Originally posted by CasiusIgnoranze
reply to post by Awen24
Wasn't it the Rothschilds/some powerful secret society who paved the way for Israel to be formed under the guises of 2 World Wars? A lot of American
companies did business with Hitler, not to forget most of the banking ones which got filthy rich after the wars.
Sounds like intentional fulfilment of Bible prophecy to me...which leads to the question - someone wrote these prophecies thousands of years ago to be
intentionally fulfilled later, but who?
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The prophecies written are much too specific to have been fulfilled either coincidentally or on purpose by a particular group, sect or agenda. It's
been estimated that between 27 and 36% of the Bible is prophecy (I say "estimated" because it depends on how you interpret things, and different
groups see different meaning behind some passages). Of that prophecy, the vast majority is in reference to the rejection and restoration of Israel,
and the return of Christ to rule from Jerusalem.
The creation of the State of Israel in 1948 isn't just a fulfilment of a single prophecy; it's the fulfilment of literally hundreds of them.
By way of an example, here's a link to one chapter of the Bible that talks about such things:
and here's a link to "10 prophecies fulfilled in 1948": www.watchmanbiblestudy.com...
As far as I'm aware, the Rosthchild involvement in the restoration of Israel occured largely prior to 1948. It's been written that Rosthchild
finances allowed for 12.5% of the current land Israel holds to be purchased prior to their Statehood (bought from Absentee Turkish Landlords), and
that land now contains 80% of the population of the State of Israel. So there's definitely some involvement there, and no doubt they had a vested
interest in seeing Israel restored (being Jewish themselves).
Whether that equates to intentional fulfilment of prophecy, or merely equates to a group of very rich and powerful Jews seeking to settle in their
ancestral homeland, is another question (Occam's Razor?)...
however, it doesn't change facts. Prophecy written 2500+ years prior to the events was fulfilled in ways that no man could engineer.
Anyway, that's all a little off topic. Fascinating, but off-topic.
Regarding the OP...
the "Synagogue of Satan" is discussed at length in a lot of biblical commentaries on Revelation. Who they are, in a specific sense, seems to have
been lost to us. The passages you quote refer to specific churches that existed in Asia Minor at the time that the apostle John wrote his
"Revelation of Jesus Christ" (late first century AD), but are also equally true in a prophetic sense. Many Christians interpret these "churches"
to be phases of the history of the church.
Whatever this group originally was, Revelation makes it clear that while they claimed to be Jews, their beliefs, works and practices were clearly not
in keeping with what the Sctripture teaches.
for some good commentary (at the bottom of the page).