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Laodicea, the last church of revelation. May we not fall into the trap that this church did, and so many of our day have.
1 posted on 09/20/2009 7:23:15 AM PDT by OneVike
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To: OneVike

This was a very interesting post. I hadn’t known the social/economic background on Laodicea -— it certainly gives insight into their spiritual sluggishness. It seems wealth is the enemy of the Spirit -— in many cases.


2 posted on 09/20/2009 7:32:23 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: OneVike

Good post bump.


3 posted on 09/20/2009 7:39:36 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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This message today is on the last of the 7 churches, and it is by far the one that best describes the overall Christian situation in the world today. In my mind it was truly brought home to my consciousness when Obama was elected with his cohorts from hell. I do not say that lightly, because I do not wish to disparage any who do not deserve such a label. However, we are told that you will know them by their fruits, and the fruits of their labor can only be ascribed as coming from the collective mind of the evil one.

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4 posted on 09/20/2009 7:42:07 AM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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Great post!

“They also would have found it ironic that He called them “poor and naked and blind” (Rev 3:17). An obvious reference to their banking, clothing, and eye salve industries that enriched them to the point of being able to turn down Rome’s financial help in times of need. They needed no one and obviously they acted in such a way when it came to their walk with Christ.”

I was not familiar with that part of their culture either.

I will check ou thtis website.

Thank you for posting this.


5 posted on 09/20/2009 7:57:04 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: OneVike

Thanks for the post!!!! A very good reminder we now find America today, in comparison to Laodicea ??????


8 posted on 09/20/2009 8:20:58 AM PDT by buck61
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There’s an interesting historical tidbit about Laodicea that the author doesn’t mention. Across the valley from Laodicea is modern-day Pammukale, a geological resort area that consists of terraced hotsprings. In the ancient world, it was known as Heiropolis and was frequented by Roman elites who vacationed there to soak in the warm, healing waters.

One such Roman, the famous Cicero, was on vacation in Hieropolis and he ran out of cash. There were no banks near the baths, So he trekked across the valley to a bank in Laodicea, where he cashed a check so his holiday could continue.


10 posted on 09/20/2009 8:40:56 AM PDT by Guyin4Os (My name says Guyin40s but now I have an exotic, daring, new nickname..... Guyin50s)
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To: OneVike; ROTB

ROTB: OneVike has had a great series on the 7 Churches in Revelation and thought this may interest you.


13 posted on 09/20/2009 9:19:38 AM PDT by rom (Israel got Saul before they got David. Where's our David?)
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To: OneVike

Thank you for posting this very informative but where did you get the info ?


16 posted on 09/20/2009 7:58:56 PM PDT by Jedediah
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