Rabbi Jonathan Cahn's New Book Is a Source of Strength for Tough Times Ahead

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the new book The Book of Mysteries, joined The Glenn Beck Program Thursday with updates on the latest harbinger to appear in the United States.

"One week ago, the sign of Baal appeared in America. It appeared in New York City. I was there. I went there to see it," Rabbi Cahn said.

RELATED: The Harbinger of Baal Appears in NYC

In City Hall Park, an arch was erected, which came from the temple of Baal in Syria. ISIS destroyed what remained of the ancient temple in 2015, and the arch was brought to America as a symbol of defiance. But, if you've read Rabbi Cahn's book The Harbinger, you know the arch symbols much more than that. It symbols a nation that has turned away from God.

"It's the sign of a nation calling evil good and good evil," Rabbi Cahn said.

This latest appearance of a harbinger further proves, according to the Rabbi, that tough times are ahead. His latest book, The Book of Mysteries, was written as a source of hope and strength.

"I feel we're going to be seeing very hard times, and hard times for believers as well and those who are standing for God. And I wanted to do this to strengthen them. We need to be strong in the days ahead, we need to be very grounded in the days ahead," he said.

The Book of Mysteries, available at bookstores everywhere, reveals hundreds of mysteries of God --- from the end times to heaven to hidden writings of rabbis.

Read below or listen to the full segments from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Jonathan Cahn is -- is joining us now. He has written The Harbinger The Mystery of the Shemitah and now The Book of Mysteries. And he's a good friend of the program. He has addressed Congress, the United Nations. He is a guy who -- I don't -- I don't know how to describe it. You have a lot of the same thoughts that I have, except you have the knowledge to I think kind of back some of these up Scripturally.

Before we get into what's in the book and that particular topic, tell me what's happened since we last saw each other.

JONATHAN: Yeah, for those who don't know -- and we talked about this, Glenn -- The Harbinger, in a nutshell, is saying that what happened in the last days of Israel, the warnings that are given are now appearing in America. And there are nine specific harbingers. And as the nation fell away from God, the warnings came.

Well, they've come here. And that's what The Harbinger says. But one thing I didn't go into, as much, and that is that when Israel was falling away from God, they went to another God. You don't fall away from God without going to another god.

GLENN: Yeah.

JONATHAN: So they went to the God of Baal. Baal. Baal was the God of sexual immorality. He was the god where they offered their children as sacrifices. He was the god of, they're basically calling good evil, evil good. He's the epitome of when you go away from God.

GLENN: And he was also the god of weather and the environment, and the god of war and finance.

JONATHAN: That's right. That is right. That's right.

And they said, you know, he's going to give us prosperity. We're going to go with Baal.

So the thing is, when the harbingers came, behind all the harbingers is they're worshiping Baal. So that's -- he's the god of the harbingers, in the sense of when judgment comes.

Well, America -- now we're watching it race away from God. So could it be -- we would never admit that we're worshiping any other God. We never admit that we have idols, but, of course, we do. Could the sign of Baal appear on American soil? Well, the answer -- here's the thing, Glenn, one week ago, the sign of Baal appeared in America. It appeared in New York City. I was there. I went there to see it.

They unveiled it. And what they did in New York City -- for the first time in history. This is the god of identifying a nation like Israel that turned away from God is here now. They put up -- they erected the arch that led to the temple of Baal. And so this is where the worshipers went there -- so this is the sign. The sign of Baal. This is his arch. You know, it's a sign of a nation that has once known God, turning away. A nation that offers up its children, which, you know, of course, we don't do that, except we have 16 million children in New York City, not only the city of the harbingers, but the city of where abortion became. It's the capital of abortion. The city of -- the sign of a nation calling evil good and good evil. And the other thing about it. So it stands --

GLENN: It's in Times Square, is it not?

PAT: And what's it there for?

JONATHAN: Well, it's the City Hall Park. It's actually right near Ground Zero. You talk about the harbingers.

JEFFY: Wow.

GLENN: Wow.

PAT: I mean, they're not saying it's the archway of Baal, right?

JONATHAN: No, no, they're not. No, they never would.

GLENN: No. They're saying that it is from that temple.

JONATHAN: Yes.

GLENN: But they're saying that it was the gate that was built later. But it does lead to the temple.

PAT: So why did they put it there though?

GLENN: Go ahead.

JONATHAN: Yeah, well, actually this goes in The Harbinger too. Because remember in The Harbinger, there's a destruction, and the people say, "We'll rebuild stronger, greater." Well, it's about rebuilding. Well, this was destroyed, and so they're rebuilding. Saying, we will rebuild. And it was destroyed. In the harbinger, they're rebuilding what the Assyrians destroyed, if you remember.

Well, this was destroyed. The temple of Baal was destroyed by ISIS. ISIS are the incarnation of the Assyrians. Literally, they are -- they have the blood of the Assyrians. So we're actually now rebuilding what the Assyrians destroyed. We're saying -- and they said -- I was there -- you know --

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

JONATHAN: -- they didn't have a sound system. But what the lady said when she spoke, she said, "We're doing this as an act of defiance." This is the harbinger. So this is exactly what happened. Now we've actually not only erected this link to Baal on New York City. We're saying -- we're rebuilding what the Assyrians destroyed. We're doing exactly what happened in the last days of Israel. So talk about a -- so talk about a sign. Talk about a harbinger.

PAT: It's unreal.

JONATHAN: At the same time that America is racing away from God.

PAT: I remember talking about this. And then we were told, no, that's not happening.

JONATHAN: They were saying they were not going to do it.

PAT: Right. And they weren't going to do it. And they went ahead and did it?

JONATHAN: There was an uproar. They didn't do it. And then this happened. They almost didn't even announce it -- it was almost -- there was only a few people there.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

PAT: Wow.

JONATHAN: We saw it. So it happens no matter what. Not that they know what they're doing.

GLENN: Yeah, that's the thing, people don't understand at least when I talk about this initially, I'm not saying that they know what they're doing. That they're evil or anything else. They have no idea.

JONATHAN: Yeah.

GLENN: But -- but it -- it is another step and another sign.

