“Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden“
Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira,
After His words of condemnation, Jesus now turns to those who walk with the Lord. There is always a remnant that is true to truth and does not follow false doctrine.
as many as do not have this doctrine
“This doctrine” is the doctrine of immoral practices through the cultic guilds that participated in sex as a part of worship.
who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say
Some people believed that they had an edge on the “depths of Satan.”
I will put on you no other burden
Jesus asks no more than they “hold fast what you have till I come” (Re 2:25). He wants us to be true to the objective Word of God and measure everything by the Bible. A subjective approach to spirituality is dangerous.
Jesus wants us to be true to the objective Word of God.
There are people today who believe that they have a “deep” knowledge of God. Invariably, when people drift from the Bible, they buy into cults and mysticism. Usually, this is some form of mystical spirituality. No one can measure whether this “deep” spiritual knowledge is true because only the person who proclaims this knowledge is privy to it. If we cannot measure something by God’s objective Word, we should not buy into it. If we do, we may enter “the depths of Satan.”
your commentry on ‘depths of satan’ in Rev. 2:24 is not clear.
Jezebel and her disciples plumbed the very depths of Satan’s dominion by perverse, licentious false theology. They thought they could do this with impunity. This pre-Gnostic philosophy said that they were free to engage the sphere of Satan and participate in sins of the body without harming the spirit. Abuse of the body was valid. Their concept was that since the spirit belongs to God, it does not matter wheter the body violates itself by idolatrous feasts and sexual immorality? They imagined themselves to be free to enter the satanic domaine and then worship God
Does “depths of Satan” mean “the false deep immoral teachings related to sexual immorality, and eating things sacrificed to idols, that the Jezebel and her followers were trying to teach “?
CP, there is debate among biblical scholars whether the sin here is actual sexual promiscuity or spiritual and doctrinal unfaithfulness. Most think that actual promiscuity is unlikely because such a state would not be tolerated in the church. However, knowing what can happen in some churches, it is a possibility.