Some 90 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien told his new friend C.S. Lewis that man-made stories, though “they contain error,” reflect a “splintered fragment of the true light.”

Stories and myths, Tolkien believed, are a “reflection of the image of the Creator in us.” That’s because we are made in God’s image, and – in Tolkien’s view – “part of the imageness of God in us is the gift of creativity.”

In layman’s terms, this means that modern stories – even stories written by non-Christians – contain lessons, messages and themes that reflect the truth from Scripture. Put another way: All truth is God’s truth.

This applies to movies, too.

In fact, some of the best examples of mainstream movies with a “splintered fragment of the true light” are found in popular Disney movies, which often contain implicit – some would say “hidden” – biblical lessons.

Here are 10 popular Disney films that contain powerful biblical lessons. Of course, if any of these films contain content that troubles your senses, then give a filtering service like ClearPlay a try.

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.