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Monday, April 07, 2014

The Harbinger

The Harbinger (which I have not read, and probably won't) has been getting a lot of attention lately. As I understand it, it is a book which says that the US should repent and turn to God, and also claims that there is prophecy relating to the current situation in the US.

There are plenty of Christian critics of The Harbinger, who agree with the repentance part. They disagree with the methodology, in particular the claim that the US has some sort of special covenant relationship with God, and that Isaiah 9:10 is about the US. Here's that verse, from the public domain World English Bible:
“The bricks have fallen,
but we will build with cut stone.
The sycamore fig trees have been cut down,
but we will put cedars in their place.”

As I understand it, the book claims that this is a prophecy about the fall of the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001.
 
Here are some such criticisms: http://www.thebereancall.org/content/harbinger-matter-critical-discernment

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=9653

http://www.biblicalintegrity.org/2012/04/26/harbinger-fact-fiction/

http://notasitlooks.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/the-harbinger-a-review/

Thanks for reading.


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