There is no doubt that Christianity is an independent monotheistic religion and that, like Islam and Judaism, it can trace its roots back to Abraham, the progenitor of the Israelites. Over 2.2 billion believers worldwide belong to the Christian faith, with the most followers worldwide.
It might be helpful to note that within Christianity, there are a variety of denominations or churches, that can be classified into the following religious groups: Catholics, Orthodoxies, Protestants, Anglican Community, and Pentecostal Movement, among others.
A list of countries that are considered Christian by the World Christian Database, based on their population’s religion.
The Philippines is a Christian country. It has an estimated population of more than 90 million people and is the largest Christian nation in Asia. More than 80% of the population is Roman Catholic, while other Christians comprise various Protestant denominations. The Philippines has a secular state, although most Filipinos are religious or spiritual.
- Russia is not an Islamic country. While it has a large Muslim population, the majority of Russians are Christians of various denominations. The largest denomination is the Russian Orthodox Church, which has over 100 million followers worldwide and nearly 30 million followers in Russia alone.
- Although Christianity was once outlawed under communist rule, it became legal again after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Today Russia remains one of the least secularized countries in Europe with over 75% of its citizens identifying as Orthodox Christians.
Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage. Christianity was adopted as a state religion in 301 A.D. Armenia is the world’s oldest country to adopt Christianity as its official religion.
Armenia is home to many Christian churches that are among the world’s oldest patrimonies and relics including: Zvartnots Cathedral (6th century), Saint Gregory of Narek Monastery (8th century) and Etchmiadzin Cathedral (10th century).
Mexico is divided between Roman Catholicism (over 80%) and Evangelical Protestantism (15%). While these two religions have roughly the same percentage of members, Mexico has the second-largest Roman Catholic population after Brazil, with about 92 million Catholics out of a total population of 130 million — or almost three-quarters.
About 80% of all Mexicans are at least nominally Catholic. This includes those who may be atheists or agnostics but still identify themselves as Christians because they were baptized into that faith when they were born; such people can also be found in other countries with large Catholic populations, such as Spain and Poland as well as predominantly Protestant ones, such as Iceland and Hungary.
In addition to this large majority, many indigenous groups practice an animist form of their own beliefs, which integrate elements from Catholicism and pre-conquest beliefs and religions. Others, on the other hand, belong to evangelical Protestant groups like the Assemblies of God, which came to the country after it became independent in 1821.
Brazil is not a Christian country. It is a secular state, although it has been overwhelmingly Christian for centuries. However, Christianity in Brazil has undergone great changes over the past few decades and now sits at an interesting place in its history as a nation. The country is the largest in South America and has a population of about 210 million people. It’s also the largest Lusophone country in the world—it shares some linguistic similarities with Portugal (Portugal was its former colonial master). Given that Brazil’s population makes up almost half of all Portuguese speakers worldwide, it seems fitting that Brazil would be considered this way!
Brazil also happens to be home to more Catholics than any other nation on earth—the majority of which are Roman Catholics (about 66% according to latest estimates). This makes sense since they’re such a big part of Brazilian culture; many people even link their food traditions back to Catholicism because so many foods have religious meaning attached them like rosaries made out cheese!
United States of America
The United States of America has a large number of Christian believers. The USA is a secular country and is not much like the other countries on this list. This means that it does not have any official religion and everyone can practice their own religion freely. However, it still has a high number of Christians and they account for over 70% of its population.
The USA is also known as “The Melting Pot” because it accepts people from all faiths and backgrounds into its borders looking for better opportunities than where they came from. It was founded by immigrants in search of freedom who wanted to escape persecution at home because they were different in some way, whether that be their race or religion or whatever else may have been different about them back home.
Nigeria is the most populous Christian nation in Africa. In fact, it has the third largest population of any country in the world after China and India. The Nigerian constitution recognizes Christianity as the religion of the majority of Nigerians and protects its citizens’ right to practice their faith without interference from the government.
Christianity was first introduced to Nigeria by British missionaries during colonization, but its presence was minimal until western education spread throughout Nigeria during colonial times. Today, more than half of all Christians live in sub-Saharan Africa and almost half of those reside in Nigeria (source).
Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa, with approximately 100 million inhabitants. It’s also the oldest independent country in Africa and is a major source of Christianity for the continent. Ethiopia has been an economic powerhouse since its founding in 1270 BCE, when King Menelik I united all of present-day Ethiopia under one rule after defeating an army led by Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II at Kadesh.
Ethiopia was also home to some of Islam’s earliest converts as well; Ethiopia was visited by Muhammad himself during his Hijra (migration) from Mecca to Medina. The first Islamic settlement in Africa was established here, making it the oldest Muslim community on earth at Negash.
