The "Falling Away"-tf
2nd Thessalonians 2:2-3 "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. . . ."
Hebrews 6:4-12 "For it is impossible for those . . . if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance. . . ."
Revelation 2:1-5 "Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; . . . I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent. . . ."
Psalm 37:9 "For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth."
Matthew 24:9-13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Falling Down Before The Wicked: (This is related to falling away from the Lord.)
Proverbs 25:26 "A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."
Matthew 4:8-10 "And [Satan] saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."
Revelation 13:1-18 "And he causeth all . . . to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. . . ."
14:9-11 "If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God. . . ." (So men then say, "God’s a forgiving God.")
v. 12 "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
Revelation 15:1-2 "And I saw . . . them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name. . . ."
20:4 ". . . and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
Daniel 11:32-33 ". . . they that understand . . . shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days."
(This is an OK way to fall down before the wicked.)
Luke 21:16-19 "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. . . .In your patience possess ye your souls."
Falling Generally, How It Happens:
Matthew 7:24-27 "and great was the fall of it." (Those that fall were not "founded upon a rock.")
13:18-21 "Yet hath he not root . . . for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word . . . he is offended."
15:12-14 "And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
21:42-44 "And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken. . . ."
2nd Peter 3:17-18 "Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness."
1st Timothy 4:1 "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. . . ."
1st Chronicles 28:9 ". . . but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever."
2nd Chronicles 15:1-2 "The Lord is with you, while ye be with him . . . but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you."
Jude 1:24 "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. . . ."
Philippians 3:2 "Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision." (the "cutting off")
Romans 11:21-22 ". . . if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shall be cut off."
Jude 6-7 "And the angels which kept not their first estate . . . are set forth for an example."
Hebrews 3:12-14 "Take heed, brethren . . . in departing. . . . For we are made partakers of Christ. if we hold . . . unto the end. . . ."
1st Corinthians 10:12 "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall."
Galatians 5:4 "Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace."
2nd Peter 1:10 "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. . . ."