Some may claim that the church is fading its influence these days. On the one hand, the world becomes more and more secularized, and more individuals question what the church has to say. On the contrary, through the technological developments, the church has many opportunities for reaching out to people and deliver its messages. However, from the perspective of the history of Church, one can see many examples when the church was on the rise and decline. Therefore, the current state of the religion is still seen as ambiguous, as no clear view on what is going with the church could be given from the very first perspective.
Currently, Christianity is the most prevalent religion in the country. The results of the latest census which took place in 2014 indicate that 84% of the population is Christian, whereas 14% is Muslim. However, several decades ago the country was not nearly as religious as it is these days, and the population was not familiar with these world religions. Along with the religious changes, which marked a changed between 20th and 21st century, a cultural change moved along, too.
In fact, missionaries not only spread the way how religious preaching works in Christianity but also in the other way of rebuilding the country. That is one of the dimensions which has changed the life of people in the past decades. In fact, such a phenomenon was well explained by Max Weber in his ‘Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism’ where the author linked religious changes to the way daily operations improved.
However, the keywords that God aims to deliver to us through the Bible in John 15: 1-4 state the following:’ Remain in me, as I also remain in you.’ Therefore, in any circumstance laymen should remain faithful to the church.