The ancient city of Pergamos had been for three hundred years, a capital city in that locale. Like that of Ephesus and Smyrna, Pergamos was a famous centre of religious worship and among the Greek deities worshipped by the Pergamenes was the revered Asklepios.
There were some in Pergamos who had remained faithful under trial, suffering much at the hand of the wicked one and yet had not denied their Lord. Others however had turned aside to the false doctrine of Balaam, eating things sacrificed to idols and committing fornication. There’s a lot to be learned from this Church, both from their commendation and their rebuke. By God’s grace we shall explore practically and theologically these precious lessons.