By Charles W. Schaefer
I have a little bit opposed to thee, simply because thou hast left thy past love (Revelation 2:4).
I will come unto thee fast [suddenly], and take away thy candlestick [church/denomination] out of his position, other than thou repent (Revelation 2:5).
I recognize the blasphemy of them which say they're Jews [the real elect], and aren't, yet are the synagogue of devil (Revelation 2:9).
Thou hast there them that … devour issues sacrificed unto idols, and dedicate fornication (Revelation 2:14).
I recognize thy works, that thou hast a reputation that thou livest, and artwork useless. i have never discovered thy works excellent ahead of God (Revelation 3:1).
Thou sufferest … my servants to devote fornication, and to consume issues sacrificed unto idols. Behold, i'll forged … them that dedicate adultery … into nice tribulation, other than they repent in their deeds. and that i will kill her kids with demise (Revelation 2:20,22,23).
Because thou artwork lukewarm, and neither chilly nor sizzling, i'm going to spew thee out of my mouth. Thou knowest no longer that thou paintings wretched, and depressing, and bad, and blind, and bare. purchase of me gold attempted within the hearth and white raiment, that … the disgrace of thy nakedness now not look; and anoint thine eyes … that thou mayest see (Revelation 3:17-18).
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Synagogue of Satan: The Apostate Church Prefigured in the Parables of Jesus by Charles W. Schaefer