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Definition Of Apostasy

Definition of Apostasy?

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Apostasy is a "falling away", the act of professed christians who deliderately reject revealed truth as to the diety of Jesus Christ, and redemption through His atoning and redeeming sacrifice(1 John 4:1-3, Phil. 3:18, 2 peter 2:1). Apostates depart from the faith, but not from the outward profession of Christianity(2 Timothy 3:5).
---Cynthia on 9/14/07

Chapter four of Timonthy explains apostasy in great detail. Here is the (KJV) definition: 1 In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. 2 Speaking lies and hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron.

Apostasy is simply a turning away from Gods Word towards falsehood.
---Marcia on 7/27/07

Outlaw99::With regard to religious Apostacy it would be deny the truth of Jesus church & doctrine Matt16::17-19.
---Emcee on 7/26/07

Outlaw99::With regard to religious Apostacy it would be deny the truth of Jesus church & doctrine Matt16::17-19.
---Emcee on 7/26/07

n. pl. apostasies

Abandonment of one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.

[Middle English apostasie, from Old French, from Late Latin apostasia, defection, from Late Greek apostasi, from Greek apostasis, revolt, from aphistanai, aposta-, to revolt : apo-, apo- + histanai, to stand, place; see st- in Indo-European Roots.]
---notlaw99 on 7/26/07

I still deal with the fallout from some wackiness from pentacostalism. I have had two 'refugies' from my family come to live with me recently who were 'disowned.' One, age 20 was disowned for going to college. So the issue is still alive. My ONLY issue is other pentacosals here, and elsewhere DO NOT condemn or see the behaviours I explain as being extreme. That is something worth exploring.
---MikeM on 6/19/06

Ad Hominem is an attack against the man

I merely describe the form of argumentation, noting it is ineffective, overly wide, and non-specific. "You have 10 protestant churches in a row..."

I NEVER attack people. Issues, yes, since they are not made in Gods image.

But you did say on another post you were abused by charismatic churches, and that is rotten. I noted that your posts seem angry, and others noted that also. That is why I said it, OK?
---John_T on 6/19/06

John T; That is AD Hominum argument a common fallasy. I deal with the issues, not personalities, an AD HOMINUM comment is only a deflection from the argument.
Protestantism cannot claim apostolic authority, not one church anywhere can claim the authority to administer in ordainances as given to the apostles. The RCC has a claim to apostolic authority, but history is very unkind to that claim. The word apostasy is over used and all depends on a frame of reference, and dogmatics.
---MikeM on 6/19/06

MikeM: "You have 10 protestant church's in a row, each one calls the other one 'apostate."

Straw man argument, not effective, and lacks concrete proof.

You demonstrate that you dislike organized churches due to the abuses you suffered at some churches. Not all churches are like that, and I apologize that Christians hurt you.

However, do you think it is time to heal, and become whole? Your posts indicate that you may carry great anger. If you do, it will surely destroy you.
---John_T on 6/17/06

In the first three centuries, apostasy was considered to be

1. Denying that one was a Christian, even under torture.
2. Publicly repudiating the Christian faith by attending pagan rites.
---Jack on 6/7/06

You have 10 protestant church's in a row, each one calls the other one 'apostate.' Do we have a defination of apostasy, or protestantism, or both?

Also; I have heard, "put 2 baptist in 1 room with 1 Bible you will come out with 3 opinions.
---MikeM on 5/14/06

Apo= off + stasy= a standing, thus, a standing off. It is deserting the Lord and the true way and substituting this for falsehood and heresy. The church is already greatly doing this. For the definition of apostasy in scripture, please read Isaiah 5:20; Jeremiah 2:13,19-25; II Thessalonians 2:3; II Timothy 3:5; II Peter 2:1-3,14-22; Revelation 2:4,5.
---Eloy on 5/12/06

Cont. If we adhere to this method we will relieve the comfortless and those lacking understanding of their true source, foundation, support, and deliverance that is of The Father through Christ. And our religion will be pure and undefiled in His presence. (James 1:27)
---josef on 5/11/06

I would also like to offer the definition of spirit and truth that the Father has given me to embrace. When we worship the Father is spirit and truth, we rely upon His Spirit to lead us to His truth and empower us to live out that truth. This is the only true method of worship. "Cont"
---josef on 5/11/06

Apostasy is to abandon an established union, belief and religion, religion being defined as a method of worship (In the case of christianity, the union and belief is in The Fathers word of salvation thru Christ Jesus, the method of worship is in spirit and truth) to united with and alien one and to embrace the beliefs and religion of that union.
---josef on 5/11/06

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