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The Synagogue of Satan

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“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie — behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.'”

Revelation 3:8-9


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  1. Hi Steven. My wife and I were in Philadelphia (southwestern Turkey) a few years ago and stood above the room to which people went to consult the oracle. First they would present an offering to the god, then their question would be brought to the oracle (a young and possibly drugged woman) and they would wait for the “divine” response. My friend, a professor of biblical studies, suggested that this arrangement might have something to do with the phrase “synagogue of satan” in Revelation 3.

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