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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2017 news review: Christianity

Dec. 27, 2017 - This article explores the ups and downs of Christian faith and practice in the U.K. this past year,
- The Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) described its move to allow gay weddings in its buildings.
- The Church of England encouraged teachers in its schools to let pupils cross dress.
- Conservative Christians expressed concerns that it would soon become a hate crime to proclaim Christianity.
Source: Premier - U.K.

Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Public Life

Dec. 14, 2017 - A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that most Americans still consider Christmas a religious holiday, but slightly fewer people say they observe it that way.
There has been a noticeable decline in the percentage of U.S. adults who say they believe that biblical elements of the Christmas story – that Jesus was born to a virgin, for example – reflect historical events that actually occurred.
Source: Pew Research Center

Prophetic Significance of Apostasy

American 'Christendom' staging 'Rebellion against God'

Nov. 19, 2017 - We are seeing a fulfillment of the Bible's warning that there would be a 'falling away' in the End Times (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
According to a study from the Pew Research Forum, the Christian population of the United States suffered a staggering 8 percent decline between 2007 and 2014. Christianity is also seen as a valid target for mockery in American pop culture,

This article shows that this apostacy will only intensify as the Second Coming of Christ approaches.

Source: WND

Methodists fail to follow our own rules

Nov. 7, 2017 -
According to news reports, the Methodist Committee on Investigation, last month, decided not to certify charges against Ohio pastor David Meredith of "being a self-avowed practicing homosexual" and of "immorality."
Source: OneNewsNow

Hugh Hefner Was Indeed a 'Revolutionary'—in All the Wrong Ways

Sept. 28, 2017 - Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died yesterday at the age of 91. He was...
... indeed a "revolutionary," but in all the wrong ways. The pornographic plague he helped create has damaged millions of lives and families. Pornography is highly addictive and has been linked to sex trafficking, prostitution, and the victimization of children.
Source: Jim Denison - Charisma
No, Hugh Hefner Did Not Love Women - Time

Billy Graham: Rise in Secularism a Sign We are Living in 'Last Days'

July 11, 2017 - In response to a reader's question about why many people are drifting away from religion, Billy Graham said that this trend reminds him of a Bible prophecy about the "Last Days."
'People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful ... lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God' (2 Timothy 3:2,4).

Graham and his evangelist children (Franklin Graham and Anne Graham Lotz) join Greg Laurie and many others who are hoping for a great spiritual awakening.

'If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.' (2nd Chronicles 7:14)

Source: Leah Marieann Klett - Gospel Herald
Millennials poised to uproot their parents' right and wrong - OneNewsNow

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

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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