What is Apostasy?

Apostasy is the act of abandoning or renouncing one’s religious faith. It is the rejection or abandonment of a previous belief or doctrine that one previously adhered to.

The concept of apostasy is found in various religions and belief systems around the world. In some religions, apostasy is considered a grave sin and may even be punishable by death. In others, it is seen as a personal choice and is not punished or ostracized.

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In many religions, apostasy is seen as a betrayal of the faith and a rejection of the community that one belongs to. This can lead to feelings of shame, guilt, and isolation among those who choose to leave their faith.

There are various reasons why someone may choose to abandon their religious faith. Some may do so due to a change in their personal beliefs or values, while others may do so due to disillusionment with their religion or a lack of connection to their faith community. Some may also leave their faith due to persecution or discrimination, as is often the case with minority religions.

Apostasy is a complex and often difficult decision, and it is not one that should be taken lightly. Those who choose to leave their faith may face significant challenges and may need support and understanding from friends and loved ones. It is important to respect the decision of individuals to abandon their religious faith, even if we do not agree with it, as it is a deeply personal choice.

Our view on Apostasy: Real Christians are in Christ and are incapable of being guilty of apostasy. Real Christians are sealed to the day of redemption. We have (eternal) never-ending life. The scripture tells us that our gifts are irrevocable. They can’t be taken or given back. God will NEVER leave us. When WE are faithless He WILL REMAIN faithful. So don’t get nervous if you hear a sermon, accusing you of apostasy. It’s simply not possible if you are in Christ.

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Author: Mike Cynar

Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.

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