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36 Bible Verses about apostasy

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Hebrews 10:26

For where we sin wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains any sacrifice for sins,

Jeremiah 2:19

Thine own wickedness chastiseth thee, and thy backslidings reprove thee: know then and see that it is an evil thing and bitter that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

Psalm 78:8

And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that prepared not their heart, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Jeremiah 5:23

But this people hath a stubborn and a rebellious heart; they have turned aside and are gone.

Hebrews 6:8

but bringing forth thorns and briars, it is found worthless and nigh to a curse, whose end is to be burned.

Deuteronomy 19:16

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of an offence;

Acts 21:21

And they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews among the nations apostasy from Moses, saying that they should not circumcise their children, nor walk in the customs.

2 Timothy 1:15

Thou knowest this, that all who are in Asia, of whom is Phygellus and Hermogenes, have turned away from me.

Jeremiah 8:5

Why hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back with a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 6:28

They are all the most rebellious of rebels, going about with slander: they are bronze and iron; they are all corrupters.

Hebrews 6:4

For it is impossible to renew again to repentance those once enlightened, and who have tasted of the heavenly gift, and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

Proverbs 1:32

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall cause them to perish.

Ezekiel 8:16

And he brought me into the inner court of Jehovah's house, and behold, at the entry of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of Jehovah and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

Psalm 18:21

For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Proverbs 28:2

By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding and of knowledge, its stability is prolonged.

1 John 2:19

They went out from among us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have surely remained with us, but that they might be made manifest that none are of us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, he who was called Judas Iscariote, went to the chief priests and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself.

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas Iscariote, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests that he might deliver him up to them; and they, when they heard it, rejoiced, and promised him to give money. And he sought how he could opportunely deliver him up.

Luke 22:3-6

And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariote, being of the number of the twelve. And he went away and spoke with the chief priests and captains as to how he should deliver him up to them. And they were rejoiced, and agreed to give him money. read more.
And he came to an agreement to do it, and sought an opportunity to deliver him up to them away from the crowd.

Luke 22:47-48

As he was yet speaking, behold, a crowd, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went on before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss him. And Jesus said to him, Judas, deliverest thou up the Son of man with a kiss?

More verses: Acts 1:16-18

Apostasy » Guilt and punishment of

Zephaniah 1:4-6

And I will stretch forth my hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, the name of the Chemarim with the priests; and them that bow down to the host of the heavens upon the housetops; and them that bow down to Jehovah, that swear by him, and swear by Malcham; and them that turn back from after Jehovah, and that do not seek Jehovah, nor inquire for him.

Hebrews 10:25-31

not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the custom is with some; but encouraging one another, and by so much the more as ye see the day drawing near. For where we sin wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains any sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and heat of fire about to devour the adversaries. read more.
Any one that has disregarded Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses: of how much worse punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and esteemed the blood of the covenant, whereby he has been sanctified, common, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him that said, To me belongs vengeance; I will recompense, saith the Lord: and again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing falling into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:39

But we are not drawers back to perdition, but of faith to saving the soul.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again entangled, they are subdued by these, their last state is worse than the first. For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. But that word of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog has turned back to his own vomit; and, The washed sow to her rolling in mud.

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

Because thou didst not hearken to the voice of Jehovah, and didst not execute his fierce anger upon Amalek, therefore has Jehovah done this thing to thee this day.

1 Samuel 15:26-29

And Samuel said to Saul, I will not turn again with thee; for thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, and Jehovah has rejected thee from being king over Israel. And as Samuel turned to go away, Saul laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. Then Samuel said to him, Jehovah has rent the kingdom of Israel from thee to-day, and has given it to thy neighbour, who is better than thou. read more.
And also the Hope of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.

1 Samuel 18:12

And Saul was afraid of David, because Jehovah was with him, and had departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15

And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul said, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answers me no more, neither by prophets nor by dreams; therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known to me what I shall do.

Apostasy » Shall abound in the latter days

1 Timothy 4:1-3

But the Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from the faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons speaking lies in hypocrisy, cauterised as to their own conscience, forbidding to marry, bidding to abstain from meats, which God has created for receiving with thanksgiving for them who are faithful and know the truth.

Apostasy » Caused by persecution

Luke 8:13

But those upon the rock, those who when they hear receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial fall away.

Matthew 24:9-10

Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you; and ye will be hated of all the nations for my name's sake. And then will many be offended, and will deliver one another up, and hate one another;

Apostasy » Cautions against

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

There are men, children of Belial, gone out from among you, and they have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, whom ye have not known;

Apostasy » Instances of » israelites

Apostasy » Instances of » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:14

And it came to pass after Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed himself down before them, and burned incense to them.

2 Chronicles 25:27

And from the time that Amaziah turned aside from following Jehovah, they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish; and they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.

Apostasy » Instances of » Hymenaeus and alexander

1 Timothy 1:19-20

maintaining faith and a good conscience; which last some, having put away, have made shipwreck as to faith; of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme.

Apostasy » Instances of » Phygellus and hermogenes

2 Timothy 1:15

Thou knowest this, that all who are in Asia, of whom is Phygellus and Hermogenes, have turned away from me.

Apostasy » Instances of » Disciples

Apostasy » Caused by worldliness

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

of the nations of which Jehovah had said to the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in to you; they would certainly turn away your heart after their gods: to these Solomon was attached in love.

greed » Results of » Apostasy

Topics on Apostasy

Apostasy in OT

24;3;1-25

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? Would not that land be utterly polluted? But thou hast committed fornication with many lovers; yet return to me, saith Jehovah.

Apostasy In The Last Days

40;24;12

and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold;

Apostasy Of Saul

9;15;26-29

And Samuel said to Saul, I will not turn again with thee; for thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, and Jehovah has rejected thee from being king over Israel.

Apostasy, Cause

42;22;31

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to have you, to sift you as wheat;

Apostasy, How To Avoid

19;119;11

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Apostasy, Ot Examples

5;13;1-11

If there arise among you a prophet, or one that dreameth dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

47;11;2-3

For I am jealous as to you with a jealousy which is of God; for I have espoused you unto one man, to present you a chaste virgin to Christ.

Apostasy, Restored

40;26;74

Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Apostasy, Types Of

58;3;12

See, brethren, lest there be in any one of you a wicked heart of unbelief, in turning away from the living God.

Warnings Against Apostasy

58;6;4-8

For it is impossible to renew again to repentance those once enlightened, and who have tasted of the heavenly gift, and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,