Christianity is undoubtedly the worlds largest religion. It is most often depicted as the religion of the West. In recent years, Christianity has spread tremendously throughout the world. Philip Jenkins explains that over the past century, the center of gravity in the Christian world has shifted inexorably southward, to Africa, Asia, and Latin America (401.) The Bible tells its followers to, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Marks 16:15-16.) On the contrary, Yates equates Christianity to a corporation. Essentially, he argues that Christianity is a corporation in the business of making money. He suggests that Christianity markets itself in such a way that it incorporates the language of the market and multiculturalism.
Question: If we look at Christianity as a religion who seeks to spread of the word of God according to his will, and then, look at it as a global corporation, we are presented with two fairly contradictory perspectives. My question is whether modern Christianity is practicing cultural imperialism, or, if it is indeed pursuing the will of God?