JONATHAN: Yeah. Glenn, if you remember -- if you look at every single harbinger -- I mean, Tom Daschle pronouncing --

GLENN: Yes. The tree that Bush planted.

JONATHAN: They don't know what they're doing. They're not planning this, and that makes it even more kind of ominous. But they're doing it because it has to manifest.

The other thing, when I was here last time with you, we played a little clip. But when -- a year and a half ago is when I spoke on Capitol Hill. And it was the day that the Supreme Court was hearing the case on marriage, or the day after.

And what I said was -- let to say was, America is standing between God and Baal. And so choose you this day -- and Elijah said, "Choose you this day -- either follow God if he's the Lord or follow Baal and go to hell. But I didn't expect now we have now erected to Baal, literally. Literally.

GLENN: I wrote the Eye of Moloch. Moloch is another name for Baal. Or linked together.

JONATHAN: Yes, linked together.

GLENN: I wrote that because I realized -- this was probably six, seven, eight years ago, I realized, my gosh, we don't even know we're repeating the pattern. This was before The Harbinger came out. We don't even know we're repeating this pattern. But if you look just at the pattern and you disconnect yourself from the idea that somebody is orchestrating all this -- don't think that. Just look at human patterns. We're repeating the pattern.

I want to talk to you a little bit about -- I've been thinking about Jeremiah an awful lot. And Jeremiah keeps going back to the king. And he's telling the king, look -- what I find fascinating because I think this is another pattern. He goes to the kink and says, "Look, you're going to be humbled because it's -- it's over." Okay? You're going to be humbled. Go and offer yourselves now. Just go and surrender right now and just go into captivity and become their slave. And it will be better for you now.

Instead, no. No. We're going to -- we're going to beat this. We're going to beat this. And then they're slaughtered and then taken into captivity. And you know the rest of the story.

I think we're repeating this now because I think the message is, "America, let go. Let go of your trying to -- and I know this sounds crazy. But let go of trying to keep your lifestyle, trying to, you know, be the big dog, trying to beat your chest, all of this stuff. Let it go. Trust me. It will be better for you now if you just don't cry out for a king."

JONATHAN: Yes.

GLENN: Do you think there's anything to that?

JONATHAN: There is because -- you know, and this goes back to that because what was happening when both -- both southern kingdom Israel and Jeremiah -- actually, it was the southern kingdom. Were destroyed. Was they were saying, we're going to do it on our own, and we're going to come back stronger. And we're going to fight this by our own resources. And we're going to be great again.

You know, well, the thing is, that's fine to be great again, but that's fine -- but not without God. You know, if you don't humble yourself -- so Jeremiah is saying, humble yourself. Come back -- if you don't return to the God who made you great, you're not going to be great again.

America was made great by God. And you're not going to have greatness without returning to that. So, yeah, I feel in a lot of ways, it's the time of Jeremiah. In a lot of ways, it is that.

GLENN: But could this nation return to God without returning to the God of manifest destiny?

We have to return to the humble worship of God, not jamming it down people's throats.

Religion, a lot of times we get a bad rap, because a lot of times it is, you go to hell. You're an evil sinner. And you have to be stopped because you're the problem.

JONATHAN: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Unless you understand religion my way.

JONATHAN: Yeah.

GLENN: Where the Founders were, look, we're all going to sit under the vine and the fig, and we have to worship good and follow his commandments, but we're not going to jam it down everybody's throat. Then it was flipped to ugliness.

JONATHAN: Yeah, if you look at Jeremiah, he's called the weeping prophet. He was not a proud person. He's weeping, you know. And that is also one of the signs.

In the last days of Israel, they were treating Jeremiah as an enemy. They put him in prison, Glenn. When the judgment came, he was in prison. So another sign is when you start persecuting the righteous. So but the righteous have to be humble. And, you know, absolutely. So was Jeremiah. But we're also living in those days. We're seeing the beginning of persecution at the same time.

GLENN: I know.

JONATHAN: Yeah.

GLENN: You know, I was thinking about this the other day that having a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence means that you're willing to lose your house, your nation, your life. You're even -- because you know that whatever it is you're supposed to do, as long as you're in lockstep, following him --

JONATHAN: Uh-huh.

GLENN: You will be able to accomplish that. And I thought, look at how many people -- even Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela hadn't even been seen or heard in -- in a decade. And yet, he has his transformation, his humbling --

JONATHAN: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And he changes South America and changes the world. He changes the world. From a prison sell. You know what I mean?

JONATHAN: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

GLENN: There's something to, let it all go, not your way. You know, it's not going to happen your way.

JONATHAN: Well, and this is what Jesus said. He said, he who loses his life will find it. Humble yourself, you'll be exalted. And it goes back to George Washington when he gave the warning: Listen, it's not about being great. He said, if you follow God, God is going to bless you. Don't seek the blessings. Seek God.

If you turn away from God, America, the blessings of God are going to be removed.

GLENN: Can you explain -- because I don't think people understand covenants. Can you explain why the covenant that George Washington made in this country matters?

It's not a promise, and it's not something that other countries have done. It's just us and Israel.

JONATHAN: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Explain a covenant for people who don't understand really what that means.

JONATHAN: Well, with Israel, God said, I'm making the covenant with you, and we are one. And, you know, there's terms to the covenant too. If you follow, you're blessed. If you don't, not so.

And so America was founded -- but it goes back to the Puritans. They said, "We are in covenant." Meaning -- not saying it's the same as -- but -- said we will make a covenant with God, that we'll follow him. We'll glorify him. And if we do this -- this goes back to Winthrop, then to -- then onward. If we follow him, we'll be the most blessed people on earth. Well, that's happened. It happened.

But if we turn away from God and his ways -- or Washington said, if we disregard the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven has ordained, than the smiles of heaven are going to be removed from the land. There's a price to it. You know, to whom much is given, much is required. And so we have been given much.

You know, we were here last time -- a year ago, America made a very big decision about the order of God concerning marriage. Well, that's major. You know, major. You cannot disregard the rules and order of heaven.

GLENN: Do you believe -- do you believe in punishment or just, you know, when you ignore the rules of the universe. I mean, George Washington said it in a very non-religious sort of way: There are certain rules that you just obey.

JONATHAN: Yeah, I think it's both, Glenn. I think God sets up things, and if you go against it, that happens.

