Sometimes Christians forget just how widespread the Prince of Peace’s following was before Islam.
By Ronald L. Ray. Most people—in fact, most Christians—tend to think of Europe and the regions the nations of that continent conquered, when they think of the history of Christianity. Many may even be aware of “Eastern Christianity” but typically associate it with either Greece or Russia.
There is, however, an entire non-European Christian world, which once extended across most of Asia and now survives—perhaps not much longer—as tiny remnants here and there, where once, before Islam, there were millions of faithful adherents. This is a brief overview of those “forgotten Christians” and what happened to them.