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Hebrews 10:26

For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 6:6

and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own evil will discipline you; your own apostasies will reprimand you. Think it over and see how evil and bitter it is for you to abandon the Lord your God and to have no fear of Me. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God of Hosts.

Psalm 78:8

Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Jeremiah 5:23

But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned aside and have gone away.

Isaiah 30:1

Woe to the rebellious children! [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. They carry out a plan, but not Mine, They make an alliance, but against My will, piling sin on top of sin.

Hebrews 6:8

But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.

Deuteronomy 19:16

"If a malicious witness testifies against someone accusing him of a crime,

Acts 21:21

But they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to abandon Moses, by telling them not to circumcise their children or to walk in our customs.

Jeremiah 8:5

Why have these people turned away? Why is Jerusalem always turning away? They take hold of deceit; they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 6:28

All are stubborn rebels spreading slander. [They are] bronze and iron; all of them are corrupt.

Proverbs 1:32

For the waywardness of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Ezekiel 8:16

So He brought me to the inner court of the Lord's house, and there were about 25 men at the entrance of the Lord's temple, between the portico and the altar, with their backs to the Lord's temple and their faces [turned] to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.

Psalm 18:21

For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not turned from my God to wickedness.

Proverbs 28:2

When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers, but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.

1 John 2:19

They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. However, they went out so that it might be made clear that none of them belongs to us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the Twelve-the man called Judas Iscariot-went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?" So they weighed out 30 pieces of silver for him. And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What's that to us?" they said. "See to it yourself!" So he threw the silver into the sanctuary and departed. Then he went and hanged himself.

Mark 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to hand Him over to them. And when they heard this, they were glad and promised to give him silver. So he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.

Luke 22:3-6

Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, who was numbered among the Twelve. He went away and discussed with the chief priests and temple police how he could hand Him over to them. They were glad and agreed to give him silver. read more.
So he accepted [the offer] and started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him to them when the crowd was not present.

Luke 22:47-48

While He was still speaking, suddenly a mob was there, and one of the Twelve named Judas was leading them. He came near Jesus to kiss Him, but Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"

More verses: Acts 1:16-18

Apostasy » Guilt and punishment of

Zephaniah 1:4-6

I will stretch out My hand against Judah and against all the residents of Jerusalem. I will cut off from this place every vestige of Baal, the names of the pagan priests along with the priests; those who bow in worship on the rooftops to the heavenly host; those who bow and pledge loyalty to the Lord but also pledge loyalty to Milcom; and those who turn back from following the Lord, who do not seek the Lord or inquire of Him.

Hebrews 10:25-31

not staying away from our meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries. read more.
If anyone disregards Moses' law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

Hebrews 10:39

But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, having escaped the world's impurity through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in these things and defeated, the last state is worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, "a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud."

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

You did not obey the Lord and did not carry out His wrath against Amalek; therefore the Lord has done this to you today.

1 Samuel 15:26-29

Samuel replied to Saul, "I will not return with you. Because you rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel." When Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed the hem of his robe, and it tore. Samuel said to him, "The Lord has torn the kingship of Israel away from you today and has given it to your neighbor who is better than you. read more.
Furthermore, the Eternal One of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not man who changes his mind."

1 Samuel 18:12

Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with David but had left from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15

"Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" Samuel asked Saul. "I'm in serious trouble," replied Saul. "The Philistines are fighting against me and God has turned away from me. He doesn't answer me any more, either through the prophets or in dreams. So I've called on you to tell me what I should do."

Apostasy » Shall abound in the latter days

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared. They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth.

Apostasy » Caused by persecution

Luke 8:13

And the seeds on the rock are those who, when they hear, welcome the word with joy. Having no root, these believe for a while and depart in a time of testing.

Matthew 24:9-10

"Then they will hand you over for persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of My name. Then many will take offense, betray one another and hate one another.

Apostasy » Cautions against

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

that wicked men have sprung up among you, led the inhabitants of their city astray, and said, 'Let us go and worship other gods,' which you have not known,

Apostasy » Instances of » israelites

Apostasy » Instances of » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:14

After Amaziah came from the attack on the Edomites, he brought the gods of the Seirites and set them up as his gods. He worshiped before them and burned incense to them.

2 Chronicles 25:27

From the time Amaziah turned from following the Lord, a conspiracy was formed against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. However, [men] were sent after him to Lachish, and they put him to death there.

Apostasy » Instances of » Hymenaeus and alexander

1 Timothy 1:19-20

having faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and have suffered the shipwreck of their faith. Hymenaeus and Alexander are among them, and I have delivered them to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

Apostasy » Instances of » Phygellus and hermogenes

Apostasy » Instances of » Disciples

Apostasy » Caused by worldliness

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

from the nations that the Lord had told the Israelites about, "Do not intermarry with them, and they must not intermarry with you, because they will turn you away [from Me] to their gods." Solomon was deeply attached to these women and loved [them].

greed » Results of » Apostasy

Topics on Apostasy

Apostasy in OT

24;3;1-25

If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him to marry another, can he ever return to her? Wouldn't such a land become totally defiled? But you! You have played the prostitute with many partners- can you return to Me? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Apostasy In The Last Days

40;24;12

Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold.

Apostasy Of Saul

9;15;26-29

Samuel replied to Saul, "I will not return with you. Because you rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel."

Apostasy, Cause

42;22;31

"Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat.

Apostasy, How To Avoid

19;119;11

I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You.

Apostasy, Ot Examples

5;13;1-11

"If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you,

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

47;11;2-3

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband-to present a pure virgin to Christ.

Apostasy, Restored

40;26;74

Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed,

Apostasy, Types Of

58;3;12

Watch out, brothers, so that there won't be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God.

Warnings Against Apostasy

58;6;4-8

For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit,

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