At the same time, there's correction. There's correction. I'm saying, come back. Most of us don't come to God until something happens. And that's not true, just for people. It's true for our nation. And that's why I kind of fear that there's a shaking coming to America, but for our own good.

GLENN: Okay. So we'll talk about that. And The Book of Mysteries, what's in The Book of Mysteries, coming up in just a second.

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GLENN: Jonathan Cahn, the book is The Book of Mysteries. He is the author of The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah.

So, Jonathan, let's go through the mysteries and how it relates to us today.

JONATHAN: Uh-huh. Hmm. Yeah. Well, I feel -- this is what I feel. I feel we're going to be seeing very hard times and hard times for believers as well and those who are standing for God.

And I wanted to do this to strengthen them. That we need to be strong in the days ahead, we need to be very grounded in the days ahead. So if The Harbinger opens up -- The Book of Mysteries is revealing of hundreds of mysteries of God. And so -- I mean, from mysteries of the end times, misteries of heaven, hidden writings of the rabbis.

GLENN: Christians have absolutely no idea how many layers there are to the Torah.

JONATHAN: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: I mean, when you -- Jewish people have so much knowledge beyond Christian understanding of the Bible.

JONATHAN: Well, you know, it's like 2,000 years ago, Glenn, you know -- if we were here at the time of Jesus, it was all together. You know, you had the Jewish disciples. You had the Messiah, Jesus. Then they went their two separate ways. And most Jewish people lost something very big: The Messiah. But the church lost something, and that is the roots. That's the heritage.

GLENN: And the understandings.

JONATHAN: Yeah.

GLENN: People -- Christians look at the Bible and they go, "You know it's true because I can read it and it just speaks to me." Yeah, that, and there's about 400 levels beyond that, underneath, that you don't know because it's not taught --

JONATHAN: And, you know, it's great. The translations are great. English is great. But there's things hidden in the original language.

GLENN: Yeah, in Hebrew.

JONATHAN: I'll give you an example. This actually -- the first one is the Greek. Some of the things in there are end time mysteries.

There's a word that's used, when it says, before the end comes, there will be a great falling away from the faith. Now, we see that. And it's called -- we have the word "apostasy." It's a civilization falling away from the ways of God.

But we're watching it. We're talking about it.

But people don't know, hidden in that original word is something -- a whole 'nother thing. "Apostasia" in Greek, it doesn't just mean a falling away from faith. It literally means a departure from the state of being.

So here's what it means: In the same day, when you see culture falling away from the ways of God, you're going to see the departure from the state of being. Man departing from the state of manhood. Women departing from the state of womanhood. Marriage departing from the state of marriage. Family from the state of family. All these things we are watching. You want to know the reason why we're hearing all these things, why the news -- blending of gender and all these things. It goes right to the word. It was hidden 2,000 years ago. You'll see the same thing at the same time.

GLENN: What do you say to people who say, we've seen these before. People have been looking for -- I mean, because you believe we're headed towards the literal apocalypse.

NEIL: End times, yes.

GLENN: Yes, okay.

What do you say to people who say -- we have one minute here before the break.

JONATHAN: Okay.

GLENN: John, I mean, there's been a falling away a million times.

JONATHAN: Yeah, yeah. We've never seen a falling away to this degree. I mean, we're seeing things that even Sodom and Gomorrah didn't see. So we're seeing things that are unprecedented. On top of that, the key sign that was given that you'll know -- it said, when you see Israel come back in the world, that's it. Never happened before. And for 2,000 years, most of the church said, not going to happen. But God said it would happen. Jesus said, I'm not coming until it does happen.

So 1948, back in the world. Then it says Jerusalem, 1967, there. It says the world will focus on Israel. It will be a controversy. We're watching it.

You know, Glenn, I was an atheist. That's what got me.

GLENN: You were an atheist?

JONATHAN: I was an atheist, totally.

GLENN: Back in just a second. Jonathan Cahn, The Book of Mysteries. Back in a minute.

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GLENN: Jonathan Cahn. Jonathan Cahn has -- has had an international and national best-seller for quite a while. The Harbinger and then The Mystery of the Shemitah. How long was The Harbinger top five?

JONATHAN: New York Times, two years I think.

GLENN: Two years, amazing.

JONATHAN: Yeah, yeah. I never wrote a book. I didn't know how to write books, but that was -- I was led to do that.

GLENN: An amazing book. And just feels right to me. And you don't have to be -- you don't have to be really religious to -- you know, you just -- you know, there's a lot of stuff in there that you're like, "Hmm, okay. Not a bad wake-up call."

JONATHAN: Yeah.

GLENN: Not a bad wake-up call, but we've missed all of them.

JONATHAN: As Israel did. It's scary, but that's the template.

GLENN: How many more do you -- do you think we --

JONATHAN: Wake-up calls we're going to have? The pattern with ancient Israel, you know, the warnings came, they ignored it. And then as they ignored it, the shakings got bigger and bigger or more and more, until either they were going to come back to God, or they're heading to destruction. Well, they headed to destruction. You know, I pray that's not the same for America, but we're following the same course. We're not getting better, I mean, as a culture. We're racing away, you know.

GLENN: They went into slavery.

JONATHAN: The southern kingdom went into slavery. That actually -- they came back. You know, God restored them later. But the northern kingdom, gone. That's where you hear the ten lost tribes, that's the northern. That was it. That's the -- so you have different templates. But both of them -- if they don't come back, they get worse. And since 9/11, we're certainly not closer to God, as we were then. That's the scary thing.

GLENN: No. So this -- this book, you had -- I don't know -- 360 mysteries. And you had to narrow it down. And I'm interested to hear -- because I know what -- I know what I feel we need.

JONATHAN: Uh-huh.

GLENN: But I'm wondering in your reflection and prayer and everything else, what do you think your message was to say, "This has to get out." What is it that the mysteries are tied together, teaching, what?

JONATHAN: Well, okay. Yeah, there's 365. So that's one for every day of the year. So the thing is, what I feel is this. I don't -- right now, I don't see America turning right now. I mean, I pray, II Chronicles, if my people.

GLENN: Yeah.

