apostasy

apostasy (Uh-pos´tuh-see)

Rebellion or abandonment of faith. It refers in the OT to Israel’s unfaithfulness to God (Jer 2:19; Jer 5:6; Josh 22:22; 2Chr 33:19) and in the NT to the abandonment of Christian faith (Heb 6:6). In (Acts 21:21), the Greek root of the word “apostasy” is used for Paul’s alleged rejection of Moses and, in (2Thess 2:3), for an expected rebellion before the end.

Jer 2:19

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Jer 5:6

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Josh 22:22

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2Chr 33:19

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Heb 6:6

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Acts 21:21

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2Thess 2:3

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