a master at correlating Old Testament passages to American events. He
writes, “America was founded after the pattern of ancient Israel.”
(221) America is falling the same way Israel did, he says. More
judgment will come unless we repent.
proves his ideas with some stunning correlations between America and
Israel. Most of them revolve around 9/11. New York has great
significance in the role it plays, from the initial relationship to
the current virus judgment. I am disappointed more of the information
was not documented (I had to look up much to make sure Cahn was
accurate). I am also a bit leery of all the correlations Cahn
projects. As a student of science and statistics, I know one can find
an amazing number of correlations with a specific date if one looks
this book is an important one in discussing the current state of
America and the possibilities for its immediate future.
I feel Cahn goes beyond the facts and makes broad assumptions. One
concerns Winthrop and the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in
1630. Winthrop declared a covenant with God when establishing that
colony. Cahn broadens this one colony establishment to the entire
American civilization. (108) He writes, “...we do know that
America's founders made a covenant with God, based on Israel's
covenant with God.” (108) Winthrop's covenant statement is
broadened to all the founders without supporting evidence. There were
several previous colonies founded, beginning with Jamestown in 1607.
I do not think one can expand one man's words about the founding of
one colony to the future of the entire nation. I know we want to
believe America was founded as a “Christian” nation but one
colony does not a nation make.
later appeals to George Washington's inaugural address, writing,
“America's first government committed and consecrated the nation's
future to God.” (231) Washington's actual words were, “...that
Almighty Being...whose providential aids can supply every human
defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and
happiness of the People of the United States, a Government...” (See 1 below) Washington asked God to consecrate, or bless, the
U. S. To me, that is not the same as dedicating the nation to God.
(232) And Cahn says where Washington made his dedication of the
nation is St. Paul's Chapel. (232) Not true. Washington's inaugural
speech was at Federal Hall (26 Wall Street) not St. Paul's (209
Broadway). Granted, Washington went to services there after his
speech but did not give his speech there.
brings up a thought provoking question. Because Winthrop made a
covenant statement, does that mean every American is involved?
Because one group of people projected the image of a god on the
Empire State Building, does that mean the entire city of New York is
under God's judgment?
Cahn doesn't give the whole story. The recent change in the abortion
law in New York is a case in point. Cahn writes, “...the law
legalized the killing of children up to the point of birth.” (191) He fails to notice the conditions required: danger to the
mother's life or health or the lack of viability of the child outside
the womb. I would rather such declarations by Cahn be more accurate.
another issue. Cahn says the peek of the seven day average for the
infection rate in New York was April 9 and April 10, exactly 50 years
to the day New York expanded the abortion law. (229) Actually, the
seven day rolling average peeked on April 8 at 5305, April 10 and April 11 rolling figures are 5205 and 5040, according to
NYC Health website. (See 2 below) Cahn's source is a newspaper article, not the
official state data source. This may be a small issue but Cahn makes
a big deal of the “exact date." It's not. While I verified many of
the correlations, it does make me wonder about the others I did not
take the time to check.
disagree with some of Cahn's information and conclusions, there is
still enough amazing information in this book that a skeptic like me
would recommend it. It is an important wake up call to the country to
repent. Will the future hold more judgment or restoration?
While this is the second book in a series, there is no need to read first one as the basic harbingers
revealed in that book are reviewed in this one. It should also be noted that this book is fiction.
rating: 4/5 stars.
Cahn is the author of several previous books and is known as a
prophetic voice of our times. He leads Hope of the World and Beth
Israel/the Jerusalem Center, his ministry base and worship center in
Wayne, New Jersey. He is a popular speaker and appears through out
America and the world. You can find out more at
(Charisma House), 304 pages.
1 (https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals/inaugtxt.html accessed 8/29/2020)
2 (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page, accessed 8/29/2020.)
I received a complimentary advanced reading copy of this book from the
publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I