JONATHAN: But I don't see that right now. But I see that, and as we're talking during the break, that it's not going to be necessarily easy that we're going to escape all these things. It's, how you're going to be in the midst of it? You know, if the dark is getting darker, we got to get brighter. You know, that's how it was in the days of Jeremiah.

And so this is to strengthen -- it's also for people who don't know the Lord, to bring them in, but it's to strengthen -- if America -- listen, I can't control what America does. You know, I can't control America coming back or revival, but I can have revival in me. You know, I can control what I do. I can -- to wake up -- the church needs revival. God's people need revival. No matter what happens on the outside, we got to be that light. So this is for that reason.

GLENN: Okay. Because I'm feeling the same thing, that nothing matters except that you kick yourself out of the anger into love, that you're strong, that you know what you believe.

JONATHAN: Yeah.

GLENN: That you're just willing to not go over the cliff with the rest of humanity.

JONATHAN: That's right. And stand. And you cannot stand unless you're standing on something and you're grounded. You know, as the man who builds his house on the rock. The rain comes. The storms comes, Jesus said. But it's going to stand. We have to be that.

GLENN: What do you say to people who is, "Okay. Well, so this isn't the perfect thing. But we've got to do something. And, yes, I agree, but, you know, this is the best we got?"

JONATHAN: I think we're -- well, I will say -- I cannot judge -- I cannot judge -- believers are between a rock and a hard place.

GLENN: Yes.

JONATHAN: You know, I mentioned -- I know we're not getting political. But I mentioned that I only found out when I look back, that in The Harbinger is Donald Trump, years before. He's quoted. Linked twice.

GLENN: What was the quote?

JONATHAN: The quote -- he's one of those -- it's the chapter called The Tower. And, you know, it's interesting because Donald Trump is linked to towers.

GLENN: Yes.

CARLY: And it's where the people of Israel are saying, we will rebuild stronger, bigger, better, higher. We will rebuild. We'll come back.

Donald Trump is one of the ones quoted where he says, "We got to build this tower higher, bigger, stronger than before. We'll be great." You know, and listen -- but here's the thing: On one side -- if I look on one side, I see a platform, I see an agenda that is totally against God.

GLENN: Yeah.

JONATHAN: I mean, gigantically. And we're going to be in big trouble on one hand, in that sense.

On the other hand, I see a big risk. You know, we don't know what Donald Trump is going to do. But I don't see any hope on the other side. There is a possibility, and God can do anything. And he can save people. And he can touch us regardless of an evil -- a bad leader. So I think the very -- the very fact that we don't have a great choice is a sign of where we are.

GLENN: Yeah.

JONATHAN: So I cannot fault anybody. Everybody has to go before God on this question. But I know one side is going to be disaster. The other thing, Glenn, is that we're already rolling down. We've crossed that tipping point. We're rolling down. So right now, it's not going to take another activist president like Obama to push it farther. All we need is a leader who will not stop it, and it will accelerate.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.

JONATHAN: That's why I believe regardless, our hope is not Washington, our hope is God. And that is no matter what happens, you can stand, you can be strong, and you can be the light. That's why I wrote The Book of Mysteries.

GLENN: So give me -- because this is why I love Jewish rabbis. Because they can take me through language that Christianity doesn't give you. Unless your pastor speaks Hebrew and has really studied it and really gone through Torah study to understand it, they're not teaching the depth of it.

JONATHAN: Yeah. Yeah. So, yeah, there's so much you will not -- I'll give you an example in Hebrew. When you read the Bible, it talks about the love of God and the mercy of God. In the Hebrew, it doesn't say that. In the Hebrew, it doesn't say he has mercy. It said -- the word is "rahamim," it means he has mercies. Meaning, you cannot say mercy singular. It's got to be plural. Meaning this, there's no end to the mercies of God.

When you say the word for sin is singular, the word for his love is plural. So it means, no matter how much sin you have, he's got more mercy. He's got more love. You cannot -- you wouldn't see that in the English. But it's there.

Another thing, there's an ancient prophecy. You know it, Glenn. Isaiah 53, which speaks about -- in Isaiah, that a Messiah is going to die for our sins. I mean, this blew me away when I was an atheist. You know, it's in our book. What's this Catholic stuff doing in our book?

So, but in Hebrew, it says in his -- it says in his death. But in Hebrew, it doesn't say his death. It says his deaths. In other words, the Messiah will not just die one death. He will die everyone's death. And it means also in Hebrew that the word -- when it does that, it means that the word is so big, that even the word death cannot explain what he did for us. I mean, you wouldn't see that in English. It's there.

GLENN: Right.

JONATHAN: Another one like that. The word God itself, it doesn't say God in the Hebrew Bible. Very first name -- it's Elohim. Elohim is not God. I mean, it's God, but it's actually another plural. In other places, it says Gods. It's only one -- God. But what it's saying is God is so big, so awesome, that the word God cannot even begin to contain how big this is.

So there's no end. There's no end to God. There's no end to knowing God. If you think you know God, you don't even know the half of it. There's so much more to know.

And, you know, at one point -- I didn't mention this. But I kind of used The Harbinger. That there's a teacher teaching this to a disciple in the desert. Every day he takes them to a mountain or every day he -- you know, and at one point, he takes them into a room with all these ancient books. You know, he actually looks like -- looks like one of those ancient books. And he says, "How long would it take you to learn all of these books?" He said, "Well, lifetimes." He said, "Well, that's why you have eternity because eternity is how long it takes to know God." That's the thing, we are never to stop seeking God. There's no end.

GLENN: Tell me about -- hang on just a second. The -- the 10th of Av.

JONATHAN: Oh, yes. Okay.

This is -- the existence of America is actually linked to a mystery of an ancient Hebrew holy day. And I've never shared this in media.

Here's the thing: There's a day on the Hebrew calendar when disaster comes for the Jewish people. It's the 9th of Av. When the temple was destroyed -- Solomon -- on the 9th of Av.

Hundreds of years later, Jesus predicted it, temple of Herod destroyed by the Romans, same exact day, 9th of Av. The Jews are driven out of England, 9th of Av. Out of Spain, 9th of Av. Out of France -- everything. Holocaust is even linked to the 9th of Av. So this is a day of destruction, disaster, mourning.

GLENN: It's a big day in Israel.

JONATHAN: Big day. Big day. And it keeps happening. And so -- but here's the other thing about it, but the 10th of Av, God always brings a redemption. When they're out of one land, he's preparing another land. He keeps them alive. He keeps the Jewish people.

So the 10th of Av is about redemption. It begins the redemption. Well, here's the thing, Glenn: This is a few hundred years ago. The Jewish people have to flee Spain. They're fleeing for their lives. They're told, "If you don't get out, we're going to kill you. If you don't convert, we're going to kill you." They're fleeing on their ships. Fleeing. And it's 9th of Av. Again, 9th of Av. Destruction. They're losing their greatest refuge.

GLENN: May I guess the year?

JONATHAN: You may guess?

GLENN: 1492.

JONATHAN: 1492. The ocean blue. Yes. And so here -- so in the same -- not just that. It's the same week. It's the same -- in the same harbors of Spain, while they're losing their refuge, are the three ships the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. So as they're -- the greatest tragedy, God is preparing a new refuge. It's going to be -- it's the beginning of America. And they're going to set sail on the 10th of Av, which is the day of redemption.

So, in other words, America -- the very beginning of America is linked to this ancient mystery that God's going to -- it's going to become the greatest refuge for the Jewish people in history, and not just the Jewish people, but it's going to be refuge for everybody. So the very existence of America is linked to this ancient Hebrew holy day.

PAT: He's the Jewish David Barton.

JEFFY: He definitely is.

GLENN: I will tell you, I learned that from a rabbi I think in Israel. One of the big, big rabbis I think in Israel. And he talked about the link. Because we were doing Restoring Courage in Israel, during the week of Av. The -- the 9th of Av. And so we were there. And he said, you don't understand -- and he explained the 9th. And then he explained the 10th and said --

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: -- here's the link to America.

PAT: Is that in The Book of Mysteries?

JONATHAN: Yes. Yes. That's one of 365 mysteries, the 9th of Av mystery, yeah.

GLENN: It's so great.

PAT: Really good stuff --

GLENN: Thank you so much for being here.

JONATHAN: Oh, my blessing. It was a joy. It was a joy.

GLENN: Yeah. Jonathan Cahn, The Book of Mysteries. It's available everywhere. If you've not read any of his books, start with this one, then grab The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah. Really good stuff that you just don't hear any place else. Jonathan, thank you so much.

JONATHAN: Thanks, Glenn.

Featured Image: Rabbi Jonathan Cahn on The Glenn Beck Program, September 29, 2016.

It's time for our April 29, 2019 edition of our Candidate Power Rankings. We get to add two new candidates, write about a bunch of people that have little to no chance of winning, and thank the heavens we are one day closer to the end of all of this.

In case you're new here, read our explainer about how all of this works:

The 2020 Democratic primary power rankings are an attempt to make sense out of the chaos of the largest field of candidates in global history.

Each candidate gets a unique score in at least thirty categories, measuring data like polling, prediction markets, fundraising, fundamentals, media coverage, and more. The result is a candidate score between 0-100. These numbers will change from week to week as the race changes.

The power rankings are less a prediction on who will win the nomination, and more a snapshot of the state of the race at any given time. However, early on, the model gives more weight to fundamentals and potentials, and later will begin to prioritize polling and realities on the ground.

These power rankings include only announced candidates. So, when you say "WAIT!! WHERE'S XXXXX????" Read the earlier sentence again.

If you're like me, when you read power rankings about sports, you've already skipped ahead to the list. So, here we go.

See previous editions here.

20. Wayne Messam: 13.4 (Last week: 18th / 13.4)

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A former staffer of Wayne Messam is accusing his wife of hoarding the campaign's money.

First, how does this guy have "former" staffers? He's been running for approximately twelve minutes.

Second, he finished dead last in the field in fundraising with $44,000 for the quarter. Perhaps hoarding whatever money the campaign has is not the worst idea.

His best shot at the nomination continues to be something out of the series "Designated Survivor."

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19. Marianne Williamson: 17.1 (Last week: 17th / 17.1)

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Marianne Williamson would like you to pay for the sins of someone else's great, great, great grandparents. Lucky you!

Williamson is on the reparations train like most of the field, trying to separate herself from the pack by sheer monetary force.

How much of your cash does she want to spend? "Anything less than $100 billion is an insult." This is what I told the guy who showed up to buy my 1989 Ford Tempo. It didn't work then either.

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18. John Delaney: 19.7 (Last week: 15th / 20.3)

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Good news: John Delaney brought in $12.1 million in the first quarter, enough for fifth in the entire Democratic field!

Bad news: 97% of the money came from his own bank account.

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17. Eric Swalwell: 20.2 (Last week: 16th / 20.2)

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The Eric Swalwell formula:

  • Identify news cycle
  • Identify typical left-wing reaction
  • Add steroids

Democrats said there was obstruction in the Mueller report. Swalwell said there “certainly" was collusion.

Democrats said surveillance of the Trump campaign was no big deal. Swalwell said there was no need to apologize even if it was.

Democrats said William Barr mishandled the release of the Mueller report. Swalwell said he must resign.

Democrats say they want gun restrictions. Swalwell wants them all melted down and the liquid metal to be poured on the heads of NRA members. (Probably.)

16. Seth Moulton: 20.6 (NEW)

Who is Seth Moulton?

No, I'm asking.

Moulton falls into the category of congressman looking to raise his profile and make his future fundraising easier— not someone who is actually competing for the presidency.

He tried to block Nancy Pelosi as speaker, so whatever help he could get from the establishment is as dry as Pelosi's eyes when the Botox holds them open for too long.

Moulton is a veteran, and his military service alone is enough to tell you that he's done more with his life than I'll ever do with mine. But it's hard to see the road to the White House for a complete unknown in a large field of knowns.

Don't take my word for it, instead read this depressing story that he's actually telling people on purpose:

"I said, you know, part of my job is take tough questions," Moulton told the gathered business and political leaders. "You can ask even really difficult questions. And there was still silence. And then finally, someone in the way back of the room raised her hand, and she said, 'Who are you?' "

Yeah. Who are you?

