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National Association of Christian Ministers: Verses About

Bible verses from both the Old and New Testaments that address the theme of denial:

Old Testament:

1. Isaiah 29:13 (NIV): “The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.'”

2. Jeremiah 5:12 (NIV): “They have lied about the Lord; they said, ‘He will do nothing! No harm will come to us; we will never see sword or famine.'”

3. Jeremiah 8:12 (NIV): “Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So, they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the Lord.

New Testament:

Matthew 10:33 (NIV): “But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”

Matthew 26:70-75 (NIV): This passage describes Peter’s denial of Jesus three times before the rooster crowed.

Mark 8:38 (NIV): “If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

Luke 9:26 (NIV): “Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

2 Timothy 2:12 (NIV): “if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us.”

Titus 1:16 (NIV): “They claim to know God, but by their actions, they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for doing anything good.”

2 Peter 2:1 (NIV): “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.”

1 John 2:22-23 (NIV): “Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”

Revelation 3:8 (NIV): “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”

These verses from both the Old and New Testaments emphasize the consequences of denying God, being hypocritical in worship, and denying the truth about Jesus. They warn against false teachings and encourage believers to have genuine faith and obedience.