Topical Guide

    Apostasy of the Early Christian Church

    • changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant: Isa. 24:5 .
    • this people draw near me with their mouth: Isa. 29:13 .
    • darkness shall cover the earth: Isa. 60:2 .
    • a famine … of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11 .
    • his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat: Matt. 13:25 .
    • saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many: Matt. 24:5 .
    • shall arise false Christs, and false prophets: Matt. 24:24 .
    • his disciples went back, and walked no more with him: John 6:66 .
    • shall grievous wolves enter in among you: Acts 20:29 .
    • there be divisions among you: 1 Cor. 11:18 .
    • I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him: Gal. 1:6 .
    • who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey: Gal. 3:1 .
    • shall not come, except there come a falling away first: 2 Thes. 2:3 .
    • some having swerved have turned aside: 1 Tim. 1:6 .
    • giving heed to seducing spirits: 1 Tim. 4:1 .
    • all they which are in Asia be turned away from me: 2 Tim. 1:15 .
    • Who concerning the truth have erred: 2 Tim. 2:18 .
    • Having a form of godliness, but denying the power: 2 Tim. 3:5 .
    • turn away their ears from the truth … unto fables: 2 Tim. 4:4 .
    • profess that they know God; but in works they deny him: Titus 1:16 .
    • From whence come wars and fightings among you: James 4:1 .
    • false prophets also among the people: 2 Pet. 2:1 .
    • being led away with the error of the wicked: 2 Pet. 3:17 .
    • now are there many antichrists: 1 Jn. 2:18 .
    • many false prophets are gone out into the world: 1 Jn. 4:1 .
    • certain men crept in … denying the only Lord God: Jude 1:4 .
    • which say they are apostles, and are not: Rev. 2:2 .
    • thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot: Rev. 3:16 .
    • to make war with the saints: Rev. 13:7 .
    • strayed from mine ordinances, and have broken mine everlasting covenant: D&C 1:15 .
    • Satan … soweth the tares: D&C 86:3 .
    • darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people: D&C 112:23 .
    • they were all wrong; … their hearts are far from me: JS—H 1:19 .