Good things Christianity has done

Many bad things have been done by Christians and in the name of Christianity but at the same time Christians have made significant positive contributions to our society – much more good than bad has been done! For example…
• Hospitals, which essentially began during the Middle Ages.
• Universities, which also began during the Middle Ages. In addition, most of the world’s greatest universities were started for Christian purposes.
• Literacy and education for the masses.
• Establishment of public libraries.
• Capitalism and free enterprise.
• Representative government.
• The separation of political powers.
• Civil liberties.
• The abolition of slavery, both in antiquity and in more 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 common man.
• The condemnation of adultery, homosexuality, and other sexual perversions. This has helped to preserve the human race, and it has spared many from heartache.
• High regard for human life.
• The civilizing of many barbarian and primitive cultures.
• The codifying and setting to writing of many of the world’s languages.
• Greater development of art and music. The inspiration for the greatest works of art.
• The countless changed lives transformed from liabilities into assets to society because of the gospel.
• Set “age of consent” to protect minors.
• Children’s rights and protection.
• Care of the aged.
• Care for mothers and babies.
• Hospices and care for the dying.
• Services and care for the ill in poor countries
• Human rights activism.
• Encouragement of philanthropy.
• Pioneered modern Social Work.
• Braille reading system for the blind
• Disaster relief, homelessness services, charity shops
• Social justice campaigners.
• The concept of universal human rights and equality comes exclusively from the biblical idea that all people are created in the image of God.
• The eternal salvation of countless souls.

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