Bible Verses, Quotes, Scriptures & Passages about Backsliding, Backsliders, Backslidden Christians. Backslider Christian – Examples From the Bible and in the Bible. Turning Away From God vs Getting Back Up Again & Turning Back To God. Consequences of Causing Others To Stumble, Leading Others Into Backsliding. How To Avoid Backsliding. Bible Verses About Redemption, Finding God Again, and How To Turn Back To God. Showing Love By Bringing Backslidden Christians Back To God. Bible Verses On Being Reconciled with God: Coming Back To God, Returning To God, Turning Back to God, Your First Love. Leaning on God, Trusting God, Reconciliation and Reconciling with God.
First we explore Bible Verses about Backsliding, Backsliders, and Backslidden Christians from the Bible (i.e. Turning Away from God). Next, we look at Scriptural Examples of Backsliding in the Bible, plus What the Bible says about leading others into sin, or causing others to stumble, and How to Show love by trying to bring Backsliders back to God. Finally, we explore Bible Verses about Turning Back to God i.e. Getting Back Up again, Finding Forgiveness, Redemption and Mercy from God, and Being Reconciled with God. Includes Repentant Prayer to God by King David after he sinned against God.
Bible Verses about Backsliding & Backsliders – Turning Away from God
See Also: Bible Verses about Repentance & God’s Forgiveness
Asking & Receiving God’s Forgiveness – Freedom From Guilt And Shame
The Parable of the Prodigal Son (The Lost Son) (An illustration on redemption and reconciliation with God, i.e. Finding God again)
Revelation 2:4, NASB “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”
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.
Jeremiah 3:12, KJV “Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.”
Examples of Backsliding in the Bible
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.
Galatians 5:4-7, NIV “You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?”
Exodus 32:8, KJV “They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
More about Backsliders in the Bible: Examples of People who Sinned in the Bible
Consequences of Causing Others to Backslide, Sin, or Stumble, i.e. Leading Others into Sin & Backsliding, or Leading Others Astray
Proverbs 28:10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Showing Love By Trying To Bring Backsliders Back To God
Galatians 6:1 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.
James 5:19-20 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Turning Back to God after Backsliding
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Jeremiah 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
Jeremiah 3:13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
Psalms 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalms 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
Joel 2:13 “Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.” (NLT)
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