What Jesus Hates About Church

The Tolerant Church (Pergamum & Thyatira)

What Jesus Hates about Church

Lesson 2: The Tolerant Church (Pergamum & Thyatira)

March 25 & 26

 

 

Tolerant Jesus DOESN’T TOLERATE Bad Doctrine 

 

Our culture’s definition of tolerance: “We need to accept, honor, and agree with whatever another person believes is ok; if we don't we're bigots and haters.”

 

The Bibles definition of tolerance: “We must love the person that believes and practices what’s biblically incorrect. We can disagree with them in a loving, non-condemning way as we hold forth God’s standard in that area.”

 

SOUND Doctrine Creates SAFE Churches

 

Revelation 2:12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. New International Version

 

Revelation 2:13 I know where you live - where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city - where Satan lives. New International Version

 

Revelation 2:14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. New International Version

 

Revelation 2:15 Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. New International Version

 

Doctrine of Nicolaitans: The belief that church leaders should rule over or control the laity along with sexual immorality teaching

 

Revelation 2:14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. New International Version

 

Revelation 2:16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. New International Version 

 

Revelation 2:16 “Enough! Don’t give in to them; I’ll be with you soon. I’m fed up and about to cut them to pieces with my sword-sharp words. The Message

Revelation 2:17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. New International Version

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