1. Revelation 21:8 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is meant with the word “idolaters”?

Revelation 21:8 (ESV)

8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

An idolater is a person who seeks his sense of well-being from any source other than the Lord God himself. In the pressure of the moment this can be emperor worship, a knee to Jupiter, a bribe, a nod to a sorcerer, etc.