The book of Revelation contains a lot of things that are mysterious.
Some are mysterious because of the symbolism they use, but others are mysterious because of what they are referring to is simply unfamiliar to us. For example, it refers to an obscure group of heretics known as the “Nicolaitans.
Were the Nicolaitans some mystery cult that the church had to contend with? Were they really a danger to the church?
Was it, as is often said, that the Nicolaitans were this elite religious class who ‘lorded it’ over the laity – a ruling class, standing over God’s people – that the Lord Jesus hated? This was the well-worn answer, but it failed to bring proper resolution to my mind.My research brought home the disturbing realization that the Nicolaitans are still with us. The following pages are my desire to bring to light bible passages too oft passed by or glossed over because it was always assumed I couldn’t really know. Or had I the explanation already – that church leaders and the pastors are ruling badly over the sheep? A more profound and alarming explanation can be found in the pages of this book. Paul wrote to the Corinthian church ‘Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?’ (1 Cor 5:6).This dangerous Nicolaitan doctrine was present among the Corinthians in the first century. Paul sought to eradicate it. In our day the work of leaven is still making its presence felt.
The Nicolaitan leaven is leavening the whole lump.
Print Length: 242 pages