The city of Pergamos (Revelation 2:12)
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Revelation 2:12-16 - King James
⚪ It symbolizes the rising papacy
Of the church In Pergamo.—From Purgos, a tower or citadel. "The name was originally given to a remarkable hill, presenting a conical appearance when viewed from the plain, and strongly fortified by nature and art" (8. B. D.) Concerning the literal city of Pergamos, of which the rising Papacy was the antitype, we read. "The sumptuousness of the princes raised Pergamos to the rank of the first city of Asia as regards splendor. It was a sort of union of a pagan cathedral city, a university town, and a royal residence, embellished during a succession of years by kings who all had a passion for expenditure and ample means of gratifying it"—McC.
Source : 🇺🇸 1917-1923 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 31 + Cover
⚫ It symbolizes the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society
A message is directed to the church in Pergamos, (Rev. 2: 12-17) It refers to the conditions in the church existing at a time certain from the second presence of the Lord until the coming of the judgment of the church. "Pergamos" means a citadel, or fortress, an elevation or tower. It was about 1879 that the publication of The Watch Tower began, and a few years thereafter the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society was organized, both of which have continued to this day to proclaim the message of the Lord's kingdom. In the years that have followed the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has afforded a fortress or citadel into which those who love righteousness might flee from the hypocritical religions of the world. In that time it has been the only organization on earth that has been diligent in holding forth the truth of God's Word. Within it have been some faithful and some less faithful and some traitors, The conditions represented by the church in Pergamos seem to synchronize in time with the Elijah work of the church. Now read the Scriptural record and see how well the known facts fit the prophecy.
Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, vol 1, page 24 + Cover