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36 Bible Verses about apostasy

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Hebrews 10:26

For if we sin wilfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 6:6

and have backslidden, be renewed again by repentance, crucifying again for themselves the Son of God and putting him to an open shame.

Jeremiah 2:19

Thine own wickedness shall chastise thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee; know therefore and see how evil and bitter it is, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God and that my fear is lacking in thee, saith the Lord GOD of the hosts.

Psalm 78:8

and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set their heart aright and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Hebrews 6:8

but that which bears thorns and briers is rejected and is near unto cursing, whose end shall be by fire.

Deuteronomy 19:16

When a false witness rises up against any man to testify rebellion against him,

Acts 21:21

and they are informed of thee that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

2 Timothy 1:15

This, thou knowest, that all those who are in Asia are turned away from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

Jeremiah 8:5

Why then is this people of Jerusalem rebellious with a perpetual rebellion? They hold fast deceit; they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 6:28

They are all rebellious princes; they walk with deception: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

Proverbs 1:32

For the rest of the ignorant shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Ezekiel 8:16

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

Psalm 18:21

Because I have kept the ways of the LORD and did not become wicked departing in apostasy from my God.

Proverbs 28:2

By the rebellion of the land, many are its princes, but by the man of understanding and wisdom the land shall remain stable.

1 John 2:19

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us; but this happened that it might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

2 Peter 3:17

Ye, therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things in advance, be on guard lest by the error of the wicked ye be deceived with the others and fall from your own steadfastness.

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the princes of the priests and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? Thou shalt see to it. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went and hanged himself.

Mark 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, came unto the princes of the priests to deliver him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

Luke 22:3-6

Then Satan entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went and spoke with the princes of the priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad and covenanted to give him money. read more.
And he promised and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

Luke 22:47-48

And while he yet spoke, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou 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 extend my hand over Judah and over all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place and the name of their religious persons with their priests and those that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops and those that worship swearing by the LORD and by their king and those that have turned back from following the LORD and those that did not seek the LORD, nor enquired about him.

Hebrews 10:25-31

not forsaking our gathering together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another and so much the more, when ye see that day approaching. For if we sin wilfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful hope of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. read more.
He that despised the law of Moses died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much greater punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden underfoot the Son of God and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know who he is that has said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:39

But we are not of those who draw back unto perdition, but faithful unto the saving of the soul.

2 Peter 2:20-22

Certainly, if having separated themselves from the contaminations of the world, by the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they again entangle themselves therein and are overcome, their latter end is made worse for them than the beginnings. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it has happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog returns unto his own vomit, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

Because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of the LORD nor execute his fierce wrath upon Amalek; therefore, the LORD has done this thing unto thee today.

1 Samuel 15:26-29

And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee, for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected thee from being king over Israel. And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. And Samuel said unto him, The LORD has rent the kingdom of Israel from thee today and has given it to a neighbour of thine that is better than thou. read more.
And also the Overcomer of Israel will not lie nor repent concerning this, for he is not a man, that he should repent.

1 Samuel 18:12

But Saul was afraid of David because the LORD 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 answered, I am sore distressed, for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me and no longer answers me neither by prophets nor by dreams; therefore, I have called thee that thou may make known unto me what I shall do.

Apostasy » Shall abound in the latter days

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, listening to spirits of error and doctrines of demons; that in hypocrisy shall speak lies; having their conscience seared as with a hot iron; they shall forbid to marry and shall command men to abstain from foods, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who are faithful and have known the truth.

Apostasy » Caused by persecution

Luke 8:13

Those on the rock are those that when they hear, receive the word with joy, but these have no root, who for a while believe and in time of temptation fall away.

Matthew 24:9-10

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

Apostasy » Cautions against

2 Peter 3:17

Ye, therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things in advance, be on guard lest by the error of the wicked ye be deceived with the others and fall from your own steadfastness.

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

certain men, the sons of Belial, are gone out from among you and have incited the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known,

Apostasy » Instances of » israelites

Apostasy » Instances of » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:14

Now after Amaziah came back from the slaughter of the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir and set them up to be his gods and bowed down before them and burned incense unto them.

2 Chronicles 25:27

From the time that Amaziah turned away from following the LORD, they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish, but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.

Apostasy » Instances of » Hymenaeus and alexander

1 Timothy 1:19-20

holding fast faith and a good conscience, which some, having cast away, have shipwrecked in their faith, Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered unto Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Apostasy » Instances of » Phygellus and hermogenes

2 Timothy 1:15

This, thou knowest, that all those who are in Asia are turned away from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

Apostasy » Instances of » Disciples

Apostasy » Caused by worldliness

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

of the Gentiles concerning which the LORD had said unto the sons of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon clave unto these in love.

greed » Results of » Apostasy

Topics on Apostasy

Apostasy in OT

Jeremiah 3:1-25

They say, If a man puts away his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's, shall he return unto her again? Is she not a land that is now completely polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, said the LORD.

Apostasy Of Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the princes of the priests

Apostasy Of Saul

1 Samuel 15:26-29

And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee, for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected thee from being king over Israel.

Apostasy, Nt Examples

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the princes of the priests

Apostasy, Ot Examples

Deuteronomy 13:1-11

When there arises among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives thee a sign or a wonder,

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

For I am jealous over you with the jealousy of God, for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to the Christ.

Warnings Against Apostasy

Hebrews 6:4-8

For it is impossible that those who once received the light and tasted of that heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit