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36 Bible Verses about apostasy

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Hebrews 10:26

For if we choose to go on sinning after we have learned the full truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 6:6

and who have fallen away, as long as they continue to crucify the Son of God to their own detriment by exposing him to public ridicule.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will be punished, and you will be corrected due to your acts of apostasy. Know and see that it's evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God, but the fear of me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.

Psalm 78:8

They will not be like the rebellious generation of their ancestors, a rebellious generation, whose heart was not steadfast, and whose spirits were unfaithful to God.

Jeremiah 5:23

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

Hebrews 6:8

However, if it continues to produce thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be burned.

Deuteronomy 19:16

When a malicious witness takes the stand against a man and accuses him,

Acts 21:21

But they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews living among the gentiles to forsake the Law of Moses, and that you tell them not to circumcise their children or observe the customs.

Jeremiah 8:5

Why has this people turned away? Why does Jerusalem continue in apostasy? They hold on to deceit and refuse to repent.

Jeremiah 6:28

All of them are very rebellious, going around as slanderers. They're bronze and iron, and all of them are corrupt.

Hebrews 6:4

For it is impossible to keep on restoring to repentance time and again people who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have become partners with the Holy Spirit,

Proverbs 1:32

Indeed, the waywardness of the naive will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Ezekiel 8:16

Then he brought me to the inner court of the LORD's Temple. There, at the entrance to the LORD's Temple, between the porch and the altar, were 25 men, with their backs toward the LORD's Temple and facing the east, prostrating themselves to the sun.

Psalm 18:21

because I have kept the ways of the LORD, and I have not wickedly departed from my God;

Proverbs 28:2

When a land transgresses, it gains a succession of leaders, but with an understanding and knowledgeable man, its stability endures.

1 John 2:19

They left us, but they were not part of us, for if they had been part of us, they would have stayed with us. Their leaving made it clear that none of them was really part of us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

2 Peter 3:17

And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continuously be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the high priests and inquired, "What are you willing to give me if I betray Jesus to you?" They offered him 30 pieces of silver, and from then on he began to look for an opportunity to betray Jesus.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they replied, "What do we care? Attend to that yourself." Then he flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, went outside, ran away, and hanged himself.

Mark 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the high priests to betray Jesus to them. After they had listened to him, they were delighted and promised to give him money. So he began to look for a good opportunity to betray him.

Luke 22:3-6

But Satan went into Judas called Iscariot, who belonged to the circle of the Twelve. So he went off and discussed with the high priests and the Temple police how he could betray Jesus to them. They were delighted, and agreed to give him money. read more.
Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.

Luke 22:47-48

While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd arrived. The man called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them, and he came close to Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus asked 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 also stretch out my hand against Judah, and upon all inhabitants of Jerusalem. I'll wipe out every trace of Baal from this place, and the name of the pagan priests, along with my own priests. I'll wipe out those who worship the stars that they view from their housetops, those who bow down and swear to the LORD and who also swear by Milcom, those who turn away from the LORD, don't seek the LORD, and never ask for his help."

Hebrews 10:25-31

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another even more as you see the day of the Lord coming nearer. For if we choose to go on sinning after we have learned the full truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but only a terrifying prospect of judgment and a raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. read more.
Anyone who violates the Law of Moses dies without mercy "on the testimony of two or three witnesses." How much more severe a punishment do you think that person deserves who tramples on God's Son, treats as common the blood of the covenant by which it was sanctified, and insults the Spirit of grace? For we know the one who said, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will pay them back," 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

Now, we do not belong to those who turn back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, after escaping the world's corruptions through a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah, they are again entangled and conquered by those corruptions, then their last condition is worse than their former one. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to know it and turn their backs on the holy commandment that was committed to them. The proverb is true that describes what has happened to them: "A dog returns to its vomit," and "A pig that is washed goes back to wallow in the mud."

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

Because you didn't obey the LORD and didn't display his fierce anger against Amalek, therefore, the LORD will do this thing to you today.

1 Samuel 15:26-29

Samuel told Saul, "I won't return with you because you have rejected the message from the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel." As Samuel turned to go Saul seized him by the corner of his robe, and it tore. Samuel told him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel away from you today, and he has given it to your neighbor who is better than you. read more.
Moreover, the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind, for he's not a man that he should change his mind."

1 Samuel 18:12

Now Saul was afraid of David because the LORD was with him and had departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15

Samuel told Saul, "Why did you disturb me by bringing me up?" Saul said, "I'm in great distress. The Philistines are waging war against me. God has departed from me and won't answer me anymore, either by messages written by the hand of the prophets or by dreams. So I've summoned you to tell me what I should do."

Apostasy » Shall abound in the latter days

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit says clearly that in the last times some people will abandon the faith by following deceitful spirits, the teachings of demons, and the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences have been burned by a hot iron. They will try to stop people from marrying and from eating certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Apostasy » Caused by persecution

Luke 8:13

The ones on the stony ground are the people who joyfully welcome the word when they hear it. But since they don't have any roots, they believe for a while, but in a time of testing they fall away.

Matthew 24:9-10

"Then they'll hand you over to suffer and will kill you, and you'll be hated by all the nations because of my name. Then many people will fall away, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

Apostasy » Cautions against

2 Peter 3:17

And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continuously be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

that worthless men have come from among you to entice those who live in the towns. They may say, "Let's go and serve other gods that you haven't known.'

Apostasy » Instances of » israelites

Apostasy » Instances of » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:14

Later, Amaziah returned from slaughtering the Edomites, but he brought back the gods that had belonged to the men of Seir, set them up as his own gods, worshipped them, and sacrificed offerings to them.

2 Chronicles 25:27

From the time that Amaziah abandoned his seeking the LORD, some people conspired against him in Jerusalem, so he ran away to Lachish, but they pursued him to Lachish and killed him there.

Apostasy » Instances of » Hymenaeus and alexander

1 Timothy 1:19-20

with faith and a good conscience. By ignoring their consciences, some people have destroyed their faith like a wrecked ship. These include Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I handed over to Satan so that they may learn 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

all of them from nations that the LORD had ordered the Israelis, "You are not to associate with them and they are not to associate with you, because they will most certainly turn your affections away to follow their gods." Solomon became deeply attached to them by falling in love.

greed » Results of » Apostasy

Topics on Apostasy

Apostasy in OT

24;3;1-25

"When a man divorces his wife, she leaves him and becomes another man's wife, will the first husband return to her again? The land would be deeply polluted, would it not? Since you have committed fornication with many lovers, would you now return to me?" declares the LORD.

Apostasy In The Last Days

40;24;12

and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many people will grow cold.

Apostasy Of Saul

9;15;26-29

Samuel told Saul, "I won't return with you because you have rejected the message from the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel."

Apostasy, Cause

42;22;31

"Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has asked permission to sift all of you like wheat,

Apostasy, How To Avoid

19;119;11

I have stored what you have said in my heart, so I won't sin against you.

Apostasy, Ot Examples

5;13;1-11

"A prophet or a diviner of dreams may arise among you, give you an omen or a miracle

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

47;11;2-3

I am jealous of you with God's own jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to the Messiah.

Apostasy, Restored

40;26;74

Then he began to curse violently. "I don't know the man!" he swore solemnly. Just then a rooster crowed.

Apostasy, Types Of

58;3;12

See to it, my brothers, that no evil, unbelieving heart is found in any of you, as shown by your turning away from the living God.

Warnings Against Apostasy

58;6;4-8

For it is impossible to keep on restoring to repentance time and again people who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have become partners with the Holy Spirit,

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