In this 6th lesson of the book of Revelation, we are going to discuss the letter to the church in Pergamum from Chapter 2 verses 12-17.
Pergamum might be considered the center of imperial worship in Rome. The temples to Zeus, Roma, and to Augustus were clear reminders of this. Christians, like Antipas, were commended for their faithfulness to God, even as to death; but the church, as a whole, was rebuked for holding to the teaching of Balaam.
The church in Pergamum engaged in hypocrisy as they allowed the culture, the empire, and the imperial cult dictate how they would live as Christians. God would be faithful to his people; sadly, too often we are not faithful to him. So it happened in Pergamum.
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