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Who were the Nicolatians
Posted on 10 May 2012 04:18 PM
Please could you say me who were the Nicolaitans (Rev 2:6 and 2:15)? and what things they did?

The Nicolaitans were a heretical sect that taught contrary to the "faith that was once delivered to the saints." They taught that it didn't matter what one did in the body; that had no bearing on one's salvation. Therefore one could do all sorts of immoral things without fear of consequence with God. 
 
Coupled with that falsehood is their deadly teaching that the law is no longer binding upon us, that all we have to do to be saved is "believe." They ignore the teaching in James that "faith without works (obedience) is dead." They ignore Revelation, which promises wonderful things to those who "overcome." What are they overcoming, if not sin? They ignore Paul's love for the law, saying "Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good." Romans 7:12. 
  
They also taught that Christ was not part of the deity, which is why John, in his gospel, dwells upon that, to counteract that error. 
  
You might want to try simply typing in "Nicolaitans" in your web browser. The internet is not always a reliable guide, and sometimes can be very contradictory, but it seems on this topic, most sites are in agreement. 

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