The Last Christian Town in the Holy Land

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Not sure if that is the link you intended but I read just the other day that many places in Israel have huge Arab Christian communities. Nazareth for example has a population of 20k + and mainly Arab Christians. May God bless the Arab nation.
     
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    Link is good now.
     
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    Another interesting thing is that apparently only 15% of people that make up islam are Arab.
     
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    A number of Arab Christians from various places, including Nazareth, have studied at the Baptist seminary in Prague. The ones I know are wonderful young people. They live in Israel, but are discriminated against. Their faith costs, but they are very firm in their faith.
     
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    That's great to hear. Their religion seems to be the Orthodox faith, icons, special clothes etc etc etc. Should we worry about that?
     
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    The Arab Christians I have met who live in Israel were all Baptists. I have not met those who are Orthodox, so I cannot speak to your question.
     
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    I was just commenting on the video.
     
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    I am not familiar enough with Orthodoxy to make a comment. My guess is they are not Greek nor Russian Orthodox. They may be a part of the Oriental Orthodox Church.


    We rely on our own symbols whether we realize that others might view them as symbols ... i.e. collection plates, a cross, a single pulpit, two pulpits, a choir loft, a communion table, etc. This is an interesting area to think about for a bit.
     
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