I’ve heard Christians say they wished they could live in biblical times. Well, guess what? We are now living in times the Bible calls “the end of the age” (Dan. 12:13; Matt. 24:3, 28:20). Christians in the early church faced persecution under the pagan Roman Empire, and today, many believers experience similar persecution. As Jonathan Cahn reveals in his new book, “The Return of the Gods,” which releases Sept. 6, the same evil spirits that lie behind ancient paganism have now risen in America.
I’ve known for a long time that something was seriously wrong in our culture and that it went far beyond normal societal changes or political divisions. As the Bible says, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers (see Eph. 6:12).
Cahn, author of the mega-bestseller “The Harbinger,” has a gift for helping us understand current events in light of what is happening in the spiritual realm. Like “The Harbinger,” this book, “The Return of the Gods,” carries a powerful, prophetic core message: Paganism has reappeared in the West, and we are indeed living at the end of time.
In the latest issue of “Charisma” magazine, Cahn reveals the most explosive mystery he has ever uncovered. He writes that these pagan entities, which he exposes in his book, lie behind what we see on our television screens and computer monitors; what our children are being taught in their classrooms; what drives current events, media and the movements of our times—and are now influencing our lives in ways we don’t even realize.
“Could this mystery be the explanation behind all the strange transformations happening to our culture in our own days?” he writes.
Our nation—which once prided itself as the city on a hill, a light to the world, the world’s last hope and a beacon of moral good upon the nations—is now the world’s greatest producer of pornography, blanketing the earth with the images it once condemned. Other nations now see America as a force of moral corruption, one to be guarded against rather than emulated.
The nation that once saw itself as the upholder of marriage and biblical values is increasingly waging war against those values, to the point of censoring the words “man” and “woman” as well as instructing its little boys that they may actually be little girls and, in time, surgically altering them. What has happened to America?
Cahn’s premise, which he articulated on a recent “Strang Report” podcast, is that as Western civilization has rejected its Christian roots, the spirits behind these pagan gods have returned—seven times worse than they were before. Remember what Jesus said about the man who had demons, but they were cast out and came back seven times worse? We know He was referring to more than this one man because the Bible says, “So shall it be also with this evil generation” (Matt. 12:45c).
Cahn points out the fascinating truth that the early church, which the Roman Empire tried to destroy, not only survived and outlasted its evil opponents, but that as Western civilization embraced Christianity, it exorcised those pagan religions. Cahn calls it the greatest exorcism in history. Yet the warning for America and Western civilization is this: If these ever turn away from God, the ancient spirits will return. And we are now seeing the return of the spirits—the return of the gods.
Both on my podcast and in his book, Cahn says ancient gods like Baal caused the people of God to turn to other gods. Then came the goddess of sexuality, which he calls the Enchantress (and also Ishtar), to make sex a part of their perverted worship. Finally, there was the worship of Molech, which caused parents to offer their own children as sacrifices as a way to appease the gods and give them prosperity. I can’t help but see a parallel to the wave of support for abortion today, in which many people say having children would hold them back financially.
I was one of the first to read Cahn’s book. With each page, I seemed to better understand what is happening spiritually in America. He goes into great depth in a way I can’t in a short article such as this one.
I’m passionate to get out the word about this book and help wake up the church to not only see what is happening, but to take our authority in Christ to stand against these principalities and powers. The early church did it, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we can do it in our day.
We know the Bible says there will be difficult times before Christ returns (see 2 Tim. 3:1-5), and any believer watching what has happened in the past 60 years knows these are difficult times. It seems we are rushing toward the end of the age, almost like watching a horrific movie. But every moviegoer knows the final 15 minutes are the most exciting part of the story, so this is an exciting time to be alive!
None of us chose when to be born. God had a reason for each of us to be alive now. The secular culture seems to have no appreciation for what God is up to; in fact, it’s not even discussed. If anything, Christianity is seen as a hindrance to people having fun and doing whatever they want—especially those things that go against biblical principles.
We have a responsibility as believers. We know we have authority in the spiritual realm. We also know that in the end, God wins.
If you’re spiritually attuned at all, you must read this book. Not only does “The Return of the Gods” connect dots to help us understand what is going on, but it also offers hope that greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world (see 1 John 4:4).
Buy the book, read the book, share the book, write about it on social media. As far as I know, Jonathan Cahn is the first author to have this revelation about how paganism has returned, which helps explain everything from abortion to transgenderism. We all need to get the word out about this earth-shattering book.
I’m doing my part. Will you join with Rabbi Cahn and me to do yours and tell everyone you can about “The Return of the Gods?”