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Fast Facts on Responding to the Charge that Christianity is Responsible for Many Historical Evils

  • Many critics of Christianity will point to historical episodes like the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, or Salem Witch Trials as examples of great historical evils perpetrated by Christianity.
  • As Christians we can agree that evils occurred in these various examples, but we must also point out that these evils were in no way consistent with the teachings of biblical Christianity.
  • Just because a historical event may have been carried out in the name of Christianity doesn’t mean it’s a reflection of true Christianity. True Christianity must be judged on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the New Testament alone.

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