Our faith has got to be…

Our faith has got to be not only theological, but logical as well.

Paul Maier, from the “Christianity and the Competition” lecture at 27:25

A historical personality named Jesus…

Anybody who tries to use the argument that Jesus of Nazareth never existed [as a verifiable historical figure] is simply flaunting his or her ignorance. There is no serious question in the mind of any serious scholar, anywhere in the world that there certainly was a historical personality named Jesus of Nazareth. Now you can argue if he was the Son of God or not, argue about the supernatural aspects of his life, but in terms of the historical character of Jesus, all the evidence is in favor.

Paul Maier, quoted by apologetics315.blogspot.com on December 26, 2010

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