In Sweden there is complete freedom of religion, but a secular and postmodern worldview dominates the society, which makes it difficult to express biblical faith in public. On the other hand there is an increased unity among evangelicals; groups across theological and denominational spectrums meet in prayer, workship and work together as they see themselves as minority in a secular society.
Until 2000 the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) was the State Church. Because of its size and history it still has a important role. But the Church has been very much influenced by the secular society, since politicians (often without any clear faith in Jesus) are chosen to sit as parish councils. This means that the Church allows same-sex marriage, believes in universalism and rejects the divine authority of the Scripture.
Even though the nation experiences many spiritual challenges, the nations has an amazing heritage with a rich Christian history. There is a legacy of revivals, a vigorous Free Church movement and great commitment to missions.