end-of-the-world7Lots of American Christians seem to be afraid that what is happening in America these days proves that the End Times are upon us.

To anyone who is concerned about that, consider this: there are roughly 300 million Americans and seven billion of everyone else. This means that the United States is about 4.3% of the world’s population.

To take it a bit further, of the 300 million people in America, about 200 million identify as Christian. Of the world’s seven billion, roughly two billion identify as Christians.

That means that what is currently happening to Christians in America is happening to 2.8% of the world’s Christian population. There are lots and lots of Christians in the world who have experienced worse, and more of it.

Jesus can come back any day, of course, but I don’t think we necessarily need to base our concern about that on what we see on the daily American news.  The end has been near for a long, long time.