Do you live or plan to visit Israel? If so, there are few facts you need to know concerning this religious country. The region is what has made Israel to be much understood. Most believers from all over the world flock to this place to learn more about Christianity and see the area where Jesus got born and raised. Among the many people who visited Israel are the catholic Popes, including Pope Francis, who visited in 2014. However, Israel isn’t a place of pure Christianity. Only 2% of Christianity believers make up Israel’s population. Most of them are Jews. For this and much more facts concerning the area, it would be best to read this article to the end. Let’s jump straight to the points.
The majority of Christian believers are ethical Arabs
Most individuals who say they are believers in this country are ethical Arabs. This population means that most individuals who term themselves as pure believers come from the Muslim religion. In Israel, the Muslim population makes up 15% of the Israel adult population, and the number keeps on rising. There is a specific group, Israel’s Druze Population, which is ethically an Arab population. Although they get regarded as true Christians supporting various activities, this group majorly stands on its unique ethnoreligious group. It means they don’t count as part of the 2% Christianity group.
Christian believers agree with Muslims politically
There have been battles whether Israel should be a democratic state or a Jewish one. The good thing about this stalemate is that Christianity and Islam are in unison. They disagree on becoming a Democratic state or a Jewish state at the same period. At least 72% of Christian believers and 63% of Muslims do not want to see the area becoming democratic when it’s a Jewish state. Also, Christianity believers in this area have the same view as Arabs, who believe that the Israel state isn’t doing as much to achieve a peace deal with Palestinians. Most Christianity believers and Muslims believe that developing Jewish settlements around West Banks hurt the Israel community’s security. Both religions overwhelmingly agree that the United States dramatically supports their country.
Religious Practices are standard in Israel
If there is an area where religious practices get held with importance, then it’s in Israel. Here, Christian events take much of the holidays. For instance, at least 94% of believers in this place have ceremoniously got baptized, while others have icons of saints, holy figures, and anointing oils in their homes. The majority of the people get anointed with the oil annually or when sick to chase away evil spirits. The majority of the population, around 60%, do fast during lent and other occasions, while only a few, less than 39%, give tithe – giving a 10% of the income to the church. A fully committed Christianity believer will do all these things with ease, even when traveling outside their residential locations.
Believers have limited relationship with people of divergent views
Most Christianity believers in Israel have friends or associates from the same religion. All or most of their closest friends share their beliefs. Here, you will find them marrying with the same believers and going against it when other members or children want to marry spouses from other religious groups. At least 90% of Christian believers will publicly say that they aren’t comfortable with their family members marrying someone outside their religion. 80% of the population will shun any Muslim who tries to marry from their family. This situation means that they intermarry themselves and will likely stop any marriage from a different religious group.
Christianity is more religious than Jewish but less than Israel Islamic
Israel Muslims are the most religious groups in Israel, followed by Christian believers, then the Israel Jews. For instance, only 57% of the Christianity believers in Israel commit themselves to religion fully than 68% of Israel Muslims. Only 30& of Israel Jews do commit themselves fully into religion. Israel Christianity believers are between the two religious groups, the Israel Muslims and the Jews when it comes to religious commitment. Only a third of the Christian believers do pray daily and attend religious services weekly. When compared to Muslims, at least 61% do pray daily, while 49% attend religious services every week. On the other hand, only 21% of Jews pray daily, while 27% participate in religious services weekly.
If you want to understand the Christian religion, you can follow the various religious groups or visit Israel and attend multiple religious activities there. It would also be essential to support the multiple activities getting conducted to the needy by the different Christian religious groups.