And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, “These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword.” Revelation 2:12
Wow, what an intimidating greeting. Why did Jesus introduce Himself to the church in Pergamos as “He who has the sharp two-edged sword”? The sin that the church in Pergamos struggled with most was the sin of compromise. Although Jesus commended them for holding fast to His name and not denying the faith, He was greatly displeased they had allowed the unhealthy practices of the culture around them to seep into their church.