The Synagogue of Satan
Identifying the ancient and modern adversary
devoted to the destruction of Christianity
Larry Wishon, May 2020
If you have ever read the book of Revelation, you’ve probably come across the phrase “the synagogue of Satan.” We have heard of the church of Satan, but we don’t hear much about the synagogue of Satan. Do not confuse the two. One overtly worships Satan, the other worships him covertly.
The true Church of Jesus Christ would never knowingly give the church of Satan a place of influence. However, we have allowed the synagogue of Satan to have a rather prominent place. In some areas, it actually dictates parts of our theology.
Do you think it is possible for a true Christian to aid and support the synagogue of Satan? Would a Christian even know if they were? At the end of this study, you will know.
To the Church at Smyrna, Jesus said,
Rev. 2:9 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.(also Rev 3:9)
Those who blasphemously say they are Jews and are not, comprise what Jesus calls the synagogue of Satan. What is a synagogue? It is a gathering for the purpose of worship, prayer and study. If it is a synagogue of Satan, what is it? It is a gathering of men who worship, pray to and study the deep things of Satan(Rev. 2:24), the Adversary of God.
Who would say they are Jews, although they really are not? Before we can answer that, we need to understand the Biblical definition of “Jew.”
Definition of Jew
The term “Jew” as used in the NT is the Greek (Strongs, g2453), Ἰουδαῖος Ioudaios. This word means, Judaean, as in belonging to Judah. This word should be translated, Judean. It can signify tribal descent or it can refer to cultural affiliation. There are other uses of the term ‘Jew’ or ‘Jews’ in the NT, which we will see later.
The apostle Paul informs us in Romans,
Rom. 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
The true Judean is one whose heart has been circumcised. What does it mean to have a circumcised heart? The answer lies in the Law.
Before the Israelites went into the land of promise, Moses admonished them,
Deut. 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
To have a circumcised heart is to no longer be “stiffnecked,” but obedient to the voice and commandments of the Lord. Later, Moses instructs them that after they have returned from captivity, "The Lord thy God, will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live." [Deut. 30:6]
The circumcised heart is not just an obedient heart but a heart that wholly loves the Lord God.
Is not the natural Jew circumcised in his flesh as a sign of the Abrahamic covenant? Yes, but still it is strictly a sign in the flesh. It affects the heart in no way, therefore it is not counted as true circumcision(Rom. 2:28). According to apostolic teaching, it is only the Jew who is circumcised in the heart who is counted as a true Jew.
According to Paul, the natural unbelieving Jew’s circumcision is reckoned as mutilation (concision). In Phil. 3:2-3, he says,
2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
The believers in Christ are counted as the true circumcision. Those who are truly circumcised,
- 1) worship God in the Spirit,
- 2) Rejoice in Christ Jesus and,
- 3) Have no confidence in the flesh.
Those who trust in the circumcision of their flesh, Paul characterizes as dogs (unclean), evil workers, and mutilators of their flesh. They do not worship God in spirit and truth, nor do they rejoice in Christ Jesus, and finally they place all their confidence in their flesh (their works and identity in the flesh).
This is why Jesus calls out those who “say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie.” By Jesus’ own estimation, those who claim to be Jews based solely on their physical descent from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are not true Jews, due to their lack of true circumcision, which is of the heart, not the flesh.
According to New Testament teaching, one is not counted a Jew just because of a genetic connection to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To be counted a true Jew, they must also be circumcised of heart. This does not mean when a gentile becomes a believer in Christ, he becomes a true or spiritual Jew. In Scriptural terms, there is no such thing as a “spiritual Jew.” This is never the teaching of the NT. Remember what the apostle Paul said in Galatians 3,
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
In Christ, there is no Jew or Greek/Gentile, male or female, free or bond. Those who claim the name of Jesus and yet still boast in their claimed Jewish descent are deluding themselves and ignoring apostolic teaching.
Paul was what could be called “a Jew’s Jew.” He reminds the Philippians,
3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Paul was well advanced in the Jew’s religion, i.e., Pharisaism (Gal. 1:13-14). However, he was willing to count as dung all his Jewish advantages in order to gain Christ.
All this is to distinguish between those who claim to be Jews, strictly by their natural genetic connection, and those who have been circumcised of heart. The real Jew is one who is a follower of Christ Jesus.
Who are these who say they are Jews and are not? They can only be those who have a claim to a Jewishness, but do not fit the NT qualification of a circumcised heart. These can only be those Pharisaic Jews who stood in opposition to Jesus and His Community of Disciples at every turn. According to our opening text, the ones who say they are Jews but are not, are the synagogue of Satan. Knowing that Satan means accuser or adversary, then they will do the work of Satan, their spiritual father.
Speaking to the Pharisees, Jesus said,
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [John 8:44]
Jesus admitted that these Pharisees were physically descended from Abraham (John 8:37), but spiritually, they were not of the faith of Abraham, but of the seed of Satan. Later, Jesus makes this even clearer.
In Matthew 23:33, He said to these Pharisees,
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”
generation - g1081. γέννημα gennēma; from 1080; offspring; by analogy, produce (literally or figuratively): — fruit, generation, brood.
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According to the witness of Jesus, the Pharisees were viewed as having Satan as their spiritual father. Jesus stated that the deeds of their father they would do, which was being a murderer and a liar.
1 Thess. 2
14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
In many instances in the New Testament, especially in the latter part of the Gospel of John, the term “the Jews” refers to the leadership of the people, as it does in this instance. This leadership would constitute the Pharisees, Sadducees, or we could just call it the Sanhedrin Council. We also see that according to Mark 7:3, all Jews/Judeans followed the doctrine and practice of the Pharisees.
These ‘Jews’ killed the Lord Jesus, their own prophets and persecuted the apostles. In so doing they please not God and are “contrary to all men.”
Contrary to all men - they are antagonistic, hostile to all men. They are contrary to all men, in that they forbid them from entering the Kingdom of God and His Christ.
1Thess. 2:16 “Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved”
Just two verses later in 1 Thess. 2:18, Paul is speaking about trying to come to them "once and again", but "Satan hindered us." He just noted that the Jews were "forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles," then he says, "Satan hindered us." Who hindered Paul from coming to the Thessalonians? Satan did through his children, the Pharisaic Jews.
Matt. 23:13 “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”
The Pharisaic Jews forbade the apostles to preach the gospel to the Gentiles. They sought to hinder the gospel or kill the apostles every chance they could(Acts 4:14-18; 12:1-3; 13:45,50; 14:2,19; 17:5-8,13; 18:5-6; 19:12-13; 20:3,19; 21:11,27; 23:12; 25:7). The Council, desiring to halt the spread of the gospel, decreed,
Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
After the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple in AD 70, there was only one sect of Judaism left standing, Pharisaism. The Judaica Encyclopedia informs us,
With the destruction of the Temple (70 A.D.) the Sadducees disappeared altogether, leaving the regulation of all Jewish affairs in the hands of the Pharisees. Henceforth, Jewish life was regulated by the Pharisees; the whole history of Judaism was reconstructed from the Pharisaic point of view, and a new aspect was given to the Sanhedrin of the past. A new chain of tradition supplanted the older priestly tradition (Abot 1:1). Pharisaism shaped the character of Judaism and the life and thought of the Jew for all the future. (Judaica Encyclopedia, 1905)
Again, it states,
The Jewish religion as it is today traces its descent, without a break, through all the centuries, from the Pharisees. Their leading ideas and methods found expression in a literature of enormous extent, of which a very great deal is still in existence. The Talmud is the largest and most important single piece of that literature ... and the study of it is essential for any real understanding of Pharisaism. (Jewish Encyclopedia, 1943)
Louis Finkelstein, a Talmudic scholar and leader of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, said this concerning Pharisaism being the foundation of today’s Rabbinic Judaism.
“The spread of a modified Pharisaism to the ends of the earth has fortunately not prevented the endurance throughout the centuries of the unchanged faith, in Rabbinic Judaism. Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered.”
(Louis Finkelstein, The Pharisees, the sociological background of their faith, xx-xxi, 1938)[emphasis added]
Mr. Finkelstein states that the “spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered” in today’s Judaism. Modern rabbis are following the same traditions as those Pharisees of Jesus’ day. These early oral traditions were set down in writing about AD 500, and are known as the Talmud.
The Jewish historian Josephus, says this concerning the Pharisees,
What I would now explain is this, that the Pharisees have delivered to the people a great many observances by succession from their fathers, which are not written in the laws of Moses; (Antiquities 13.10.6)
It is admitted “a great many” of the observances of the Pharisees, and hence modern Judaism, are not taken from the Written Word of God, but come from their own traditions. This should make it clear that the Old Testament is not the focus of modern Judaism’s faith. It is the traditions of the rabbis as found in the Talmud. The Talmud is Judaism’s holiest book, not the Old Covenant writings.
“The Pharisees are important for two reasons. First, the Gospels portray them as one of the principle opposition groups to Jesus. Second, Judaism as we know it generally traces its roots back to the Pharisees.”
(Rabbi Jacob Neusner, Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity, Philadelphia: Fortress Press 1984, p.45)
The Holy Book of the Synagogue of Satan
The Talmud is the oral traditions of the ancient Pharisees, in written form.
“The major repositories of the Oral Torah are the Mishnah, compiled between 200–220 CE by Rabbi Yehudah haNasi, and the Gemara, a series of running commentaries and debates concerning the Mishnah, which together are the Talmud, the preeminent text of Rabbinic Judaism. In fact, two "versions" of the Talmud exist: one produced in Jerusalem c. 300–350 CE (the Jerusalem Talmud), and second, more extensive Talmud compiled in Babylonia and published c. 450–500 CE (the Babylonian Talmud)." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_Torah]
In the gospels, this oral rabbinic transmission is referred to as the “tradition of the elders.” This tradition is claimed by the rabbis to have been handed down by God to Moses in oral form. It was considered the Oral Torah, operating along side the Written Torah. This is why the Talmud is also referred to as Torah. Do not think when a Jew or rabbi refers to the Torah, they are talking about the written law. They are likely referring to the Talmud. Unless they specifically say Tanakh, they are referring to the Talmud as the Torah.
Jesus said that this oral tradition made the Word of God, the written Torah, of “none effect” (Mark 7:13). How can God give two sets of law (torah), which nullify each other? He wouldn’t and didn’t. The truth is, the Jews brought this oral tradition with them when they came out of Babylonian captivity. This tradition is grounded in Babylonian lore, superstition and occultism. It is a tradition based upon pagan Babylonian practice.
“Talmudic texts can be minefields of deception and pits of derangement and bogus reasoning, as befits those who would replace the Bible with their own authority. Most of the laws of the religion of Judaism have no Biblical warrant; they contradict and nullify the word of God.”
“Everything about Judaism is either a distortion or a falsification of the Old Testament because Judaism is based on a man-made tradition that voids the Old Testament by means of a series of dispensations and loopholes.”
“With the rejection of their Messiah and the commitment of the formerly oral traditions to writing, these Israelites completely abandoned themselves to a perversion which had once been only a persistent underground stream polluting Israel, but after Christ's crucifixion, emerged as the main ideology of those who refused to accept Jesus as their savior.” [Michael Hoffman, Strange gods of Judaism, p.9]
From the descriptions above, it seems that Judaism is based upon what was spoken by the serpent in the garden, “Yea, hath God said?”
Many falsely assume that modern Pharisaic Judaism’s holy book is what we know as the Old Testament. As just stated, that is completely false.
“This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christians - that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression. Judaism is not the religion of the Bible.”
[Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser, Judaism and the Christian Predicament, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967, p.59, 159]
It has been the gem of Judaic brainwashing of Christians, to say that Judaism believes in the OT and worships the Father, while Christians believe in the NT and Jesus as the Messiah. Christians have been taught to be good little parrots, repeating the mantra that the only real difference between Judaism and Christianity is that Judaism worships the Father, they just don’t believe in Jesus the Son. Do you know how big of a lie this is?
The Jews worship the Father, they just don’t believe in Jesus
For any Christian who has a familiarity with the Bible, they know it is an absolute lie to say that the Jews worship the Father, but not the Son.
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
If they knew the Father, then they should have known and recognized the Son. But, “ye neither know me, nor my Father.”
1 John 2:22-23
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Those who deny the Father and the Son is Antichrist. If it is believed that the Jews believe in the Father, but not the Son, then by Biblical definition, they are Antichrist. They were antichrist in the days of John and they are in our day.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
If you believe not the Son, you shall not see/experience Life and the wrath of God remains. I didn't say it, He did.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
If you honor not the Son, you do not honor the Father.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
Everyone who has learned from and heard the Father, comes to the Son.
John 8:42, 54-55
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: 55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
30 I and my Father are one.
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
It should be evident from the weight of Scriptural witness, that there is no such thing as loving and worshipping God as Father without loving and worshipping His Son, Jesus Christ. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE! So if the Pharisaic Rabbinic Jews do not worship the Father, who do they worship? Remember, we are examining the synagogue of Satan. This should give you a very strong clue.
What God does the Talmud Reveal?
Herman Wouk, said of the Jews’ most holy book,
The Talmud recaptures a long golden age of intelligence and insight, it is to this day the circulating heart's blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs or ceremonies we observe-whether we are orthodox, Conservative, Reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalists-we follow the Talmud. It is our common Law.
[Wouk Herman, "This is My God", Dell Publishing, New York. 1959, p. 162.]
The Talmud is considered the common law among Jews of all flavors. If you practise any form of Judaism, the Talmud is your holy book, according to Mr. Wouk.
Britain’s Jewish Chronicle of March 26, 1993 states that in religious school (yeshiva), students are “devoted to the Talmud to the exclusion of everything else.” [Hoffman. Judaism Discovered, p. 4195, Kindle ed.]
The exclusion of everything else includes the Bible. The only Bible text they might get is if it is referenced in their Talmud.
Rabbi Finklestein writes,
The Talmud derives its authority from the position held by the ancient academies. (i.e. Pharisee) The teachers of those academies, both of Babylonia and of Palestine were considered the rightful successors of the older Sanhedrin . . . At the present time, the Jewish people have no living central authority comparable in status to the ancient Sanhedrins or the later academies. Therefore, any decision regarding the Jewish religion must be based on the Talmud as the final resumé of the teaching of those authorities when they existed.
[The Jews — Their History, Culture, and Religion , Vol. 4, p. 1332, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1949].
When Judaism needs to find an answer, it has no where else to go but to the Talmud. They never considered the Holy Bible as a source for their answers. So much for the erroneous idea of them being "people of the book." Unless that book is the Talmud
Rabbi Laura Geller of the Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, said this,
“Jews don’t read the Bible literally. We read it through the lens of generations of interpretations and acknowledge the evolution of human understanding of God. The Talmudic image of God is vastly different from the image of God presented in the Bible.” [https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-laura-geller/acts-of-god-a-jewish-pers_b_842215.html]
Notice the phrase, “the lens of generations of interpretations.” This is a reference to the Talmud. Today’s Jews only read or interpret the Bible through the lens of the Talmud. Hence, their understanding and knowledge is formed and dominated by the Talmud.
Rabbi Geller admits the god of Pharisaic Judaism is “vastly different” than the God of the Bible. How ‘vastly different’ is the image of God in the Talmud from the God presented in the Bible?
What the god of the Talmud teaches and allows of its followers
Sex with children
"When a grown up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is less than this — that is, less than three years old — it is as if one puts the finger into the eye — tears come to the eye again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years." [Kethuboth 11b of the Talmud]
Notice it says, "when a grown up man has intercourse with a little girl," as though it is expected that he will. It is not "if" he does but "when" he does.
No one asks the little girl if she thought it was nothing. This could be called a synagogue of pedophiles. But wait, there's more.
“Our Rabbis taught: In the case of a male child, a young one is not regarded as on a par with an old one; but a young beast is treated as an old one. What is meant by this? — Rab said: Pederasty with a child below nine years of age is not deemed as pederasty with a child above that. Samuel said: Pederasty with a child below three years is not treated as with a child above that. What is the basis of their dispute? — Rab maintains that only he who is able to engage in sexual intercourse, may, as the passive subject of pederasty throw guilt [upon the active offender]; whilst he who is unable to engage in sexual intercourse cannot be a passive subject of pederasty [in that respect].” [Sanhedrin 54b, Talmud]
Pederasty is defined as, sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor. Notice there is no guilt upon the adult male, if the other is unable to engage in sexual intercourse. This means when the minor is unable to attain a penile erection sufficient for penetration. There is no significant difference between Pederasty and Pedophilia. They both mean “child love.” This lack of guilt for the adult male is covered if the male child is less than nine years old and a day, or the female child is less than three years old and a day.
This is the type of relationship activity that the Talmud and its god allows to engage in. Does this sound like the God found in the Bible? The god of the Talmud appears to encourage pedophilia. Do you still think they worship the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ?
Death for disobeying Rabbis
My son, be more careful in [the observance of] the words of the Scribes than in the words of the Torah, for in the laws of the Torah there are positive and negative precepts; but, as to the laws of the Scribes, whoever transgresses any of the enactments of the Scribes incurs the penalty of death. [Eiruvin 21b, Talmud]
As part of their control of those in their community, it is a stated matter of life and death for anyone to transgress the commandments of the rabbis/scribes. This is all part of the fear factor of the community. The NT gives several examples where people were afraid to speak openly in favor of Jesus, “for fear of the Jews.” Whether this was a life threatening fear or simply fear of excommunication.
For anyone who knows, this is standard practice for cults. This is how they keep their mental slaves in line and under their thumb, the fear of the loss of belonging.
The rabbi is the representation of the Divine on earth.
The rabbi constituted the projection of the divine on earth. Honor was due him more than to the scroll of the Torah, for through his learning and logic he might alter the very content of Mosaic revelation. He was Torah, not merely because he lived by it, but because at his best he constituted as compelling an embodiment of the heavenly model as did a Torah scroll itself. [Neusner, Jacob. The Phenomenon of the Rabbi in Late Antiquity. 1970, p.3]
Judaism's rabbi has adopted for himself the claim of being the divine word on earth. This sounds very much like the rabbi seeks to usurp the place of the True Word of God, Jesus Christ. He was the Word from before the beginning of creation and through Him all things that were created, were created by Him, through Him and for Him. For any rabbi to make such a claim as they do here, proves he is antichrist.
Talmud’s Witness of Jesus
According to the Talmud,
1) He and his disciples practiced sorcery and black magic, led Jews astray into idolatry, and were sponsored by foreign, gentile powers for the purpose of subverting Jewish worship(Sanhedrin 43a).
2) He was sexually immoral, worshipped statues of stone (a brick is mentioned), was cut off from the Jewish people for his wickedness, and refused to repent (Sanhedrin 107b; Sotah 47a).
3) He learned witchcraft in Egypt and, to perform miracles, used procedures that involved cutting his flesh — which is also explicitly banned in the Bible (Shabbos 104b).
[www.noahide.com/yeshu.htm, June 12, 2000]
Jesus appears in the Talmud under the name of Balaam, who caused Israel to go astray through idolatry. Under the name of "Balaam" the most lewd Talmudic passages concerning Jesus appear. Proof that Jesus is called "Balaam" is found in the Jewish Encyclopedia (under "Balaam") which, after enumerating His alleged loathsome qualities, states: "Hence … the pseudonym 'Balaam' given to Jesus in Sanhedrin 106b and Gittin 57a."
In the same article, we are told that the Talmud likens the Gospel Christians and Christ to Baal sex-worshippers because of whose abominations 24,000 Israelites died of plague at the time of Balaam. (Numbers 25:1-9) (Dilling. p12)
In a footnote on the Balaam passage in Sanhedrin 106b, it states, "Balaam is frequently used in the Talmud as a type for Jesus." The mother of Jesus is identified, the four deaths enumerated, "and … all the Balaam passages are anti-Christian in tendency, Balaam being used as an alias for Jesus, Phinehas the Robber is thus taken to represent Pontius Pilate, and the Chronicle of Balaam probably to denote a Gospel.”
Jesus punished in Hell
2 He then went and raised by incantations the sinners of Israel.3 He asked them: Who is in repute in the other world? They replied: Israel. What about joining them? They replied: Seek their welfare, seek not their harm. Whoever touches them touches the apple of his eye. He said: What is your punishment? They replied: With boiling hot excrement, since a Master has said: Whoever mocks at the words of the Sages is punished with boiling hot excrement. (Gittin 57a, Talmud)
Notice footnote 3. See screenshot of footnote below.
The phrase “sinners of Israel” refers to Jesus. Although sinners is plural, they obviously think of Jesus as the chief of the sinners of Israel. According to the Talmud, His punishment for mocking the words of the Sages is to boil in hot excrement (feces).
Collective Body of Jews are God
Being the chosen people of G-d means that, as Jews, there resides within each of us a perfect kelim or vessel containing G-d's divine essence, symbolized by יוֹד, the letter Yod, so that a small part of G-d abides within each and every Jew who collectively, as the nation of Israel, forms the divine essence that is G-d. [ourjewishagenda.weebly.com/tenets.html]
If you read the above carefully, something quite shocking comes to light. It is said that in each Jew is found a “perfect kelim,” or vessel containing God’s divine essence, i.e., a small part of God. The collective body of Jewry forms “the divine essence that is God.” This means they believe that Jews as a collective people are the divine essence of God. Followers of the Talmud are a self-worshipping people. Do you doubt this? Hear it from their own lips.
Since the Jews are the highest and most cultured people on earth, the Jews have a right to subordinate to themselves the rest of mankind and to be the masters over the whole earth. Judaism is communism, internationalism, the universal brotherhood of man, the emancipation of the working class and the human society. It is with these spiritual weapons that the Jews will conquer the world and the human race.
[Rabbi Harry Waton, A Program For Jews and Humanity. 1939, pp. 99-100]
This statement from Rabbi Waton makes it plain, that they believe they alone are fit and have the right to rule the world. It is their place to lord it over the rest of humanity. If you have eyes to see, you can easily see they are busy about this program of dominance.
“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel. Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created.” [Weekly Saturday night sermon in October 2010]
–Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, head of Shas Council of Torah Sages during a sermon delivered Oct. 2010 in Jerusalem.
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Effendi is a word meaning, “Lord, Master.” So they will sit as Masters of the world while the goyim(Gentiles) work their fields and make money for them. This is the only purpose for which Gentiles serve in their mind. Not only do the Jews see themselves collectively as God and meant to rule the world, but they are also their own Messiah.
Abaye stated: We have a tradition that Babel50 will not witness the sufferings51 [that will precede the coming] of the Messiah.52[Ketuboth, 111a]
The footnote 52 states, "These are the ‘throes of mother Zion which is in labor to bring forth the Messiah — without metaphor, the Jewish people.’"
The Jews, without the use of metaphor, is the Messiah. They are their own God and their own Deliverer.
Feminine Aspect of God, Shechinah
In Judaism, the feminine aspect of God is worshipped in goddess form called, Shechinah. This Shechinah is taught in the occult area of Talmud known as Kabbalah. Kabbalah’s instruction book is called the Zohar. The word Shechinah is not found in the Bible. It is a hideous thing for this idolatrous name to come from the lips of a Christian, or use it to refer to God's Holy Spirit or God's true glory, Jesus Christ. It is strictly a rabbinic creation.
And the imagery of the Shechinah is, unabashedly, goddess-imagery: She is the Earth mating with the sky through the conduits of rain, She is the spirit in the trees, She is the ever-renewing cyclical flow of natural times and seasons. [https://learnkabbalah.com/shechinah-the-divine-feminine/]
The Zohar, for example, understands even the despised idolatries of Ancient Canaan as merely imprecise in terminology. Asherah-worship, for example, is basically worship of the Shechinah — only with the mistaken notion that Asherah is really a separate being. Indeed, in one of the most shocking passages in the Zohar (brought to my attention by Rabbi Jill Hammer), Asherah is even a future name of Shechinah herself.(ibid)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary says this about Asherah:
The name of a Phoenician goddess, or rather of the idol itself (Authorized Version "grove"). Asherah is closely connected with ASHTORETH and her worship, ( Judges 3:7 ) comp. Judg 2:3; 6:25; 1Kin 18:19 Ashtoreth being, perhaps, the proper name of the goddess, whilst Asherah is the name of her image or symbol, which was of wood. See ( Judges 6:25-30 ; 2 Kings 23:14 )
The Babylonian name for Asherah is Ishtar (Easter). The ISBE says this, "The chief seat of the worship of Ishtar in Babylonia was Erech, where prostitution was practiced in her name, and she was served with immoral rites by bands of men and women."
The rabbinics worship their god through a female fertility goddess figure also known as the “Queen of Heaven,” (see Jeremiah 7:18 & 44:17-19, 25).
No Fellowship With Darkness
2 Corinthians 6
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Judeo-Christian tradition is an oxymoron and a lie
"It is most interesting, indeed, that rabbis as well as Jewish scholars such as Mamlak and White agree with orthodox, historical Christianity that 'Judeo-Christian' is a contradiction in terms, even though that truth is yet to be discovered by contemporary evangelical and fundamentalist Christians.” [Ginn, Gordon. The Final Apostasy, np. 1993]
What is typically meant by the phrase “Judeo-Christian” is the commonly held beliefs in Judaism and Christianity. The problem with this phrase is there is little to nothing that is common between the two faiths. Each of these have a different holy book, a different God, and a different world view. Christianity has as much in common with Judaism as it does Islam. This is more obvious to those on the Judaic side, than the Christian side. It is only Christianity which holds to this tenet of Judeo-Christian. Judaism is under no such delusion.
Joshua Jehouda, a prominent French Jewish leader, stated that the idea of a Judeo-Christian culture,
“Links in one breath two ideas which are completely irreconcileable(sic), it seeks to demonstrate that there is no difference between day and night or hot and cold or black and white, and thus introduces a fatal element of confusion to a basis on which some, nevertheless, are endeavouring to construct a civilisation(sic).”
[l'Antisemitisme Miroir du Monde. 1958, p. 136].
The conceptual idea of a Judeo-Christian culture took solid root after WW2, specifically after 1948 with the formation of the zionist state of Israel in the land of the Palestinians. This was done to give greater support by the West to its zionist state.
This Judeo-Christian idea is more Judeo than Christian. You will find Christianity much more influenced by the Judaism described above, than the other way around. The Church has been infused with Judaism, to the point that it dominates some areas of Christian thought.
It is quite clear that many Christians have been successfully Judaized by the synagogue of Satan. At every turn it is Christians who are forwarding the goals of Judaism. Some Christians are working for and financing Antichrist.
“I am devoting my lecture in this seminar to a discussion of the possibility that we are now entering a Jewish century, a time when the spirit of the community, the non-ideological blend of the emotional and rational and the resistance to categories and forms will emerge through the forces of anti-nationalism to provide us with a new kind of society. I call this process the Judaization of Christianity because Christianity will be the vehicle through which this society becomes Jewish.” [Rabbi Martin Siegel, New York Magazine, p. 32, January 18, 1972]
Rabbi Siegel makes the observation that Judaism will Judaize society through Christianity. How can this be? Because many Christians are already carrying about the doctrines of the synagogue of Satan in their heart. One of the most blatant doctrines of this “Judaization” is Dispensational Eschatology. This end time teaching naturally promotes the sickest of the Judaizing tenets found in the Church, Zionism. The main source of this synagogue of Satan doctrine is the Scofield Reference Bible. The Judaizers have their own Bible in order to deceive the gullible goy Christians.
If you think of yourself as a New Testament believer, this means that for you the New Testament is your ultimate authority. This means that the words of Jesus and His apostolic writers carry more weight of authority than the words of the rabbis and scribes. It also means that you accept the interpretation of the OT by the NT, where it speaks. You cannot hold an opinion at odds with the NT interpretation, and still be considered a NT believer. The weight of the evidence presented herein cannot be set aside.
Jesus gave no preference to those who trusted in their flesh. He made it very clear that having a physical connection to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob gave no advantage. Whether one is circumcised in the flesh or not, it carried no benefit. The only thing that made progress in God’s eyes is a new creation in Christ, i.e., those who constituted the Israel of God [Gal. 6:16].
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.(Gal.6:15)
The circumcision that God validates is the circumcision of the heart. The one who is circumcised of heart has an obedient heart and loves the Lord their God with all their mind, soul and strength. The circumcised heart obeys and loves the Lord Jesus.
The holy book of the synagogue of Satan is not the Bible, but is the written rabbinic traditions known as the Talmud. The Talmud is a most despicable book which blasphemes the Lord Jesus, His mother and glorifies among many other things murder of Gentiles, sex with minor children, the worship of pagan fertility goddess and the worship of Jewish flesh.
What fellowship can the Light of Christ have with the satanic darkness of the synagogue of Satan? None. Many Christians have been duped into believing that one of the most Christian things they can do is to support the Jews in their efforts of creating their zionist kingdom. However, these unsuspecting Christians are working for and financing the Antichrist kingdom. The synagogue of Satan is another name for the kingdom of Antichrist, due to the fact that they deny that Jesus is the Christ and they deny the Father and the Son (1 John 2:22-23).
As Paul admonishes us,
2 Cor. 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
We must identify that which is true New Testament teaching from that which has infiltrated our thinking under the guise of Jewish, Messianic or Dispensational. The roots of modern Judaism is Pharisaism. The Pharisees brought their traditions with them out of Babylon. Their holy book is called the Babylonian Talmud, because it was compiled in Babylon. As the Lord warned His people before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, so He warns us now,
Rev. 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
We are admonished to “come out from among them,” i.e., come out from Babylon. We can no longer give place to works of darkness in our midst. When we support their Talmudic or Zionistic agenda, we are dropping offerings into Satan's collection plate. We cannot seek to aid them in building their Satanic/Masonic temple in Jerusalem. If your eschatology requires a rebuilt temple, then you need to change your eschatology. This idea of a rebuilt temple is an absolute abomination to God and spits in the face of the Lamb of God. No true Christian should be found giving comfort and aid to the enemy. That is called treason.
For anyone who professes a love for the Jews, the most loving thing to do for them is to pray that the Lord by His Spirit will grant them repentance from their sins and giving them a faith in Jesus as Lord and Christ. They are branches broken off from God’s Olive Tree through unbelief. Through repentance and faith they may be grafted back in, so that they may enjoy the fulness of the promises that God made to the fathers, which can only be found and enjoyed in Christ Jesus.