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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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The Truth About…History (Part 4)

As we finish this blog series on the Christian worldview of history, let’s consider the impact of Christianity on the planet.  Recently, an outspoken atheist, Penn Gillette (of the magicians Penn & Teller), was asked a question by a rabbi.  The rabbi asked if the world would be a better place if 1 billion of [&hellip

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The Truth About..History (Part 3)

As this series on history continues, let us examine the hope that all worldviews have except Christianity–we will create a perfect society.  In all worldviews except biblical Christianity, humans are viewed as good (or neutral at worst) and because of this inherent goodness, a better world is in our future.  But here’s the problem: where [&hellip

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The Truth About…History (Part 2)

In the last blog we mentioned that of the five predominant worldviews in the United States, Christianity teaches that history is really His-Story, or God’s Story.  History (a record of past events) is that which God has allowed to take place in His sovereignty.  The main points in God’s story are the Creation, Fall of [&hellip

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The Truth About…History (Part 1)

This month’s blogs focus on history.  What do we mean by the word “history”? History is the recording of past events.  When we examine competing worldviews in the United States, there are 5 basic views of history. First, Islam teaches Historical Determinism.  History is determined by Allah and ultimately will be fulfilled in His vision.  [&hellip

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The Truth About…Economics (Part 4)

If we examine other economic systems, we’ll see that the free market is the best for human life. That makes sense because God made us to work and get married, according to Genesis 1. And therein lies the keys to addressing poverty—marriage and work. If we want to help avoid poverty, follow God’s design of [&hellip

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The Truth About…Economics (Part 3)

We continue to examine economics, or the making, selling, and buying of goods and services.  Capitalism has raised more people out of poverty than any other system.  But what if we would follow another system of economics? For instance, if we follow socialism, then we’d better be ready for a lower standard of living. Tom [&hellip

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