The Faithful but Permissive Church
Passage: Revelation 2:12–2:17
This week, we turn our focus on the church in Pergamum. Their circumstances cross the span of time and speak to us about a cosmic struggle--literally, heaven vs. hell. A spiritual reality more real than the device you are reading this on—and one not devoid of conquerors and victims. The followers of Jesus in Pergamum were remarkable in their devotion to Jesus, yet they had opened a back door that threatened to bring the whole thing down.