Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn at
a prayer event on Capitol Hill.
Commenting on the decadence of Western civilization and the political turmoil in the Middle East, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn said "we're in end times" and this is clear because there has never been "a falling away" from faith and morality "to this degree." He added, "we're seeing things that even Sodom and Gomorrah didn't see."
"We're seeing things that are unprecedented," said Cahn, a New York Times best selling author, who stressed that the "falling away" does not just mean a turning away from God but a situation where man turns away from his own being and pursues that which is unnatural and contrary to reason and order.
“Apostasia, in Greek, doesn’t just mean a falling away from faith," said Cahn on the Sept. 29 edition of The Blaze, hosted by Glenn Beck. "It literally means a departure from the state of being."
"So here’s what it means," he said. "In the same day when you see culture falling away from the ways of God, you’re going to see departure from the state of being: Man departing from the state of manhood, women departing from the state of womanhood, marriage departing from the state of marriage, family from the state of family -- all these things we are watching."
"You want to know the reason why we're hearing all these things, why the news, the blending of gender, and all of these things?" said Cahn. "It goes right to the word that was hidden 2,000 years ago."
The White House is illuminated in
the colors of the gay rainbow. (AP)
Host Glenn Beck then interjected, “People have been looking for – because you believe we’re heading towards the literal apocalypse? – what do you say to people who say, ‘John, there’s been a falling away a million times’?"
Cahn first said, "we're in end times, yes," and then continued, "We’ve never seen a falling away to this degree. We’re seeing things that even Sodom and Gomorrah didn’t see. We’re seeing things that are unprecedented."
"On top of that, the key sign that was given that you’ll know, is that when you see Israel come back into the world – that’s it, never happened before – and for 2,000 years the church said, ‘not going to happen!’" remarked Cahn. But God said it would happen. Jesus said, I’m not coming until it does happen."
"So, 1948, back in the world," said the Messianic rabbi. "Then it says Jerusalem – 1967? It says the world will focus on Israel, there will be a controversy. We’re watching it.”
Rabbi Cahn is the founder of Hope of the World Ministries and he heads the Beth Israel worship center in Wayne, N.J. Some of Cahn's best selling books include The Harbinger, The Mystery of Shemitah, and The Book of Mysteries.