Egypt is mostly desert. Only 3% is arable land. 92% of the people are Arab-speaking Egyptians, some who claim to be descendants of the ancient Coptic-speaking people of biblical times. The church there has endured nearly 2000 years of discrimination and persecution, yet the last 20 years has seen an increase. It’s hard to forget the 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded on the beach in Egypt a few years ago for refusing to deny Jesus. Coptic Christians follow the Greek Orthodox Church and are the largest ethno-religious minority in Egypt, making up about 10% of the mostly Muslim population. They are probably more closely related to the original Egyptian civilization than the Muslims. The Apostle Mark first brought Christianity […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.