Top Bible Verses about Apostasy
2 Timothy 4:3–4
Famous Christian Quotes About Apostasy, Backsliding, Falling Away
Trying to Bring Others Back into the Spiritual Life
I will not judge a person to be spiritually dead whom I have judged formerly to have had spiritual life, though I see him at present in a swoon as to all evidences of the spiritual life. And the reason why I will not judge so is this: because if you judge a person dead, you neglect him, you leave him. But if you judge him in a swoon, though never so dangerous, you use all means for the retrieving of his life. So ought we to do to one another and our own souls.
Cut Yourself Off from the Heretic
If a friend of yours is tempted by lust, give him a helping hand if you can and pull him back. But if he falls into heresy, and persists in spite of your efforts, go away quickly, cut off his friendship. For if you dally with him, you might be dragged with him into the deeps.
Falling from the Greatest Height
None sink so far into hell as those that come nearest heaven, because they fall from the greatest height.… None will have such a sad parting from Christ as those who went halfway with him, and then left him.