Warnings Against Apostasy
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For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
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.
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.