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July 15, 2021 11:41 am
Hello, I'm Dr. Cheryl Davis and I want to thank you for listening to trees matters. Every last couple weeks we have covered the book of Revelation, and particularly in our last session, the church of Laodicea. The last church in the series of the seven churches of Asia minor had to admit we have taken a deep dive into each church. We have examined the force by looking at history. Today I want to take a broad look at the forest I like to get into church history and try to emphasize the first three churches of Revelation, but I call this session is the interim, the history of the church age. Summary of revelations chapter 13. Let me begin by saying out Revelation self outline in Revelation chapter 1 verse 19 says, right, and things which you have seen and the things which are in the things which will take place after this. We have studied Revelation 1st name things which you have seen, and which are, and that is the first three chapters, John Saul Jesus in chapter 1, the things which are was the letters that were inspired by Jesus to be written by John seven churches of Asia minor.
As we know after the third letter the fourth letter comes to the church in Thyatira. This is known as the fourth stage of church history, which is labeled that woman Jezebel. If you remember the letter to Thyatira. It is covered in Revelation chapter 2 verse 20. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. This time frame is 8500 to 1500, which is a thousand years, and we know Jezebel is a woman who married King Ahab and brought in taken adulterous practices into Israel. She became the power behind the throne and relentlessly persecuted the prophets of God.
This is known as a period of time known as the dark ages where the church was headquartered in Rome, but Rome fell in 476, a new movement called monotheism started, which is mainly months and hermits famous among Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation was alive at the end of this error. Let's move on to the fifth letter of Sardis. As you know Sardis had a name but was dead. This is known as stage V of church history and name but did this is covered in Revelation chapter 3 verse one to the angel of the church in Sardis write these things says he has to seventh of God and the seven stars I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, you are dead this time frame is covered in A.D. 1500 8700, which is span of about 200 years. The condition of the church at the time was under the powerful authority of Rome. But when that became unbearable. Martin Luther initiated the Reformation 1517. This came known as the Protestant Reformation, which is from the root word protest. Martin Luther was well known for his 95 thesis document listing various oppressive and un-biblical practices of the Roman Catholic Church is the father of the Protestant Reformation.
Also in this critical time in history the printing press was invented in 14 Martin Luther had two main beliefs. The Bible not the church was ultimately an authority.
Salvation is by God's grace alone, not works.
He became the father of the Protestant Reformation, which is known as the protestant church the Protestant church had a difficult time breaking free from the ritualism it inherited from Rome.
The church had a name but little life. However, the printing press is Nicole is now the Bible is able to be reproduced and not held in the hands of the priest you are the only ones that have access to material and also are the only ones that can. Thank you for listening to trees matters on Dr. Cheryl Davis