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ORDER OF THE NICOLAITANES IN AFRICAN CHURCHES

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If it is your first time reading the book of revelation, is likely you will pause in the second chapter of the book when you encounter the word “Nicolaitanes” and ponder over it…
So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate (Revelation2:15).
Since the word is mentioned only in the book of revelation in the entire bible without an in-depth explanation, there are so many theological suggestions concerning what the Nicolaitanes represents, their deeds and their doctrine. One tradition suggested that the Nicolaitanes were heretical sect in the early church founded by Nicolas, supposing to be one of the seven deacons in Jerusalem Assembly (Act6:3-5). Some early scholars claimed that Nicolas deviated from the truth in his latter days and established a heretical Christian cult, but there is no concrete evidence that the Nicolas of Samaria who held the philosophies of Simon Magus was the same Deacon mentioned in the book of Acts.
It is my opinion that N…