But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Rev. 2:6
If there are two groups of Christians who really oppose each other, it's the Nicolaitans vs. the soul-winners. Some early Church authors claimed that the Nicolaitans encouraged immorality among the saints, but the truth is, no one knows for sure who they were or what they believed. But we know a few things about them from Scripture:
1) The word "Nicolaitan" means "Ruler of the People," or "I Will Rule People," or "Conqueror of the People." So, what kind of people were they?
2) They committed deeds that God hates, So, what kind of deeds did they commit?
3) God is pleased with us when we hate their deeds. So, what kind of deeds should Christians hate?
To be continued...