Apostasy

2 Thessalonians 2:3, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition…”

King James Version (KJV); American Standard Version (ASV); Revised Version (RV)

“falling away” = Greek “apostasia” = a falling away, forsake, defection from truth, apostasy

English Standard Version (ESV); Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“the rebellion” – Greek “apostasia” = a falling away, forsake, defection from truth, apostasy

Apostolic Bible Polygot

“the defection” – Greek “apostasia” = a falling away, forsake, defection from truth, apostasy

Eastern Orthodox Bible (New Testament) (EOB)

“the apostasy” – Greek “apostasia” = a falling away, forsake, defection from truth, apostasy

1 Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith…”

“Depart” – Greek “aphistemi” = to make stand off, cause to withdraw one’s self from, to fall away

Heresy

Heresy falls into three categories: heresies of the nature of Jesus Christ; heresies of the Trinity; and heresies of the nature of salvation.

English Standard Version (ESV); Lexham English Bible (LEB): Revised Version (RV); American Standard Version (ASV)

“…for there must be factions (heresies) among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.”  1 Corinthians 11:19  (ESV)

“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets…” Acts 24:14 (ESV)

“Factions” or “sect” Greek: “hairesis” – disunion, a choice, a party, heresy

“As for a person who stirs up division (a heretic), after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.”  Titus 3:10-11 (ESV)

“Division” or “Divisive” Greek: “aihretikos”  – able to take or choose a thing, schismatic, heretic, factious, follower of false doctrine

King James Version (KJV);

“Heretick” – Greek: “aihretikos”  – able to take or choose a thing, schismatic, heretic, factious, follower of false doctrine

Revised Version (RV); Apostolic Bible Polygot

“heretical” – Greek: “aihretikos”  – able to take or choose a thing, schismatic, heretic, factious, follower of false doctrine

American Standard Version (ASV)

 “Factious” – Greek: “aihretikos”  – able to take or choose a thing, schismatic, heretic, factious, follower of false doctrine

Heresy becomes apostasy when there is a deliberate holding to error in spite of knowing the truth of the Word of God. A heretic becomes apostate at the point when he hears the truth and decides against it.

“[As for] a man who is factious [a heretical sectarian and cause of divisions], after admonishing him a first and second time, reject [him from your fellowship and have nothing more to do with him], Well aware that such a person has utterly changed (is perverted and corrupted); he goes on sinning [though he] is convicted of guilt and self-condemned.”  ~ Titus 3:10-11 (Amplified Bible)

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