Apostasy & Betrayal

The Brew Is A Musing

At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other.” (Matthew 24:10)

In the classical Greek, the term turn away is apostasia, from which we get the English word apostasy. Technically, the term means political revolt or defection. In the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible) however, it is always used to refer to rebellion against God (Joshua 22:22; 2 Chronicles 29:19). There are two New Testament instances of the word. The first is Acts 21:21 where Paul was accused of teaching the Jews to forsake Moses by abandoning circumcision and other traditional observances of the Jewish faith. The second instance is 2 Thessalonians 2:3, which describes the great “rebellion” or turning “away from the faith” that occurs alongside or prior to the revelation of the man of lawlessness (the anti-Christ). Apostasy has always been danger to the church. (1)

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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