An American Messianic Jewish minister, author, and novelist, Jonathan Cahn is best known for his debut novel The Harbinger and his prophetic claims about former U.S president Donald Trump. He is also the leader and founder of Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, New Jersey.
Cahn was born in New York State and raised in a Jewish family. He is the son of a holocaust refugee and converted to Christianity after a near-death experience. Reneta Armengol is the wife of Cahn, and the couple has three children together.
Cahn’s current estimated net worth as of 2020 stands at $50000.
Most widely known published works
Cahn’s debut novel The Harbinger was released in 2011. 2013 saw the release of his second novel, The Harbinger Companion: With Study Guide. The Mystery of the Shemitah was released in 2014. The Book of Mysteries was released in 2016, and The Paradigm in 2017 debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2019, Cahn published The Oracle: Jubilean Mysteries, and his latest book, The Harbinger II: The Return, was released in 2020.
Cahn also has a YouTube channel called hopeoftheworld.org which he uses to propagate his religious discourses.
Cahn’s latest teaching, The Messiah Teaching (from The Prime Identity) (Message 816), was posted on his Youtube channel on 24th November 2021. In it, Cahn preaches that we exist to glorify God and supplements his sermon with excerpts from the Bible.
Cahn is the head of the Beth Israel Worship Center congregation, located in Garfield, New Jersey, throughout the 1990s but moved to Wayne, New Jersey, in 2008. Its focus is “liturgy focuses on Jesus as savior”. Their arrival in Wayne is view with suspicion by local leaders of Judaism. This is because “Jewish clergy and leaders have condemned messianism as a cloak for Christian missionizing”. With the arrival of Cahn’s group, the YM-YWHA of North Jersey held a counter-missionary event. This event was with a group of Jews for Judaism. Cahn told reporters that “the congregation has no intention of ‘targeting’ the Jewish community. However, anybody is welcome at the center.”
The New York Times reported in 2019 that Cahn believes Trump’s rise to power was prophesied in the Bible. In The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times, he compares Trump to King Jehu, who led ancient Israel away from idolatry. Abortion, the pursuit of gay rights, and the perceived decline in the public role of religion were all signals for Cahn that the United States was taking the wrong path.