The synagogue of Satan

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Karl Marx

The “Synagogue of Satan” subject keeps injecting itself into our discussions, so here is one treatment of the subject.

Bernie Sanders

Personally speaking (in a non-scholarly way), whenever I see Karl Marx, Bernie Sanders, George Soros or some putrid Hollywood mogul, the term, “synagogue of satan,” comes to mind.

The following treatment (which is slightly different than my opinion) can be found at: https://www.gotquestions.org/synagogue-of-Satan.html.


Question: “What is the synagogue of Satan in Revelation?”

Answer: The synagogue of Satan is mentioned twice in Revelation, once in Jesus’ letter to the first-century church in Smyrna and once to the church in Philadelphia. In both cases, the synagogue of Satan is opposed to the mission and message of the church.

To the church in Smyrna, Jesus says, “I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9).

To the church of Philadelphia in Asia Minor, Jesus says, “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” (Revelation 3:9).

In short, the synagogue of Satan was a group of unbelieving Jews who were persecuting Christians. These groups were guilty of slandering the church in Smyrna and opposing the church in Philadelphia in some way.

The majority of the persecution the New Testament church faced came from the Jewish community. Even most of the Roman persecution was an effort to appease the Jewish authorities. This is true of Pilate’s condemnation of Jesus (John 19:1–16) and Paul’s imprisonment by the Roman governors Felix (Acts 24:27) and Festus (Acts 25:16). This pattern held true throughout the Roman world in the first century. As long as Christians were considered a sect of Judaism, they were exempt from the required observance of certain aspects of Roman state religion. However, as Christians were expelled from synagogues and denounced by the Jewish leadership, Rome began to see Christianity as a new religion that did not have these same exemptions. Therefore, Christians outside the protective umbrella of the synagogue were open to Roman persecution.

The synagogue of Satan say they are Jews (the people of God), and they persecute those who believe in Jesus the Messiah (the true people of God). In reality, by rejecting the Jewish Messiah, they have renounced their status as “true” Jews, and that is why Jesus calls them “liars.” This distinction between ethnic Jews and faithful Jews is also seen in Romans 9:6 (“Not all who are descended from Israel are Israel”) and Romans 2:28–29 (“For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter”). By their persecution of the true people of God, these unbelieving Jews had become a synagogue of Satan—a gathering of people who were actually following the devil’s priorities.

Both churches are promised victory over the synagogue of Satan. This promise echoes Isaiah 60:14: “The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet.” In the context of Isaiah 60, an oppressed Jerusalem will be vindicated. Those who oppress her will bow down at her feet and will have to admit that she is indeed blessed by God—in the language of Revelation 3:9—that God loves her. But Isaiah 60:14 applied to these Jews and the Church is something of a reversal. In Isaiah 60, the oppressing Gentiles will bow down at the feet of Jews and admit that God loves them. In Revelation 2—3, oppressing Jews will bow down at the feet of the persecuted Church (with a significant population of Gentiles in it) and admit that God loves them. This is a striking role reversal.

Internet searches of “synagogue of Satan” produce quite a few links to sites that claim the “synagogue of Satan” refers to the Jewish people today and that promote all kinds of conspiracy theories about how the Jews run the world. Quite frankly, this is a misinterpretation and misapplication of the verses in Revelation. The synagogue of Satan refers to specific Jewish communities in Smyrna and Philadelphia that were persecuting the church, not to any modern situation. Likewise, no modern situation should be used as an interpretive tool to explain a passage firmly rooted in the first-century Roman world. ❦


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44 responses to “The synagogue of Satan

  1. Great post. Just like the conspiracy theories about how everything is controlled by the Vatican, I think it’s partly true, and partly a form of gas-lighting.
    For those who seek control at the very top (the manipulators of currency and policy) religion is simply like a “noble lie” for the masses whom they want to control. This is why so many of them claim to be atheist. The same people won’t scoff at the idea of aliens, which is so funny to me.
    I personally know a large number of Jews who don’t believe in god, but their religion/belief system is a liberal humanist perspective. They consider themselves Jewish, in a social and political context (some of my own family included in that group of sickos, so I know) but if you ask them about God or the Ten Commandments, they have no comment. They also seem severely bigoted against any other group, other than their fellow non-believing Jews. Combined with the fact that they many work in high level positions of money and power, it’s easy to see the suspicions from the Goy.
    Also, there are many left-over occult practices in the Jewish religion, left over from Egyptian religious beliefs (remember Moses was raised by the Pharaoh). But, really we’re not discussing the Jews who actually BELIEVE in God. We’re discussing the atheist cultural Jews who want to force everyone to adopt their warped worldview.

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    It is my firm belief that the roman catholic church is the contemporary synagogue of satan. It appears to me as a mirror image of the Jewish pharisees and their perversion of the temple that Jesus himself scorned.

    There is evidence that the vatican has always been controlled by popes of Jewish heritage, just as the Jesuits. These ashkenazis who have hijacked the heritage of true Hebrews, represent much, if not all, of the wealthiest, and most influential people in the world. Their only true claim to persecution by the rest of the world is the now disputed holocaust, though they have been expelled from many countries because of their evil greedy nature.

    I would defy any ashkenazi to claim they have experienced the diaspora, the dispersion, the suffering, and humiliation, promised them by God for not upholding their part of the covenant; as described in Deuteronomy beginning I believe around chapter twenty-eight. I know of only one people who can claim such suffering.

    I don’t thing any of us really know who the true Hebrews are. I think it is known by some who prefer it hidden. But I do feel sure it is not those who are now trying to claim to be the rightful heirs.

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    • Kevin J. Lankford,
      Can you please explain what you meant when you wrote, “the now disputed holocaust”?

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      • He means that the Holocaust story does not hold up under critical investigation. There was no attempt by Hitler to kill all the Jews of Europe, there no were homicidal gas chambers in the camps (only de-lousing chambers to kill vermin and SAVE the prisoners’ lives), and the number of Jews killed in the war was nowhere near 6 million (was actually around 300,000 to 500,000 with an absolute max of 1 million, which would still amount to just 2% of all deaths during the war, since estimates for total deaths of WWII are about 50 million)

        All educated people understand this. No one with a brain buys the Holocaust fairy tale anymore. But the Holocaust Industry is big business and there’s a lot of money at stake, so they are still trying to prop up this nonsense. They won’t be able to much longer.

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        • traildustfotm

          Jeff Strand, you have not convinced me.

          “No one with a brain buys the Holocaust fairy tale anymore.”

          Really? Maybe that is so in some online echo chamber, but not in general (educated) society.

          I’m not saying your theory is wrong. But dismissing as brainless anyone who doesn’t see it your way isn’t going to win your argument. You’ll just be pushing away the ones you hope to persuade. We need searchable verification, not insults.

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          • Trail dust,

            Maybe you’re right. It’s just that, in order to believe the usual Holocaust narrative you have to believe such absurdities. I mean, it’s not even close!

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            • Yes Jeff, and the confidence I have in the accepted narrative is definitely shaken. After all, anyone with a camera and a microphone can use them to tell lies.

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          • Traildust, I would agree with you that not everyone accepts or agrees that the Holocaust was a hoax because the propaganda that was perpetrated after WW2 is still in good effect, and spreading via the stranglehold Jews have over media and so much more. ( Witness we now have 140 Holocaust memorials around the world, but none for the 60 million Gentiles who died in WW2 or the victims of Jewish murder like those that took place in the former Soviet Union ) However if one is motivated or allowed to search for the truth, one cannot help but come to the conclusion that that at the very least there is something critically wrong with the official story.
            Not debating any particulars here, all one has to do is look at the criminal penalties, if not the social penalties, for questioning even a tiny fraction of the official story. This smacks of mind control and should set off any rational human beings alarms that something is terribly wrong with the official story, because the TRUTH does not need to be enforced, unlike lies.
            While I do not agree with everything is this series ( particularly about Hitler himself), The Greatest Story Never Told, it is well worth anyone’s time to watch. http://thegreateststorynevertold.tv/#up This documentary, and many other Revisionist sources are important to discovering what REALLY happened during WW2 and what the war was really about, as opposed to the reasons we have been told. It is KEY to getting red pilled. Why? Because the current demonization and planned genocide of the White peoples begins with WW2. And once you have studied this it will become crystal clear. The reality is that that the Syngogue of Satan had to get rid of the German people to move to the next level of their Jewish New World Order.

            This part 21 specially address some of the lies of the actual gas chambers. http://thegreateststorynevertold.tv/portfolio/part-21-the-leuchter-findings/

            Also…
            https://redice.tv/red-ice-radio/persecution-of-revisionists-and-demographic-disaster

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          • Kevin J Lankford

            It is the “general (educated) society that is always the target of misinformation. There are in fact a number of books and other sources that have long been stashed in libraries disputing the accepted holocaust narrative. Books and information rarely accessed as to not pose any threat to the accepted version. This new age of the internet has changed this norm, and legitimate questioning abounds.

            It is now much more realistic and prudent to do the research and question official versions of any and every thing.One only need google the ‘holocaust’, just like any thing else. I have found the arguments of the deniers to be filled with logic and convincing.

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          • This is an excellent source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/wasthere.htm
            I suggest you and others take the time to read it.
            Of particular interest is the section, “Note 2: The Diminishing Numbers of Alleged Dead in Auschwitz,” on how the numbers of Jews who died under the Nazis systematically decrease since 1945, to the most recent estimate of 135,000 — a number that is roughly corroborated by the “Auschwitz death books”:

            “The death books themselves are wartime German camp records, which were captured by the Soviets towards the end of the war, and hidden in Soviet achieves, until released to the Red Cross in 1989. The death books consist of 46 volumes which document each death at Auschwitz (each death certificate consists of the deceased person’s full name, profession and religion, date and place of birth, pre- Auschwitz residence, parents’ names, time of death, and cause of death as determined by a camp physician). The records for the most important years, 1942 and 1943, are almost complete (there are also a few volumes for the year 1941, but none for the year 1944 or January 1945 (when Auschwitz was evacuated).

            The Auschwitz death books contain the death certificates of some 69,000 individuals, of whom about 30,000 were listed as Jews. Using all available wartime records from the various camps it has been estimated that between 400,000 and 500,000 people died in the German concentration camp system (from all causes).

            Note that the number of 400,000-500,000 are ALL people who died in the German concentration camps from ALL causes, i.e., they comprised Jews and non-Jews, and included those who died from diseases.

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        • When I read Kevin and Jeff’s comments yesterday, I was practically speechless. Today, it’s a good thing that the author of the original post came through with an even better answer than I could’ve written! Thanks traildustfotm!

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    • I would make an adjustment to the Catholic suspicions. There are many great and true Christians who are Catholic. My personal adjustment would be to recognize the fact that the power structures of the Vatican have been marred by corruption at times. The current pope, and the way his predecessor resigned raise a lot of concerns. Again, some of my most trusted Christian friends are Catholic.

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    • I suspect the leadership of many denominations, not just catholicism, are run by satanists, some ex satanists have described sacrificing babies for xmas and satanic unholydays on the altar in christian churches where some or all the leadership and congregation is satanic. Remember, the children of hell are everywhere, as the time draws near to judgement they will become more and more apparent.

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      • Josh, although that is possible, my opinion is that it is unlikely. Such outrageous crimes are difficult to hide. And it seems that there is a cottage industry of “ex-satanists” who are selling their stories. Some may be true. But I would like to point out that one of the first famous frauds, Mike Warnke, author of the book, “The Satan Seller,” has been clearly proven false. Mike was making money selling his sensational story. So I would suggest a little skepticism when dealing with “ex-satanists.”

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        • I don’t think Paul Bonacci or Alesha Owen have made a penny off any of the books written about their stories. And the authors of these works have been ostracized in the process and are lucky to have broke even on publishing costs. Warnke may be a fraud but there are real ex satanists as well as those who were forced to participate unwillingly out there who tell their stories, some of wich involve churches and their staff as participating in satanism.
          https://www.hpb.com/products/the-franklin-cover-up-9780963215802

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          • traildustfotm

            Hi Josh, I did not mean to dismiss your comment, but to add a warning that not all who claim to be satanists actually are. Thank you for adding more information. I originally read Mike Warnke’s book with great interest, even met him once and was sad when he was charged with lying. And even now he claims that the story is true but names are changed to protect individuals and avoid law suits (entirely possible).

            I just wanted to point out that there are a lot of people on Youtube selling sensational stories that conveniently cannot be examined due to “high level confidential inside sources”, speaking fluent “Christianese,” while issuing the threat of God’s wrath on anyone who dares scrutinize their claims. What they have in common is grandiosity and profiteering.

            Your examples may be the real deal, and I am sorry if I gave the wrong impression. ~ TD

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  3. Well done! This is an interesting, but difficult subject which might cause some people to rage against what you have shared in your post. However,
    for me, whenever I come across a portion of Scripture that I need more information about, I like to go to the Bible scholars pages and see what they have to say about it. Hope it’s okay to share two of them here?

    Matthew Henry wrote:

    3. He knows the wickedness and the falsehood of their enemies: I know the blasphemy of those that say they are Jews, but are not; that is, of those who pretend to be the only peculiar covenant-people of God, as the Jews boasted themselves to be, even after God had rejected them; or of those who would be setting up the Jewish rites and ceremonies, which were now not only antiquated, but abrogated; these may say that they only are the church of God in the world, when indeed they are the synagogue of Satan. Observe, (1.) As Christ has a church in the world, the spiritual Israel of God, so the devil has his synagogue. Those assemblies which are set up in opposition to the truths of the gospel, and which promote and propagate damnable errors,-those which are set up in opposition to the purity and spirituality of gospel worship, and which promote and propagate the vain inventions of men and rites and ceremonies which never entered into the thoughts of God,-these are all synagogues of Satan: he presides over them, he works in them, his interests are served by them, and he receives a horrid homage and honour from them.
    (2.) For the synagogues of Satan to give themselves out to be the church or Israel of God is no less than blasphemy. God is greatly dishonoured when his name is made use of to promote and patronize the interests of Satan; and he has a high resentment of this blasphemy, and will take a just revenge on those who persist in it.

    What Henry wrote mostly agrees with what you have written. However, through my studies of the book of Revelation, I have found that much of what is written does apply towards the churches of biblical times, but also can be applied to churches today. There are MANY churches that call themselves “Christian,” but, unfortunately, are part of what has been labeled as the “syncretism stew” of error. Therefore, I see this as a warning for today’s churches as well as those in biblical times.

    Here’s another good commentary by A.R. Fausset:

    synagogue of Satan–Only once is the term “synagogue” in the New Testament used of the Christian assembly, and that by the apostle who longest maintained the union of the Church and Jewish Synagogue. As the Jews more and more opposed Christianity, and it more and more rooted itself in the Gentile world, the term “synagogue” was left altogether to the former, and Christians appropriated exclusively the honorable term “Church”; contrast an earlier time when the Jewish theocracy is called “the Church in the wilderness.” Compare Num 16:3 20:4, “congregation of the Lord.” Even in Jam 2:2 it is “your (not the Lord’s) assembly.” The Jews, who might have been “the Church of God,” had now, by their opposition and unbelief, become the synagogue of Satan. So “the throne of Satan” ( Rev 2:13 ) represents the heathens’ opposition to Christianity; “the depths of Satan” ( Rev 2:24 ), the opposition of heretics.

    Again, most of what is written by Fausett also agrees with your analysis. However, Fausett also includes a brief explanation of the “throne of Satan” which represents the heathens’ opposition of Christianity; which were experienced by the early people of “The Way” (later, called Christianity) and which we are also currently experiencing here in America and around the world at an alarming rate!

    But there is good news too! Please see my post to read about a big, untold story: Since Yom Kippur of (2015), millions of Jews have begun searching for the Messiah, and for atonement for their sins. The media isn’t reporting this. But it’s worth examining.

    Talk Wisdom: The Lord is Gathering His People

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    • I would think that this describes “Talmudists” more than “Jews” in general. The Talmud was a direct response to Christianity. There is no real “ancient” history before the First Century A.D., as there was no Christianity. Christ clearly made the remark before anything resembling formal Christianity was instituted.

      As to accepting The Messiah, THAT was precisely the issue at the time. Frankly, it remains the issue in a religious sense. In the sense of a “club membership” or a ticket to material success in this world, the allure remains.

      This is one of those myriad subjects that remain both extremely simple and profound at the same time. One must make a choice. There are no ways to hedge one’s bets. One must be baptized and receive the Holy Spirit to be able to make that choice fully. Anything short of that is empty talk.

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    • traildustfotm

      christinewjc, thank you for this beneficial addition to our perplexing question.

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  4. Communist Khazars…and followers of the Talmud.

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    • traildustfotm

      Quite possible true, Paul Bunyan. This answer has been off my radar most of my life because of my trust of what I had been told (indoctrinated) about the subject of the Holocaust.

      As of only recently my thoughts are questioning previous assumptions. I had not viewed an atheistic Jewish connection with the Bolsheviks until someone laid it out for me. And although I will not absolve Hitler, I have seen it persuasively presented that Hitler attacked Russia because he had discovered Stalin’s plan of an imminent invasion of Germany. The assertion was also made that the Jews of the Bolshevik revolution were behind the rabid attempt to exterminate Russia’s Orthodox Christians. Hitler may have been so obsessed by this threat that he could not distinguish between honorable Jews and atheistic Jews.

      Readers, if it sounds like I am letting Hitler off the hook or maligning all Jewish people, believe me when I say that is not so. Look at it this way. We are now seeing laid out in front of us the fact that the formerly most trusted name in news, CNN, is completely fabricating hundreds of lies to support their political agenda. So for me, the foundations are shaken, and I am asking some questions that are unacceptable to many.

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  5. The story of Christianity is one of evolution and revelation. “Israel” (to a Christian) should mean “the people of God” or “the body of Christ”. So, as the nature of God was revealed to Moses, Jesus later clarified that relationship. At that point believers of God were called to “make an adjustment” to their thinking.

    What defines “Israel” now depends on what’s written on the hearts of the people. It is not dependent on parentage or adherence to form. There isn’t a legalistic substitute for faith in terms of Salvation.

    So, likek Peter’s counsel concerning eating with “gentiles”, Christian beliefs evolved over time through prayer, consideration and revelation. St. Paul argued in favor of sharing a table, Peter attempted to hold onto his “Jewish” legalism. Peter, realizing what Jesus would have said (or perhaps having listened to Jesus in prayer), agreed with Paul’s sentiment.

    From that point forward, those who rejected God’s stated desire to form a people in his image were henceforth “the synagog of Satan”. They not only rejected the Word, they persecuted it’s followers. These were the Pharisees and Sadducees. The distinction being that they had heard the Word and seen the miracles and still wished to cling to their legalism.

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    • traildustfotm

      lophat, I agree. The revolution brought about by the Messiah through the cross, and His revelations to the apostles, gave us the understanding of salvation by grace through faith in the one and only Mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ.

      But Paul also declared that although for a time the Jews fail to understand, there is a day coming when the age of the Gentiles is over, when the Jews will finally recognize their Messiah and “weep for Him whom they have pierced.”

      This tells me that the Jews still have a place in God’s plan, which even includes the present state of Israel, in spite of the fact of Rothschild involvement in Israel’s rebirth. Keep in mind that God has often used very bad people to carry out His purposes. Take for instance Nebuchadnezzar, a cruel and evil leader.

      What do you think?

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  6. Wow, what a deep difficult subject. I tend to agree with Kevin L. the most. Although others have valid points. My father would say that the biggest lie that has ever been perpetuated on the world is that the term Jewish and Hebrew/Israelites refer to the same people group and are interchangeable terms. Personally, I believe that Jewish and Hebrew/Israelite refers to two separate people groups. I also believe that parts of the Bible was written specifically for the Hebrew/Israelites and that other parts was written specifically for everyone else. For me personally, after I came to believe these two premises, reading the Bible has become so much clearer and much more understandable. As Kevin says, we do not know who the true Hebrew/Israelites as they are the lost ten tribes of Israel. The other two tribes are the Ashkenazi Jews. We do know for sure that God Almighty knows and will be separating the sheep from the goats, hopefully very very soon.

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  8. Ancient Jews supposedly are from North Africa and the Near East 3,000 or more years ago. They were slaves from different places, with varied ethnicity.
    Ashkenazi Jews are thought to be a mix from Khazar, thousands of years later in Eurasia. All of Khazar adopted Judaism in approx 838
    “Ancient communities of Jews existed in the Crimean Peninsula, a fact proven by much archaeological evidence. It is significant that the Crimea came under the control of the Khazars. The Crimean Jewish communities were later supplemented by refugee Jews fleeing the Mazdaq rebellion in Persia, the persecutions of Byzantine emperors Leo III and Romanus I Lecapenus, and for a variety of other reasons. Jews came to Khazaria from modern-day Uzbekistan, Armenia, Hungary, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and many other places, as documented by al-Masudi, the Schechter Letter, Saadiah Gaon, and other accounts. The Arabic writer Dimashqi wrote that these refugee Jews offered their religion to the Khazar Turks and that the Khazars “found it better than their own and accepted it”. The Jewish Radhanite traders may have also influenced the conversion. Adopting Judaism was perhaps also a symbol of political independence for Khazaria, holding the balance of power between Muslim Caliphate and the Christian Byzantine Empire.”

    No, I don’t believe there is an actual bloodline of tribes for God’s Chosen People. It’s a metaphor for Godly beliefs and way of life. The bloodline thing is deeply upsetting when you talk to a lady with red curly hair and freckles and she honestly thinks she’s really related to King Solomon because they have the same last name.

    I mentioned how many of the Jews I know are atheist humanists, well, look up the modern Satanists – they are also atheist humanists. Coincidence?

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    • Those are all excellent points. There is more confusion surrounding “Jews” than any other group that I’m aware of. I tend to think a large part of that is deliberate and certainly used at present.

      When we discuss Biblical history we are not talking about “Jews”, period. There were “Hebirus” (Hebrews) who were nomads. There are loose histories of those wanderer’s origins. Later, they were loosely defined as those that inherited Judah, after a brief experiment with a unified “Israel” under a king.

      In Christ’s time Judah was a little backwater of the Roman Empire that contained Yahwehists of various stripes, usually consisting of Pharisees, Sadduces and Zealots. After the dispersion they have been both evangelical and elitist. To this day it depends on who one talks to as to whether or not someone can “convert”.

      This is obviously due to the centrality of the “covenant agreement”. If one is “God’s Chosen”, it makes a difference precisely “who” one is. For me the one certainty is that it has always been primarily more “political” than “religious”. In the same way that secret societies are useful for dirty deeds done in dark places, being a member of The Tribe has its advantages.

      It is, indeed, interesting that the Ashkenazis are now the “premier” sect and the original population has all but vanished from any control position. It must always be stated as a reminder that we are talking about .4% of the population, worldwide. That’s FOUR-TENTHS OF ONE PERCENT.

      Given the control of media, banking, legal systems, governments, etc., most tend to imagine the population to be MUCH larger than it actually is. There is no honorable explanation for it. This did not and does not happen by accident.

      The notion of being “special” in God’s eyes (by birth or otherwise) is very enticing to some. Even the atheists, of which there are many, still do not hesitate to proclaim their affinity.

      At least in Jesus’ meaning, of which we can be certain, He singled out those who claimed to speak for God but did not know Him. Those who claimed to “own” God or control access to God. Those were the “Synagog of Satan”.

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    • traildustfotm

      Michelle, there is a lot to be said for what you say. But I disagree about bloodlines being unimportant. They were very important in the identifying of Jesus as the Messiah. The descendants of Jacob were set apart to be a nation with a heritage unique among all the nations. This way God built a culture with revelation of His ways, and prophetic writings that pinpointed the exact identity of the true Messiah. Jesus is supported by this carefully laid foundation with Israel’s literature as the lampstand on which He displayed Jesus, the light of the world. So it’s not metaphorical, but exactly true.

      On the other hand, we still have the atheistic humunist Jews in our media, and in Israel, and just about everywhere else. The modern state of Israel has been described as God’s indicator that the time of the gentiles is at an end.

      Don’t get me wrong. I am puzzling over all of this. You bring good challenges.

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  9. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkomonsents.

    George Soros is SATAN and should be deported from this country and sent to Siberia for all of the pain he has caused in the world not just America.

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  10. Setting aside the conspiracy theories/facts, I can say that much of what is in the Bible is both fact and foreshadowing. Thus the status of the various churches in Revelations apply both the the churches of those times, and also the the state of dioceses, bishops, parishes, and individual Christians in these times. And so, it would make sense that there is a “synagogue of satan” as well. Understanding these types and foreshadows helps to understand our spiritual situation, in order to see what we need to work on.

    Also, it is an indisputable fact that, unlike many pagan religions, the Jewish religion of today is explicitly anti-Christian. It is not like they don’t know Him as the Buddhists or animists do, nor is it that they misunderstand Him, like Islam, Mormons, and to a great extent, Protestants do. They actually reject Him. Indeed, the current Jewish religion is to a large part, based upon rejection of Christ. The Judaism we know today is not the religion of the Old Testament. That ended with the destruction of the Temple and the loss of the priesthood. They cannot practice the old religion today. Today’s Judaism coalesced into its present form in the second or third century AD, as both an attempt to carry on the old religion, without the Messiah, and as a direct rejection of the new religion, Christianity, which is the religion of the Old Testament, fulfilled through the New Covenant. It would not be surprising to me to find that any person or organization that understands themselves through their collective rejection of Christ would fall prey to the devil in a particularly nasty way.

    Christ said to the scribes and pharisees ” You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. ” Jn 8:44

    But, like most republicans and democrats can’t control the actions of their parties, we cannot expect that most Jews can control the actions of their leadership.

    So yeah, there still is a Synagogue of Satan, many Jews are involved in it, as well as many Gentiles, and as much as it pains me to say it, many prelates of our mother the Church.

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    • traildustfotm

      Well stated, alan.
      You made so many points that you must expect that I would not agree with all (like your dig against “Protestants”), but I am with you on much of it. I can’t listen to Senator Chuck Schumer or the CEO of CNN or see the name od George Soros without the thought, “synagogue of Satan.” running across my mind. I think that the Lord was addressing specific issues of the first century churches when He used the term, “synagogue of Satan,” in Revelation. But it’s obvious He was laying down guideposts for all the Christians in the times that followed.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  11. It seems to me that the term “synagogue of Satan” still applies to Judaism today in its ideology of Christ-Hatred and its stratified hierarchy of organization of its “deputized” organizations, e.g., Freemasonry and other Jewish-dominated groups, e.g., the ACLU, the SPLC, et al.
    This is not to state or imply that all Jews are of the same religious or political alliance, as Dr. Henry Makow has stated. Jews value their identity qua Jews; viz., they find their identity in that ethnic group. But that does not mean they agree with the dominating political trend or cause du jour. And as Dr. Makow has also explained, that also does not mean that they are aware of the power-brokers at the top, and how they use the members on the bottom of the “pyramid.”
    Let us always remember that, good people that many Jews are, are members of a political ideology founded on the Talmud, the Zohar and the Cabbala, and that these are anti-Christ books. So “synagogue of Satan” still applies, corporately, despite any protestations to the contrary.

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  12. Watch Stephen Colbert shapeshift into SATAN and others LIVE on C-SPAN during the 2006 White House Correspondent’s dinner!
    WARNING: SHOCKING!
    https://youtu.be/bfhlCQwZ1Og OR type “Stephen Colbert Shapeshifts Into Satan LIVE on C-SPAN! UNBELIEVABLE! SOURCE VIDEO TAKEN OFF YOUTUBE BECAUSE OF THIS!

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  13. This comment is in reply to the Holocaust discussion above. My Czech grandmother was in a concentration camp as a teenager during the war. She lived through it. Ironically, years later after the war, she actually married a former Nazi (not my grandfather). So, yes, the Holocaust was indeed real, I can say for the memories of the people who lived through it on both sides.

    Jeff Strand, The very important narrative you might have missed: In recent history, a power hungry government decided to gobble up neighboring countries and people…
    The Nazi regime used “reason” and “science” to back up “facts” via masterful propaganda, and this propaganda has a frightening similarity to our current mainstream news. Everything from the Nazi “protecting the primeval forest” and relocating rural folk off their ancestral land, to controlling the educational system.
    So, if Nazi Germany killed less people than some claim … Are they somehow justified? Should we all welcome a Fascist regime? It’s not THAT bad, right?
    Also, let’s not forget, the Nazis were deep into the occult and were practicing some very disturbing satanic-type rituals (they were not ‘good Christians’ vs. the Jews of Europe).
    The Nazi secret societies were very evil. Nazi’s had their own flood myth. Anyone wonder why they were calling themselves Aryan? Look up the old meaning of Aryan = people from northern India and the middle east. The Nazi’s high-jacked the term and gave it a new definition. They believed they were the remnants of the pure race of people (blond, blue eyed European giants) who lived in ancient times. When the earth flooded in their mythology, the pure race survived on the highest mountains (northern India). All the other people were contaminated with the blood of lesser races. The Nazis sent teams of scientists to Tibet to look for evidence (but did not find any) but they measured the Tibetan people’s head shape just to make sure. It was a Blavatsky-style Atlantis myth created for the Nazi secret societies. This myth was created because they didn’t have ancient stone ruins, like the Greeks or Romans, the Nazi’s concluded they must have been washed away when the earth flooded. Really strange stuff, by all accounts, it makes you wonder how reasonable “scientific” people could believe all that. But, they did. And they documented it in great detail.
    On of the main enemies of this fascist regime was communism. Nearly all the European Jews were communists. It doesn’t take a leap to see how to remove the communist threat, especially when everyone else in the world is a lesser race.
    It’s true that Soviet Russia had a far higher body count, far more. After surviving the war, my Czech Grandfather was sent off to a Soviet gulag because he spoke against communism, he was never seen again.

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    • traildustfotm

      Michelle, thank you for weighing in on a discussion that could easily break down into wild conjecture. The Nazis and the Bolsheviks were both Socialist regimes, both of them disrespecting human liberties.

      These days it is easy to pick up lines of reasoning we think are legitimate, but that are really just old lies that have been repackaged. For this reason I do not take things like “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” seriously, and yet am troubled by the questions it raises.

      In the early 1970s I became wildly furious against Nazi Germany after seeing a 1955 documentary called “Night and Fog.” I grew up in post-war America where it was assumed that the Germans were devils on earth. It is only as we have witnessed the deceptive behavior of mainstream news media that it occurred to me that there may be more to popular assumptions than we have heard.

      I am not trying to malign anyone’s theory here. But am profoundly troubled about what information sources I can trust.

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  14. Agreed. This brings to mind the work of Antony C Sutton: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler as well as Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution -wroth checking out if anyone is into ideas outside of the mainstream narrative – he has youtube interviews as well. If you’re not familiar with his work, he gives evidence about how Wall Street financed our enemies repeatedly.

    I never automatically dismiss claims like ‘holocaust hoax’ without seeing what these people are actually saying and I decide for myself. I will listen with interest. I grew up with a grandma that survived it (so she’s not part of the death number statistics). But, my problem is: even if the numbers are greatly exaggerated, there is no justification for any mass murder. It’s similar to how Turkey denies the Armenian genocide as an exaggeration. They play the semantics game. This is, in simple terms, war on the civilian population. We must make sure it doesn’t happen to us. If people think it’s all a lie, their defenses will be down if history repeats. This also serves as gaslighting – so the regular person can’t distinguish reality from lies.

    Studying the Nazi laws and policies at the time during and leading up to the war (as well as the propaganda that was sold with it) is a good way to see the tactics of most totalitarian regimes. It seems like it’s incrementally happening all over again today, right out of the old Nazi or Soviet playbook.

    Interesting, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, whether it be a ‘forgery’ or not, really does hit the nail on the head in so many areas. It strikes me almost like a parody in National Lampoon magazine, but it’s funny and works perfectly only because it’s 100% true.

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  15. “A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God,” Ro. 2:28-29.

    Since Judaism went defunct in AD 70, EVERYone who claims to be a Jew ever since is of the Synagogue of Satan.

    See also 1 Thes. 2:14-15, “For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews, who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone.” When did this cease to be true? Ever read the Talmud?

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    • traildustfotm

      Akzed, I thank you for your contribution to the discussion. What you said is they way I have seen it, until I came across Romans 11:25-32, which states that at some point all Israel will be saved:

      I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written:

      “The deliverer will come from Zion;
      he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
      And this is my covenant with them
      when I take away their sins.”

      As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

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      • Jews are still awaiting a Messiah. Just not the Jews I know. (adding a little levity, hope folks here are not against jokes or freedom of speech)

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