How the world has changed

I’m working my way through George Beasley-Murray’s excellent commentary on Revelation. Writing in 1974 he reflects on the state of the church around the world,

“Christians accustomed to leave out of reckoning the eschatological perspective of the New Testament might well join the company of the alarmed, in view of the catastrophic decrease in the Church in Europe, its disappearance in China, its perilous future in India, and its uncertain prospects in Africa.”

Well, he got it right about Europe.