest this way: pray sincerely from your heart for a revelation of the true God. Which religion are you in the first place? Have a nice day, Jesus loves you. Thanks

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    Destiny otong 10 months ago

    The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ must be preach across all the territory of Nigeria.
    Every gates and everlasting doors that is resisting the gospel of Christ Jesus in the land of Nigeria I command you to be open for the King of glory to come in and take the possession of this great country Amen.

    Nigeria belong to God and Lord Jesus Christ alone

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    Destiny 10 months ago

    The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ must be preach across all the territory of Nigeria.
    Every gates and everlasting doors that is resisting the gospel of Christ Jesus in the land of Nigeria I command you to be open for the King of glory to come in and take the possession of this great country Amen.

    Nigeria belong to God and Lord Jesus Christ alone

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    Eeeyah, I pray you wake up from you dream and be realistic. Over my dead body will I ever become a Christian. I would rather become an herberlist

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      Emmanuel 10 months ago

      Firstly, herberlism is not a religion but an alternative medicine line. Secondly, albeit religion is a personal thing, you don’t have to be dogmatic, fanatical and bigoted about it. There is one true God, one true Heaven, and one true way. You can not afford to make any mistakes because you will lose it all. You must learn to respect others’ religion, ask questions and purge your mind of all preconceptions and misconception that have polluted your mind and things will definitely become crystal to you for your own good. Don’t fight it.

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        Mummyjoh 10 months ago

        That’s it Brother in Christ. You’ve said it all sir.

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      Austin 9 months ago

      May God hav compassion on your soul

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      kingsam 9 months ago

      you are already a harbalist however,
      every average Muslim is a harbalist bcos you worship idol

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      anonymous 9 months ago

      I pray you will die first before you realise that Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. Jesus is the giver of eternal life. John10:10.

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      Nura Abdullahi 9 months ago

      Many are blind,they do not know the way the truth and the life,oh God in heaven, open their eyes that they may have a personal encounter with you lord.in Jesus name i prayed…!Amen

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      Prince Adekunmi 8 months ago

      Let them continues ruining their mouth, must u answered every stupid student question. Those with over 90 different Bible and yet to identify correct one, those who postrate to America Artist and called him Jesus even asking their need from him. Aishat must u answered every stupid question?

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    Emmanuel 10 months ago

    Why all these arguments when the omniscient God in his wisdom have had they HOLY BOOKS explain things for us. Or don’t we believe what we read anymore in our Holy Books? Please read the Quoran chapter 1 verse 4. Here Muslims pray to God to Show them the way. Then, read John chapter 14 verse 6,here Jesus Christ says he is the way. Be true to yourself and make your choice. Being a Christian or Muslim is not an automatic ticket to Heaven but your deeds. Nevertheless, knowing the right way is important because only there you will know what they right deeds are.

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    Adamu G. Kassim 10 months ago

    I wonder how many of this ‘Christians’have their names written in the Book of Life. How wonderful this world would be if this number of Christians behave as the Salt of the earth and the Light of the World. If only they will live as a Holy nation, as people belonging to God, the world will be great.

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    Chris Isola 10 months ago

    The Lord said, this Gospel shall be preached through out the whole world,then the end shall come.So forget about which is more.Let us be obedient to the word of our Lord Jesus by preaching Jesus,so that more can be safe through you and I.

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    Mark my words brothers & sisters whoever live long among you should see the time when the islam will dominate the entire world. You can predict that as it has been proved by americans that the fastest growing religion in america is islam

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      kufre 9 months ago

      america that see islam as a terroist

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      ezekiel kamyeshi 5 months ago

      sure the time is coming when the Antichrist will take over the leadership of this world, when those people that believe in Christ Jesus will be tormented to renounce him.they will give themselves number of identification to buy and sell free.thats the time you are talking about.take a look at what is going on in the world today.what is your eyes see ? terrorism from where? let this be a food for your thoughts.may Jesus Christ open your eyes to behold him.remain blessed one love.

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    Did God not said in His word that you should go and luv your brothers that you seeing b4 you come and worship Him, how can you luv God when you don’t luv your brothers, my brothers Heaven far ooo

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    precious 10 months ago

    Muslim will never dominant the world instead they will all turn to Christianity because Jesus Christ have already set up plans on how to change the worldpp for his self.because this is the day of the lord proper

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    Hallelujah our God reigns… islam will have no place in Nigeria.. may God touch the heart of all muslims so they can see the real truth before its too late for them all.

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      Nonsense multitude is not matter but being on the straight path

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        are u on a straight part? imagining calling yourselves slaves of ur religion……. May GOD ALMIGHTY deliver you n ur household

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      Eeeyah, I pray you wake up from you dream and be realistic. Over my dead body will I ever become a Christian. I would rather become an herberlist

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        destiny otong 10 months ago

        My sister Jesus Christ loves you, please accept Him today into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour.
        God bless you

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        Chibueze Anthony 7 months ago

        Really, you are herbalist already no need

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      Mummy Joh 10 months ago

      Amen and Amen, in the powerful name of Our LORD Jesus Christ

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      Okechukwu 8 months ago

      Jesus, the Son of God, is coming back, have you given your office Him?

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    by god grace before d end of d world Muslims will lead the world population

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      ukasha Muhammad 10 months ago

      Insha Allah Islam will dominate the world

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        God forbid islam to dominate the world 👎it will never happen in Jesus name 

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        Emmanuel Olayinka 10 months ago

        Men and brethren whether Christianity or Muslim are more dominant! but all I know is bible says they that know their God shall be strong and do exploit….Get acquitted to God.

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        Afina 9 months ago

        What you dont know is we Christian are not belong here, we are belong to a place far better than this place that you want to dominate. A place where Jesus Christ prepared for all that believed in him and serve the Lord. You can dominate world, but we will dominate the kingdom of God.

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    Samuel ,you are right ,still long way to go…

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    jamestheboss 10 months ago

    Jesus Christ won the world and the heaven and Catholic won as the first too.thank you Jesus

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    favour 10 months ago

    Christianity is the most peaceful religion in the world.we don’t kill you,when u leave,we don’t condemn any religion, we see everybody as brothers and sisters.

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      Cause your a Christian off course I seen that went Muslim stand on mosque door open fire with guns

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      Tiamiyu Hassan 10 months ago

      Hmm christinity the most terrible religion on earth. They have divine of doing so they rely mainly on western cultural beliefs and practices. There is huge controversies on most of christians
      Beliefs. Even the letter “J” in jesus was evented about 1634 years after the prophet. Check and do much research yourself.

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      Akuyam 9 months ago

      It is a secret hiding agenda religion and always try to tarnish the image of the islam.See how the Christians of today do to Islam.

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    vincent 10 months ago

    we will forever be a Christian and need more Muslim to convert

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      Mummyjoh 10 months ago

      May the God of Abraham, Aisaac and Jacob have mercy on you. Amen and Amen in the powerful name of Our LORD Jesus Christ, Amen.

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    Honaan 10 months ago

    mine you Christian are victims of most crisis in Nigeria

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      Solomon 9 months ago

      You are already a babalawo because you believed in charms and you are rightly living with them. A life worse than a herbalist.

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    Sam'ana Umar 10 months ago

    you guys should better stop challenging yourself on religious issue, because nobody will pay u for that, and forget that you are a Muslim or a Christian what matters is ur heart.better stop that nonsense and stupidity and think of what will help you and your country in future…what a madness. better think twice lemme tell you. sha this is sign of poverty mentality or poverty mindset..NONSENSE I HATE THIS

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      As how a cristans be more than Muslims ummah in Nigeria. As per as you know islamic/peace religion allowed a man to marry four wives to have a more than 30 childs. How do you comfire with the cristans one wife two children. A different can never be near to the same.

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        Chinedu 10 months ago

        Yes because narrow is the way to heaven while large is the way to hell which is your destination as children of padiction .

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      Samuel 10 months ago

      I thanks God for chosen the right we are preying for more population

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      Terah PG Albani 10 months ago

      Ur right brother

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    QUDDUS 10 months ago

    u ar wasting ur tyms wit so called poster who posted a Piet of lies

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    Micah Sunday 10 months ago

    God is with us all the time?

