The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served,
and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom
they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they
shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
JER 8:3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue
of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places
whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.
JER 8:4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall
they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?
JER 8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a
perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
King James Bible