Mar. 26, 2023
Letters to the Seven Churches March 26, 2023
Pt.3 Pergamos…“The Compromising Church”
a. The Lord said…
Pergamos is where Satan’s throne is located.” Vs. 13
The Counselor….vs. 12
“These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with the two edges”
- The sword coming out of Christ’s mouth... is a reference to the Word
and a symbol of its truth, power & authority, and the fact that Christ judges
men on the basis of the Word.
- Thus, the sword of God’s Word separates believers from the world
and sinners from God.
- Strength…they had held fast & kept the faith
- Many in Pergamos were martyred for their faith
Compromise is the cancer of the church …vs. 14
a. Some were practicing the Doctrine of Balaam
b. Some practicing the doctrine of Nicolaitans…vs. 15
c. The Seduction of this Church.
Romans 12:2 II Cor. 6:17
Two Extremes…we can fall into when we talk about Separation from the World
The Counsel… Repent or else….vs. 16
The Challenge… vs. 17
a. Hidden manna to eat
b. White stone with a new name within