15. Tim Ryan: 21.6 (Last week: 14th / 20.7)

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When you're talking to less than sixteen people in Iowa one week after your launch, you don't have too much to be excited about.

Ryan did get an interview on CNN, where he also talked to less than sixteen people.

He discussed his passion for the Dave Matthews Band, solidifying a key constituency in the year 1995.

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14. Tulsi Gabbard: 25.2 (Last week: 14th / 25.9)

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Tulsi Gabbard torched Kamala Harris in fundraising!!!!! (Among Indian-American donors.)

No word on who won the coveted handi-capable gender-neutral sodium-sensitive sub-demographic.

She received a mostly false rating for her attack on the Trump administration regarding its new policy on pork inspections, a topic not exactly leading the news cycle. Being from Hawaii, the state which leads the nation in Spam consumption, she was probably surprised when this didn't go mega viral.

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13. Andrew Yang: 27.2 (Last week: 12th / 27.1)

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Yang has a few go-to lines when he's on the campaign trail, such as: "The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math." Another is apparently the Jeb-esque "Chant my name! Chant my name!"

Yang continues to be one of the more interesting candidates in this race, essentially running a remix of the "One Tough Nerd" formula that worked for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

I highly recommend listening to his interview with Ben Shapiro, where Yang earns respect as the only Democratic presidential candidate in modern history to actually show up to a challenging and in-depth interview with a knowledgeable conservative.

But hidden in the Shapiro interview is the nasty little secret of the Yang campaign. His policy prescriptions, while still very liberal, come off as far too sane for him to compete in this Stalin look-alike contest.

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12. Jay Inslee: 30.4 (Last week: 11th / 30.4)

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If you read the Inslee candidate profile, I said he was running a one-issue climate campaign. This week, he called for a climate change-only debate, and blamed Donald Trump for flooding in Iowa.

He also may sign the nation's first "human composting" legalization bill. He can start by composting his presidential campaign.

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11. John Hickenlooper: 32.2 (Last week: 10th / 32.0)

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John Hickenlooper was sick of being asked if he would put a woman on the ticket, in the 0.032% chance he actually won the nomination.

So he wondered why the female candidates weren't being asked if they would name a male VP if they won?

Seems like a logical question, but only someone who is high on tailpipe fumes would think it was okay to ask in a Democratic primary. Hickenlooper would be better served by just transitioning to a female and demanding other candidates are asked why they don't have a transgendered VP.

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10. Julian Castro: 35.7 (Last week: 9th / 36.2)

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Lowering expectations is a useful strategy when your wife asks you to put together an Ikea end table, or when you've successfully convinced Charlize Theron to come home with you. But is it a successful campaign strategy?

Julian Castro is about to find out. He thinks the fact that everyone thinks he's crashing and burning on the campaign trail so far is an "advantage." Perhaps he can take the rest of the field by surprise on Super Tuesday when they finally realize he's actually running.

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9. Kirsten Gillibrand: 38.1 (Last week: 8th / 37.8)

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Gillibrand wants you to know that the reason her campaign has been such a miserable failure so far, is because she called for a certain senator to step down. The problem might also be that another certain senator isn't a good presidential candidate.

She also spent the week arm wrestling, and dancing at a gay bar called Blazing Saddle. In this time of division, one thing we can all agree on: Blazing Saddle is a really solid name for a gay bar.

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8. Amy Klobuchar: 45.1 (Last week: 7th / 45.5)

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Klobuchar is attempting a run in the moderate wing of the Democratic primary, which would be a better idea if such a wing existed.

She hasn't committed to impeaching Donald Trump and has actually voted to confirm over half of his judicial nominees. My guess is this will not be ignored by her primary opponents.

She also wants to resolve an ongoing TPS issue, which I assume means going by Peter Gibbons' desk every morning and making sure he got the memo about the new cover sheets.

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7. Elizabeth Warren: 45.3 (Last week: 6th / 46.0)

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Elizabeth Warren is bad at everything she does while she's campaigning. I don't really even watch Game of Thrones, and the idea that Warren would write a story about how the show proves we need more powerful women makes me cringe.

Of course, more powerful people of all the 39,343 genders are welcome, but it's such a transparent attempt at jumping on the back of a pop-culture event to pander to female voters, it's sickening.

We can only hope that when she's watching Game of Thrones, she's gonna grab her a beer.

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6. Cory Booker: 54.9 (Last week: 5th / 55.5)

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Booker is tied with Kamala Harris for the most missed Senate votes of the campaign so far. He gets criticized for this, but I think he should miss even more votes.

Booker is also pushing a national day off on Election Day—because the approximately six months of early voting allowed in every state just isn't enough.

Of course, making it easier to vote doesn't mean people are going to vote for Booker. So he's throwing trillions of dollars in bribes (my word, not his) to seal the deal.

Bookermania is in full effect, with 40 whole people showing up to his appearance in Nevada. Local press noted that the people were of "varying ages," an important distinction to most other crowds, which are entirely comprised of people with the same birthday.

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5. Robert Francis O’Rourke: 60.2 (Last week: 4th /62.6)

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Kirsten Gillibrand gave less than 2% of her income to charity. The good news is that she gave about seven times as much as Beto O'Rourke. Robert Francis, or Bob Frank, also happens to be one of the wealthiest candidates in the race. His late seventies father-in-law has been estimated to be worth as much as $20 billion, though the number is more likely to be a paltry $500 million.

He's made millions from a family company investing in fossil fuels and pharmaceutical stocks, underpaid his taxes for multiple years, and is suing the government to lower property taxes on a family-owned shopping center.

He's also all but disappeared. It's a long race, and you don't win a nomination in April of the year before election day. If he's being frugal and figuring out what he believes, it might be a good move.

But it's notable that all the "pretty boy" hype that Bob Frank owned going into this race has been handed over to Mayor Pete. Perhaps Beto is spending his time working on curbing the sweating, the hand gestures, and the issues with jumping on counters like a feline.

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4. Pete Buttigieg: 62.9 (Last week: 3rd / 62.9)

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When we first put candidates in tiers earlier this year, we broke everyone into five categories from "Front Runners" to "Eh, no." In the middle is a category called "Maybe, if everything goes right," and that's where we put Pete Buttigieg.

