Signs of the Times

Apostasy/ Worldliness

Apostasy or "falling away" is the subject of several end-times warnings in the Bible. Just at the time that people should be most interested in God's Word, there will an increase of evil in society, caused in part by a failure of God's people to stand for biblical principles. However, as the darkness increases, the light of truth will shine brighter as it emanates from Godly believers. Therefore, it is likely that at the same time that the church in general becomes more worldly, there will be a great end-times revival as well.

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Growing Number of Americans Love Jesus but Don't Go to Church, Barna Finds

Apr. 2, 2017 - Acording to a new survey by George Barna, one-tehth of the population identifies themselves as Christians...
... who strongly agree that their religious faith is very important in their life, but are "dechurched," meaning they have attended church in the past, but haven't done so in the last six months or more
Source: Christian Post

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Beware of false comfort in 'The Shack,' warns scholar

Mar. 21, 2017 - Dr. James De Young, a professor of New Testament language and literature at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, warns that the book and the movie "The Shack" teaches the false doctrine known as universal reconciliation.
De Young said universalists believe everyone will ultimately come to God through Jesus Christ and go to heaven, and if they don’t accept Jesus before they die, they will do so after they die.
Source: WND

Barna detects dangerous breach in the wall

Mar, 17, 2017 - Pollster George Barna reveals that only four percent of America's more than 75 million Millennials have a biblical worldview. Polls show that only 4% of Millennials, those reaching young adulthood around the year 2000 and later, have a biblical worldview. Barna says:
"It's important that Christian families have worldview conversations – early and often – because "the worldview that you have at the age 13 is essentially the worldview that you die with."

Unfortunately, the parents of Millennials may not have a biblical worldview either, so grandparents may need to lead those conversations.

Source: OneNewsNow

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