Question: I first read your article rebutting someone’s perspective on the Nicolaitans, then your main article. I am a little confused with your logic. You said, “You will find some who build complex arguments that the Nicolaitans came up with the clergy / laity system. It is all built around the fact that “people” is found in the…

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Question: Regarding the word “Nicolaitan”.  Indeed many definitions from lexicons simply say something that doesn’t really lend any specific information to what it means.  However certain things should be glaringly obvious here from the start. It’s mentioned twice. Romans Catholics claimed it was just some short-lived sex cult with some guy Nicolas at the helm.…

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Question: I did some research recently and I found your translation of the word “Nicolaitan” from the Greek to be incorrect. From your incorrect translation comes further assumptions which logically begin a continued false set of observations and conclusions. I am not trying to be difficult, merely bring to your attention that your answer needs to…

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Question: Who were the Nicolaitans? Answer: The work “Nicolaitan” is only mentioned in Revelation 2:6 and 2:15. It comes from the Greek word nikolaites which literally means “a follower of Nicolaus.” Nicholas was a name used by some. For instance, one of the early deacons mentioned in Acts 6:5 was called Nicholas (“nicolaus” in the Greek). Whether this is the same Nicholas…

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