You will come across this name regularly as you browse Christianity. The name refers to a kind of people whose core aim is to conquer the masses by means of manipulation, contorting and abusing the word of God.
The name itself means ‘to conquer’ and It is first mentioned to the Christians, by Jesus
As he writes to the churches in ‘The Revelation of Saint John‘, Jesus said he hates the thing the Nicolaitanes do.
The Catholic church is the main practitioner of Nicolaism and has been through the ages. Roman Catholicism is also considered the universal descendant of Nicolaism. Today the name is used to refer to both Catholics and Protestants whom, going by the name of Bishop, Priest, Leader, Pastor or Minister, use practices designed to conquer the people and bind them to their person or their church.
Examples of Roman Catholic and Protestant-Catholic Nicolaism:
Declaring Apostle Peter their first bishop, while Peter never was and never visited Rome.
Apostle Peter’s assumed blessing of the seven first deacons,
Only baptising people into their own church, etc.