What name is given to the third state of the church?


"To the angel of the church in Pergamos write." Verse 12.
NOTE - The meaning of Pergamos is height, or elevation, and fitly represents that period of the
Christian church, beginning with the reign of the Emperor Constantine in AD. 313, when the power which
had put the Christians to death espoused the cause of the church, and by rewards, edicts, and promised
promotions to office in the government, sought to induce the people to become Christians, thus bringing a
flood of worldliness and corruption into the church. Many of the heathen rites and ceremonies previously
introduced into the Christian religion, including the heathen festival, Sunday (sun's day), were then
established by law, the result being that the first day of the week took the place of the Sabbath of the Bible.

In contrast with the pride and self-exaltation exhibited by Satan, what spirit did Christ manifest?
31. What scripture shows that the righteousness which is received by grace through faith must not be made an excuse for continuing in sin?
Can anyone boast of sinlessness?
What place has the Sabbath in the work of salvation?
What announcement immediately follows the judgment-hour message of Rev. 14: 6,7?
What power is there in the blood of this covenant?
What famine will come at this time upon those who have rejected God's messages of mercy?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle