According to the article, “Followers of Jesus for nearly 2,000 years, native Christians today are disappearing from the land where their faith was born.”
The following is an excerpt from the article:
Today native Christians in the Levant are the envoys of a forgotten world, bearing the fierce and hunted spirit of the early church. Their communities, composed of various Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant sects, have dwindled in the past century from a quarter to about 8 percent of the population as the current generation leaves for economic reasons, to escape the region's violence, or because they have relatives in the West who help them emigrate. Their departure, sadly, deprives the Levant of some of its best educated and most politically moderate citizens—the people these societies can least afford to lose.You can read the article by visiting the National Geographic webpage.
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Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Palestinian Christians