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

19Your wickedness will punish you,
and your apostasies will convict you.
Know and see that it is evil and bitter
for you to forsake the Lord your God;
the fear ... View more

Jer 5:6

6Therefore a lion from the forest shall kill them,
a wolf from the desert shall destroy them.
A leopard is watching against their cities;
everyone who goes out ... View more

Josh 22:22

22“The Lord, God of gods! The Lord, God of gods! He knows; and let Israel itself know! If it was in rebellion or in breach of faith toward the Lord, do not spar ... View more

2Chr 33:19

19His prayer, and how God received his entreaty, all his sin and his faithlessness, the sites on which he built high places and set up the sacred poles and the ... View more

Heb 6:6

6and then have fallen away, since on their own they are crucifying again the Son of God and are holding him up to contempt.

Acts 21:21

21They have been told about you that you teach all the Jews living among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, and that you tell them not to circumcise their children ... View more

2Thess 2:3

3Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destructio ... View more

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