Look at the Fruits exhibited by TPM, it’s reeking of Nicolaitanism. Let us have a look at the Fingerprints of the Enemy – TPM Niclolaitans. Jesus routinely called the Jewish leaders Hypocrites (Matthew 23). We too call the TPM Leaders Hypocrites. Will you also hate what Jesus hated? If so be ready for some startling revelations about your favorite TPM Leaders as per the Bible. Like Balaam, Jezebel or Constantine, they make pragmatic disobedience look Good . TPM Believers, you are fooled into obeying these Nicolaitans with the strong belief that you are on the right track. This is because these Nicolaitans for their selfish purpose teach people “What to Think” instead of “How to Think”. They are not part of God’s Kingdom but a bureaucratic machine pushing their own kingdom.
We need not put up with wolves just because they are dressed nicely. Let us stop eating the chaff they pass off to us as wheat. Be discerning.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6
But before we start let us look at two verses from the Book of Revelation and one from Matthew.
“But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” Revelation 2:6
“So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.” Revelation 2:15
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.“ Matthew 23:13
Who are the Nicolaitans
In its ecclesiastical setting, Nicolaitans means the Clergy of the Church( In our case TPM Ministers) have gained a triumphal victory or conquest over the LAITON (TPM Believers), the laity. Members are compelled and forced to submit to the arbitrary dominion of men who have become that thing which God hates.
“The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; NOR AS BEING LORDS OVER THOSE ENTRUSTED TO YOU, but being examples to the flock” (1Peter 5:1 – 3).
The teachings and preaching of the Nicolaitans are in religious and secular dictionaries. When we look for the definition of the term we find it is a “hierarchy: the power of dominion, government by ecclesiastical rulers” we find the following, which is offered as evidence.
How this evil reign got instituted
“If anyone shall say that there is not in the Catholic Church a hierarchy established by the divine ordination, consisting of bishops, presbyters and ministers, let him be anathema, Council of Trent (translation) XXIII 6.” (Century Dictionary)
Let anyone who has the audacity to say there is not a hierarchy, not a collection of human beings who try to exercise authority over others, as ecclesiastical rulers over churchmen, let that man be ACCURSED. Surely, the thing in which that ecclesiastical company is glorying is their shame!
Webster’s dictionary defines the word “episcopal” as “the power of government, belonging to, or invested in, bishops or prelates. Government of the church by bishops.” It also says, “in episcopacy, the order of bishops is superior to the other clergy, and has exclusive power to confer orders.”
The above definition affirms that a certain portion of presbyters (elders) were “in apostolic times superior in authority to ordinary presbyters.” It also mentions the fact that episcopacy recognizes “episcopal rank,” which is created by the institution thus governed. It all of which affirms that any church in which episcopal government obtains is practicing the very carnal and fleshly iniquity of creating “superiors” in what should be a holy brotherhood. The use of this appellation makes INFERIORS out of brethren who are in the selfsame clergy.
Rank and Hierarchy
The approbation of “ordinary elders” demands a set of Pastors/Elders/Special Saints who are extra special, thus creating “rank” in the otherwise Divine brotherhood, all of which DESTROYS fellowship, creates division and strife, and fosters envy. It is no marvel that Jesus hates this, condemns it, and demands the guilty repent.
The question is will those who follow the ways of the Nicolaitans repent? Yes, some will when the tribulation is on. Others, however, will stick to their ecclesiastical crowd, vainly imagining that their boasted “superiority” will carry them through that time of the greatest trouble the world has ever known, or will know. They must go down with the rest of the hosts of Antichrist.