What about all the wars and other evils done in the name of religion?

The incompatibilities of mankind's various religious faiths have often led to conflict between those of differing beliefs. One glance at recent headlines out of the Middle East will make that plain. Even those who claim the name of Christians have sometimes twisted the teachings of the Bible to justify a lot of strange and occasionally evil ideas. But the Bible doesn't teach those ideas; indeed, it strongly condemns them. Jesus said "Love your neighbor," not "force him to convert and destroy him if he refuses." Most of the "Holy Wars" in human history have actually been about gaining earthly power and infuence, not defending the faith. The fact that people may have misused the Bible as a pretext for evil doesn't turn the truth of what it teaches into a lie.