41+Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (KJV) Scripture

Since the times of the apostles, many believers left Jesus when they confronted temptations and trials in their lives. Judas is the best example of a backsliding Christian who was chosen by the Lord.

The Bible says that if we die without accepting Jesus we will suffer in hell but those backsliding Christians will suffer most due to their apostasy. They will see God’s wrath upon their lives on the day of judgment.

We can see how God brought suffering into the lives of Jews who left him and followed idols in their times. The Lord was merciful when they returned back to him. The scripture tells us that our God is a jealous God and he wants us to stick to him. He knows that if we leave him we will be destroyed so we must follow him till our last breath.

The following bible verses will remind us of the consequences of backsliding Christians and how can we can restore our faith by returning to the Lord too.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (Proverbs 14:14)

Proverbs 14:14(KJV) The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

1 John 1:9(KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jeremiah 14:7(KJV) O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.

Luke 9:62(KJV)  And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (Hosea 11:7)

Hosea 11:7(KJV) And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

Jeremiah 2:19(KJV) Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.

Proverbs 24:16(KJV) For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

2 Corinthians 13:5(KJV) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (Jeremiah 8:5)

Jeremiah 8:5(KJV) Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 24:7(KJV) And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

Galatians 6:1(KJV) Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

2 Chronicles 7:14(KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (1 Corinthians 10:12)

1 Corinthians 10:12(KJV) Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

2 Timothy 4:10(KJV) For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

Hosea 4:16(KJV) For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the Lord will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Ezekiel 18:24(KJV) But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians  (1 John 5:19)

John 5:19(KJV) Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

Matthew 24:11(KJV) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

1 Kings 11:9(KJV) And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,

Isaiah 30:15(KJV) For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (Jeremiah 5:6)

Jeremiah 5:6(KJV) Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Galatians 4:9(KJV) But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Hosea 6:1(KJV) Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

2 Timothy 2:15(KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (Isaiah 31:6)

Isaiah 31:6(KJV) Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.

1 John 2:19(KJV) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

2 Peter 1:9(KJV) But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Hosea 5:15(KJV) I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (Ecclesiastes 10:1)

Ecclesiastes 10:1(KJV) Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

Ecclesiastes 9:8(KJV)  Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.

Psalm 125:5(KJV) As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Jeremiah 31:22(KJV) How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (1 Corinthians 9:27)

1 Corinthians 9:27(KJV) But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Lamentations 3:22(KJV) It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

John 6:66(KJV) From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

2 Timothy 1:7(KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (Psalm 85:8)

Psalm 85:8(KJV) I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

Isaiah 59:2(KJV) But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

2 Chronicles 19:4(KJV) And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the Lord God of their fathers.

1 Timothy 5:15(KJV) For some are already turned aside after Satan.

Bible Verses About Backsliding Christians (2 Corinthians 11:3)

2 Corinthians 11:3(KJV) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

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