In the Bible, apostasy means abandoning the truth of God . Apostasy is to deny fundamental Bible truths. The apostate comes to believe a lie about the Bible or else rejects the Bible altogether.
This person rejects the truth he has learned and follows wrong teachings, which come from the devil to lead astray ( Galatians 1: 6-8 ). Apostasy arises when a person does not have his heart turned to God. Despite knowing the truth, the apostate rejects it and prefers to believe a lie. Your heart goes blind and you start to believe lies ( Romans 1: 21-22 ).
The devil’s lies are often mixed with a little bit of truth. This makes the lie more convincing. If a person speaks well, confidently and seems to be telling the truth, he can convince many people to believe a lie by promoting apostasy. Such people infiltrate even the churches and are a danger to the community, especially the youngest in the faith ( 2 Peter 2: 1-3 ).
Apostasy usually leads to many other sins. The apostate’s life degenerates and he has no regrets. This is because he rejects God. The Bible warns that apostasy brings God’s condemnation ( Hebrews 6: 4-6 ).
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How to avoid apostasy?
To avoid apostasy, you need to dedicate your life to God and know the truth. Those who know the truth can also recognize a lie.
- Read the Bible– the Bible is the word of God and God does not lie; the Bible teaches us the truth and how to recognize the lie – John 8: 31-32
- Pray– deepen your relationship with God; the more you live with the Father of Truth, the more in tune your natural “lie detector” will become – 2 Peter 3: 17-18
- Analyze– don’t accept everything a person says just because; check that it conforms to the Bible – 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Trust in god. Don’t give up on following him when things get tough, but try to get closer and closer to him and get to know the truth of the Bible better. Whoever keeps his heart dedicated to God will not fall into apostasy.