posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 10:20 AM
Very well written!!! I think this applies to you:
In the book of revelations it describes the seven churchs. With just a little reading you can pretty much put names on them in today's world. Which
do you think fits the mormon church? I debate between #3 & #5.
THE SECRET OF THE SEVEN STARS
"The secret of the seven stars you have seen in my right hand, and of the seven golden lamp-stands is this: the seven stars are the angels of the
seven churches, and the seven lamp-stands are the seven churches themselves. "
'Write to the angel of the church in Ephesus and say, "Here is the message of the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and who lives
surrounded by the seven golden lamp-stands:
I know all about you: how hard you work and how much you put up with. I know you cannot stand wicked men, and how you tested the impostors who called
themselves apostles and proved they were liars. I know, too, that you have patience, and have suffered for my name without growing tired.
Nevertheless, I have this complaint to make; you have less love now than you used to. Think where you were before you fell; repent, and do as you used
to at first, or else, if you will not repent, I shall come to you and take your lamp-stand from its place.
It is in your favour, nevertheless, that you loathe as I do what the Nicolatians are doing.
If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches: those who prove victorious I will feed from the tree of life
set in God's paradise."
'Write to the angel of the church in Smyrna and say, "Here is the message of the First and the Last, who was dead and has come to life again:
I know the trials you have had, and how poor you are -- though you are rich -- and the slanderous accusations that have been made by the people who
profess to be Jews but are really members of the synagogue of Satan.
Do not be afraid of the sufferings that are coming to you: I tell you, the devil is going to send some of you to prison to test you, and you must face
an ordeal for ten days. Even if you have to die, keep faithful, and I will give you the crown of life for your prize.
lf anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches: for those who prove victorious there is nothing to be afraid
of in the second death."
'Write to the angel of the church in Pergamum and say, "Here is the message ; of the one who has the sharp sword, double-edged:
I know where you live, in the place where Satan is enthroned, and that you still hold firmly to my name, and did not disown your faith in me even when
my faithful witness, Antipas, was killed in your own town, where Satan lives.'
Nevertheless, I have one or two complaints to make: some of you are followers of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap for the Israelites so that
they committed adultery by eating food that has been sacrificed to idols;
and among you, too, there are some as bad who accept what the Nicolatians teach.
You must repent, or I shall soon come to you and attack these people with the sword out of my mouth. If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to
what the Spirit is saying to the churches:
to those who prove victorious I will give the 'hidden manna and a white stone -- a stone with a new name written on it, known only to the man who
'Write to the angel of the church in Thyatira and say, "Here is the message of the Son of God who has eyes like a burning flame and feet like
I know all about you and how charitable you are; I know your faith and devotion and how much you put up with, and I know how you are still making
Nevertheless, I have a complaint to make: you are encouraging the woman Jezebel who claims to be a prophetess, and by her teaching she is luring my
servants away to commit the adultery of eating food which has been sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to reform but she is not willing to
change her adulterous life. Now I am consigning her to bed, and all her partners in adultery to troubles that will test them severely, unless they
repent of their practices; and I will see that her children die, so that all the churches realize that it is I who search heart and loins and give
each one of you what your behavior deserves.
But on the rest of you in Thyatira, all of you who have not accepted this teaching: or learned the secrets of Satan, as they are called, I am not
laying any special duty; but hold firmly on to what you already have until I come.
To those who prove victorious, and keep working for me until the end, I will give the authority over the pagans which I myself have been given by my
Father, to rule them with an iron sceptre and shatter them like earthenware.
And I will give him the Morning Star. If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to what the Spirit; is saying to the churches."
'Write to the angel of the church in Sardis and say, "Here is the message of the one who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars:
I know all about you: how you are reputed to be alive and yet are dead. Wake up; revive: what little you have left: it is dying fast. So far I have
failed to notice anything in the way you live that my God could possibly call perfect, and yet do you remember how eager you were when you first heard
the message? Hold on to that. Repent. If you do not wake up, I shall come to you like a thief, without telling you at what hour to expect me.
There are a few in Sardis, it is true, who have kept their robes from being dirtied, and they are fit to come with me, dressed in white. Those who
prove victorious will be dressed, like these, in white robes;
I shall not blot their names out of the book of life, but acknowledge their names in the presence of my Father and his angels. If anyone has ears to
hear, let him it listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches."
'Write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia and say, "Here is the message of the holy and faithful one who has the key of David, so that when
he opens, nobody can close, and when he closes, nobody can open:
I know all about you; and now I have opened in front of you a door that nobody will be able to close -- and I know that though you are not very
strong, you have kept my commandments and not disowned my name.
Now I am going to make the synagogue of Satan -- those who profess to be Jews, but are liars, because they are no such thing -- I will make them come
and fall at your feet and admit that you are the people that I love.
Because you have kept my commandment to endure trials, I will keep you safe in the time of trial which is going to come for the whole world, to test
the people of the world. Soon I shall be with you: hold firmly to what you already have, and let nobody take your prize away from you.
Those who prove victorious I will make into pillars in the sanctuary of my God, and they will stay there for ever; I will inscribe on them the name of
my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes down from my God in heaven, and my own new name as well If anyone has ears to
hear, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches."
'Write to the angel of the church in Laodicea and say, "Here is the message of the Amen, the faithful, the true witness, the ultimate source of
I know all about you: how you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were one or the other, but since you are neither, but only lukewarm, I will spit
you out of my mouth. You say to yourself, 'I am rich, I have made a fortune, and have everything I want', never realizing that you are wretchedly
and pitiably poor, and blind and naked too.
I warn you, buy from me the gold that has been tested in the fire to make you really rich, and white robes to clothe you and cover your shameful
nakedness, and eye ointment to put on your eyes so that you are able to see.
I am the one who reproves and disciplines all those he loves: so repent in real earnest. Look, I am standing at the door, knocking. If one of you
hears me calling and opens the door, I will come in to share his meal, side by side with him.
Those who prove victorious I will allow to share my throne, just as I was victorious myself and took my place with my Father on his throne. If anyone
has ears to hear, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches."