Revelation 2:9 & The Synagogue of Satan
Wow I can write blogs using my new cell phone! Awesome! I’m writing this in Evanston, far away from my laptop!!
I took a sick friend to his church today. Though I am Jewish, I thought it was relevant — about suffering and God. I was happy when the pastor gave a proper explanation of Rev 2:9. Rev 2:9 is often used by Christian Identity idiots to slander the Jewish people and equate us with Satan. (Strange, since we don’t believe there is a Satan but anyway.)
The FULL Text of Revelation 2:9
Rev 2:9 reads: “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
In fact, here is the ENTIRE letter to the Church of Smyrna in Rev 2:8-11:
8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Christian Identity Misinterpretation of Rev 2:9
In “christian” identity churches, Rev 2:9 is misquoted as saying that Jewish people are of the synagogue of Satan. They also labor under the delusion that Jewish people are wealthy bc they misquote this “but thou art rich”. Yeah, ok. Then why do I only know Jewish folks who are poor or middle class? (In fact, I know A LOT of broke ass Jews LOL!)
However, John is really talking about people who claim to love God but don’t. God is telling the church of Smyrna to have a relationship with God, NOT to hate Jews or be jealous of fantasy money. I believe that breaks one of the 10 commandments concerning coveting your neighbor’s belongings. I need to write a book exposing Christian Identity for the heresy that it is.
He also mentioned that our churches are misquoted and slandered by the culture, in reference to the Westboro cult. That is actually what CIs do, take Scripture and twist it for their own uses. I really hate CI and white nationalists. It’s all a load of crap. LOL you ever see what the people who claim to be part of the “master race” look like and how they live? unemployed, unambitious, tattoo covered, trailer dwelling wife beaters with missing teeth and no future. I feel sorry for their children, especially the girls. There are a handful that look like normal upstanding members of society, but inside are just as ugly. I also find it hysterical that a WN political cult called the NSM follows a self-proclaimed Satanist Chairman named Clifford Herrington but call the Jews they hate part of the synagogue of Satan. Weird. Yet more hypocrisy in the white nationalist movement. Though they are Satanists and satanic in nature. They hate good and roll around in the slop of evil.