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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American Christians cave on core beliefs

Oct. 30, 2016 - The new “State of American Theology Study 2016,” reveals a decline in the number of people who identify themselves as Christians. It also demonstrates confusion about vital Christian beliefs. Here are some examples:

64 percent agreed “strongly” or “somewhat” with the statement “God accepts the worship of all religions."

40 percent agreed “hell is an eternal place of judgment where God sends all people who do not personally trust in Jesus Christ.”

Less than half of those surveyed believe abortion is a sin.

The shocking findings are leading Christian leaders to sound the alarm. Several pastors and Bible teachers are arguing the church needs to stop compromising the Christian message and work to strengthen both faith and knowledge of doctrine among the faithful.

Source: WND
2016 State of American Theoloogy Study - LifeWay Research

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Franklin Graham: Battle Against Godless Secularism Is for the Soul of the Nation

Oct. 24, 2016 - On Franklin Graham's Facebook page, he warned that the...

"... forces of godless secularism want to remove the name of God and his son Jesus Christ" from the United States, and that those battles have been rising with for several years with more intensity.

Source: Christian Post

Abandoning Scripture, abandoning faith and morals

Aug. 1, 2016 - How could the United Methodist Church elect Karen Oliveto of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco as the first “openly partnered gay bishop” in their history?

The fact is, no denomination, pastor, or church embraces so-called “same-sex marriage” without already having abandoned biblical orthodoxy. The great G.K. Chesterton once said, “Heresy always affects morality, if it’s heretical enough.”

Source: John Stonestreet - LifeSite - From Breakpoint
Update: Sept. 24, 2016 - The methodical demise of a denomination - OneNewsNow

US Barna survey: Goodbye absolutes, hello new morality

May 30, 2016 -

“A majority of American adults across age group, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and political ideology expresses concern about the nation’s moral condition — eight in 10 overall (80 percent),” Barna reports.

Source: OneNewsNow
The End of Absolutes: America's New Moral Code - Barna Research

Will you let Lucifer enter your home every Monday? One Million Moms blows whistle on 'spiritually dangerous' TV show

Feb. 1, 2016 -

After abandoning his throne in hell and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer becomes the owner of an upscale nightclub where he indulges in women, wine and song—until a murder takes place outside his establishment.

Source: Christian Today

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