5. What about all the war
and suffering caused by Christians?
You cannot judge the teachings and truth
of a religion by the conduct of people who do not live
up to them. Some people try to discredit Christianity
by pointing out the misdeeds done by Christians who
were not following Christ's teaching or by people were
weren't real Christians at all. The standard by which
to judge Christianity is the teaching of Jesus Christ.
Christian revivals in the mid-1800s sparked a powerful
impulse for social reform affecting slavery, the status
and the poor. And as a result, many missionary and philanthropic
organizations like the Salvation Army, the Red Cross and
the YMCA began.