Well, everything has gone right so far. But Mayor Pete will be interested to learn that the other 19 candidates in this race are not going to hand him this nomination. Eventually, they will start saying negative things about him (they've started the opposition research process already), and it will be interesting to see how Petey deals with the pressure. We've already seen how it has affected Beto in a similar situation.

The media has spoken endlessly about the sexual orientation of Buttigieg, but not every Democratic activist is impressed. Barney Frank thinks the main reason he's getting this amount of attention is because he is gay. And for some, being a gay man just means you're a man, which isn't good enough.

When you base your vote on a candidate's genitals, things can get confusing.

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3. Kamala Harris: 68.6 (Last week: 1st / 69.1)

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There are a couple of ways to view the Harris candidacy so far.

#1 - Harris launched with much fanfare and an adoring media. She has since lost her momentum. Mayor Pete and former Mayor Bernie have the hype, and Kamala is fading.

#2 - Harris is playing the long game. She showed she can make an impact with her launch, but realizes that a media "win" ten months before an important primary means nothing. She's working behind the scenes and cleaning up with donations, prominent supporters, and loads of celebrities to execute an Obama style onslaught.

I tend to be in category 2, but I admit that's somewhat speculative. Harris seems to be well positioned to make a serious run, locking up more than double the amount of big Clinton and Obama fundraisers than any other candidate.

One interesting policy development for Harris that may hurt her in the primary is her lack of utter disgust for the nation of Israel. There's basically one acceptable position in a Democratic primary when it comes to Israel, which is that it's a racist and terrorist state, existing only to torture innocent Palestinians.

Certainly no one is going to mistake Harris for Donald Trump, but a paragraph like this is poison to the modern Democratic primary voter:

"Her support for Israel is central to who she is," Harris' campaign communications director, Lily Adams, told McClatchy. "She is firm in her belief that Israel has a right to exist and defend itself, including against rocket attacks from Gaza."

Just portraying the rocket attacks as "attacks" is controversial these days for Democrats, and claiming they are responses to attacks indicates you think the Jeeeewwwwwwwws aren't the ones responsible for the start of every hostility. Heresy!

Someone get Kamala a copy of the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion' before she blows her chance to run the free world.

2. Bernie Sanders: 69.2 (Last week: 2nd / 68.3)

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If Bernie Sanders hates millionaires as much as he claims, he must hate the mirror. As a millionaire, it might surprise some that he donated only 1% to charity. But it shouldn't.

It's entirely consistent with Sandersism to avoid giving to private charity. Why would you? Sanders believes the government does everything better than the private sector. He should be giving his money to the government.

Of course, he doesn't. He takes the tax breaks from the evil Trump tax plan he derides. He spends his money on fabulous vacation homes. He believes in socialism for thee, not for me.

Yes, this is enough to convince the Cardi B's of the world, all but guaranteeing a lock on the rapper-and-former-stripper-that-drugged-and-stole-from-her-prostitution-clients demographic. But can that lack of consistency hold up in front of general election voters?

If Bernie reads this and would like a path to credibility, clear out your bank account and send it here:

Gifts to the United States
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Funds Management Branch
P.O. Box 1328
Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328


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1. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.: 78.8 (NEW)

Joe has run for president 113 times during his illustrious career, successfully capturing the presidency in approximately zero of his campaigns.

However, when the eternally woke Barack Obama had a chance to elevate a person of color, woman, or anything from the rainbow colored QUILTBAG, he instead chose the oldest, straightest, whitest guy he could find, and our man Robinette was the beneficiary.

Biden has been through a lot, much of it of his own making. Forget about his plagiarism and propensity to get a nostril full of each passing females' hair, his dealings while vice president in both Ukraine and China are a major general election vulnerability— not to mention a legal vulnerability for his children. But hey, win the presidency and you can pardon everyone, right?

His supposed appeal to rust belt voters makes him, on paper, a great candidate to take on Trump. The Clinton loss hinged on about 40,000 voters changing their mind from Hillary to Donald in a few states—the exact areas where victory could possibly be secured by someone named "Middle Class Joe" (as he alone calls himself.)

No one loves Joe Biden more than Joe Biden, and there's a relatively convincing case for his candidacy. But we must remember this unquestionable truth: Joe Biden is not good at running for president.

He's a gaffe machine that churns out mistake after mistake, hoping only to have his flubs excused by his unending charisma. But, will that work without the use of his legendary groping abilities? Only time, and a few dozen unnamed women, will tell.

Also, yes. Robinette is really his middle name.

If only Karl Marx were alive today to see his wackiest ideas being completely paraded around. He would be so proud. I can see him now: Sprawled out on his hammock from REI, fiddling around for the last vegan potato chip in the bag as he binge-watches Academy Awards on his 70-inch smart TV. In between glances at his iPhone X (he's got a massive Twitter following), he sips Pepsi. In his Patagonia t-shirt and NIKE tennis shoes, he writes a line or two about "oppression" and "the have-nots" as part of his job for Google.

His house is loaded with fresh products from all the woke companies. In the fridge, he's got Starbucks, he loves their soy milk. He's got Ben & Jerry's in the freezer. He tells everyone that, if he shaved, he'd use Gillette, on account of the way they stand up for the Have-Nots. But, really, Marx uses Dollar Shave Club because it's cheaper, a higher quality. Secretly, he loves Chic-Fil-A. He buys all his comic books off Amazon. The truth is, he never thought people would actually try to make the whole "communism" thing work.

RELATED: SOCIALISM: This is the most important special we have done

Companies have adopted a form of socialism that is sometimes called woke capitalism. They use their status as corporations to spread a socialist message and encourage people to do their part in social justice. The idea of companies in America using socialism at all is as confusing and ridiculous as a donkey in a prom dress: How did this happen? Is it a joke? Why is nobody bursting out in laughter? How far is this actually going to go? Does someone actually believe that they can take a donkey to prom?

Companies have adopted a form of socialism that is sometimes called woke capitalism.

On the micro level, Netflix has made some socialist moves: The "like/dislike" voting system was replaced after a Netflix-sponsored stand-up special by Amy Schumer received as tidal wave of thumb-downs. This summer, Netflix will take it a step further in the name of squashing dissent by disabling user comments and reviews. And of course most of us share a Netflix account with any number of people. Beyond that, they're as capitalist as the next mega-company.

