Backsliding Isreal

 Was God married to the corporate body of Christ? Let's examine.



1Co 10:8  Neither let us commit **fornication**, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1Co 10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ENSAMPLES: and they are written for OUR ADMONITION, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Mt 23:37  O Jerusalem, JERUSALEM, thou that **killest the prophets**, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Re 11:7  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the BEAST that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall **overcome them, and kill them**.

Mt 10:28  And fear not THEM which **kill the body**, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

He 6:4  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,

He 6:5  And have TASTED THE GOOD WORD OF GOD, and the powers of the world to come,

He 6:6  If they shall **fall away**, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.


De 24:1  When a man hath taken a wife, and MARRIED HER, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some **uncleanness in her**: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Jer 3:14  TURN, O **backsliding <07726>** children, saith the LORD; for I AM MARRIED TO YOU: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

Jer 3:8  And I saw, when for all the causes whereby **backsliding ISRAEL** committed ADULTERY I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Jer 3:22  RETURN, ye **backsliding <07726> children**, and I will HEAL your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.

Isa 57:17  For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on **frowardly <07726> in the way of his heart**.

Jer 50:6  My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have **turned them away <07726>** on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

Jer 2:32  Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a BRIDE her attire? yet MY PEOPLE have **forgotten me** days without number.

Ho 11:7  And my people are bent to **backsliding** FROM ME: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

2Pe 2:14  Having eyes full of **adultery**, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

Re 2:22  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit **adultery** with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

Re 18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the BRIDEGROOM and of the BRIDE shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Jer 14:7  O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy NAME’S SAKE: for our **backslidings** are many; we have sinned against thee.

Pr 14:14  The **backslider** in heart shall be filled with his OWN WAYS: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Jer 8:5  Why then is this people of JERUSALEM slidden back by a perpetual **backsliding?** they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

2Pe 2:21  For it had been better for them not to have known the WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, than, after they have known it, to **turn from the holy commandment** delivered unto them.

Jer 7:34  Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of JERUSALEM, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the BRIDEGROOM, and the voice of the BRIDE: for the land shall be desolate.

Jer 2:11  Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have **changed THEIR GLORY** for that which doth not profit.

Lu 17:32  Remember Lot’s wife.


De 24:1  When a man hath taken a wife, and MARRIED HER, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some **uncleanness in her**: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Mt 5:31  It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away HIS WIFE, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

Mt 5:32  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Mt 19:9  And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.


Jer 3:12  Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, RETURN, thou **backsliding** ISRAEL, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.

1Th 4:7  For God hath not called us unto UNCLEANNESS, but unto holiness.

Col 3:5  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, UNCLEANNESS, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Isa 62:5  For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the BRIDEGROOM rejoiceth over the BRIDE, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

1Co 6:13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is NOT for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.


As National Israel is a type of the corporate body, the backsliding of Ancient Israel would appear to be the fate of the New Testament church. And as De 24:1 gave God a way to put away Ancient Israel for uncleanness, so too He would be using the same law to put away today’s backsliding church.