Twice in Revelation Christ says He hates the deeds and the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, but He does not define those deeds or that doctrine. As God’s people, shouldn’t we seek what this doctrine and what these deeds are, so we can guard against letting them permeate our lives and hearts? Can we learn from the Bible itself what Christ condemns in His messages to the churches?
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, FL churches. Rick also serves as the Treasurer for the United Church of God.