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End-Times Author Claims That Senators and Members of Congress Are Seeking His Advice

In a recent appearance on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn (who is a popular figure among televangelists, even gaining the praise of conservative celebrities such as Glenn Beck), claimed that he had been contacted by multiple senators and members of Congress in regards to his book, “The Harbinger”.

The book purportedly lays bare a Biblical prophecy about America’s rise and fall hidden in the chronology of the country’s presidents. Not surprisingly, Barack Obama seems to bear much of the prophecy’s fulfillment.

In a pattern of rhetoric that’s becoming more common with politically-connected religious fundamentalists, Cahn argued that God made way for the September 11th attacks and the 2008 financial crisis as punishments for moral decay, saying that God “allowed the hedge of protection to be removed” on September 11th to act as “a wakeup call” to Americans because they are “driving God out of our government, our schools, out of our culture” and “promoting immorality.”

This line of rhetoric is reminiscent of Mike Huckabee’s comments in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shootings, in which he claimed that the secularization of America’s schools were responsible for God turning a blind eye to the horror.

Later in the broadcast, Cahn said,

“The Harbinger is reaching Capitol Hill and we have gotten word that about fifteen Senators and members of Congress are reading The Harbinger — they are reading the book.”

Cahn seemed to suggest that the senators and Congress members were seeking his advice on how to escape God’s judgment.

Cahn: “[A well-known member of Congress] called us up and said, ‘we’re reading this, we have to do something, America is in trouble, we have to pray, there has to be repentance.’ This person came to New York, we prayed at all the sites right here then we went to Washington and we prayed outside the Capitol and all those places, so there is a movement among believers on Capitol Hill.”

Cahn never mentioned who the member of Congress was, but he was scheduled to speak with Michelle Bachmann at the unofficial Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, where Bachmann was ultimately a no-show.

Video courtesy of Right Wing Watch.

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  1. Elmer Gantry

    February 2, 2013 at 4:55 am

    And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    — Matthew 6:5. King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

  2. georgiepie

    February 2, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Isaiah 9.10 “Woe to those who make unjust laws,
    to those who issue oppressive decrees,
    2 to deprive the poor of their rights
    and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
    making widows their prey
    and robbing the fatherless.
    3 What will you do on the day of reckoning,
    when disaster comes from afar?
    To whom will you run for help?
    Where will you leave your riches?
    4 Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives
    or fall among the slain.” I am currently reading this book “The Harbringer” as well. There is nothing mentioned in Isaiah of a Sycamore tree, only the vines, cedars and junipers.

  3. fred

    February 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    These guys want to control the US Nuclear weapons, Scary possible
    thought

  4. kfreed

    October 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    “End-Times Author Claims That Senators and Members of Congress Are Seeking His Advice”

    I don’t doubt it. Meet the Tea Party Caucus (Congress):

    “Join Your State and National Elected Leaders for an Historic Event at the State Capital.

    America’s right to trust in God is under attack. Your state and national elected leaders have declared April 6, 2011, as the Virginia Call to Prayer Day! You are invited to the State Capitol to stand with your elected officials: [VIDEO]:

    http://www.vachristian.org/Current-Events/Virginia-Call-to-Prayer-Day-has-Been-Declared-April-6-2011.html

    ————————————————-

    VIDEO: Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: http://www.ronpaul.tv/rand-paul/ted-cruz-and-rand-paul-blessed-by-dominionist-pastors-video.php

    ————————————————–

    Jeff Sharlet author: Review: Political Research Associates: “The Family: the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power”
    http://www.publiceye.org/magazine/v23n2/book_allin_the_family.html

  5. kfreed

    October 22, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    The end times cult proliferates throughout the military as well. Former Air Force JAG officer heads up an organization fighing for a return to a secular military:

    For those not yet aware:

    Militiary Religious Freedom Foundation:
    http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/

    SEE ALSO: ***These are your allies in the fight for preserving reason and separation of church and state:

    http://www.talk2action.org (search by topic)

    … associated researchers: Political Research Associates:
    http://www.politicalresearch.org/2014/07/02/mens-rights-conference-host-says-women-who-drink-dance-are-begging-for-rape/

    Americans United for Separation of Church & State: https://www.au.org/

    Center for Inquiry: http://www.centerforinquiry.net/

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