Teens Profess Faith, but What Kind?

Eighty-six percent of American teens profess faith in Christ. While that may sound like good news, what teens actually believe about the Bible is cause for concern. For example, 65 percent of self-identified Christian teens who responded to a recent survey by the Barna Research Group believe Satan is just a symbol of evil, not a real being. And 6 out of 10 respondents argued that a good person can earn eternal salvation through good deeds.

Other findings of the study: 53 percent say Jesus committed sins when He lived on earth, and 62 percent believe the Bible is totally accurate in all of its teachings. Dave Kinnaman, of Barna Research, said: "...so far, it really hasn't sunk in, the true message of what it means to be a disciple of Christ."

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