Apostasy

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'''Apostasy''' is the rejection of [[Christ]] and His saving power after [[baptism]]. An '''apostate''' is a person who has entered into apostasy, leaving the Church.
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''Apostasy''', Greek: ἀποστασία - (rebellion, abandonment, state of apostasy, defection) , in Orthodox Christianity is the rejection of [[Christ]] and His saving power after [[baptism]], a falling away. An '''apostate''' is a person who has entered into apostasy, that is, has abandoned the Church.
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The Greek noun ''apostasia'' is found twice in the [[New Testament]], (Acts 21:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:3).
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Heresy]]
 
*[[Heresy]]
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==External link==
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*[[Wikipedia: Apostasy]]
  
 
[[Category:Church Life]]
 
[[Category:Church Life]]
 
[[Category:Heresies]]
 
[[Category:Heresies]]

Revision as of 14:43, September 4, 2012

Apostasy', Greek: ἀποστασία - (rebellion, abandonment, state of apostasy, defection) , in Orthodox Christianity is the rejection of Christ and His saving power after baptism, a falling away. An apostate is a person who has entered into apostasy, that is, has abandoned the Church.

The Greek noun apostasia is found twice in the New Testament, (Acts 21:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:3).

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