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. The population of Ukraine is 42 million people, of which the majority are Christians.
Ukraine is the only country in Europe where the majority of population are Christian (more than 50%). Ukrainians are mostly Eastern Orthodox, but there are also Greek Catholics, Roman Catholics and Protestants.
The largest denomination in Ukraine is Eastern Orthodoxy with 33% (12 million people), followed by Russian Orthodoxy with 12% (4 million), Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church with 6% (2 million) and Roman Catholic Church with 5%.
The population of Eritrea is about 5 million. The main ethnic groups are: Tigrinya 37%, Saho 12%, Tigre 10%, Afar 9%, Bilen 7%, Kunama 4%, Nara 3% and other ethnic groups 21%.
Almost all of the Christians in Eritrea belong to one of three churches: the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church and Evangelical (Protestant) faiths. Tigrinya-speaking Christians live predominantly in the highlands while Afar-speaking Christians reside along the Red Sea coast. The majority of them are monophysites who see Jesus as “one nature” with God (theological doctrine).
The country has a multilingual society where most people speak more than one language, usually their own native tongue and Tigrinya or Arabic languages that are widely spoken across Eritrea and other neighboring countries like Sudan or Ethiopia
There are high numbers of Christian believers in many countries.
There are many countries with high numbers of Christian believers in the world. Many of these countries have a long history of Christianity, and others were converted by missionaries from other parts of Europe or from North America.
- In Africa, Nigeria has over 50% Christians.
- The majority (more than 70%) of people living in South Korea are Christians.
- Indonesia has nearly 20% more people who identify as Muslim than those who identify as Christian; however, due to their population size (approximately 250 million), there are still more Christians overall than Muslims here.
Nigeria is the largest Christian country in Africa
Nigeria is the largest Christian country in Africa. With a population of 206 million people, the country is nearly evenly split between Christians and Muslims. The country is dominated by the Prosperity Movement, which originated in Nigeria and spread throughout the rest of the continent. However, there are still relatively few biblical churches in Nigeria, with many still in their embryonic stages. The country desperately needs more biblical churches to spread the gospel and sound doctrine.
While there have been some serious attempts to quantify the number of Christians in Nigeria, they often rely on a single data source, which makes them inconclusive. They also do not always make their methods transparent. And some studies rely on outdated data, which makes it impossible to compare them in a comparable way.
Churches in Nigeria are organized into five distinct groups, including the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, the Christian Council of Nigeria, the Organization of African Instituted Churches, the Evangelical Church of West Africa, and the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. These groups, along with many others, are members of the Christian Association of Nigeria, which is a governing body of all Christian churches in the country.
Nigeria has a large number of mission-founded churches, Pentecostal churches, and independent churches. These churches are active in evangelism and church planting in other countries.
Russia is the largest Christian country in Asia and Europe
While most of the world’s Christians live peacefully, persecution of Christians is increasing across the globe. According to Open Doors, there are over 260 million Christians in countries that have high levels of religious intolerance. In addition, more than a third of Christians in these countries are persecuted, which makes them especially vulnerable. The majority of Christians live in countries that have Muslim majorities.
Besides Christianity, Russia is also home to numerous religions and religious groups. Catholics comprise about 44% of the population, but there are many Orthodox Christians, too. More than one in ten Christians are Protestant. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has issued a statement condemning Russian persecution of Christians.
The Russian Orthodox Church is the largest Christian denomination in Russia. It was the country’s official religion for many generations, but under the Communist era, the Soviet government killed thousands of church officials and closed down most churches. As a result, only about 15-20% of the population actively practices Orthodoxy, although many more claim to be religious.
Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, with between fourteen and twenty million Muslims living there. This accounts for 10 to 16 per cent of the country’s population. Most Muslims are Sunnis, although there are also pockets of Shiites. They live primarily in the Volga Region and the North Caucasus. There are also thriving Muslim communities in major cities, such as Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Philippines is the number one Christian country in Asia
The Philippines is a Christian country with an estimated 95 percent of the population being Roman Catholic. However, there are also about 10 percent of Christians who belong to other Christian denominations, such as the Iglesia Ni Cristo and Adventist Church. These groups have their own traditions, but continue to receive the sacraments from the Catholic Church.
There are many aspects of Filipino Christian life that make it unique in Asia. The country is home to many churches and religious groups, including Protestants, Pentecostals, and Anglicans. There are also several ethnic groups that practice their faith in the Philippines, such as the indigenous Tagalogs.
Christianity has a long history in the Philippines. Through the centuries, Filipino Christians have adapted their faith to the changing times, which can serve as a good guide for the future. By examining their past failures and successes, Christians can learn from their mistakes, while at the same time, be humble and mindful of their shortcomings.
