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As per unofficial figures the Christian population should be around 17% now. Most of the converts have not registered their conversion or not changed their relgion in the Taluk or Panchayat offices.Some believe this is not necessary to change it and some believe it may affect their caste quota in education and jobs and while some others believe it may create unnecessary problems for the community itself due to anti-social elements may find it disturbing and may take revenge against innocent Christians around India.And its still increasing day by day.Jesus Christ is the only true God.He loved us and came to die for us and on the third day he rose from the dead.Those who believe in Him will have eternal life and their sins will be forgiven completely and they will have peace, joy, strength, forgiveness, security and blessings.

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Christianity is India's third-largest religion with approximately 24 million followers, constituting 2.3% of India's population. The works of scholars and Eastern Christian writings state that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle, who visited the southern state of Kerala in 52 CE to proselytize amongst Kerala's Jewish settlements. Today large Christian populations exist in South India, the Konkan Coast and the North-Eastern states. Indian Christians also have one of the highest literacy, work participation and sex ratio figures among the various religious communities in India.


The total number of Christians in India as per Census in 2001 are 24,080,016 or 2.34% of the population. From the late 19th century, the fastest growing Christian communities have been located in the northeast, in the Seven Sister States, among the Khasis, Mizos, and the Nagas. Today Christians are most prevalent in the northeast, and in the southwestern states of Kerala and Goa. The states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in South India and Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya in North-East India account for 60% of India's total Christian population.

The figured on Christianity in India is expected to change when data from new census is made avaliable. Christians are expected to rise to 3% to 5% of the population.

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Christians constitute the second largest religious minority in India next to Islam. The 21 million Christians in India account for 2 percent of the total population. With 16.5 million adherents to the faith, Roman Catholics form the largest single Christian group in India. There are approximately 4.5 adherents to the Protestant faith (Europa 1740). The heaviest concentration of Christians is in the state of Kerala, which is one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Graphically, the distribution of Christians in India is isolated among four southern states (Kooliman 4).

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