125) Spiritual Whoredom
& Spiritual drunkenness
Spiritual whoredom (worship of idols), is directly related to being "drunk on religion" or (as described in Revelation 17) is related to Indoctrination and also Tribalism. People enter into a spiritual stupor were they cannot recognize their own spiritual intoxication, and that they are numb to the truth. This is also partly mentioned by Jesus when he said:
"For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." Matthew 13:15.
And is related also to the fact Saul was said to have "scales upon his eyes" before he converted, which is cured presumably by the "eye salve" Jesus rubs on your eyes so you can see in the Book of Revelation.
Spiritual whoredom of the kind in Revelation chapter 17 and chapter usually seems to be linked to idols, as in the old testament with Israel playing the Harlot with stocks and stones under trees, but her the Harlot and her daughters are not married to God (fornication) whereas Israel and Judah were married to God.
Israel when Israel did idols it was called adultery. When a true church like Evangelicals are corrupted by idols it is also adultery in the new covenant. But in Rev 17 & 18 God calls the sin of Rome and her Orthodox daughters "fornication" proving they are not married to God. They are NOT churches.
125) Spiritual Whoredom - calling the mass bread "God" and bowing to it is idolatry, idolatry with icons, shrines. Theosis etc. ( idolatry ) ( sacerdotalism)