"Popes", pastors, priests, and Messianic "rabbis" claim to know the Word of God - yet conveniently ignore the following scripture instructed by the Messiah to follow which is yet another point to demonstrate the fraudulent Christian clergy practice:

     7... and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men.8"But do not be called Rabbi; for One
    is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who
    is in
10"Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ.  Matthew 23:8-10

Paul Creates the Clerical System from the Nicolaitans

Greek meaning of word Nicolaitans

The Greek word for Nicolaitans (Strong's Concordance Number #G3531) found in Revelation is actually three words combined. As a proper noun, it TRANSFERS, but is not translated, into English. The three Greek words used are Nikos, Laos and Ton.

The first Greek part of the English word Nicolaitans is NIKOS. We use the English equivalents instead of the Greek letters, as we shall also of the other two. Nikos is defined as "a conquest, victory, triumph, the conquered and by implication, those who are dominate over the defeated." Another transferred name in which this word is used is Nicopolis. It is composed of Niko, which means conquest, and polis, which means city.Nicopolis therefore means the city of conquest, or city of victory.

The middle part of the word Nicolaitans, in the Greek is LAOS. This word means people. It also is in NICOLAS, which transfers and composes into 'Nikos-laos.' This means one who is "victorious over the people," the letter "s" being in both words the nominative case ending, which is retained only at the end of the word to denote the case, while "a" short and "o" short are contracted into "a" long. A still further transferred use of LAOS is found in the name LaoSdiceans (Strong's Concordance Number #G2994), compounded with DIKE or DICE.

The last part of the word in question is TON. It is contracted into a long "a," thus making the word TAN which is the genitive case plural in all the genders of the definite article 'the.' We therefore have, without the legal Greek construction, the English hyphenated word NIKOS-LAOS-TON, but which, with its lawful contractions, becomes the English translation found in Revelation.


In its ecclesiastical setting, Nicolaitans means the bishops and prelates of the Church have gained a triumphal victory or conquest over the LAITON, the laity. Members are compelled and forced to submit to the arbitrary dominion of men who have become that thing which God hates.
Source: http://www.biblestudy.org/basicart/why-does-god-hate-practices-of-the-nicolaitans.html

  6'Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7'He who has an ear, let him hear
   what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of
 Revelation 2:6-7

Ephesians 4:11  (Paul's declaration)
"And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and TEACHERS, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

This completely CONTRADICTS the Word of the Messiah quoted at the top of the page. Furthermore, there is NO SCRIPTURE where the Messiah assigns prophets, evangelists, pastors, nor teachers (leaders).  Paul is clearly a liar, fraud, heretic and false apostle (see "Paul False Apostle" chapter).

We are ALL BROTHERS - period.

Common sense should tell you that Paul's creation of the clerical system COMPLETELY CONTRADICTS the Word of the Messiah which has been practiced and abused by Christian clergy
to steal billions of dollars from followers for centuries.

You don't need the false rantings of false teachers and rabbis within the enclosure of a brick and mortar church to know the Word of God - He is in your Bible.

48"However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says: 49'HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND EARTH IS THE FOOTSTOOL OF MY FEET; WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YOU BUILD FOR ME?' says the Lord, 'OR WHAT PLACE IS THERE FOR MY REPOSE?50'WAS IT NOT MY HAND WHICH MADE ALL THESE THINGS?'
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