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1 Ecclesiastes 3: “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”Ecclesiastes 3: “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

2 Where are we going… where have we been?

3 Application : Historical Devotional (Inspirational) Doctrinal (Prophetical)

4  Ephesu s Fully Purposed  Smyrna “Bitterness/Deat h”  Pergam os “Much Marriage”  Thyatir a “Odor of Affliction”  Sardis “Red Ones”

5 W here are we going … where have we been? - “Rewind and Remind” -“Looking Live and Dealing Dead”  Sardis

6 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction Call Challenge  Sardis

7 Commissio n Character Condemnat ion Correction Commenda tion  Sardis

8 “Informed and Ignited” Where are we going… where have we been?  Sardis

9 1st Kings 19:18 – “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him”.1st Kings 19:18 – “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him”.

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11 The Roman Catholic Church (Rev. 17)

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13  Ephesu s “Montanist”  Smyrna “Novatians”  Pergam os “Donatists”  Thyatir a “Paulicians”  Sardis

14 Sardis- “Faithful Few” Cathari, Bogomils, Abigenses, Waldenses, Henricians, Bulgarians, Petrobusians, Arnoldists, Lollards, Hussites “Ana Baptist”

15  The Bible was THE Final Authority in every matter.

16 “This catechism is offered to every individual who wants to know what the Catholic Church believes”.  Pope John Paul II: Introduction “Catechism of the Catholic Church”:

17 “The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the Bishops in communion with him”  Article 100 of the Catechism:

18  The Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism explains: “For it is through Christ’s Catholic Church alone, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the full means of salvation can be obtained”.

19  ``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be; even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D

20  The Bible was THE Final Authority in every matter.  Baptism was via immersion and for Believers only.

21 Sardis- “Faithful Few” Cathari, Bogomils, Abigenses, Waldenses, Henricians, Bulgarians, Petrobusians, Arnoldists, Lollards, Hussites “Ana Baptist”

22 Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”.

23 Acts 8: “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God”.

24  The Bible was THE Final Authority in every matter.  Baptism was via immersion and for Believers only.  Separation of Church/State.

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26 Ephesians 1:22 “And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church”Ephesians 1:22 “And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church” Ephesians 4:15 “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”Ephesians 4:15 “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” Ephesians 5:23 “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body”.Ephesians 5:23 “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body”.

27 Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder : and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”.

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29 John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 1st Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.1st Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

30 Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

31 Ephesians 2:5 “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”Ephesians 2:5 “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”

32  The Bible was THE Final Authority in every matter.  Baptism was via immersion and for Believers only.  Separation of Church/State.  Would not pray to or for any dead.

33 Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

34 Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

35 Sardis- “Faithful Few” Cathari, Bogomils, Abigenses, Waldenses, Henricians, Bulgarians, Petrobusians, Arnoldists, Lollards, Hussites “Ana Baptist”

36  The Bible was THE Final Authority in every matter.  Baptism was via immersion and for Believers only.  Separation of Church/State.  Would not pray to or for any dead.  Rejected Catholic Mass.

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40  An Edict was passed in 380 A.D. stating: “We order those who follow this doctrine to receive the title of Catholic Christians,…

41  An Edict was passed in 380 A.D. stating: “…, but others we judge to be mad and raving and worthy of incurring the disgrace of heretical teaching …”

42  An Edict was passed in 380 A.D. stating: “…, nor are their assemblies to receive the name of the churches. …”

43  An Edict was passed in 380 A.D. stating: “….They are to be punished not only by Divine retribution but also by our own measures, which we have decided in accordance with Divine inspiration.”

44  Ephesu s “Montanist”  Smyrna “Novatians”  Pergam os “Donatists”  Thyatir a “Paulicians”  Sardis “Red Ones”

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48 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a) The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1)The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1) The 1 st Missionaries were sent out from the church at Antioch.(Acts13:2,3)The 1 st Missionaries were sent out from the church at Antioch.(Acts13:2,3) Antioch of Syria

49 PlacesPlaces Alexandria Egypt There is a famous school in Alexandria. The headmaster is Philo. (20 B.C.- 42 A.D.) Philo was influenced by the Greek Philosophers (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle) He began to blend the teachings of their writings and the writings of the O.T.

50 PlacesPlacesEgypt Deuteronomy 17:16 - “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”Deuteronomy 17:16 - “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.” Isaiah 31:1 – “ Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help ; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”Isaiah 31:1 – “ Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help ; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”

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59 Commissio n Character Condemnat ion Correction Commenda tion Challenge  Sardis

60 1st John 5:4-5 – “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God”1st John 5:4-5 – “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God”

61 Commissio n Character Condemnat ion Correction Commenda tion Challenge Call  Sardis

62 “Informed and Ignited” Where are we going… where have we been?  Sardis


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