The Congregation of Toleration

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The Congregation of Toleration

  1. 1. The Congregation of Toleration<br />Thoughts on the Seven Churches <br />
  2. 2. Spoken Words<br />Christ knew:<br />Where they were<br />Where Satan’s throne is<br />
  3. 3. The Commendation<br />Their commendation (verse 13)<br />They have held fast Christ’s name<br />They did not deny faith in Christ<br />
  4. 4. The Rebuke<br />A Few Things:<br />Some hold the teaching of Balaam<br />Some hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans<br />
  5. 5. The Solution<br />“Therefore repent.”<br />(Revelation 2.16)<br />
  6. 6. The Consequence<br />“If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.”<br />(Revelation 2.16; ESV)<br />
  7. 7. The Promise<br />“To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.”<br />(Revelation 2.17; ESV)<br />
  8. 8. The Rebuke<br />A Few Things:<br />Some hold the teaching of Balaam<br />Some hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans<br />
  9. 9. The Rebuke<br />Teaching of Balaam:<br />Balaam loved the wages of unrighteousness (2 Peter 2:15).<br />The way of Balaam was error (Jude 11).<br />Balaam taught Balak to lead Israel into sin through the eat meat offered to idols and sexual immorality (Numbers 31:16)<br />
  10. 10. The Rebuke<br />Teaching of the Nicolaitans:<br />The Lord hates that (Revelation 2:6,15).<br />
  11. 11. The Congregation of Toleration<br />What have individuals tolerated?<br />“Just a little ____________________.”<br />“Oh its not that bad.”<br />
  12. 12. The Congregation of Toleration<br />What have congregations tolerated?<br />“Just a little ____________________.”<br />“Oh its not that bad.”<br />
  13. 13. The Congregation of Toleration<br />Thoughts on the Seven Churches <br />

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