To the Church in Pergamum write…

Revelation 2:12-17

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.

Pastor Ross
Keeping it 💯