In an article entitled, "When Christians Engage in Blood Sport," on World Net Daily, Jan Markell, host of Understanding the Times Radio, stated:
Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew, is a 21st century John or Jeremiah but in the right sense! He is not some out-of-order “prophet.” He got stuck with unraveling a code given to him by God.1If this is true, that "the Harbinger is a 2,500 year old mystery that lies behind everything"2 that is happening in America, and that the mystery has only now been revealed to Jonathan Cahn, who has decided to announce it in the form of a novel, then Christians have only one option. We must find a glue stick, open to the back of our Bibles, and paste in The Harbinger.3 Unless you are prepared to do this, you cannot promote this book. Personally, I'd like to leave my Bible as it is, with Revelation 22:21 as the final word.
With that, I want to point the reader to an article written by pastor-teacher Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries entitled, "The Harbinger: Prophetic Fact or Fickle Fiction?" Silva pinpoints one of the biggest problems lying behind The Harbinger phenomenon:
This brings me to the critical issue I spoke of earlier: Is Jonathan Cahn trying to have his cake and eat it too? In other words, is TH really prophecy or is it fiction? He cannot have it both ways, which it appears to me he is trying to do. Allowing himself to be portrayed a prophet but leaving an escape hatch open by also claiming fiction.4Silva's article may be read in its entirety here.
1. Jan Markell, "When Christians Engage in Blood Sport," World Net Daily, 7 June 2012.
2. Jonathan Cahn makes this statement approximately 45 seconds in to his 26 June 2012 appearance on Glenn Beck TV.
3. At approximately the 18:35 mark of the 20 April 2012 Web Bonus episode of Understanding the Times, Cahn begins to describe the timeline of when he received a "second wave of revelation of these mysteries."
4. Ken Silva, "The Harbinger: Prophetic Fact or Fickle Fiction?" Apprising Ministries, 26 June 2012.
When God Abandons a Nation (sermon by John MacArthur)
The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction? (A review by David James of Prophecy Today)
Worldview Weekend, aired 22 June 2012
Worldview Weekend, aired 26 June 2012
The Harbinger (Gary Gilley)
The Harbinger: A Review and Commentary (Larry DeBruyn)