Thursday, 8 January 2009

The benefits of Christianity

So often the liberal west demonizes oversees mission. Certainly abuses did occur. But the irony is that Christians in the developing world are deeply thankful for those who risked life and limb to bring the life-changing culture-transforming message of Jesus to them.

As a breath of fresh air, Matthew Parris (an atheist) has written an article reflecting on the good Christianity has brought to Africa. It is worth a read, and reflects the fact that the Christian gospel renews people into a more truly human humanity that can only be the cause of good.

Let's pray that as this "light shines before men" that they would "see these good deeds, and praise our Father in heaven" (Matt 5v16).

To read the article click here.