I think the Seventh Day Adventists have a point! There are many different approaches to the interpretation of the 'seven churches' of Revelation. I have read on a few, and each seem to have a little bit of truth here or there. Few have relevancy anywhere! That's why I think the 'eras-interpretation' like the Seventh Day Adventists hold, merit second thought! It has relevancy! According to this approach, each 'Church' (referred to in the 'seven letters to the Churches') represents a section of history in chronological order (or disorder, if you want). The character of the last church - of Laodecea - especially, is so characteristic of our own age which I believe is the latest possible hour in earth's history, that it is impossible not to notice the resemblance. Luke-warmness and egotism are the order of the day and mark every aspect of the Christianity of our time. The Church thinks NOTHING of the Scriptures; it changes it wherever needed to suit its own liking and comfort. Conformity is Law; Unity, God. There is no fear of God left, no respect or love for His Word. Arrogance places the bed of spiritual wantonness and indulgence. NO DISCOMFORT SHALL BE TOLERATED, NO INTERFERENCE WITH OUR HARLOTRY! That is how I see the Christian Church - 'Christianity' - at large, today, and I believe, justifiably!