Saturday, March 22, 2008

NICOLAITANISM

NICOLAITANISM

Reprinted from the American Christian Magazine, July-Aug 1992

But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

So have you also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. -Revelation 2:6, 15

Speaking to His own, Jesus Christ identifies the spirit of Nicolaitanism as the thing He hates (or detests). Thinking of the things you personally detest can bring you to understand the emotion of Godly anger our Lord has toward Nicolaitanism. His response of anger to this nicolaitan spirit is not unlike His response to the moneychanger spirit recorded in Matthew 21. Should not we (the genuine followers of Jesus Christ) demand of ourselves complete agreement with the mind of the Lord in detesting the nicolaitan spirit?

Hating Nicolaitanism should be a 'basic of the faith.' But, there is overwhelming evidence we, as a people, have done the exact opposite! Contemporary leaders claiming to represent Christ not only fail to hate, detest and despise Nicolaitanism, they passionately covet it and support it.

They love, revere, maintain, defend and protect Nicolaitanism ... thinking they are doing God a service. We, the saints born into the contemporary 'Christian' experience, have been blindly following these leaders who...

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