Signs of the Times

Youth Problems/ Education/ Revival

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

2 Timothy 3:1-4 says

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God...

While this prophecy applies to ungodly behavior of people of all ages, the phrase "disobedient to their parents" shows that it is especially true of many teens and young adults. Of course, they are not intrinsically worse than previous generations, but they are the ones who have inherited an extremely troubled world, and understandably do not have much faith in a peaceful and prosperous future. Their temptations to addictive substances and immoral activities are intense. They are the victims of the apostasy of our end-times generation.

On the other hand, if the Lord sends us the revival that we need and desire, young people will lead the way, or at least be a vital part of such a wonderful event. There are already many promising movements that could lead to a full-grown "Great Awakening," and hundreds of thousands of young people who are faithful disciples of The Lord Jesus Christ."



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Flee the evil desires of youth.
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Some will abandon the faith.
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Terrible times in the last days.

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Prophetic Significance of Youth


4-14 Window Film: It's Time to Wake Up!"

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Apostasy

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Texas attorney general drops a great big Yuletide truth bomb on school district

Dec. 9,, 2016 - Dedra Shannon, a student at Texas' Patterson Middle School, put her Christmas poster up, featuring Linus, a scrawny tree and a statement about the true meaning of Christmas from "A Charlie Brown Christmas":

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown,” Linus said.

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Dedra's fellow-students and teachers appreciated the poster, but the principal told her to take it down or remove the religious content. At that point, the state's Attorney General stepped in, reminding the administration of a 2013 “Merry Christmas” law that says no school official in Texas can silence a Biblical reference to Christmas.

Source: Todd Starnes - Fox

Prophetic Significance of Youth


Betsy DeVos at Trump Michigan Rally: Time to ‘Finally Put an End to Federal Common Core’

Dec. 9, ,2016 - At a Trump "Thank you" rally in Michigan, the President-elect's choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, said that individual states should "set their own high standards... finally putting an end to the federalized Common Core.”

During his introduction of Mrs. DeVos, Trump promised that all children should be...

“able to attend the public, private, charter, magnet, or religious school that is right for them.”

Source: Breitbart
Betsy DeVos Promises To 'Make Education Great Again' On Trump's 'Thank You Tour' - Forbes
Why I have high hopes for Betsy DeVos to lead Trump’s Education Department - Phillip Stutts - Fox



Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling

Dec. 3, 2016 -

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke at a 2001 conference with her husband, Dick, about using educational philanthropy to promote their conservative Christian worldview to children.

The couple is in favor of school vouchers to enable parents to send their children to schools of their choice. They say they wants to impact our culture by "changing the system of education in the country.”

Source: Huffington Post
Ed. Note: We don't normally link Huffiington Post because of its ultra-liberal bias, but this information should be encouraging to Christians.
The Gathering
Five Ways Betsy DeVos Could Become A Transformative Education Secretary - Forbes

Betsy Devos, Trump's Secretary of Education Pick, Brings Christian Voice and Potentially Radical Education Reforms

Nov. 27, 2016 - Donald Trump has chosen education reform advocate Betsy Devos as his Secretary for Education.

DeVos, aside from being known as a philanthropist and a staunch political figure, is also a devoted Christian who has actively campaigned to reform the current state-mandated science like the theory of evolution and instead, adopt Christian principles into curricular programs.

DeVos advocates a 'voucher system' to provide the opportunity for those who would prefer to attend private schools to do so.

Source: Gospel Herald

Biased college professors now listed in database by conservative watchdog

Nov. 25, 2016 - According to the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, most college professors identify as “liberal” or “far left.” Turning Point USA has posted a "Professor Watch List" to enable students to avoid these them when signing up for classes.

“Professor watch list is intended to expose document and organize radical professors across the country who have been engaged in anti-American and leftist behavior in their classes,”

Source: Washington Times
Professor Watch List - Turning Point USA
Liberal Professors Outnumber Conservative Faculty 5 to 1. Academics Explain Why This Matters - Daily Signal


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