The Seven Church Ages

 

(The Mystery of the Seven Candlesticks)

 

 

The letters to the seven churches of Revelation give a prophetic overview of the whole of Church history.

This series aims to show how history matches prophecy, and also the pattern of a progressive loss and progressive recovery of the original purpose of God for His Church.

 

 

INTRODUCTION  (in preparation)

 

The original purpose of God for His Church

 

 

THE EPHESUS AND SMYRNA CHURCH AGES  (27 pages)

 

The period from the fall of the early Church from the original purpose up to the Nicene Council (325 AD)

 

 

THE PERGAMOS CHURCH AGE  (57 pages)

 

The continuing downwards slide over the next 300 years with the advance of the doctrine of the Nicolaitans and the doctrine of Balaam

 

 

THE THYATIRA CHURCH AGE  (43 pages)

 

The long dreary 900-year period from the 7th to the 15th Century

The doctrine of Jezebel brings the fall of the Church to its awful nadir, the depths of Satan

 

 

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT  (48 pages)

 

The history of the pagan religion of historical Babylon and its metamorphosis into the religion of Medieval Christendom

 

 

THE SARDIS CHURCH AGE  (55 pages)

 

The turning of the tide: the 15th and 16th Century Reformation period

The restoration of the Church back to the original is begun, but not taken on to its conclusion

 

 

THE PHILADELPHIA CHURCH AGE  (111 pages)

 

The restoration gathers momentum: the 18th and 19th Century, the age of the great evangelical awakenings

 

 

THE LAODICEA CHURCH AGE  (click to open new page)