Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What if Jesus Had Never Been Born by D. James Kennedy (Part 1)

The first chapter summarizes the contributions of Christianity to the world, which will be proven in the rest of the book. The list that D. James Kennedy compiled speaks for itself so here is most of that list:

  • Hospitals, which essentially began in the Middle Ages.
  • Universities.
  • Literacy and education for the masses.
  • Capitalism.
  • Representative government.
  • The separation of political powers.
  • Civil liberties.
  • The abolition of slavery, both in antiquity and in modern times.
  • Modern science.
  • The discovery of the New World by Columbus.
  • The elevation of women.
  • Benevolence and charity; the Good Samaritan ethic.
  • Higher standards of justice.
  • The elevation of the common man.
  • The condemnation of adultery and other sexual perversion.
  • High regard for human life.
  • The codifying and setting to writing of many of the world's languages.
  • The civilizing of many barbarian cultures.
  • Greater development of art and music.
  • The countless changed lives transformed from liabilities into assets to society because of the gospel.
  • The eternal salvation of countless souls.