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Tables of the letters to the Seven Churches


Church

Subject

Ephesus

Rev. 2:8-11

Smyrna

Rev. 2:12-17

Pergamos

Rev. 2:12-17

Thyatira

Rev. 2:18-29

Sardis

Rev. 3:7-13

Philadelphia Rev.3:7-13

Laodicea

Rev. 3:14-22

Praise

Worked fervently, had patience, repudiated the corrupt.

Bore sorrow and poverty.

Did not renounce faith.

Good works, love, faith. The last greater than the first.

Did not defile your garments.

Although weak, you are true to Christ.

- - -

Censure

Cooled in love.

- - -

Allow heretics into your midst.

Allow heretics to sow enticements.

You appear alive, but you are dead.

- - -

Lukewarm and self-confident.

Advice

Remember from whence you fell and repent.

Be faithful till death.

Repent.

Protect what you have.

Be alert, for you are close to death. Repent.

Protect your spiritual wealth.

Love truth; become zealous and perceptive.

What comes

"I shall remove your lamp stand" (I shall reject).

- - -

- - -

- - -

I shall come unexpectedly.

- - -

- - -

Reward

You will eat from the tree of life.

You will elude everlasting death.

You will partake of hidden manna and get a new name.

You will subjugate pagans.

You shall receive a white garment.

You will be steadfast. You will bear the name of God.

You shall reign with Christ.

Old-Testament period

Life in Eden (Gen. 2:9)

Slavery in Egypt (10 plagues; Ex. ch. 7-12 .)

Wandering in the Sinai desert. Balaam seduces Israel (Num. 25:1, 31:16)

Enticement of paganism during the time of Jezebel (3 Kgs.16: 31, 21: 21-26)

God's judgement over Israel and Judah (Ex. 1:9; 8th-6th cent. B.C.)

Babylonian bondage. Extreme weakening. Emergence from bondage. Restoration of Jerusalem and Temple (Key of David)

Time pre Phariseeism. Utilitarian approach to religion.

New-Testament period

Time of Apostles. (1st cent.)

Persecution of Church by Roman emperors. (2-4 cent.)

War with heresies. Ecumenical Councils. Monasticism. (4-7 cent.).

Iconomachism. Christianization of new peoples (Slavs) "Rule over pagans." (7-12 cent. )

Flourishing of Church art. Formalization of religion. The fall of Byzantium. Russian Revolution. (13- 20 cent.)

Pressure from atheism. Church weakness. The conversion of Jews. (20th cent.)

Christianity - means for happiness. Self confidence of sectarians.

Characteristics of the given periods

At first, spiritual zeal and innocence; then- a cooling.

Cleansing through mourning and sorrow.

War with heresy, mental temptations.

Attainment of spiritual maturity.

Outer ceremonial piety. Punishment.

Loyalty to God under difficult circumstances.

Self-indulgence, blindness, and pride.

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