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Chris Fane's Student Ministry News

A youth ministry blog consisting of a collection of articles and notes related to
student / youth ministry. Gathered by Chris Fane of egadideas.com

The Da Vinci Factor - Josh McDowell


Mark it down. May 19, 2006 may well be the beginning of one of the most controversial periods the church has faced in years. Because that is the release date of The Da Vinci Code movie. And unless your young people can distinguish fact from fiction and discern truth from error, this movie (or what they hear about the movie) could turn seekers into skeptics and undermine the faith of young Christians even more than it is already. I say that because currently the majority of our kids’ beliefs are already critically distorted.

Distorted Beliefs

It’s not that the majority of our churched young people aren’t interested in spiritual things and don’t want a relationship with God. They do. But they hold distorted views about God, truth, the Bible, and what it actually means to be a true follower of Christ. Consider, for example, what our churched kids do and do not believe:
  • 63% don’t believe Jesus is the Son of the one true God.

  • 81% believe all truth is relative to the individual and his/her circumstances.
  • 51% don’t believe Jesus rose from the dead.
  • 68% don’t believe the Holy Spirit is a real entity.
  • 65% don’t believe Satan is a real entity.
Much of what they believe about Christ, truth, and the Bible comes from a view they have gleaned from the world around them. And when they are exposed to the distortions about Christ and the Bible from The Da Vinci Code movie, their already distorted views will go from bad to worse.

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