The Filipinos also practice their religion in a number of other ways, including in a more practical sense. Many Filipinos participate in a Catholic fiesta, an event that commemorates Christ’s Passion and ends with Easter. It is a time to celebrate the sacraments, and to give honor to the patron saint. The fiesta usually includes a celebration of the Mass. During the festive season, Catholic iconography is common in Filipino homes.
United States is the largest Christian country in the world
The United States is the largest Christian nation in the world. The Christian faith originated in the Middle East and spread to the rest of Europe. Today, the majority of the world’s population is Christian. In the United States, there are about 71 million Christians. However, the country does not have the largest Christian population per capita. Its Christian population is below the global average of about 80 percent, which makes it the 85th largest country by Christian population. The next largest Christian country is El Salvador, which has a population of 81.9 percent Christian.
Most Americans belong to a mainline Protestant denomination. The largest denomination is the Catholic Church, followed by the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheranism. These denominations tend to follow the same beliefs, but are divided into various denominations. In addition, many people identify as “Private Christians.” This group includes many people who own Bibles but do not attend church. This group is the largest and youngest Christian category in the country, and has no visible church leaders.
The United States has a large Christian population. An estimated 230 million people are Christian, and the majority are Protestant Christians. Christianity became deeply ingrained in the United States during the British Colonial Period. Some states, including Pennsylvania, were established solely as Christian havens. The Protestant Churches were especially ardent in their efforts to resist Catholic influence in the US.
Most Christian countries allow other religions to practice
While Christianity is the dominant religion in many areas of the world, it is not the official religion of every country. The Vatican City, for example, is completely Christian, with roughly eight hundred residents. The Vatican City is the seat of the Catholic Church. Other Christian countries include Timor-Leste, an island nation in Southeastern Asia, with more than a million residents. Other Christian countries include Romania, which has a population of over 20 million, and Tokelau, which has a population of less than one thousand.
China is another country where the majority of people are Christian, but this does not mean that all Christians are welcome. In recent years, state-sanctioned churches and house churches have been under state repression. Some churches have been forced to demolish, and Christian clergy are frequently harassed. A recent ChinaAid report found that religious persecution against Christians is on the rise. The report cited over a million cases of persecution, with over a thousand Christian citizens detained.
Many countries have different laws regarding which religion is allowed to practice. Some countries prefer Christianity, while others prefer Buddhism. The government may describe a religion as “traditional” and provide financial benefits. The government can also make certain laws that favor a particular religion. This is the case in countries like Eritrea, Indonesia, Lithuania, and Togo. Another country where multiple religions are allowed to practice is Russia, which recognizes multiple “traditional” religions but favors Orthodox Christianity.
Most Christian countries recognize Muslim holidays
It’s no secret that Muslims celebrate Ramadan and other Islamic holidays with great enthusiasm. But many Christians are uncomfortable with Muslims celebrating these religious holidays in their country. In Germany, a devout Muslim named Sadiqu al-Mousllie has made headlines for shutting his dental clinic on these holidays and pulling his children out of school to attend mosque.
In recent years, some American cities have made Muslim and Jewish holidays public holidays. In New York City, for example, Muslim businesses were allowed to give their employees a day off on Eid al-Adha. The Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah was also added to the list of official holidays. Such holidays not only help the community celebrate their religious traditions but also help to combat ignorance towards minorities.
While Christmas is not an official holiday in many Muslim countries, Christmas is celebrated by Christians in the United States. Many Muslims in the U.S. also request that their children not attend Christmas functions at school. While Christians do honor Jesus Christ in their religion, the belief in Jesus as the son of God runs against the core belief of Muslims. While there are differences between Christian and Muslim holidays, the history of Islam has shown that Islam respects other religions. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad’s relationship with the Christians was so strong that he invited a Christian delegation to celebrate their religious services in his mosque.
Some Muslim countries observe Christmas as a secular holiday. This is also the case in countries like Senegal where 95 percent of the population is Muslim. Although it is important to remember that Christians celebrate Christmas as a time for unity, they also celebrate the holiday as a time for celebration.
In conclusion, we can say that Christianity is one of the world’s largest religions with more than 2.1 billion adherents. It is also the most widely practiced religion in the US by more than 75% of Americans, who have helped make America a Christian nation according to the Pew Research Center. The Bible states that there will be a great falling away from faith in end times but those who hold firm until Jesus returns are promised eternal life with Him forevermore (Romans 6:23). This is what motivates me every day to continue studying God’s Word and sharing it with others to help them learn about His amazing love for us all!