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  Pergamos - Pergamum
Pergamum or Pergamos was the capital city of the province of Asia mentioned in Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia.
The tragedy caused Antony to despoil the famous library at Pergamum in the 2nd century BC and remove it to Egypt as a present to Cleopatra to reimburse Alexandria for the volumes destroyed.
The Lord is described to Pergamos as having a two-edged sword.
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  Pergamos - Biblical places
Pergamos was a city in western Asia Minor (modern Turkey), north of Smyrna, and about 15 miles inland from the Aegean Sea.
The church of Pergamos is the 3rd of the 7 letters written in Revelation, chapters 2 and 3.
The letter calls Pergamos "Satan's Throne" (this was probably in reference to emperor worship and other pagan practices that flourished there), and accuses some people there who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans (the Nicolaitans were people who blended Christianity and paganism).
www.aboutbibleprophecy.com /s34.htm   (197 words)

  
  pergamos - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Pergamos, to which the ancient writers also gave the neuter form of the name, was a city of Mysia of the ancient Roman province of Asia, in the Caicus valley, 3 miles from the river, and about 15 miles from the sea.
Pergamos was chiefly a religious center of the province.
Christianity reached Pergamos early, for there one of the Seven Churches of the Book of Re stood, and there, according to Revelation 2:13, Antipas was marryred; he was the first Christian to be put to death by the Roman state.
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 Antipas
Antipas is the "faithful martyr" of Pergamos, one of the seven churches of the Apocalypse.
Antipas was the bishop of Pergamos during the reign of Emperor Domitian in 83.
Pergamos represents the church of Rome dating from the time they instituted the Nicolaitan system of separation of the priests and laity and throughout their history with giving heed to seducing spirits and the doctrines of demons.
www.latter-rain.com /escha/antipas.htm   (515 words)

  
 Eureka -- Vol -- 1 Chap 2 -- Sec 3: 2. The Throne Of Satan
Pergamos having been, as we have seen, the metropolis of the kingdom in whose territory the seven ecclesias were situated, was fitly selected by the Spirit as the place of the throne of the Satan.
The miniature kingdom of Pergamos in its connection with christianity had become the Kingdom of the Clergy, whose power in the days of John, was enthroned in the city of that name being opposed both to State-Paganism and to apostolic christianity.
Pergamos was the throne of the clerical Satan as Rome is at this day; for Rome became the heir of all the effects of those in Pergamos who held the teaching of Balaam and of the Nikolaitans.
www.west.net /~antipas/eureka/eureka_1/eu_chapter2/c2_s3_2.html   (399 words)

  
 The splendor of Pergamos
The Altar of Pergamos (Berlin State Museum, Germany)
Pergamum, also known as Pergamon or Pergamos, ancient city about 20 km (12 mi) from the west coast of Asia Minor, in Mysia (now Turkey), and later capital of the kingdom of Pergamum (c.
The city acquired prominence when the Macedonian general Lysimachus chose its acropolis as a stronghold for his treasure, which he entrusted to the governor, Philetaeros.
www.daedalus.gr /DAEI/PRODUCTS/INFORMTC/PERGAMOS/Pghistry.htm   (1204 words)

  
 The Church at Satan's Throne  -  John MacArthur
The church at Pergamos was the church at Satan's throne.
Legend has it that Pergamos was founded by a son of Hercules on a lofty hill in the broad and fertile plain of the Caicus valley.
Pergamos was important because it was a center of worship of those four key gods, and for being the capital city.
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 Wayne Smith Bible Study   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The holder of the sharp two-edged sword is the risen, glorified Lord Jesus Christ, as indicated in chap 1:16.
Pergamos was an important center of worship for four of the main deities of the Greco-Roman world, and temples dedicated to Athena, Asklepios, Dionysos, and Zeus were located there.
Today’s nonconfrontive church is largely repeating the error of the Pergamos church on a grand scale, and faces the judgment of the Lord of the church.
users.aristotle.net /~jgj/Rev_2_Pergamos.htm   (3894 words)

  
 the church in Pergamos
Pergamos, or Pergamum, was located about forty miles north-east of Smyrna on the imperial highway running along the coast of Asia.
So also were the believers at Pergamos contaminated by the teachings and practices of these modern Balaamites who had refused to obey the decision of the Jerusalem council (Acts15:20,29) condemning idolatry and fornication, but rather they encouraged a return to the lax moral standards of the Gentiles.
All who lived in Pergamos, the capital of the judicial system of the province, were acquainted with the custom of judges in using white and fl stones, or pebbles, in making their decisions, the white standing for acquittal and the fl for condemnation.
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 Eureka -- Vol 1 -- Chap 2 -- Sec 3: 3. The Place the Satan Inhabits
The Satan in Pergamos, as elsewhere, was the Church Hierarchy claiming to be apostles and ambassadors of Jesus Christ, leading away disciples after them, and teaching perverse things, by which the gospel of the kingdom and its obedience as inculcated by Jesus and his apostles, were abolished.
They dwelt in Pergamos in full force; and therefore, in the days of John, it was apocalyptically represented as "the throne of the Satan." These of the Satan did their best to separate the Saints from "the Name," and from "the Faith" of the Spirit.
The Satan's throne in the little kingdom of Pergamos was transferred to Rome, the symbol of whose imperiality was "the Dragon" -- "purpureum signum draconis," the purple red ensign of the dragon.
www.west.net /~antipas/eureka/eureka_1/eu_chapter2/c2_s3_3.html   (1984 words)

