The Christian Faith
Radio Hour Podcast

Episode #87:
The Seven
Churches (3):
the Worldly Church

18 April 2024

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The more you study the prophecy of the seven churches in Revelation 2-3, the more you have to be convinced that only God Himself could have written this book; only He could have so accurately foreseen the history of the professing church, as it is depicted in this remarkable prophecy, from the end of the first century all the way until the Lord’s return.

Moreover, having a clear view of the prophetic history of these churches will help us see where we need to be in terms of our church fellowship, namely, in the fellowship of the church in Philadelphia.

In this episode we consider the third of these churches, Pergamos. This church signifies the church from the fourth through the sixth centuries, that is, the church as it was turning away from Christ and being corrupted by the world. This stage of the church is also depicted in the Parable of the Tares in Matthew 13:24-30.

Length: 45 minutes




Watchman Nee
The Orthodoxy of the Church

E.H. Broadbent
The Pilgrim Church

Darby on Matthew 24

Previous Episodes
Episode #35: “The End of Amillennialism” (1)



Revelation 2-3: The Lord’s word to the seven churches.
Revelation 2:12-17: The Lord’s word to the church in Pergamos.
1 Corinthians 1:4-8: The standing of the church in Corinth.
Matthew 13:24-30: The parable of the tares.
Numbers 25:1-3, 31:16, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 11: The Record of Balaam.
Romans 2:24: God is blasphemed because of you.
Matthew 24:45-51: The faithful or evil bondservant.


Recorded in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, 17 April 2024