“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.”
To the outcasts of the church:
Some of us call ourselves followers of God, and have claimed for ourselves the right to say who can worship in the house of God and who cannot. We have excluded you, though you have been faithful. We have told you that you are not righteous enough, or not right enough, for the church.
But God loves you. He has not abandoned you. He has not excluded you. He will show the world that you, the outcasts, are His beloved.