  
 The Pergamean Church Age - 4
Pergamos was indeed the throne and dwelling place of Satan.
Pergamos was not originally the place where Satan (as concerning human affairs) dwelt.
And by history we can prove that it invaded the whole world and is the basis for every system of idolatry, and the theme of mythology, though the names of the gods differ in various sections of the land according to the language of the people.
www.biblebelievers.org.au /7ch023.htm   (2995 words)

  
 Pergamos, Turkey | Biblical City of Asia Minor | Seven Churches Of Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pergamos was one of the "seven churches of Asia" mentioned in Revelation.
Pergamos was also home of one of the world's greatest artistic treasures, the Altar of Zeus.
The largest building in Pergamos is the theater on the acropolis of the city.
www.padfield.com /2002/pergamos.html   (227 words)

  
 Is Roman Catholicism Christian?
There, under favour of the deified kings of Pergamos, was his favourite abode, there was the worship of Aesculapius, under the form of the serpent, celebrated with frantic orgies and excesses, that elsewhere were kept under some measure of restraint.
Pergamos itself became part and parcel of the Roman empire, when Attalus III, the last of its kings, at his death, left by will all his dominions to the Roman people, BC 133.
In Pergamos, especially, where pre-eminently "Satan's seat was," the sun-divinity, as is well known, was worshipped under the form of a serpent and under the name of Aesculapius, "the man-instructing serpent." According to the fundamental doctrine of the Mysteries, as brought from Pergamos to Rome, the sun was the one only god.
www.angelfire.com /nt/baptist/FalseDoctrines/Catholicism.html   (4776 words)

  
 The Early Church
These seven messages, found in Revelation 2-3, were to Ephesus, the Loveless Church (2:1-7); Smyrna, the Persecuted Church (2:8-11); Pergamos, the Compromising Church (2:12-17); Thyatira, the Corrupt Church (2:18-29); Sardis, the Dead Church (3:1-6); Philadelphia, the Faithful Church (3:7-13); and Laodicea, the Lukewarm church (3:14-22).
PERGAMOS - The chief city of Mysia, near the Caicus river in northwest Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and the site of one of the seven churches of Asia (Rev. 1:11; 2:12-17; Pergamum, RSV, NIV, NEB, Nasb).
This could be a reference to the cult of Emperor worship, because Pergamos was a center where this form of loyalty was pledged to the emperor of the Roman Empire.
www.angelfire.com /sc3/we_dig_montana/Churchp3.html   (2786 words)

  
 Pergamos
Pergamos signifies "very earthy, elevated." This period reached from Constantine, about 313, down to the rise of anti-christ, about 538.
During this period the church became very earthy, having her worldly policy, and like the church of this day, attending to the ceremonies and forms of religion, and neglecting inward piety, the graces of the Spirit, and the life and power of the religion of Jesus.
The doctrines complained of in the church of Pergamos were of course similar in their tendency, leading to spiritual idolatry, and an unlawful connection between the church and the world.
www.lightministries.com /id204.htm   (1821 words)

  
 Pergamos (Pergamum): One of the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation - at BibleStudy.org
Pergamos is the third of seven churches in Asia Minor that received an evaluation of its overall spiritual condition from God (Revelation 2:12-16).
Pergamos was a city of Mysia in Asia Minor, situated by the river Caicus.
Pergamos was bequeathed by Attalus, the last Attalia king, to the Romans.
www.biblestudy.org /biblepic/pergamos.html   (161 words)

  
 Tape Three: The Secret Society at the Church of Pergamos
The city of Pergamos in Asia Minor set the standard for the broader Pergamos church period for not only was it a city of mixed religions and mixed doctrines, it was also a city where religion and state were married.
The third requirement for being a Pergamos church is that there be men in the church who belong to a Gnostic secret society, who hold the doctrine of Balaam and who teach others to cast a stumblingblock before the church members to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication.
As you recall, during the Pergamos church period the worship of Mary was instituted in 431 AD and prayers were directed to her in 600 AD.
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 Pergamos - Smith’s Bible Dictionary - Bible Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pergamos: (in Revised Version Pergamum) (height, elevation), a city of Mysia, about 3 miles to the north of the river Caicus, and 20 miles from its present mouth.
The sumptuousness of the Attalic princes hall raised Pergamos to the rank of the first city in Asia as regards splendor.
One of "the seven churches of Asia"; was in Pergamos.
www.christnotes.org /dictionary.php?dict=sbd&id=3382   (198 words)

