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Is The Harbinger a Dangerous Fiction or In Essence Non-Fiction for America’s Future!?

February 2, 2013

HarbingerAIs The Harbinger a Dangerous Fiction or In Essence Non-Fiction for America’s Future!?

My opinion, The Harbinger not unlike other dangerous fictions such as The Shack, Left Behind series, and others such as This Present Darkness book reviews linked here. It appears if you publish a book in Christian circles, “poof!” you are now an expert in eschatology, or spiritual warfare or… you name it! I believe The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn is just another in the pile of dung being heaped on Christians making merchandise of them soothing those itching ears rather than adhering to the Word of God.

Cahn argues that the verses in Isaiah 9:10-11 set a pattern for what America is seeing today even if it is, it does not justify the publication of this book along with its study book and DVD. Like Peretti’s This Present Darkness, Cahn blends in enough truth (90% according to him) into his work and to show in essence this is what we are seeing in America today.

Cahn says this among other things,

The Harbinger reveals that this is not just a feeling but a precise biblical phenomenon that lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the American economy, taking place literally before our eyes and holding the secret to our nation’s future.” (Cahn, p4 Harbinger Study Guide)

I must disagree in the strongest terms with Cahn what I see is his private interpretation supplanting and using scripture to sell his fiction or should we call it his ‘fictional nonfiction.’ This is part of why I see The Harbinger not only as dangerous but also heretical. There is much more to say but to any Bible believing Christian – beware! I do not recommend this book but I condemn it for the confusion it has caused and continues to cause. I also condemn the actions being taken legally against other Christians that have objectively sought to warn others of the dangerous teachings compared to the light of scriptures.

The Harbinger, going beyond what I see as badly twisting scriptures to make a buck off of believers, appears as just another tool of the kookier side of things promoting mysticism (blending dreams with reality). Seeing Cahn’s associations with Charisma Magazine (together with he is threatening the author David James with a lawsuit), his being welcomed by the TBN crowd including Benny Hinn, and others… you can tell a lot with the birds he is flying! Need more!?

If you want to know more details warning against the use of The Harbinger in matters of what the Bible teaches, I offer you several links below:

The Harbinger-A Matter of Critical Discernment http://www.thebereancall.org/content/harbinger-matter-critical-discernment

Is The Harbinger Fact or Fiction? http://apprising.org/2012/07/15/is-the-harbinger-fact-or-fiction/

The Harbinger A Review and Commentary http://herescope.blogspot.com/2012/06/harbinger.html

What’s Wrong with The Harbinger‘s “Ancient Mystery”? http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/2012/harbinger.htm

I hope this helps some of my readers and awakens others that because a book is popular does not mean it is good for a Christian!

John Beardsley – Truth With Snares
2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:

 

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Seth permalink
    February 3, 2013 5:43 pm

    This is an interesting article, but your criticism is presented solely on the basis of your opinions and a “birds of a feather” accusation. I might be willing to see things with your point of view (in regard to this book), but your grammatical errors and lack of references leaves me with no lasting understanding of this book’s validity. I don’t think you’ve achieved warning your readers unless they look to your opinions as authoritative. Please consider writing a new critique using citations, evidence, and scriptural basis. Last, guilt by association (and/or endorsement when applicable) is no way to determine the validity of one’s arguments, especially if scripture is the final authority. Christ was a friend to sinners and some in his inner circles weren’t the greatest examples of the Way. Even our early church fathers were able to walk united, though many deep theological differences existed. The question is, “does he teach Christ crucified, His atonement of sins, and that faith in Jesus is the sole means of salvation?” The second questions would be, “does he communicate the gravity of the missions endeavor?” Does he seek to make Christ known and to bring him glory?

    • February 6, 2013 6:28 pm

      Seth, well this is a blog and is opinion. However, I appreciate the comment and will work a bit more on the grammar side of things. As for documentation I did offer up 4 links to more on the book plus part 2 to the blog that went into more detail. So is it really guilt by association? No, I believe any objective person will see this for what it is with all of the marketing and etc. it is part of the whole picture. When you roll in it is some sort of “prophetic word” by Cahn as I demonstrate in part 2, why would he even need to deny the associations? It puts him squarely in their camp.

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