You will come across this name
regularly as you browse Christianity. The name refers to a kind of people
who's core aim is to conquer the people/the masses, abusing
the word of God. The name it self means 'to conquer'. It is
first mentioned to us, Christians long after the days of the early Nicolaitans,
by Jesus as he writes to the churches in 'The
Revelation of Saint John' as "I hate the thing the Nicolaitanes
do". The Catholic church is the main practitioner of nicolatianism
and has been through the ages. Today the name is used to refer to
both Catholics and Protestants whom, going by the name of Priest or Minister,
use practices designed to conquer the people and bind them to their person or to their
church: - this includes Baptism into their
church, Fables etc. Good examples are that, whilst no
deacons existed (for Jesus never appointed any) the Catholic church
claims that Peter consecrated seven and that we can read this in Acts: 6.
Next to their claim that Peter was first bishop of Rome, while Peter
never entered Rome, this is a very clear presentation of Nicolaism!
In Acts 6 we read that the the believers select six people they
regarded 'Christian' and thus 'Holy' and brought these before the
Apostles. The Apostles prayed and laid their hands upon them: all the
Apostles and not Peter alone. But the Catholics, as you may
know, because of Matthew 6:15 - 19 have
chosen Peter as their 'fictitious' first Bishop, due to the stupidity
of empty-headed people who would believe them, whilst there is no
biblical or historic record supporting this claim. The rock Jesus
refers to is him, Jesus. Imagine Jesus making the gesture placing
his hand on his chest, whilst saying this.
Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
Through the ages Catholics
and other Nicolaitans tried to defy the above quotation by Jesus, oppressing
and murdering many, deceiving and misleading many more, but they have not
and shall not prevail against 'His Church'.