Civilization was transformed by Jesus…

Not only countless individual lives but civilization itself was transformed by Jesus Christ. In the ancient world, his teachings elevated brutish standards of morality, halted infanticide, enhanced human life, emancipated women, abolished slavery, inspired charity and relief organizations, created hospitals, established orphanages, and founded schools. Continue reading

No other religion, philosophy, teaching…

No other religion, philosophy, teaching, nation, movement—whatever—has so changed the world for the better as Christianity has done. Its shortcomings … are nevertheless heavily outweighed by its benefits to all mankind.

Paul Maier, quoted in How Christianity Changed the World by Alvin Schmidt, p. 9