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In the beginning, God created the world. He created man in His own image, and man rebelled against Him. God soon grieved the day He had created man and sent a flood to destroy humankind- everyone except Noah and his family. 400 years later, God made a promise to Abraham that through him, all the nations of the earth would be blessed. God's plan for His church was set in motion.
Abraham became the father of the nation of Israel, God's chosen people. God delivered them from slavery and made a covenant with them. For hundreds of years the Israelites rebelled as God continued to call them back to Himself through the Prophets. Until... God stopped speaking to Israel for 400 years. The world waited to hear from Him again.
And then, 2,000 years after God's first promise to Abraham, God sent Jesus to live, die, rise again, and become the hope and salvation of the world. Jesus ascended into heaven and gave the Holy Spirit to empower His church.
From there, everything took off...
In 42, Mark traveled to Egypt.
In 49, Paul went to Turkey.
51, Paul went to Greece.
52, Thomas traveled to India.
54, Paul began his third missionary journey.
By the end of the First Century AD, the New Testament writings were completed.
In 174, missionaries were reported in Austria.
In 280, the first rural church was founded in Italy.
In 350, 31.7 million Christians were reported in Rome.
In 382, the New Testament was translated from Greek into Latin.
In 432, St. Patrick spread the gospel to Ireland.
In 563, Columba started a Bible College on the Scottish Island of Iona.
In 635, the first missionaries traveled to China.
In 740, Irish monks traveled to Iceland.
In 900, believers could be found in Norway.
In 1380, John Wycliffe hand-wrote the first English Bible.
In 1496, John Colet began his translation of the New Testament into English. Within 6 months, over 20,000 people were packing into his church to hear God's word in a language they could understand.
In 1498, believers could be found in Kenya.
In 1501, Spanish missionaries were sent to America to teach natives.
In 1507, Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Church door.
In 1516, Erasmus wrote the first Greek / Latin parallel Bible, which became the first non-Latin Scripture to be printed on Gutenberg's printing press.
In 1537, the first American natives were brought to Christ.
By 1554, there were over 1,500 converts in Thailand.
In 1663, John Elliot translated the Bible into an Indian language.
In 1769, Franciscan missionaries traveled to California.
In 1782, the first English Bible was printed in America.
In 1923, Angelus Temple was founded by Aimee Semple McPherson, and over thousands of people visited every day.
During The Great Depression, Angelus Temple fed over 1.5 million people.
By 1949, 521 ********** churches had been planted in 35 different states.
Today, through the ********** church, there have been 3,784,893 salvations. 128,511 in America and 2,575,015 outside of America. There have been 72,143 water baptisms and 831,041 Holy Spirit baptisms.
The ********** church has 8,729,566 members and has planted 66,154 churches in 144 different countries.
So where is God? He is working through His church in the midst of the disaster, pain, suffering, poverty, and disease that we see around is. He is building His church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.
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