What were the names of these seven churches?


"What thou saw, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and
unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis and unto Philadelphia, and unto
Laodicea." Verse 11.
NOTE - These seven churches, and the messages addressed to them, apply to seven periods or
states of the church reaching from the first to the second advent of Christ. "Under this emblematical
representation of the seven churches of Asia," says Vitringa, in the "Comprehensive Commentary," "the
Holy Spirit has delineated seven different states of the Christian church, which would appear in succession,
extending to the coming of our Lord and the consummation of all things." Their good qualities and their
defects are pointed out, with admonitions, exhortations, and warnings suitable for each, all of which are
also applicable to individual Christian experience.

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