The Messiah Hates the Teaching of Nicolaitans - the Very Foundation of Pauline Christianity
"Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7'He who has an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God." Revelation 2:6
"But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.15'So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans" Revelation 2:14
The teaching of the Nicolaitans and Balaam have 4 very distinct features that form the very foundation of the practice of Christianity:
1. The abolition of the Law (antinomianism - see here)
2. The eating of things given to idols
3. Immorality permitted
4. Creation of clergy system
In the four cases above, this is precisely what Paul (Sha'ul) taught to converts in Antioch, Ephesus, and Pergamum
1. Paul claims the Law is a curse:
"For those who are of the works of The Written Law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who shall not do all
that is written in this Law.” Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, "THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL
LIVE BY FAITH."
"Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung
on a pole."
2. Paul's obvious approval on eating food offered to idols (or anything for that matter)
1 Corinthians 8:4-8
1 Corinthians 10:25-27
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
Is Paul correct? No - the Messiah Himself reveals that this is a LIE:
"Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols."
Paul's deceitful words sound strikingly similar to those of the deceiving serpent in the Garden of Eden.
3. Paul Permits Immorality
1 Corinthians 7:14-15
"For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. 15Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace.
This also goes against the Word of the Messiah:
"I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."
The Messiah is clearly stating that ONLY under the condition of sexual immorality may divorce - Paul is stating that if an unbeliever simply leaves the abandoned spouse is free to take up with another.
4. Paul Creates the Clerical System
Greek meaning of word Nicolaitans
"And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors andTEACHERS, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
This goes completely against the Word of the Messiah:
"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10"Do not be called TEACHERS; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. 11"But the greatest among you shall be your servant."
A look at the Background of Both the Nicolaitans and Balaam:
Nicolaitans Historical Background
Ireneus and Hippolytus, two leaders in the Early Church who recorded many of the events that occurred in the earliest recorded days of Church history, said the Nicolaitans were the spiritual descendants of Nicolas of Antioch, who had been ordained as a deacon in Acts 6:5. That verse says, "And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch."
Who Converted proselytes in Antioch? Paul - the false apostle:
And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul;26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. Acts 11:26
"But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word of the Lord". Acts 15:35
* Ephesus is the city where "Ephesians" from the NT Bible where Saul (Paul) taught his heretical, Lawless doctrine.
**The Lawless practice of the Nicolaitans is clearly one and the same Lawless practice of Christianity - its doctrine
that one is "saved by grace" and no longer subject to God's Law is precisely the same doctrine Paul taught.
Balaam Historical Background
Balaam (Hebrew: בִּלְעָם, Standard Bilʻam Tiberian Bilʻām, English pronunciation /ˈbeɪlæm/ ) is a diviner in theTorah, his story occurring towards the end of the Book of Numbers (Hebrew: במדבר). The etymology of his name is uncertain, and discussed below. Every ancient reference to Balaam considers him a non-Israelite, a prophet, and the son of Beor, though Beor is not so clearly identified. Though other sources describe the apparently positive blessings he delivers upon the Israelites, he is reviled as a "wicked man" in the major story concerning him. Balaam refused to speak what God did not speak and would not curse the Israelites, even though KingBalak of Moab offered him money to do so. (Numbers 22–24). But Balaam's error and the source of his wickedness came from sabotaging the Israelites as they entered the Promised Land. According to Numbers 31:16 and Revelation 2:14, Balaam returned to King Balak and informed the king on how to get the Israelites to curse themselves by enticing them with prostitutes and unclean food sacrificed to idols. The Israelites fell into transgression due to these traps and God sent a deadly plague to them as a result (Numbers 31:16).
Nikolaus and Balaam Similar in Meaning
A theory, started in comparatively modern times, and based in part on the similarity of meaning of the Greek "Nikolaus," and the Hebrew "Balaam," puts forward the view that the two sects referred to under these names were in reality identical.
It is clearly obvious that Christianity's foundation is based entirely from the Lawless doctrines of Balaam and the Nicolaitans whose founders, Paul and Nicolas, respectively, trace their origins to the same city of Antioch during the same time frame and have the same common city of infiltration of Ephesus (Ephesians was written by Paul who taught his Lawless doctrine AND gave them the "permission" to eat foods offered to idols.
It is small wonder that Paul, the false apostle and Anti-Elohim who was preaching Lawlessness, was rejected by the very churches of Asia that are mentioned in the Book of Revelation:
"For you know this, that all those who are in Asia have turned away from me..." 2 Timothy 1:15
The Messiah makes it clear HE HATES the Lawless doctrines and practices of Nicolaitans which Christianity IS GUILTY of practicing THE EXACT SAME THINGS.