What Is Apostasy? 8 Bible Verse Passages To Help Us Understand It

Since apostasy seems to be on the increase, and false teachers might even be more deceptive, what 8 Bible verse passages can we find that help us to understand apostasy so that we might recognize it when we see, hear, or read it?

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
- Isaiah 5:20

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
- Proverbs 17:15

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
- Jude 1:3-4

Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.
- Galatians 2:4-5

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
- 2 Timothy 4:3-4

For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.
- Matthew 24:24-25

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.
- 2 Peter 2:1-2

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demon, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.
- 1 Timothy 4:1-2

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Apostasy can sometimes be hard to spot because even Satan himself can appear to be an angel of light, so study these passages and share them with a friend so it can help their understanding of what apostasy is, and how to identify it.