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    stine B 10 months ago

    no religion like Christian in this part of the whole world,a religion that have human San party and also fear of God,that is why we are the majority Christian in Nigeria

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    AKUETARE Samuel 10 months ago

    Christianity all the way

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    Samuel Mafulul 10 months ago

    Jesus wins the whole world

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    Gideon 10 months ago

    that’s the number of people go’s to church the listed but not the number of people that have the spirit of God in them

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    McOlly 10 months ago

    The info is misleading. Christians are about 60% in Nigeria. we will keep on increasing and never to decrease. We will carry the Gospel to the uttermost part of the earth by His grace. (Acts 1:8).

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    ozoemena 10 months ago

    chrisrians stands firm take it or not we lead in the universe

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    Ndam John Nantel 10 months ago

    Christianity is 60% in Nigeria pls.

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    Gideon 10 months ago

    more harvest needed to be done. days are going by!

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    Collins 10 months ago

    Ahmed u forget that kano people is a complete lier in d world, u no kano, Christian in kano is over Over 40% if u no no and which state again

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    Stephen 10 months ago

    we need to take good news message to the world, forward ever backward never, Jesus must be honored

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    PATRICK 10 months ago

    Jesus must be honoured in NIGERIA.

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    Mr angel 10 months ago

    Why re you muslims guys is going agaisnt the christianity population in nigeria, , , , , find out your own population and let people see what you have

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    I swear the the prediction for Nigeria is wrong, here is my calculation, kano,katsina,Kaduna,kebbi,borno,sokoto,zamfara,Gombe,jigawa,nasarawa,adamawa,oyo,Ogun,osun,Ilorin, kogi,Niger and Abuja have majority Muslims, Lagos,Benue,jos,taraba,ondo,ekiti,Edo have 50/50 on Muslim.in term of population and land mass rigasa district in igabi LGA Kaduna state is bigger than bayelsa,IMO,enugu and some other States in south. please stop posting lies and propaganda.

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      Bala01 10 months ago

      You’re right!

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      “My calculation hasdefeated your contribution.”It’s not calculated by individual. Public and recognition of relevant statistical organizations are used for such presentation or sharing not “my calculation” what instruments did you use? Learn

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      Mr Ernest 10 months ago

      Na u Sabi

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      Ndam John Nantel 10 months ago

      You don’t Know what you are saying Mr mallam, plateau is 99.9 Christian state.

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      Isaac Abraha 10 months ago

      @Ahmed did hear u say 50/50 in Benue, Ondo, Ekiti etc?.

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      Emmanuel 10 months ago

      Oga mathematician, don’t stress yourself with such a herculean task. I gree you shall dominate the earth because by then all Christians would have long gone into heaven. We are originally citizens of heaven and we shall return.

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    Maigari 10 months ago

    yes God is Great over satanic devices

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    Salisu madaki 10 months ago

    In Nigeria your totally wrong

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    David Segun 10 months ago

    Let’s Evangelize to save more for souls for Christ.Happy for this beautiful information. Thanks

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    Danlad 10 months ago

    Wrong, absolutely wrong!!

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      for those who are speaking about Nigerian where totally rubbish because we Nigerian we know that the highest amount Muslims in Nigeria much more than the christian. you are talking about the 40% are not Muslims you lying to yourself because everyone knows that Nigeria is the Muslims country.

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    Joe Kaka 10 months ago

    Christianity will remain the best religion to be practice

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    Aj Sunny 10 months ago

    The Nigeria report is so disheartening, and that shows there’s a whole lot to do out there…….the gospel of Christ must stand.

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    Danjuma Musa 10 months ago

    Glory be to God, it is highly time to reach out the more.

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    Sunday baros 10 months ago

    glory be to God

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    greatful

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    Fatokun Johnson 10 months ago

    Good one

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    okike Friday 10 months ago

    this analysis will melt some people mind

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    S Alfa 10 months ago

    Thank you for this information.

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    Sani Usman 10 months ago

    wrong analysis

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      Sam Praiz Shaka 10 months ago

      To Usman sani is even more than that now, because since the year 2001 Christianity in Nigeria has increase and across the world, so expect more, The Gospel must be preach.

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        I didn’t see that in Nigeria witch side that happened Nigeria is a Muslim country when Christians reach 1m

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      No, wrong response

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    Daniel 10 months ago

    The great religion

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    Samuel 10 months ago

    Many ground to cover. 2.2billion out of about 8billions World population!

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    sam mark 10 months ago

    good enough

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    Itz pere-ebi ozori 1 year ago

    Nice to know..