by Bill Perkins
Be careful, it's not a documentary, but rather, total fiction. And in his fiction, Cahn takes several scriptures totally out of context. And if you're not careful, this book can really screw up your theology. Here are some examples-
Cahn says Isaiah refers to America rebuilding theWorld Trade Towers in this verse:
Cahn says that the first "harbinger" was Sept 11, 2001. But of course this was not the first time America's defenses have been breached. In the War of 1812 the British attacked America. They captured, occupied and burned Washington D.C.-- to the ground!
Cahn claims, among other things just as absurd, that 9/11 was secretly hidden in the Bible. This thinking is rooted in the horrible "Replacement Theology" doctrine. It claims America (or the Church) has inherited the blessings intended for Israel after she rejected the Messiah.
But a simple read of Romans 9,10 and 11 refutes that notion. God is NOT finished with Israel. In a nutshell, it clearly says God is NOT finished with the Jews.
And a few verses later the Bible says:
Israel is still in God's future plans. The Church did not inherit Israel's blessings. America did not inherit Israel's blessings. Anyone saying otherwise is a false prophet.
But Cahn's attempt to somehow link America with 2Chron 7:14 takes the cake. (BTW- Cahn is not the only Bible teacher to incorrectly apply this verse to America.)
It would also suggest that the sins of Christians are not once and for all forgiven, but rather that Christians would have to continually humble themselves, pray, seek His face and stop sinning in order to be, or remain, forgiven.[i.e. a "works" doctrine]
Bill Perkins is the founder and Executive Director of Compass International, Inc.
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