Except for one area: propaganda. Netflix has started making movie-length advertisements for socialism. They call them "documentaries," but we know better than that. The most recent example is "Knock Down the House," which comes out tomorrow. The 86-minute-long commercial for socialism follows four "progressive Democrat" women who ran in the 2018 midterms, including our favorite socialist AOC.

Here's a snippet from the movie so good that you'll have to fight the urge to wave your USSR flag around the room:

This is what the mainstream media wants you to believe. They want you to be moved. They want the soundtrack to inspire you to go out and do something.

Just look at how the mainstream media treated the recent high-gloss "documentary" about Ilhan Omar, "Time for Ilhan." It received overwhelmingly bad ratings on IMDb and other user-review platforms, but got a whopping 93% on the media aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

This is exactly what the media wants you to think of when you hear the word socialism. Change. Empowerment. Strength. Diversity. They spend so much energy trying to make socialism cool. They gloss right over the unbelievable death toll. BlazeTV's own Matt Kibbe made a great video on this exact topic.

Any notion of socialism in America is a luxury, made possible by capitalism. The woke companies aren't actually doing anything for socialism. If they're lucky, they might get a boost in sales, which is the only thing they want anyway.

We want to show you the truth. We want to tell you the stories you won't hear anywhere else, not on Netflix, not at some movie festival. We're going to tell you what mainstream media doesn't want you to know.

Look at how much history we've lost over the years. They changed it slowly. But they had to. Because textbooks were out. So people were watching textbooks. It was printed. You would bring the book home. Mom and dad might go through it and check it out. So you had to slowly do things.

Well, they're not anymore. There are no textbooks anymore. Now, you just change them overnight. And we are losing new history. History is being changed in realtime.

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You have to write down what actually is happening and keep a journal. Don't necessarily tell everybody. Just keep a journal for what is happening right now. At some point, our kids won't have any idea of the truth. They will not have any idea of what this country was, how it really happened. Who were the good guys. Who were the bad guys. Who did what.

As Michelle Obama said. Barack knows. We have to change our history. Well, that's exactly what's happening. But it's happening at a very rapid pace.

We have to preserve our history. It is being systematically erased.

I first said this fifteen years ago, people need clay plots. We have to preserve our history as people preserved histories in ancient days, with the dead see scrolls, by putting them in caves in a clay pot. We have to preserve our history. It is being systematically erased. And I don't mean just the history of the founding of our country. I mean the history that's happening right now.

And the history that's happening right now, you're a problem if you're a conservative or a Christian. You are now a problem on the left, if you disagree and fall out of line at all. This is becoming a fascistic party. And you know what a fascist is. It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican or an independent. If you believe it's my way or the highway, if you believe that people don't have a right to their opinion or don't have a right to their own life — you could do be a fascist.

Christianity might seem pretty well-protected in the U.S., but that's not the case in many parts of the globe.

On Easter Sunday, suicide bombers made the news for killing 290 innocent Christians in Sri Lanka and injuring another 500. On Tuesday, ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre. Of course, the Western world mourned this tragic loss of life on a holy day of worship, but we forget that this isn't an isolated incident. Indeed, Christians are discriminated at extreme levels worldwide, and it needs to be brought to light. And whenever we do highlight brutal persecutions such as the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, we need to call them what they are — targeted attacks against Christians. Sadly, many of our politicians are deathly afraid to do so.

RELATED: Hey media, there is absolutely a war on Christians!

A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that Christians are harassed in 144 countries — the most of any other faith — slightly outnumbering Muslims for the top of the list. Additionally, Open Doors, a non-profit organization that works to serve persecuted Christians worldwide, found in their 2019 World Watch List that over 245 million Christians are seriously discriminated against for their religious beliefs. Sadly, this translates into 4,136 Christians killed and 2,625 either arrested, sentenced, imprisoned, or detained without trial over the year-long study period. And when it comes to churches, those in Sri Lanka were merely added to a long list of 1,266 Christian buildings attacked for their religion.

These breathtaking stats receive very little coverage in the Western world. And there seems to be a profound hesitation from politicians in discussing the issue of persecution against Christians. In the case of the Sri Lanka bombings, there's even a reluctance to use the word "Christian."

After the horrific Pittsburgh Synagogue and New Zealand Mosque shootings, Democrats rightfully acknowledged the disturbing trend of targeted attacks against Jews and Muslims. But some of these same politicians refer to the Sri Lanka bombings with careless ambiguity.

So why is it so hard for our leaders to acknowledge the persecutions Christians face?

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, for instance, certainly did — calling the incursions "attacks on Easter worshippers." Understandably, the term confused and frustrated many Christians. Although, supporters of these politicians argued the term was appropriate since a recent Associated Press report used it, and it was later picked up by a variety of media outlets, including Fox News. However, as more Democrats like 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro and Rep. Dan Kildee continued to use the phrase "Easter worshippers," it became clear that these politicians were going out of their way to avoid calling a spade a spade.

So why is it so hard for our leaders to acknowledge the persecutions Christians face? For starters, Christianity in democratic countries like the U.S. is seen differently than in devastated countries like Somalia. According to Pew Research, over 70% of Americans are Christian, with 66% of those Christians being white and 35% baby boomers. So while diverse Christians from all over the world are persecuted for their faith—in the U.S., Christians are a dominant religion full of old white people. This places Christians at the bottom of progressives' absurd intersectional totem poll, therefore leaving little sympathy for their cause. However, the differing experiences of Christians worldwide doesn't take away from the fact that they are unified in their beliefs.

By refusing to name the faith of the Sri Lankan martyrs, politicians are sending a message that they have very little, if no, concern about the growing amount of persecution against Christians worldwide.

Martyrs don't deserve to be known as "Easter worshippers." They should be known by the Christian faith they gave their lives for. Decent politicians need to call the tragedy in Sri Lanka what it is — a vicious attack on the Christian faith.

Patrick Hauf (@PatrickHauf) is a writer for Young Voices and Vice President of Lone Conservative. His work can be found in the Washington Examiner, Townhall, FEE, and more.