Q. Do you believe we are still in the Church of Philadelphia Age or have we entered the Laodicean era?
A. I believe that one of the legitimate interpretations of Rev. 2-3 is that it represents the entire Church age, and that four of the seven churches are still in the world. In this view Thyatira is the Catholic Church, Sardis represents denominational protestants, Philadelphia is the Evangelical Church and Laodicea is the apostate church. All four are in evidence on Earth today. When the rapture comes, believers from all four churches will disappear, and only the apostates will be left.