Pray for Sweden

104 Church of Sweden churches have closed since the year 2000. The Swedish government financially supports these churches each year but due to a lack of interest the churches are quickly dying. They are being demolished or even turned into mosques.

The Church of Sweden is not a Biblical church. They have expressed a fondness for Islam. They do not hold to Biblical teachings about marriage. They would not teach salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. I have no love for this church but I do hate that the only representation for Jesus that they have is such a false church.

The church of Sweden is known as an Evangelical Lutheran Church. If this church preached the gospel it has failed to do so in many years.

Over ten million people live in Sweden. Less than 4% of the country would be considered some sort of evangelical Christian. Some have called Sweden the least Christian country in the western world.

Will you pray for Sweden? Will you pray that God will raise up someone to take the gospel there? It will take a very special and gifted person to plant churches in this country. It is more post Christian than much of the world. God still loves these people. Today I ask God to send someone to Sweden to gospel, plant churches, and train leaders. Will you pray with me?

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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