Preeminently, John Wesley and other early Methodists were at the root of sparking this new movement during the First Great Awakening.

For Kemp nothing justifies it: "Virginity is precious. Today there is more freedom and honesty to openly discuss sex with young people."Kemp has written a book about 20 consequences of premarital sex, which attempts to open the eyes of youth to the issues of sex, and to realize that there are serious consequences to their actions when it comes to sex.

For the Australian Family Association SA, the idea of the Virgins Wanted movie is "pretty sleazy.""It is a sad indictment on society that sex is becoming so commercialized," said its spokesman Jerome Appleby.

To Evangelicals, the central message of the gospel is justification by faith in Christ and repentance, or turning away, from sin.

Conversion differentiates the Christian from the non-Christian, and the change in life it leads to is marked by both a rejection of sin and a corresponding personal holiness of life.

The stunt has generated outrage in Brazil, however, bids have already reached $1 million.

The young woman, Catarina, stopped her Physical Education studies to participate in a documentary project called "Virgins Wanted" by an Australian director, Justin Sisely, who has also selected a male participant called Alex, who is 21-years-old."I saw this as a business.By the English Middle Ages, the term had expanded semantically to include not only the message, but also the New Testament which contained the message, as well as more specifically the Gospels, which portray the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.The first published use of evangelical in English was in 1531, when William Tyndale wrote "He exhorteth them to proceed constantly in the evangelical truth." One year later Sir Thomas More wrote the earliest recorded use in reference to a theological distinction when he spoke of "Tyndale [and] his evangelical brother Barns".During the Reformation, Protestant theologians embraced the term as referring to "gospel truth".Martin Luther referred to the evangelische Kirche ("evangelical church") to distinguish Protestants from Catholics in the Roman Catholic Church.The Americas, Africa, and Asia are home to the majority of Evangelicals.