21 May 2010 Christians Must Go Beyond Politics and Love Our Neighbour in Action
What follows is a selection from an article “Early Christians’ love for others helped spread the faith” in the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS – May 15, 2010: The new faith was also was very attractive for women – a vulnerable group in the Roman world at that time. “Abortion was a huge killer of women in this period, but Christian women were spared that,” he stated, noting infanticide was also a terrible problem. “We’ve unearthed sewers clogged with the bones of newborn girls. But Christians prohibited this.” Christian women also had “tremendous advantages compared to the women next door,” he said, adding that non-Christian girls could be married as young as 11, but Christian girls could wait until the age of 18. As a result, “a disproportionate number of the early Christians were women,” he said. [Read the whole article here.]
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