Hosea and Unfaithfulness to God
Hosea prophesied to people who were caught in persistent sin. Their sin caught them in a downward spiral beginning with idolatry and enforced by luxury. But even at the bottom of spiral, after the people have experienced the necessary punishment, God is still present to forgive. Sinners are called “whores,” living unfaithful lives.
III. Portrait of the Downward Spiral of Sin
IV. New Testament Imagery of Hosea