Jonathan Cahn, a messianic rabbi from the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., writes that there is a prophetic connection between Isaiah 9:10 and the events of 9–11. He’s not the first person to make such a claim. Did you know that a dollar bill can be folded to show the World Trade Center going up in smoke? The character set of Wingdings can be manipulated to show a plane crashing into what looked like two towers based on the flight code for one of the planes (Q33NY) making it to be a Jewish conspiracy. Something similar was found with the characters NYC.

By reading the Bible out of context and out of time it can be made to say almost anything. For example:

“Judas went out and hanged himself” (Matt. 27:5).

“Go, and do thou likewise” (Luke 10:37).

“Whatever you do, do quickly” (John 13:27).

Because “there is no God” (Psalm 14:1).

An often misused passage is a partial, out-of-context reading of Matthew 7:1: “Do not judge….” Further contextual reading shows that Jesus adds the caveat “lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it shall be measured to you” (7:1a–2). In John 7:24, Jesus tells us, “Judge with righteous judgment.” No judging cuts both ways. Jesus is not against judging; He’s against hypocrisy in judging by using a double standard.

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