The Book of Revelation 2:6

Hating the Deeds

“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” (Rev 2:6 KJV)

The Nicolaitans were a group of people within the Church that had built their own internal hierarchy and were teaching that fornication was not sinful.

3531 Νικολαΐτης Nikolaites {nik-ol-ah-ee’-tace}

Meaning:  Nicolaitans = “destruction of people” 1) a sect mentioned in Rev. 2:6,15, who were charged with holding the error of Balaam, casting a stumbling block before the church of God by upholding the liberty of eating things sacrificed to idols as well as committing fornication

Jesus commends the Church of Ephesus for hating the sin that the Nicolaitans were committing. Fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God.

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” (1Co 6:9-10 KJV)

It is God’s desire that we hate sin and what it causes.

“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” (Pro 8:13 KJV)

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