Where is the Church of Sardis located today?

What is Sardis called today?

Sardis, also spelled Sardes, ruined capital of ancient Lydia, about 50 miles (80 km) west of present İzmir, Turkey.

What was wrong with the church at Sardis?

The first truth as to what was wrong with the church is Sardis is: Sardis had a strong reputation in areas that do NOT indicate spiritual life. Churches earn reputations from those outside it in at least two ways. First, by an absence of obvious outward corruption and second, by the visible ministry it is producing.

What does Sardis mean in Hebrew?

In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Sardis is: Prince of joy.

How many people lived Sardis?

In the time of Croesus (560/1-547) the population is estimated at 50,000. In 547 Sardis fell to Cyrus, who made it his western capital from which the Anatolian and Ionic Satrapies of the Persian Empire were ruled.

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