I have asked the question for years without a reasonable answer from non Christians. Sure Christianity has been misused for power and control in history. But those events are lies unsupported by Scripture. Non Christians believe the New Testament is a fabrication. But in order for there to be such an elaborate fabrication that ended up changing the course of human history there must be a motive for that fabrication. Is the motive of Christianity to take your money? No. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Is the motive of Christianity to control your life? No. One of the thieves crucified became a believer as he hung on the cross. He did not have to go to church or do anything except believe. Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43 Is the motive of Christianity to get you to do something? No. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 I propose the lack of evidence of any alterer motive except that of simply believing combined with the detailing of significant personal flaws of each author and character of Scripture combined with the fulfillment of prophecies from the ages combined with the historical evidence validates the New Testament. If I am missing something that brings the validity of the New Testament into question, state so.