Teenage beliefs

Teenage beliefs

Teenage beliefs

It is quite a common thing in our day to find folk who say
that they have no belief in God and yet we know that this is a lie from start to
finish. For the Lord has declared in His Word, in Romans 1:19-20 - "Because that
which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto
them."

Verse 20: "For the invisible things of him from the
creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are
made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without
excuse:"

It is clear from this scripture that every human made in the
image of God has a spiritual basis to their life and therefore the following
article taken from the Weekly Telegraph, Issue No. 518, is of great
interest. "Almost as many teenagers believe in ghosts and horoscopes as
believe in God, according to an extensive new survey, write Jonathan Petre and
James Pope.

While 41 per cent believed in God, 40 per cent were convinced
ghosts existed and more than a third -– 35 per cent -– put their faith in
horoscopes, the survey of 13-15 year olds found.

Nearly a third of those questioned thought it possible to
contact the spirits of the dead, two out of 10 believed fortune tellers could
see into the future and 22 per cent believed in black magic.

The figures will concern Church leaders as the proportion of
teenagers who believe in God is below the national average. A poll among adults
last year found that 62 per cent professed belief in the Almighty.

Nevertheless, the survey, compiled by the Rev Leslie
Francis, Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Wales in Bangor,
found religion a powerful influence in many teenagers' lives.

Nearly three-quarters of those questioned wanted to get
married in church and more than half wanted to have their child baptised."
(emphasis added).

Although some Christians may feel threatened by such
statistics, it is clear that within every man, woman and child, there is a
knowledge of the supernatural and oftentimes, a belief in the evil side or the
dark side can lead on to a belief in the true God, who provides the Way, the
Truth and the Life through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

To parents who have children interested in the occult and so
on, we say simply:

Prayer changes things.

An encouraging verse in the book of Hebrews 1:13-14
tells us that angels are involved in the salvation of souls and therefore we
recommend that should you have somebody in your family or somebody that you love
who is not yet saved, ask the Lord to send some of His hosts of angels after
those dear ones that they too may receive Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and
the Life.