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Nicolaitanes

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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The church at Ephesus (Revelation 2:6 ) is commended for hating the "deeds" of the Nicolaitanes, and the church of Pergamos is blamed for having them who hold their "doctrines" (15). They were seemingly a class of professing Christians, who sought to introduce into the church a false freedom or licentiousness, thus abusing Paul's doctrine of grace (Compare 2 Peter 2:15,16,19 ), and were probably identical with those who held the doctrine of Baalam (q.v.), Revelation 2:14 .

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Nicolaitanes'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​n/nicolaitanes.html. 1897.
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