What would the world be like without Christianity?

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Christians are often accused of being on the wrong side of history, but what if that’s entirely false. In the video below, Todd Friel, from Wretched Radio, discusses what the world was like before the spread of Christianity. Quoting from Jeremiah J. Johnston’s book, Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity, Friel explains:

 

By today’s standard, life back then was hell on earth. Poverty, sickness, premature death, domestic violence, economic injustice, slavery and political corruption were the given of life.

The ancient world had little regard for human life, especially the life of a slave. “The slave is a living tool and the tool a lifeless slave.” Aristotle, Ethica nicomachea 8.11; “Slaves are subhuman or lesser men, while masters are superior.” Aristotle, Politica. According to the Roman Law of the Twelve Tables, Leges Duodecim Tabularum, “A notably deformed child shall be killed immediately.”

Dr Craig A. Evans, is quoted on The Christian Post saying, “Today’s atheists and nihilists do not know that they are playing with fire, a fire that could destroy civilization. What ended racism? What ended slavery? What ended systemic abuse of children and women? What ended gross ignorance and superstition?” None other than the radical idea that all people are created equal by God. As the Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 3:28:

There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.


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