What title was given to the fourth state of the church?


"Unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write." Verse 18.
NOTE - Thyatira means song of labor, or sacrifice of contrition, and points out the condition of
God's people during the long, dark period of 126o years, beginning with the establishment of papal
supremacy in AD. 538, and closing with the downfall of that power in 1798. See notes on page 27, Vol. IL
During that time, millions of the saints of God were put to death in the most cruel manner that wicked men
and demons could invent. Christ referred to this time in His wonderful prophecy recorded in Matthew 24,
in these words: "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this
time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should he shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but
for the elect's sake those days shall he shortened." The tribulation of the 1260 years was cut short through
the influence of the Reformation.

To whom will the gates of the heavenly city finally be opened?
At the end of this time, what was to be done to Messiah?
How do those with renewed hearts and minds regard the commandments of God?
When some went out to gather manna on the seventh day, what did the Lord say to Moses?
Whom does Christ say He came to call to repentance?
How is sin defined?
Did they observe it after His resurrection?

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