1. Exposition

Would only the false teacher experience punishment?

Revelation 2:22 (ESV)

22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works,

No. Those who embrace her false teaching are themselves responsible to act in obedience to God’s Word as they hear it proclaimed to them, and so they are to reject the appealing words of this sister of the congregation. Because they share in her spiritual adultery (in putting their trust in other gods beside the Lord), Jesus Christ will afflict them with great hardship.