Best-selling author Jonathan Cahn has just released a remarkable new book called “The Paradigm,” in which he draws striking parallels between Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and ancient Israel’s King Ahab, his wife Jezebel and their offspring and successor to the throne, Joram.
It sounds preposterous, until you see the overwhelming evidence compiled meticulously by Cahn, the author of “The Harbinger,” which spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list. (Last I checked, “The Paradigm” was the No. 6 book at Amazon on the day before release.)
Not only will you learn more about Ahab, Jezebel and Joram than you ever likely knew about the notorious trio of Northern Kingdom royalty, but, as a Clinton and Obama watcher of two decades, I can promise you will learn shocking new details about Bill, Hill and Barack, as I did.
Let’s start with some basics.
Ahab was reared to believe in the God of Israel. His wife was a Canaanite Baal worshiper. But Jezebel, a Phoenician princess, had great influence over her husband and surrounded the court with hundreds of pagan priests. The Canaanites encouraged parents to sacrifice their children at the flaming idol of Baal, a practice adopted by Israelites, much to the displeasure of the God of Israel, as you might imagine.
The biblical account of Jezebel’s influence on the king says that she “stirred up” Ahab. She was the power behind the throne, and actually remained in power herself after Ahab’s death.
Bill Clinton, like Ahab, was a man divided morally. Clinton was reared as a Southern Baptist, regularly attended church and Sunday school as a youngster and could quote the Bible. But, when push came to shove, he could promote abortion on demand and sexual revolution with zeal equal to his wife – the very hallmarks of her radical ideology.
I have to admit, it never before occurred to me that there is not much new about the “new sexuality.” It was practiced by the Baal-worshiping Canaanites and, under Ahab’s rule, widely in Israel as well.
To quote Cahn: “The worship of Baal involved the divorcing of sexuality from marriage and its transfer to the private realm of marriage to the public realm of the temple cult. Thus, as Ahab multiplied the shrines of Baal, he became an agent of sexual immorality, and his reign would witness the transfer to sexuality to the public square.”
Ahab recognized what was happening under his reign and under the influence of Jezebel. And so did Bill Clinton.
In fact, Cahn brought to my attention a quote from Bill Clinton I had never noticed before. It shows he knew precisely what he was doing when he promoted special legal protections for those who practiced aberrant sexual practices.
In a speech to the Human Rights Campaign Dinner Nov. 8, 1997, in the first year of his presidency, he admitted candidly: “We are redefining, in practical terms, the immutable ideals that have guided us from the beginning.”
As an apostate Christian, Bill Clinton was signaling that he knew what were the “immutable ideals that have guided us from the beginning.” They were the commandments pronounced by the God of Israel in the Torah. He knew he was part of a campaign to redefine them. In fact, he had become the leader of that movement as president of the United States, just as Ahab, the apostate king of Israel, knew what he was doing.
See Clinton’s 1997 remark:
But this is just one of dozens, perhaps, hundreds of parallels Cahn has discovered between the Clintons, Ahab and Jezebel, Obama and Joram.
I admit I was skeptical as I approached The Paradigm” and recognized where it was going. Yet it makes the case persuasively, effectively and thought-provokingly.
This book is at the top of the charts for a reason.