Re: Koestler, Khazar, Kaput
#3. To: JoeSnuffy (#1)
Many white supremacists and "Christian Identity" groups (who give the truth about our Israelite origins, our Hebrew roots, a bad name) believe the Khazars are the Synagogue of Satan mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Synagogue of Satan?
"And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 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." (Rev. 2:8-9)
Such misguided souls fail to recognize the Book of Revelation is believed to have been written around 68 or 69, maybe even around the year of 95. The alleged conversion of the King of Khazaria didn't occur until 740 CE.
"The conversion of the LEADING KHAZARS to Judaism perhaps took place toward 740 C.E." (Jewish Encyclopedia)
"The most striking characteristic of the Khazars was the apparent adoption of Judaism BY THE KHAGAN AND THE GREATER PART OF THE RULING CLASS in about 740."
Yahshua wasn't referring to Khazars or any other ethnic group, but to "spiritual Jews" who are liars, professing Christians who have nothing in common with Him or true Christianity.
"The law is done away" - don't you believe it!