6 But you do have this going for you: You hate what the Nicolaitans practice – practices I also hate. NICOLAITANS. This was a serious warning. I see words like “no greater BURDEN” and I have to wonder why these people were Christ followers rather than people who need to come to Christ. the Hebrew derivation is very plausible. Are there perhaps any connections between this and the doctrine of antinomian-ism? I also notice they hate the “deeds” which stand out to me as hate the sin and not the sinner. Both Spiros Zodhiates (The Complete Wordstudy Dictionary) and NOBSE Study Bible Name List translate the name Nicolas with Victor Over The People, so the name Nicolaitans would mean something like Those Belonging To The Victor Over The People. G.WALTER. 2:13-15, “I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is… 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. Note that this name appears to reflect an (over-)appreciation of human government or a kind of secular humanism, and therefore an assault on the kingship of Christ. 2:13-15. Hi, Yazmin! They shall not be plucked up all the days of heaven: (5) For the portion and the inheritance of God is Israel. Very true. Sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest Biblical News straight to your inbox. Deborah and Michael, you should try Pastor John Muncy, he’s in Ohio but he travels around a lot doing prophecy seminars… and by the sound of it you’d really like him. Taken together, the word is defined as someone who is a conqueror or victor over people. Our article on the name Armageddon closes with the conclusion that "Armageddon is not a location in some far away country. Does Nicolaitans has anything to do with the pagan tradition of St Nicholas or Santa Claus? ; “For the time is near”(Rev.1:3f). I’ll look all these up I think. 2. Teaching The Revelation and other books of that caliber requires a great deal of study and preparation. 3(4) Their planting is rooted for ever. I think we are talking about different things. What precisely distinguishes this word from the others is hard to say — it mostly implies the common masses at large, but so do the others — but it bears a remarkable resemblance to the noun λεον (leon), lion, which helps to explain the many proverbial lions romping around ancient texts. If there is some votive dedication or sacrifice-like ritual then the situation would fit perfectly into the Pauline passage on the topic. Most Jews residing in the Roman Empire were a part of the network in which food was handled differently. If nothing, I have gained better understanding to the seriousness of the phrase “he who has ears, let him hear…”. I read the entire Wisdom of Solomon and found nothing regarding this citation. Sometimes Hebrew is the key to understanding NT. We read in Rev. Who were the Nicolaitans and what is the origin of this word that first comes up in Rev. Towards the end of the experience, while they were still singing and praying for me, God whispered in my right ear, “My dear child give all your problems to me.”. The basic meaning of this Hebraism is this: “if one is able to hear it, one must obey it.” In this case (Rev. Come LORD Jesus. It has clarified so much of my questions about the Nicolaitans I ´ ve had for several years . nik-o-la'-i-tanz Nikolaitai): 1. He suggested that perhaps deacon Nicolas was a wrong trail to follow. It is not hard to notice that out of four behaviors forbidden to Gentiles two had do to with Nicolaitans and Balam/Balak issues (eating food sacrificed to idols and sexual immorality). He chastises them but always desires for them to prove themselves faithful, so that they may be with him forever, planted as the trees in the House of the Lord. As often as we eat this bread or drink this cup we proclaim His death till He comes. Pariatur eos illum itaque quis, officiis non! I was interested in your reference to the Wisdom of Solomon and your comments and inferences to the “trees of life”. Do you have a different version and what is it? Thank you so much for your great a lecture of the N.T. Is it possible to get an explanation? What did he have in mind? Judging from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians (that we mistakenly call the first Letter to the Corinthians – 1 Cor.5:9) some Gentile Christ-followers felt that they could continue to purchase and consume meat that had been sacrificed to a pagan deity. In the main, these papers defined Nicolaitanism as the belief and practice of hierarchical government, the scapegoat for all the church's problems, with an emphasis on tithing and using a paid ministry.