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Leviticus 26:14-42
But if you will not listen to me, and will not do all these commandments;
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Deuteronomy 4:9
Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them your sons, and your sons' sons;
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Deuteronomy 8:11-14
Beware that you forget not the LORD your God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command you this day:
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Deuteronomy 28:15-68
But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day; that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you:
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Deuteronomy 29:18-28
Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood;
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Deuteronomy 32:15-30
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
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Joshua 24:20-27
If you forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he has done you good.
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1 Kings 9:6-9
But if you shall at all turn from following me, you or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:
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2 Chronicles 15:2-4
And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while you be with him; and if you seek him, he will be found of you; but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
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Ezra 8:22
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken to the king, saying, The hand of our God is on all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
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Job 34:26,27
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
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Psalm 44:20,21
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
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Psalm 73:27
For, see, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go a whoring from you.
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Psalm 85:8
I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace to his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
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Psalm 125:5
As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be on Israel.
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Proverbs 2:17
Which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.
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Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
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Proverbs 24:16
For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
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Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.
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Jeremiah 17:13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
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Ezekiel 3:20
Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
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Ezekiel 18:24,26
But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All his righteousness that he has done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.
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Ezekiel 23:35
Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Because you have forgotten me, and cast me behind your back, therefore bear you also your lewdness and your prostitutions.
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Ezekiel 33:12,13,18
Therefore, you son of man, say to the children of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sins.
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Hosea 11:7,8
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
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Jonah 2:4
Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.
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Matthew 5:13
You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his flavor, with which shall it be salted? it is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
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Matthew 12:45
Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also to this wicked generation.
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Matthew 24:12
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
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Matthew 26:31
Then said Jesus to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
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Mark 4:7,15-19
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
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Mark 8:38
Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
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Mark 9:50
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltiness, with which will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
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Luke 9:62
And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
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Luke 11:21-26
When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace:
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Luke 17:32
Remember Lot's wife.
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John 6:67
Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will you also go away?
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John 15:6
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
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1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Moreover, brothers, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
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2 Corinthians 12:20,21
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not: lest there be debates, contentions, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:
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Galatians 1:6,7
I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel:
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Galatians 3:1
O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
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Galatians 4:9,11
But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage?
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Galatians 5:7
You did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?
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1 Timothy 1:19
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
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1 Timothy 5:15
For some are already turned aside after Satan.
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1 Timothy 6:10,20,21
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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2 Timothy 1:8
Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be you partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
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2 Timothy 2:12
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
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2 Timothy 4:10
For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
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Hebrews 3:12,13
Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
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Hebrews 4:1,11
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
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Hebrews 5:11,12
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.
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Hebrews 6:4-8
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
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Hebrews 10:26-29,38,39
For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
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Hebrews 11:14,15
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
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Hebrews 12:15
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
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2 Peter 1:9
But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
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2 Peter 2:20,21
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
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2 John 1:9
Whoever transgresses, and stays not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that stays in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.
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Revelation 2:4,5,21
Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love.
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Revelation 3:2,3
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God.
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Revelation 21:8
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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Conversion
... Secondly, we come to the GENERAL FACT. ... will in the old life that is written in the
Scriptures. ... but particular attention ought to be paid to backsliders; for in ...
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The Life of Mr. Hugh Binning.
... so well, that he gained the general applause of ... writers on this choice part of the
Holy Scriptures. ... reclamations and loud oyesses after backsliders to recall ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/the life of mr hugh.htm

Christ the Believer's Husband
... IV. I shall conclude with a general exhortation to all ... to invite poor sinners, and
recall backsliders, to my ... as the Bereans were; search the Scriptures as they ...
/.../selected sermons of george whitefield/christ the believers husband.htm

Christian Behavior
... With a word of direction to all backsliders. ... obliged to; as private prayer, reading
the scriptures, and Christian ... 7 But to break off from this general, and to ...
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Beginning at Jerusalem. --Luke xxiv. 47.
... our Lord, and to be charged in the general with his ... in these his blessed bills, the
holy scriptures I mean ... over, that God had mercy for backsliders, they broke ...
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The Jerusalem Sinner Saved;
... our Lord, and to be charged in the general with his ... in these, his blessed bills,
the holy scriptures I mean ... over, that God had mercy for backsliders, they broke ...
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A Treatise of the Fear of God;
... teach the people to fear the Lord, so it is said concerning the written ... portion,
according as the words of God, revealed in the holy Scriptures, shall determine ...
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Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ;
... Therefore, thus it is said concerning the true comers, At ... Besides, there are many
other scriptures whereby he allureth ... it; and that in these two general heads. ...
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