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This reflects the fact that the total population of the Global South is about 4. Another way of looking at the distribution of Christians around the world is by region.
Numerically, at least, Europe no longer dominates global Christianity the way it did years ago. The three countries with the largest Christian populations — the United States, Brazil and Mexico — are in the Americas.
Moreover, the fastest growth in the number of Christians over the past century has been in sub-Saharan Africa a roughly fold increase, from fewer than 9 million in to more than million in and in the Asia-Pacific region a roughly fold increase, from about 28 million in to more than million in How Estimates Were Generated The Pew Forum, in consultation with demographers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria, acquired and analyzed about 2, data sources, including censuses and general population surveys, to arrive at Christian population figures for countries and self-administering territories — all the countries and territories for which the United Nations Population Division provides overall population estimates.
In many countries, however, censuses and surveys do not contain detailed information on denominational and religious movement affiliations. Christian organizations remain in many cases the only source of information on the size of global movements within Christianity such as evangelicalism and pentecostalism and on Protestant denominational families such as Baptists and Methodists. The figures in this report on pentecostal, charismatic and evangelical Christians and on Protestant denominational families were commissioned by the Pew Forum from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass.
Readers should bear in mind that these breakdowns were derived differently from the overall Christian population estimates. According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, there are about million pentecostal Christians and million charismatic Christians worldwide.
Charismatic Christians belong to non-pentecostal denominations yet engage in spiritual practices associated with pentecostalism, such as speaking in tongues and divine healing; see Defining Christian Movements. In addition, more than million Christians can be classified as evangelicals because they either belong to churches affiliated with regional or global evangelical associations, or because they identify as evangelicals.
Since many pentecostals and charismatics are also evangelicals, these categories are not mutually exclusive.
For more details, see Christian Movements and Denominations. There is no evidence of three wise men as part of the Horus story at all. Claim: Horus was born in a cave, his birth announced by an angel, heralded by a star and attended by shepherds. Truth: There is no reference to a cave or manger in the Egyptian birth story of Horus.
In fact, none of these details are present in the ancient Egyptian stories of Horus. Horus was born in a swamp. His birth was not heralded by an angel. There was no star. Claim: Horus attended a special rite of passage at the age of twelve and there is no data on the child from the age of 12 to Truth: There is no continuous effort in the Horus mythology to account for all these years, so there are no real gaps in the chronology.
Horus never taught in any temple at twelve as did Jesus. Claim: Horus was baptized in a river at the age of 30, and his baptizer was later beheaded.
Truth: Horus was never baptized. Claim: Horus had 12 disciples. Claim: Horus performed miracles, exorcized demons, raised someone from the dead, and walked on water. Truth: Horus certainly performed miracles he was, after all, described as a god. But there was no mention of exorcizing demons, raising people from the dead or walking on water. He was transfigured on the Mount.
Claim: Horus was crucified between two thieves, buried for three days in a tomb, and was resurrected. Truth: Horus is not reported to have died at all in the vast majority of Egyptian narratives. There is also no crucifixion story. Claim: Horus came to fulfill the Law, and was supposed to reign one thousand years. The first step in refuting such claims is to simply investigate the attributes carefully.
Beyond this, we must also recognize the expectations and yearnings people have related to the existence of God. Many alleged similarities between pre-Christian mythologies and Jesus are extremely general in nature and would be expected from anyone considering the existence of a Divine Creator.
These universal expectations fail to invalidate the historicity of Jesus. In the end, similarities between Jesus and mythological precursors fail to invalidate the historicity of Jesus. The historical veracity of Jesus is determined from the evidence supporting the reliability of the eyewitness accounts.