"Nicolaitane" is from two Greek words "Nike" and "Laos"
The Greek word "nike" means "to conquer"…to dominate, overcome, manipulate.
It means the exercise of carnal hierarchial control, like the world.
It results in ruling by subjugation, dominion, and force or by position and title.
The word "laos" means "the people", that is, the laity.
Why does Jesus "HATE" their deeds and doctrines?
There are no church boards, assistant pastors, co-pastors, associate pastors, or senior officials. There are no presidents, superintendents, youth pastors; there are no capitalized apostles, prophets, bishops, pastors, deacons, or elders.
The word "pastor" is used only once in the New Testament and not even one Titled pastor, “Senior Pastor”, “Youth Pastor”, Reverend, or Bishop is named or titled!
How many TITLED pastors are mentioned in your local phone book?