Christianity’s Contributions

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Christianity’s Contributions: Life protected (Part 1)

As we consider how the Christian faith has impacted the world, the changed lives of Christians lead to a protection of human life.  Before the advent of the Church, life was not valued and safeguarded as it is today. For instance, in the Roman culture, life was viewed as cheap and expendable.  The killing of [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Lives changed (Part 2)

Early in the history of the Christian church, the Roman Empire sought to destroy the new religion.  Faithfulness to Jesus and a godly lifestyle was the Church’s crime, and persecution was the penalty.  Emperor Nero (64 AD) was the first to lead a  widespread persecution against the Christians.  The Roman historian Tacitus records the details: “Mockery of [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Lives changed (Part 1)

Jesus Christ had a mission–to save us all from our sins.  He clearly says that in His encounter with Zacchaeus: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).  As Jesus accomplished that mission, He sent the apostles out to spread the Good News.  Paul admits that in 1 [&hellip

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Introduction to Christianity’s Contributions

Who started hospitals?  What was the original purpose of “Sunday School”?  Who developed the scientific method and why?  Who viewed all life as valuable, from womb to tomb? In the coming days and years, the Christian Church will continue to be attacked as one of the main perpetrators of evil and suffering in the world. [&hellip

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