How’s this for an offer?
WASHINGTON – The author of the No. 1 Christian book of 2012 and the producer of the No. 1 faith film of 2012 have teamed up for a super-tour of Israel one year from now.
Jonathan Cahn, the author of the runaway bestseller “The Harbinger,” and WND’s Joseph Farah, producer of the documentary based on that teaching, “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” the No. 1 faith video for the last 33 straight weeks, will lead a pilgrimage of Israel from Nov. 7 through Nov. 17 next year.
Clicking on that link leads to the tour operator’s website, where we’re promised
Contemporary End-Time Insights from Joseph Farah Plus SPECIAL Guests & Surprises
I’ve written about Cahn’s Harbinger, and his claims to have special insight into “Hebrew mysteries” previously; I’ve also logged some of Farah’s ludicrous pretensions to expertise in prophecy (clue: anyone who bills themselves being a “prophecy expert” or such is a charlatan; such persons should never be mistaken for Biblical scholars).
The tour itself looks like standard devotional fare, taking in sites traditionally associated with Biblical stories and the life of Jesus, as well as touristy experiences such as a “night in a Bedouin tent near the Dead Sea”. There’s also a hokey opportunity “to take part in prophecy by planting a tree in the Holy Land at Neot Kdumim”, but the overall emphasis is on the Biblical past rather than Farah and Cahn’s apocalyptic obsessions.
The tour is being organised by Shalom Almog’s Coral Tours, which specialises in Christian travel to Israel. His clients include Pastor Gary Burd, who runs a Pentecostal biker ministry called Mission: M25 Ministry of Hope. A year ago, Beliefnet described how ”a group of tattooed Texans on a mission of solidarity roared up to Israel’s Temple Mount and joined Orthodox Jews praying Sunday night at the Western Wall”.
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