she has chosen judgement

In the letter of "1st John," we have a straight foward warning.
1Jn 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (16) For all that is in the world--the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and vainglory of life--is not from the Father but is from the world. (17) And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Now what if I wanted to give you a picture, really a personification, of the human tendancy to ignore the warning and yet be in some sense convincingly religious, you might see a symbolic woman that could make the claim of belonging to God as her husband yet unfaithfully selling herself to that which would offer an immediate payment less substantive than the rich, everlasting benefit of belonging to God.
Rev 18:4-8 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; (5) for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. (6) Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed. (7) As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, 'I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.'
(8) For this reason her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her."
Even as the "state'ish church" of Jesus day, out of a fearful lust for their position, found it "wise" to put to death the Nazarene, so we hear of the harlot generally that "in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth(Rev 18:24)." For the unchanging "Harlot," flawed desires will end in the flawed way of life.

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