10 Ways Christianity Has Made the World a Better Place
Here is an excerpt from my article.
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1. THE WORLD LOOKS RADICALLY DIFFERENT WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY. WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CHANGES, CULTURALLY?
The single greatest change was the concept that God loved his creation and especially human beings. In the pre-Christian world, the gods were indifferent to humanity. Indeed, sometimes the gods were jealous of humans. Humans feared the gods and tried to placate them, even bribe them. But Christians proclaimed that “God is love” and that God sent his Son to bring reconciliation between God and humanity. Ancient pagans had never heard of such a thing. The idea that God actually loved them and was willing to send his Son to serve humanity, even die for humanity was almost incomprehensible.