To the Church in Pergamum
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,
'These things says t He who has the sharp two-edged sword:
"I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
"But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of u Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, v to eat things sacrificed to idols, w and to commit sexual immorality.
"Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
"Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and x will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden y manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone z a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it." '
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.
1 Corinthians 9:7 - 9
Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock?
You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning.
Each day you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his heart on it; lest he cry out against you to the LORD, and it be sin to you.
Nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.
And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.
1 Corinthians 9:14
Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.
Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.
"But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that 'by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.'
'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid in any man's presence, for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it.'
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Therefore do not be partakers with them.
Galatians 5:19 - 21
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness.