Jesus is referred to as a double-edged sword. He is a loving and merciful God he is also coming back to destroy evil.
Pergamum was a capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor for 25 + years and was a prominent religious center for a number of pagan cults. This is why Jesus said, Satan lives there.
Pergamum compromises the Name of Jesus, yet stays true.
Jesus has things against this Church:
* Congregants participating in pagan beliefs
* Eating food sacrificed to Idols
* Sexual Immorality
Jesus warns them to repent or face his sword from his mouth.
Reward for turning away from their sin:
* Receiving hidden manna (bread from heaven)
* Recipients of a white stone with a new name written on it known only to those who receive this white stone
While this pertains to time and place it also stands for a warning to today’s followers who backslide into any of these deadly sins.
Keeping it 💯