72. That the New Church, which is the New Jerusalem, is formed of those who repent of their evil works, follows also from the Lord's words to the Churches. To the church of Ephesus:
I know your works... I have... against you, that you have left your first charity... ...repent and do the first works, or else I will... remove your lampstand from its place, if you do not repent. (Revelation 2:2, 4-5)
To the church in Pergamum:
To the church in Thyatira:
To the church in Sardis:
...I have not found your works perfect before God... ...repent. (Revelation 3:1-3)
To the church in Laodicea:
The exposition itself now follows.