  
 The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy > The Good News : July/August 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mention of Satan's throne in Pergamos likely refers to the famous worship of its most popular deity, the serpent god Asklepios Soter, whose Latin equivalent means "the man-instructing serpent and savior." The serpent god was none other than Satan, whom Revelation describes as "that serpent of old, called the Devil" (Revelation 12:9).
Pergamos was so renowned for the worship of this god, who supposedly healed the sick, that this deity was called "the Pergamene god." Many of the coins discovered in Pergamos have the serpent as part of their design.
Pergamos itself became part and parcel of the Roman Empire, when Attalus III, the last of its kings, at his death, left by will all his dominions to the Roman people in 133 BC" (The Two Babylons, 1959, p.
www.gnmagazine.org /issues/gn35/archaeologyrevelation.htm   (3773 words)

  
 PERGAMUM: 7 CHURCHs of REVELATION
Pergamos was one of the cultural and religious centers of the world.
Pergamos was the first city to openly support imperial worship, (Worship of the state and its leader).
PERGAMOS was guilty of false doctrine and of worldliness.
www.revlu.com /RevPerg.html   (1793 words)

  
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The church at Pergamos is commended for “holding fast” the name of Jesus Christ in spite of “dwelling where Satan’s throne is.” Indeed Pergamos was a hotbed of satanic activity as is evident by the prominent pagan and idol worship that infiltrated the entire culture.
Pergamos was a church trying to dwell in a world by compromising and joining a world or state system.
Pergamos represents the comprising church and corresponds to the era in church history that introduced idols to everyday worship within the church.
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 Antipas
Antipas was the name of a "faithful martyr" at the Church in Pergamos (Rev. 2:13).
However, the name Antipas insofar as it is significant to this index is centered upon the Antipas cited in the book of Revelation as a "faithful martyr." It is in the spirit of this Antipas that Antipas Ministries has chosen its name.
Though Antipas of Pergamos' unwillingness to compromise that faith meant martyrdom, Antipas of Pergamos was nonetheless unwilling give up his faithfulness.
www.antipasministries.com /encyclopedia/antipas.htm   (332 words)

  
 Highs and Lows
Pergamos was the most famous of the seven cities of Asia Minor.
It seems that is was at Pergamos that idolatry began to deeply influence the church.
Although the church at Pergamos held to the Gospel and was doctrinally sound it was not separated from the world.
www.elliottbaptist.org /sermons/2004/2004-0229.html   (786 words)

  
 KINGDOM BIBLE STUDIES
Pergamos was one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world.
Emperor worship was practiced in Pergamos, its first temple being erected in 29 B.C. Citizens were required to burn a pinch of incense at the foot of Caesar’s statue, honoring him as a god.
Pergamos has been called "the Lourdes of the ancient world." Galen, the Greek physician, was born in Pergamos.
www.sigler.org /eby/REV42.htm   (6148 words)

  
 "The Church in the Midst of the World: Where Satan Dwells"
Hence, persecution came to the church in Pergamos; we are even told of a certain "Antipas" who was put to death because of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now we read that the church in Pergamos has among it those who hold to the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
While the governor of Pergamos may have had the right to the sword, there is a sword that is far greater: it is the sword of Christ’s mouth, the Word of God.
www.trinityurc.net /vosarticle_lookabove12.htm   (1336 words)

  
 The Church Lax In Discipline
Pergamos was a rather large city, situated somewhat farther north from Smyrna than the latter was distant from Ephesus.
Of course, in principle the position of the church in Pergamos in relation to that city is the position of the church of all ages in relation to the world.
Where the true church still exists and is as strong as the congregation in Pergamos, her sole defect being a weakness in discipline, the Lord visits His church with temporal judgment, in order that she may repent and excommunicate the impenitent evil-doer.
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 Satan's Stronghold
Pergamos was the center of the worship of Zeus the farther of the gods, in Satanic imitation of our God the Father.
Pergamos was also the center for emperor worship in the Roman province of Asia.
So there was an unholy trinity in Pergamos of the worship of Zeus, the father; Caesar, god incarnate on earth the Lord of lords; and Asclepius the Serpent, the healer and comforter, all worshipped in Pergamos.
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 The meaning of "Antipas"
The name is typical of a class at that time related to "the things that are." The word Antipas signifies "against all;" and is doubtless introduced here as the apocalyptic designation of those who were the faithful in opposition to all pretenders to Christianity.
When the Satan removed from Pergamos to Rome and Constantinople, Antipas fled into the wilderness, and was protected there during 1260 years.
The Satan of Pergamos is still prosperous in the enjoyment of the lusts of the flesh and the pride of life; with a dominion coextensive with christendom.
www.antipas.org /antipas.html   (536 words)

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