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Christianity’s Contributions: Hospitals opened (Part 2)

As we continue to see what the Christian Church did in the development of healthcare, let’s focus on the opening of hospitals. Jesus went about healing many people.  Matthew 4:23 says, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Hospitals opened (Part 1)

The contributions by the Christian Church through the centuries are many.  Because of the love of God displayed in the salvation provided by Jesus Christ, believers’ lives were changed, and in return, they changed their culture.  The development of hospitals is one such example. Travel through a large city and notice the names of the [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Charity increased (Part 4)

As we finish this month’s blog series on the increase of charitable giving due to the influence of Christianity,  let’s detail the developments through time. Orphanages were started by the Christian Church.  At first, Christians rescued abandoned children and raised them in their own homes.  After the legalization of Christianity by the Roman Empire (313 AD), [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Charity increased (Part 3)

As we examine the impact of God’s Word on culture, one of the most profound changes was in the realm of assistance to the poor and needy.  Unlike the Roman concept of giving to get something in return, Christians followed the example of Christ and multiple verses that emphasized true charity—giving without expecting anything in [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Charity increased (Part 2)

This month we examine the impact of aid given to the needy due to God’s Word and the charitable institutions that arose from the influence of the Christian church.  As we saw previously, charity wasn’t part of the fabric of Greco-Roman life.  It was, however, woven throughout the pages of the Bible. In the Old [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Charity increased (Part 1)

Let’s turn our attention to the issue of charitable giving and the humane treatment of others as we continue to examine the contributions that Christianity has made in culture.  The Christian Church chartered a new direction in the treatment of the poor, sick, and others.  The reason for this was simple–such treatment was not found in the [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Women respected (Part 4)

As we close out this series of  blogs on the respect given to women, the impact of the Christian church is clear. Thanks to the influence of the Christian Church, the culture of the Roman empire changed for the better in terms of the treatment of women.  For example, the Roman Emperor Valentinian I outlawed [&hellip

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Christianity’s contributions: Women respected (Part 3)

The Christian church’s attitude toward women as people worthy of respect and consideration was modeled by Jesus Himself.  It is no wonder that the Christian Church followed the example of Christ and elevated the status of women. In the Early Church, women were instructed with the Word of God.  They were baptized into the body [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Women respected (Part 2)

This month, the blog series focuses on how Christianity changed the world in terms of respect for women.  The Christian church’s attitude toward women as people worthy of respect and consideration was modeled by Jesus Himself.  Throughout the Bible, one sees many instances of Jesus interacting with women and giving them due honor since they [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Women respected (Part 1)

As we continue to examine the contributions that Christianity has made in culture, let’s turn to the issue of the treatment of women. Historically, the Christian Church offered a new direction in the attitude and behavior toward women.  The idea of treating women with dignity and respect was not found in the Greek or Roman cultures.  Both [&hellip

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