Revelation 3:14 Index
"And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;"
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"...unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans..."

  • HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:
    • ...a Phrygian city, has hardly any distinctive features... and its church is described as lacking in decision and initiative. Successful in commerce and mixed in population, it was probably tolerant and easy going, with a tendency to compromise. It was so self-sufficient that it recovered from the great earthquake of A.D. 60 without the imperial aid furnished to other cities. This prosperous financial center, feel "rich" and in "need of nothing" (Revelation 3:17), had to be counseled to obtain the heavenly gold. It was offered white raiment, in place of the locally produced black wood for which it was noted, and eyesalve for the blindness which found no cure in its famous medical school -- a school which was noted for medicinal remedy, and in all likelihood was the source of the powered "Phrygian stone" used for weak eyes. (Froom 94)