Topical Index of Scriptures

Perverting God's Truth & Ways

See also Don't conform to the world & Loving evil more than good

God's way is perfect! And from the beginning, He has shown us that victorious way of grace and love. But many of His people chose perversity rather than holiness; they loved evil and perversity more than God's holy Word. We twisted his Truth into lies, and walked by our own inclinations, rather than by His Spirit.  Consequently, God pulled back His guiding hand and allowed us to face depravity and disaster.

But even now, if we turn around (repent) and seek His loving grace, He will forgive our sins and draw us back to Himself -- to His peace and protection forever! (See Salvation)

"A voice was heard on the desolate heights,
Weeping and supplications of the children of Israel.
For they have perverted their way;
They have forgotten the Lord their God."
Jeremiah 3:2

" have perverted the words of the living God, the Lord of hosts, our God." Jeremiah 23:36

"Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?" Luke 9:41-42

"...will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. Acts 13:10-11

"I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears." Acts 20:29-3

"...there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ." Galatians 1:7

"Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as blights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain." Philippians 2:14-16

" shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous."  Exodus 23:8

"Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow." Deut. 27:19

"And he banished the perverted persons from the land, and removed all the idols..."  1 Kings 15:12

"Understanding will keep you,  to deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things,
From those who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness;
Who rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked;
Whose ways are crooked, and who are devious in their paths..."
Jeremiah 2:11-15

"Perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually,
He sows discord."
 Jeremiah 6:14

"He who walks with integrity walks securely,
But he who perverts his ways will become known."
Jeremiah 10:9

"He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord,
But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him."
Jeremiah 14:2

"Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved,
But he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall."
Proverb 28:18

"You love evil more than good...." Psalm 52:3

"Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds."
Hab 1:4

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!" Luke 13:34

"On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves." Zechariah 12:3

See also Jerusalem

To prepare His people for future events, Jesus told His disciples,

"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near... Watch therefore...." Matthew  24:32-33, 42

As reminders to "watch" and be ready, Scripture references to prophesied events and cultural trends are added to corresponding news items.