to draw back or apostatize in matters of religion ( Acts 21:21 ; 2 th 2:3 ; 1 Timothy 4:1 ). This may be either partial ( Proverbs 14:14 ) or complete ( Hebrews 6:4-6 ; Hebrews 10:38 Hebrews 10:39 ). The apostasy may be both doctrinal and moral.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Backslide". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".