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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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Prophetic Significance of Youth

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1 Million Students Will 'Fix Our Eyes' on Jesus at 'See You at the Pole'

Sept. 26, 2017 -
One million students across the United States and countries worldwide will observe the annual "See You at the Pole" prayer on school campuses Wednesday morning. The theme of this year's SYATP event is "Fix Our Eyes."

Hebrews 12:2 - "Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Source: Christian Post

Prophetic Significance of Youth

The Gospel of Mark Zuckerberg

Aug. 10, 2017 -
Zuckerberg sees what sociologists, pastors, and many of the rest of us have noticed: People are looking outside of the typical affiliations—and outside of the church—for meaning, purpose, and community.
Source: Haylee Gray Scott - Christianity Today

Supreme Court sides with religious institutions in a major church-state decision

Jun. 26, 2017 - The Supreme court ruled 7-2 that the government cannot exclude churches from state programs that benefit other charitable groups. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote:
"The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand.”
Source: Washington Post

Dobson: Christians need mass exodus from public schools

Mar. 30, 2017 - James Dobson, considered by many to be the most influential advocate of Christian family life in our generation, takes a bold stand against the results of public education. He warns that Christians are losing the next generation because ...
"...largely, of the anti-Christian influences of public schools... for six hours a day, 180 days a year for 12 or 13 formative years. They’re exposed to LGBT teachings, evolution, a revisionist form of American history, Islam and worse.
Dobson believes that the 2016 election is a “reprieve” for Christians--an opportunity to include homeschooling or Christian schools.
Source: Bob Unruh - WND

'Duck Dynasty's' Sadie Robertson advises fans to have faith in God during tough times

Mar. 24, 2017 Sadie Robertson, the 19 yr. old Duck Dynasty star encourages young people to be prepared for life's difficulties by knowing God. In a YouTube post she gives good advice:
"And how are you going to handle yourself then? In order to know where God is in those times, you have to beforehand know who God is.”
Source: Fox

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

Senate confirms DeVos as education secretary

Feb. 7, 2017 -

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.

DeVos had been criticized by teachers unions and civil rights activists because of her support of charter schools and her conservative religious ideology.

Source: OneNewsNow
Under DeVos, the Real School Choice Christians Face - The future of public education will depend on the church. - Andrea Reyes Ramirez - Christianity Today

Education at a crossroads

Feb. 6, 2017 - Why have teachers' unions and the education establishment unleashed an all-out smear campaign against Betsy DeVos' nomination as secretary of education?

She has, for more than 20 years, been promoting programs, laws and policies that enable parents to choose which schools their children will attend -- whether these are charter schools, voucher schools or parochial schools.

Source: Thomas Sowell - OneNewsNow
Dems' defensive tactic: Demean DeVos - OneNewsNow
Senate Set to Confirm DeVos for Education Secretary by Narrow Margin After All-Night Debate - NewsMax

Betsy DeVos nomination for Education secretary clears Senate committee vote

Feb. 3, 2017 -

Republicans, in the majority in both the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the full Senate, defended her as being committed to children even if she has been a key supporter of school choice and vouchers.

Source: USA Today
Why Betsy Devos is Trump's best Cabinet pick by far - WND

School flips policy banning flyers for Bible study

Jan, 18, 2017 - In Leavenworth, Washington, a public school had not allowed the distribution of flyers inviting students inviting students to attend Good News Clubs. The Child Evangelism organization showed school officials a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that affirms the same rights as is given to any other non-school-related outside group, such as the Boy Scouts.

“The Cascade School District made the appropriate decision to eliminate the unconstitutional policy and recognize that the Good News Club has equal access to students,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel.

Source: WND

DeVos: Why question parents' ability to choose schools?

Jan. 18, 2017 - Betsy DeVoss, President-elect Trump's choice for Education Secretary, said she would promote charter, magnet, religious and other alternatives to public schools.

"Why, in 2017, are we still questioning parents' ability to exercise educational choice for their children?... "I am a firm believer that parents should be empowered to choose the learning environment that's best for their individual children."

Source: OneNewsNow

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