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The purpose of this page is to collect Scripture evidence relative to the possibility of there being a second exodus of believers prior to the return of the Messiah.

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  6 "But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. "  (KJV)

This is where the origin of the Saint Nick and Christmas come from.

These people worshipped Nimrod or Baal.

Nicolaitanes - (G3531) - from Nikolaos 3532; a Nicolaite, i.e. adherent of Nicolaus:--Nicolaitane.; (3532) - from nikos 3534 and Laodikeus 2994; victorious over the people; Nicolaus, a heretic:--Nicolaus.; (3534) - from nike 3529; a conquest (concretely), i.e. (by implication) triumph:--victory.; (3529) - apparently a primary word; conquest (abstractly), i.e. (figuratively) the means of success:--victory.; (2994) - from Laodikeia 2993; a Laodicean, i.e. inhabitant of Laodicia:--Laodicean.; (2993) - from a compound of laos 2992 and dike 1349; Laodicia, a place in Asia Minor:--Laodicea.; (2992) - apparently a primary word; a people (in general; thus differing from demos 1218, which denotes one's own populace):--people.; (1218) - from dew - deo 1210; the public (as bound together socially):--people.; (1210) - a primary verb; to bind (in various applications, literally or figuratively):--bind, be in bonds, knit, tie, wind. See also dei 1163, deomai 1189.; (1349) - probably from deiknuo 1166; right (as self-evident), i.e. justice (the principle, a decision, or its execution):--judgment, punish, vengeance.

15 "So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate."  (KJV)

Nicolaitanes - (G3531) - from Nikolaos 3532; a Nicolaite, i.e. adherent of Nicolaus:--Nicolaitane.; (3532) - from nikos 3534 and Laodikeus 2994; victorious over the people; Nicolaus, a heretic:--Nicolaus.; (3534) - from nike 3529; a conquest (concretely), i.e. (by implication) triumph:--victory.; (3529) - apparently a primary word; conquest (abstractly), i.e. (figuratively) the means of success:--victory.; (2994) - from Laodikeia 2993; a Laodicean, i.e. inhabitant of Laodicia:--Laodicean.; (2993) - from a compound of laos 2992 and dike 1349; Laodicia, a place in Asia Minor:--Laodicea.; (2992) - apparently a primary word; a people (in general; thus differing from demos 1218, which denotes one's own populace):--people.; (1218) - from dew - deo 1210; the public (as bound together socially):--people.; (1210) - a primary verb; to bind (in various applications, literally or figuratively):--bind, be in bonds, knit, tie, wind. See also dei 1163, deomai 1189.; (1349) - probably from deiknuo 1166; right (as self-evident), i.e. justice (the principle, a decision, or its execution):--judgment, punish, vengeance.

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Who were the Nicolaitanes, referenced in Revelation 2:6, 15?  (WWW.THECRG.ORG)  (04/01/09)

Nicolaism  (HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)  (04/01/09)