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The Compromising Church, Pergamum;  Now lets look at another one of the seven churches

of Revelations, the Church of Pergamum.  This type of church has allowed many false doctrines

to be taught in their churches and believed by the congregation!  Some of those false doctrines

may have been a false gospel, a false Christ, word faith, and so on.  Unless they all repent and

turn back to the truths of Jesus Christ, his true gospel, he will fight against them with the SWORD

(BIBLE) words of God from his mouth!   Does your church or you compromise the Faith?

Let us Pray - Dear Heavenly Father in the name of your son & our Lord Jesus Chris & of The Holy Spirit

we ask that you open our hearts and minds up to your warnings, that we take them to heart and not be

blinded to them, so that we may be repentant if there be any sin, or anything false in us, if there be any

disobedience towards you!  We pray for your mercy and your guidance so that we may live for you in all that

we say and do. Please open our ears so we can hear what you say, open our eyes so we can see what you

are saying and open our hearts so that we may understand and obey what you have said!  In the name of the

Father, The Son and of the Holy Spirit we Pray AMEN!

1) Reading of Scripture - Our Lord Jesus Christ Tells John; Revelation 2:12 "And to the angel of the church in

Pergamum write,

'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 "I know your works, and where you dwell,

where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which

Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things

against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a

stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent, or else

I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. 

17 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give

some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written

which no one knows except him who receives it."'

2) The Compromising Church of Pergamum

a) Approval -

1) They Kept the Faith - There is one thing that Jesus Christ is pleased with these people with and that

is even though Jesus Christ Faithful servant Antipas was Martyred they still kept their Faith in Jesus

Christ and did not run and scatter through out the regions because of it.

b) Jesus Christ Accuses Them -

1) They Hold to False Doctrines of Balaam - First Off the name Balaam means "Lord of the People". 

Since satan couldn't destroy their Faith in Jesus Christ, satan has brought in some false doctrines into

their church to try and sway them in a subtle way from the Doctrines of Jesus Christ. The Jesus Christ

that Apostle Paul has taught us about.  So now what is this false doctrine of Balaam? 

Now Balaam was a true Prophet (Numbers 22 to 25) who was hired by Balak to curse Israel. God

wouldn't allow that to happen, so it was turned around into blessing Israel instead.  The False Doctrine

of Balak through Balaam's efforts was to bring in paganism into the Church of Pergamum.  Who has

made friends with those that brought these heresies, and eating meat that were sacrificed to the pagan

idols to which became a stumbling block to the Jews. 

This as well involved many pagan practices and doctrines of their false religions.  And those false

doctrines also involved a great deal of sexual immorality as well.

BEWARE for these believers thought there was nothing wrong with being friendly with people of

other religions and practices that is NOT of God and against Jesus Christ.  By being friendly to other

religions, brings their evil doctrines and practices into the Christian Churches to which ANGERS

JESUS CHRIST, Even Paul told us NOT to be equally yoked with Non-Believers for very good

reasons.

2) They Hold to the False Doctrines of the Nicolaitans -  First off the name Nicolaitans means "To

Rule the People".  So what is the heresy doctrine of the Nicolaitans? These are professing Christians

who practice a false doctrine instead of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.  Now the Nicolaitans had similar

doctrines of the Balaam that taught Balak with a twist towards parts of Gnostics. 

And my friend the Nicolaitans seems very similar to the Catholic church and many of their pagan and

antichrist practices such as worshiping and praying to a statue of Mary and so many doctrines of heresy. 

The pope has a habit of ruling over the people just like the Nicolaitans and Balak did.  Christians must

beware of pagan festivals and such that Christians don't get to relaxed in their Christian Faith that will

lead Christians into sin, such as sexual immorality, eating food sacrificed to Idols or giving honor to a

santa clause per say.

c) Jesus Christ Warns Them

1) To Repent - They must get rid of those false doctrines and practices of Balak and Nicolaitans and be

in repentance, in complete sorrow and shame for the evil they have done against Christ and against the

Jews, for their light has gone out among the non-christian world since that world has seen the great evils

they have done in their sight.  THEY MUST stop being friendly with those that Practices Balak and

Nicolaitan practices, and purge it out of the church including kicking those that are not believers in truth

out of the church for the sake of the church, and the true believers.

2) Jesus Christ will Fight them - If they don't repent Jesus Christ will bring his severe judgment on them, and

they will greatly suffer for their great allows that they allow and do!  SO ALL NEED TO BEWARE, LESS THEY TOO FEEL THE SWORD OF JESUS CHRIST, HIS JUDGMENTS ON THEM!

d) Listen & Take Heed to What Jesus Christ Says

1) If You Love Jesus Christ - Those who Love Jesus Christ and fear God with a reverent fear will take

to heart HIS WARNINGS to the Churches and they will examine them selves daily to see if they are

one of the churches that is in deep series trouble with Jesus Christ because of disobedience.

2) Take Heed or Receive Condemnation - If They Do not take to Heart Jesus Christ Warnings to the

churches then they will only receive his judgments and his condemnations rather than his blessings.

3) Why are so many Christians Sick - Have you ever wondered why in some churches that so many

people are sick, having family problems, high divorce rates and even passing away before their time? 

Could it be Gods judgments on them or is it test and trials to see how faithful they really are to Jesus

Christ? You decide my friends, but God knows the truth on that regardless of what you or I think.

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November 15, 2018

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