John Young

Culture Wars 5-Letter to Pergamum

In the letter to Pergamum in Revelation 2, Jesus warned the church against hanging out with the Balaam crowd. Why? Not because the Balaam teaching was to walk away from God. Rather, it is an active influence even today: “Take a look over here … why don’t you try this … it’s not so bad …” and leads us to tolerate and then to embrace sin. Message delivered 8/23/09.