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Third Church: Pergamum

Discussion in 'The Seven Churches of Revelation' started by CoreIssue, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. CoreIssue

    CoreIssue Administrator Staff Member

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    Many of the churches were compromising more and more with the Roman Empire, especially the church at Rome.

    Emperor Constantine not only legalized Christianity, but made declared it the State Religion.

    Contrary to what some think, it did not replace Roman Paganism, but it merged it with paganism.

    Even in the early days they would bow to and worship the sun, in example. Definitely not Biblical.

    When Emperor Constantine called the Council of Nicea, about 1,800 church leaders were invited, but only about 270 showed.

    Still, it was the beginning of consolidation of power into the hands of the few and the establishment of church government not based on the choices of the congregations. As well, replacing Bible study with doctrines created by the governing body. In other words, the Roman Catholic Church ruled from Rome.

    For what this all means, prophetically, read about the Four Beasts and Statue in Daniel. Also the Harlot and Beast of Revelation.

    For today, Catholicisms is the largest group called Christian in the world, adding in its offshoots, even in the Protestant denominations.

    This includes tolerance of homosexuality and other sex sins, even within churches.

    Sex sin is no longer a big deal for many.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015

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