The Zohar & Kabbalistic Mysticism - Jonathan Cahn - By Berit Kjos
Beware of Jonathan Cahn!
By Berit Kjos
Below are notes and quotes, not an article. The information they contain provides valuable insights into Jonathan Cahn's mysterious theology. They may also help to explain some of the puzzles in his popular book, The Harbinger, with its guru-like ‘prophet’, so-called mysteries, and bewildering misapplication of Scripture.
On the video in the box below, Cahn quotes from the Zohar [the mystical rabbinical writings behind the Kabbala] and presents his view of Golgatha [Gulgalta]. Notice in that partial transcript that the "god" who is credited with salvation, redemption, spiritual light and life is merely a place or object -- a skull or Gulgalta -- not Jesus Christ our Lord! Apparently, the rabbis behind the Zohar have borrowed from the actual Bible but twisted God's Word into their own esoteric message. Please remember this warnings from God's true Word:
"You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it..." Deut. 4:2
Some say that the Zohar is to kabbalists what the Bible is to Christians. That's partly true! Much of the Zohar even sounds Christian to those who are not familiar with the Bible. But in reality, it presents a deceptive blend of distorted truth and kabbalistic occultism.
Quoting from the Zohar, Jonathan Cahn affirms that an amazing life-changing event did occur at Golgatha. But his teaching is a corruption of our Lord's redemptive work through the cross! It exalts a skull and a "thing" rather than our Savior and King!
"...have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11
Let's take a look at the video titled The Zohar Speaks: Gulgalta - The Cosmic Skull. [This video can now be found here. The original video was recently removed and replaced with a less controversial message. Please read Cahn's statements below from the original video expressing the twisted, Christ-less deceptions of Kabbalah.]
The speaker is Jonathan Cahn. Notice how he twists Biblical truth, approves of mystical symbolism, and praises the kabbalistic traditions that distort and ignore our actual Savior: [My comments are italicized within brackets]
"I found it in the mystical writings, Jewish writing of the Zohar.... The Zohar speaks, the rabbis are writing of the redemption of the worlds with Messiah's coming. They speak of life from the dead, they speak of the resurrection -- the redemption of the worlds.... [What "worlds"? Our Lord doesn't promise to redeem any 'worlds.' Instead He calls us to choose between this evil world and life with Him in His Kingdom. “My kingdom is not of this world," He tells us. Only those who trust and follow Him -- and who confess their [bondage to] sin -- can share in the joy of His redemption and eternal salvation!