"those mentioned in Revelations as excluding sins"

Whore of Babylon, 1809
Public DomainWhore of Babylon, 1809 - Credit: William Blake
The final book in the New Testament states that “the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone” (Revelation 21:8). Fornication also comes in for harsh condemnation: God’s bloody judgment upon the Whore of Babylon is gleefully related. Further, chapter 14:4 stipulates that the chosen “are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins”. This would seem to be at the root of Robert’s conviction that women represent “the most dangerous of all snares” (p. 123).