What Does The Bible Say About Rebellion Against God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
1 Kings 15:23 – Because it is like the sin of witchcraft, to rebel: and like the crime of idolatry, to refuse to obey. Forasmuch therefore as thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord hath also rejected thee from being king.
2 Chronicles 13:12 – Therefore God is the leader in our army, and his priests who sound with trumpets, and resound against you: O children of Israel, fight not against the Lord the God of your fathers, for it is not good for you.
Job 21:13-15 – They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment they go down to hell. Who have said to God: Depart from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what doth it profit us if we pray to him?
Psalms 2:2-4 – he kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord and against his Christ. Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke from us. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall deride them.
Psalms 11:4-5 – May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. Who have said: We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own; who is Lord over us?
Psalms 72:27 – For behold they that go far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that are disloyal to thee.
Wisdom 3:10 – But the wicked shall be punished according to their own devices: who have neglected the just, and have revolted from the Lord.
Ecclesiasticus 46:8 – That the nations might know his power, that it is not easy to fight against God. And he followed the mighty one:
Jeremiah 2:20 – Of old time thou hast broken my yoke, thou hast burst my bands, and thou saidst: I will not serve. For on every high hill, and under every green tree thou didst prostitute thyself.
Jeremiah 2:31 – See ye the word of the Lord: Am I become a wilderness to Israel, or a lateward springing land? why then have my people said: We are revolted, we will come to thee no more.