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Is It A Sin To Change In Religion? “Yes” and “No” Depends Upon the Change!
NO if Change is from Sinner to Christian Faith changes the heart: Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Repentance affects the will: Matt. 21:28-29 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
NO if Change is from Sinner to Christian Confession changes our allegiance: Rom. 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Baptism changes our state (lost to saved): Rom. 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Gal. 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Book of Acts Filled With People Who Changed 3,000 on Pentecost in Acts 2 Samaritans in Acts 8 Simon in Acts 8 Ethiopian in Acts 8 Cornelius and his household in Acts 10 Lydia, Jailer and households in Acts 16 Corinthians in Acts 18 Ephesians in Acts 19 All changed from religious error to truth!
Some Change for the Worse 2 Tim. 4:10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world… 2 Pet. 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 in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. Jas. 5:19-20 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. Sinfully changed from truth to error!
Christian Should Always Be Willing to Change and Give Up Any False View Apollos in Acts 18 Ephesians in Acts 19 People from Pergamos in Rev. 2 People from Thyatira in Rev. 2 Church-sponsored recreation Church-sponsored social meals Sponsoring church evangelism Prov. 23:23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it…