Signs of the Times

Youth Problems/ Youth Revival


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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Young Adults Who Abandon Faith May Have 'Lukewarm' Upbringing

Oct. 29, 2013 - A new survey by Focus on the Family has discovered that most "Millennials" (born between 1980 and 2000) who have left their Christian faith behind didn't come from parents whose own faith was strong.
"[N]ot surprisingly, homes modeling lukewarm faith do not create enduring faith in children."
Source: Religion Today

Prophetic Significance of Youth

Court affirms parental rights, after 18 years!

July 12, 2013 - A law enacted in Illinois 18 years ago was finally verified as constitutional by the state supreme court in a unanimous decision.
The state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act was adopted in 1995, but never enforced until now. It requires a parent or guardian to be notified at least 48 hours before a child under the age of 18 undergoes an abortion.
Tom Brejcha, president of the Thomas More Society, called it a huge victory for the rights of parents.
Source: WND

Obama Plan B Decision: Feds To Comply With NY Judge's Ruling

Jun. 10, 2013 - The federal government has decided to comply with a judges' order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.
The decision ends a years-long fight between President Barack Obama's administration, which had argued that age limits for the morning-after pill are common sense, and women's rights groups, which insisted the drug should be made as freely available as aspirin.
Source: Huffington Post
The Morning-After Pill: Coming to a Vending Machine Near You? - Religion Today

Christian Apologist Says Social Media Like the Tower of Babel

Apr. 3, 2013 - In a video presentation Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias addressed the question, "Isn't Facebook bad?" He likened the phenomenon to the earlier technologies of the printed page and photography. Methods of communication are not intrinsically evil. It depends on how they are used. Admittedly, social media is making a huge difference in the world - fomenting revolutions and making "corruption" the greatest problem facing humanity now. It threatens to be the Tower of Babel for our generation.

Zacharias encourages young people to use this "incredible opportunity to be a witness because of the capacities that are now invested in you." He reminded them that Jesus said His disciples would do even greater things.

"Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character."
Source: Christian Post
Video: Dr. Ravi Zacharias: Christianity and Facebook - Church Leaders

The Bible Gained Six Million New 'Antagonists' Last Year (Infographic)

Mar. 27, 2013 - According to the new State of the Bible Report from the American Bible Society, Americans are drifting away from regular reading of the Bible, and a larger percentage of the population is antagonistic to it. The study is based on an annual survey conducted by the Barna Group.
More than 3 in 4 Americans say the country is in a state of moral decline—and almost 1 in 3 attribute the cause to a "lack of Bible reading" (narrowly beating out "negative influence of media").
The "Mosaic" age group (18-28)read the Bible the least, but surprisingly are the most interested in "receiving input and wisdom" from it. Another confusing result of the study is the fact that 66 percent of survey respondents agreed that "the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life," but 58 percent said they "don’t personally want wisdom and advice from the Bible."
Source: Christianity Today
State of the Bible Report - American Bible Society

21 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Have Become Training Centers For Sexual Deviancy

Feb. 17, 2013 - Disturbing list of examples of the break down of morality in the school systems.
Source: End of the American Dream

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