Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
3 Acts of Apostasy:
1. FORSAKEN – apostasy in disposition
2. PROVOKED – apostasy in words
3. GONE AWAY BACKWARD – Apostasy in action
When apostasy comes to this point there is no return, for one has willfully thrown all faith overboard and has done away with the only sacrifice that could renew to repentance [Heb. 4:6-9; 10:26-29].
Up to this point there is always forgiveness to the backslider [Mt. 12:31-32; 1 Jn. 1:19; 2:1-2].
– Dake A.R. Bible: page 440
– Posted by Sage