• The city of Pergamum was called the greatest city in Asia Minor. Pergamum had the first temple dedicated to Caesar and was a rabid promoter of the imperial cult. This is probably what is meant by “Satan’s seat” in Revelation 2:13. The city also had a temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of healing; whose insignia was the entwined serpent on the staff. (This is still a medical symbol today.)

The True Jesus
He committed no sin.
• 1 Peter 2:21-22
• 2 Corinthians 5:21
He died for the sins of all mankind.
• John 1:29
• 1 Peter 3:18

The True You
You were purchased at a great price.
• 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
You are a new creation.
• 2 Corinthians 5:17
Do not compromise on your moral purity.

True Grace and Great Reward
The Hidden Manna.
• I will give him some of the hidden manna: this simple promise reflects a popular belief concerning the jar full of manna (the food the Hebrews ate during their forty years in the wilderness) that had been stored in the Ark of the Covenant. It was believed to be the jar that had been hidden by Jeremiah in a cave on Mount Nebo after the destruction of the Temple in 586 BC where it would remain until the Messianic age, when God would once more feed people with it.
A White Stone.
• A white stone, with a new name written on the stone: there are several explanations of this white stone. It may have been a charm, an amulet, which was believed to protect the wearer against evil forces, or else something like an invitation card, authorizing the bearer to take part in the (Messianic) banquet. Some take it to have been the stone on which was written the judge’s verdict of acquittal. White was the color of victory.
You are the Lord’s Temple
• 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

Don’t compromise your morality