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36 Bible Verses about apostasy

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Hebrews 10:26

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

Hebrews 6:6

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Psalm 78:8

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

Jeremiah 5:23

But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they have revolted and gone away.

Hebrews 6:8

But that which bears thorns and briars is worthless, and is near unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Deuteronomy 19:16

If a false witness rises up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

Acts 21:21

And they are informed of you, that you teach 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 you know, that all they who are in Asia are turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.

Jeremiah 8:5

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 6:28

They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are bronze and iron; they are all corrupters.

Proverbs 1:32

For the turning away of the simple 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 door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshiped the sun toward the east.

Psalm 18:21

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

Proverbs 28:2

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge its state shall be prolonged.

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 they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will you 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 brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray 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 entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and agreed 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, betray you 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 upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the idolatrous and pagan priests; And those that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and those that worship and that swear by the LORD, and yet swear by Milcom; And those that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

Hebrews 10:25-31

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching. For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. read more.
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much worse punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done insult unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense, says 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 them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog has turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

Because you obeyed not the voice of the LORD, nor executed his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore has the LORD done this thing unto you this day.

1 Samuel 15:26-29

And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with you: for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel. And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it tore. And Samuel said unto him, The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you. read more.
And also the Strength 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 the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15

And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disturbed me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am much distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God has departed from me, and answers me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called you, that you 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, giving heed to deceitful spirits, and doctrines of demons; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them who believe and know the truth.

Apostasy » Caused by persecution

Luke 8:13

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

Matthew 24:9-10

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you 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

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

Certain men, worthless fellows, are gone out from among you, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known;

Apostasy » Instances of » israelites

Apostasy » Instances of » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:14

Now it came to pass, after that 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 down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.

2 Chronicles 25:27

Now after the time that Amaziah did turn 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 faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made it shipwreck: 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 you know, that all they who are in Asia are turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.

Apostasy » Instances of » Disciples

Apostasy » Caused by worldliness

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, You 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 clung unto these in love.

greed » Results of » Apostasy

Topics on Apostasy

Apostasy in OT

24;3;1-25

They say, If a man puts away his wife, and she goes from him, and becomes another man's, may he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but you have played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, says the LORD.

Apostasy In The Last Days

40;24;12

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.

Apostasy Of Saul

9;15;26-29

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

Apostasy, Cause

42;22;31

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

Apostasy, How To Avoid

19;119;11

Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Apostasy, Ot Examples

5;13;1-11

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

47;11;2-3

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

Apostasy, Restored

40;26;74

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

Apostasy, Types Of

58;3;12

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Warnings Against Apostasy

58;6;4-8

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,