To the editor:
A letter referred to the book, "The Synagogue of Satan," that deals with international banking and its alleged control over all politicians. Its title reveals the biased opinions on which it is based.
The synagogue of Satan is mentioned once in the Bible, in a message to Christians at Smyrna in Asia Minor. It refers to those who "Say they are Jews, but are not, but are of the Synagogue of Satan" (Rev. 2:9). There is no explanation about their identity but not all Jews are included.
That doesn't matter to people who believe that the Jews control the world and are to blame for everything.
Revelation is not about false Jews but has prophetic information about false "Christians." An example: "I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb but it spoke like a dragon." (Rev. 13:11). A lamb symbolizes Christ but the dragon is Satan. It seems to be Christian but is really Satanic.
Hitler and the Nazis classified entire groups as superior or inferior because of ancestry. The Aryan "master race" was considered to be the best but Jews were despised as "sub-human" (Untermenschen).
A recent version of this is the "seed of Satan" doctrine which claims that Jews are descended from Cain. (Jews actually have Judah, one of Jacob's twelve sons, as their ancestor). It gets even worse because of the belief that Cain was the son of Eve and Satan (not Adam).
Taken to its ultimate conclusion, that doctrine would have us believe (although not mentioned) that a Jew named Jesus was a son of Satan. No true Christian would ever believe that false concept.