Thursday, December 1, 2016


WND made false claims that Jonathan Cahn fits the ‘definition of a biblical prophet’

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World News Daily’s (WND) is continuing to promote the failed watchman Jonathan Cahn:
Cahn the ‘definition of a prophet’
From his father’s harrowing escape from Nazi Germany to his once-staunch atheism to his authorship of “The Harbinger” (which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 100 weeks despite virtually no secular media coverage), the question of just who Jonathan Cahn is has finally been answered.
He’s “America’s Prophet,” and his incredible life and work are featured in the new documentary “The Harbinger Man: The Jonathan Cahn Story.”
“After hearing his core message, one I heard and read before a thousand times, it suddenly had new meaning for me,” said Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND. “There’s timeliness to what Jonathan Cahn writes and preaches: either we take notice and turn from our wicked ways, or face the death of a once godly nation.
“He doesn’t like to be called a prophet, but if he is not a prophet for our time then I don’t know the definition of a prophet.” http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/cahn-the-definition-of-a-prophet/#DgZdhjgDlFyPZVjk.99
As a type of ‘prophet,’ Jonathan Cahn should be considered a false one.
I have long denounced his inaccuracies (see also Pat Robertson declared ‘Harbinger’ author as God’s prophet; is he right about 2015?). and The September ‘harbinger’ convergence?).
There are a few  to denounce here.
One is his so-called second of his nine harbingers call The Terrorist.  Jonathan Cahn argues that similar to the way that the kingdom of Israel was attacked by Assyrians, the United States was attacked by Al-Qaeda. Part of his rationale is that he claims that the Assyrians were a Semitic people, children of the Middle East as were the terrorists of 9/11.
There are several problems with that.  The Assyrians did not make an attack one day and then become repulsed for more than a decade afterwards.  Second, the Assyrians are not quite the Semitic people that Jonathan Cahn claims–for details about the Assyrians’ background, check out Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History.  And third, I do not believe that Jonathan Cahn understands Assyria’s role in prophecy (see Germany in Biblical Prophecy).
Let me add that Jonathan Cahn’s nine harbingers all have to do with the 9/11 attack, and were after-the-fact analyses/opinions, not really prophecies.
The second point, which I have referred to in the past, but want to update today has to do with his claimed Shemitah year.  Jonathan Cahn also was one who popularized the idea that the four blood moons of 2014 and 2015 had significant prophetic significance. Specifically related to September 2015, Jonathan Cahn promoted the idea of a global economic collapse with them and his claimed Shemitah.
Yet, WND attempted to claim that the financial markets were impacted  in the wake of the Shemitah when it had the headline Markets tumbling in Shemitah’s wake (see Dow Jones up in the ‘wake of the Shemitah’?). So, let’s look at this again.  The DOW Jones Industrial Average opening at the start of their claimed Shemitah year was 17,033.93 and the DOW Jones Industrial Average last close, which was on Friday was 17,084.49.   The DOW is UP now, not down, in the ‘wake of the Shemitah.’  The same day it posted the article, it posted when with the headlines  IT’S SUPERNATURAL! Learn the significance of the Shemitah cycle (see Dow Jones up in the ‘wake of the Shemitah’?).
What does any of that have to do with Jonathan Cahn?
Well WND has been selling his books for years.  And here is something that Jonathan Cahn said related to the last day of his claimed Shemitah year:
I can tell you now that if Almighty God continues His pattern of judgment on the USA, the financial collapse of the US dollar, will happen on Sunday, the 13th of September 2015. http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?73382-MARKET-CRASH-DATE-PREDICTED-In-line-with-Christine-Legarde-s–Luck-7s-..
So, Jonathan Cahn’s views on the Shemitah were wrong.
While Jonathan Cahn has correctly pointed out that the USA is moving further away from God, Jonathan Cahn was wrong about the Shemitah, aspects of his ‘harbingers,’ blood moons, and other points.  Notice his points related to the blood moons:
TETRAD
4 BLOOD MOONS
ELLUL 29
THIS SOLAR ECLIPSE IS WITHIN THE TRIBULATION TETRAD
The tribulation DID NOT begin with any of the four blood moons.
It is true that, short of national repentance, the USA is doomed. Some Catholics, some Protestants, some secularists, and most in the COGs realize this. The COG has cited 2 Chronicles 7:14 for decades and applied it to the USA (e.g. Armstrong HW. Modern Romans, 1975), and I have also warned for decades (see also Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel)– Jonathan Cahn is not unique in that way.
While Jonathan Cahn has some points right, he has several that are wrong.
Additionally, earlier this year, Jonathan Cahn also made a claim about the Temple:
“We know that end-time prophecy cannot be fulfilled without the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem,” Cahn, a Messianic Jewish rabbi in New Jersey, told WND. http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/holy-altar-constructed-for-third-jewish-temple/#Gs1xLRbW86qKo2Rk.99
His contentions that a temple must be rebuilt in this age are biblically wrong (see Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required?).
Sadly, WND is not the only place to call Jonathan Cahn a prophet. A while back, Pat Robertson said:
God…has ordained this young man as His prophet…Jonathan…
Is Jonathan Cahn God’s prophet as Pat Robertson stated?
No, he is not.  If Jonathan Cahn is a prophet, I would have to say that he is a false prophet.
Jonathan Cahn does not meet the New Testament criteria, plus his errors and misunderstanding of various matters disqualifiy him (to learn more about prophets, please see the article How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God and/or watch the video also titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God).
WND also called Jonathan Cahn a ‘watchman’ (see WND claims ‘Harbinger Man’ is a ‘watchman’), but he was most certainly not God’s watchman. However, God does use watchmen (see Go, Set a Watchman).
While I do NOT believe that Jonathan Cahn is a true Christian, I do believe that he is contributing to the fulfillment of prophecies like the following:
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. (2 Peter 2:1-3)
Jonathan Cahn needs to publicly repent before it is too late.  WND needs to stop promoting him.
Some items of related interest may include:
The ‘Harbinger’ and September 2015 Are you aware of many events that are to happen in 2015? These expected events include the end of military operation Jade Helm, a claimed end to a Shemitah year by Jonathan Cahn, Pope Francis speaking before US Congress, Pope Francis speaking before the United Nations, a planned UN proposal to recognize the State of Palestine, and the fourth of four ‘blood moons’ of 2014 & 2015.
Messianic Judaism Beliefs Differ from the Continuing Church of God Both groups keep the seventh-day Sabbath, but have important differences in doctrines and practices. Here is a link to a related sermon: Messianic Jewish Beliefs.
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people? Here are links to two sermon videos Germany in Bible Prophecy and The Rise of the Germanic Beast Power of Prophecy.
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
The Day of Atonement–Its Christian Significance The Jews call it Yom Kippur, Christians “The Day of Atonement.” Does it have any relevance for Christians today? What is the Jubilee? Is fasting healthy?
Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Por qué no se requiere un templo judío en Jerusalén? Here is a link to a sermon titled The Temple, Prophecy, and the Work.
Jade Helm, Captivity, and Prophecy Jade Helm 15 is scheduled by the US Army Special Operations Command to be held from July 15 – September 15, 2015. Some are concerned that this is a prelude to martial law and imprisonment of American political dissidents by the Obama Administration. Is there anything to this? Will the USA be one day taken captive? If so, by whom? What does the Bible teach about conspiracies like Jade Helm?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them. Here is a related article in the Spanish language ¿Por qué estar preocupado acerca de falsos y heréticos líderes?.
How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God There are many false prophets. How can Christians determine who is a true prophet? There is also a sermon-length video titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God. Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Cómo determinar si alguien es un verdadero profeta de Dios?



Dear Mr.  Joseph Farah,

Although I am generally an enthusiastic fan of your work, I must write to you today to strongly protest your propagation of an egregious lie.
Jonathan Cahn is a Christian minister, not a rabbi [“‘Harbinger’ rabbi: ‘Smile of heaven’ removed from America”] He professes a belief in and evangelizes for the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth. In professing his Christian faith, he denies the principles of Judaism. The faith systems are mutually exclusive. As a Christian minister he should be listened to; as a rabbi he is a patent fraud.
He is, of course, welcome to follow the dictates of his heart in matters of belief, as are we all. But you more than anyone should know that words matter. Addressing him as a “rabbi” is to conflate the tenets of Christianity with Judaism and insults both.
Jews and Christians have much in common, particularly in the arenas of Israel advocacy, public policy and good works. But Jews and Christians must differ in matters of theology – with candor, goodwill and respect – but differ nonetheless.
Legitimizing [Cahn] as a rabbi (and so-called “Messianic Judaism” in general) only serves to perpetuate the deeply held Jewish conviction that Christian Zionist Advocacy has, at its root, an ulterior, nefarious and evangelical agenda. Intellectual integrity demands a clarification.

Respectfully,
Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi