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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 a sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 6:6

and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify the Son of God for themselves again, and put him to open shame.

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Psalm 78:8

and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that didn't make their hearts loyal, whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Hebrews 6:8

but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Deuteronomy 19:16

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,

Acts 21:21

They have been informed about you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children neither to walk after the customs.

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 rebels, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron: they all of them deal corruptly.

Proverbs 1:32

For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.

Ezekiel 8:16

He brought me into the inner court of Yahweh's house; and see, at the door of the temple of Yahweh, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs toward the temple of Yahweh, and their faces toward the east; and they were worshipping the sun toward the east.

Psalm 18:21

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

Proverbs 28:2

In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.

1 John 2:19

They went out from us, but they didn't belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have continued with us. But they left, that they might be revealed that none of them belong to us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said, "What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver him to you?" They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver. From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it." He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself.

Mark 14:10-11

Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them. They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.

Luke 22:3-6

Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered with the twelve. He went away, and talked with the chief priests and captains about how he might deliver him to them. They were glad, and agreed to give him money. read more.
He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.

Luke 22:47-48

While he was still speaking, behold, a multitude, and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He came near to Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said to him, "Judas, do you betray 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 inhabitants of Jerusalem. I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place: the name of the idolatrous and pagan priests, those who worship the army of the sky on the housetops, those who worship and swear by Yahweh and also swear by Malcam, those who have turned back from following Yahweh, and those who haven't sought Yahweh nor inquired after him.

Hebrews 10:25-31

not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom 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 a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which will devour the adversaries. read more.
A man who disregards Moses' law dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will he be judged worthy of, 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 insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "Vengeance belongs to me," says the Lord, "I will repay." Again, "The Lord will 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 shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the saving of the soul.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would be 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. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "The dog turns to his own vomit again," and "the sow that has washed to wallowing in the mire."

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

Because you didn't obey the voice of Yahweh, and didn't execute his fierce wrath on Amalek, therefore Yahweh has done this thing to you this day.

1 Samuel 15:26-29

Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of Yahweh, and Yahweh has rejected you from being king over Israel." As Samuel turned about to go away, Saul grabbed the skirt of his robe, and it tore. Samuel said to him, "Yahweh 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.
Also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent."

1 Samuel 18:12

Saul was afraid of David, because Yahweh was with him, and was departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15

Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me, to bring me up?" Saul answered, "I am very 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 to me what I shall do."

Apostasy » Shall abound in the latter days

1 Timothy 4:1-3

But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons, through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron; forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those 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; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation.

Matthew 24:9-10

Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name's sake. Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another.

Apostasy » Cautions against

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of 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 happened, 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 to them.

2 Chronicles 25:27

Now from the time that Amaziah did turn away from following Yahweh they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent after him to Lachish, and killed him there.

Apostasy » Instances of » Hymenaeus and alexander

1 Timothy 1:19-20

holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust away made a shipwreck concerning the faith; of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to Satan, that they might 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

of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Israel, "You shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods." Solomon joined to 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 become another man's, will he return to her again?' Wouldn't that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the prostitute with many lovers; yet return again to me," says Yahweh.

Apostasy In The Last Days

40;24;12

Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.

Apostasy Of Saul

9;15;26-29

Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of Yahweh, and Yahweh has rejected you from being king over Israel."

Apostasy, Cause

42;22;31

The Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat,

Apostasy, How To Avoid

19;119;11

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Apostasy, Ot Examples

5;13;1-11

If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder,

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

47;11;2-3

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy. For I married you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

Apostasy, Restored

40;26;74

Then he began to curse and to swear, "I don't know the man!" Immediately the rooster crowed.

Apostasy, Types Of

58;3;12

Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God;

Warnings Against Apostasy

58;6;4-8

For concerning those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,