On the front cover of The Final Call Vol. 32 No. 16 you can read these words, Watch “The Time And What Must Be Done.”
We can read on the front page: “The End of the World of Evil.”
Under that you can read: “Farrakhan delivers sobering message about the time and why Black America, White America and entire country is facing critical crossroad that will determine the future. His new weekly lecture series opens with warning and guidance.”
One of the meanings of the word, “crossroads” is “a point at which a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences; we stand again at a historic crossroads.”
“Historic” means: “famous or important in history, or potentially so.” This is different from the word “prophecy.”
More and more religious scholars, all over the planet, are coming to agreement that we are living at “the end of time.”
Whose time? What caused this situation in the past? How will it end?
So many people–millions or billions–have Bibles and Holy Qur’ans, do they know or understand that we are “at the end of this world’s life.” If they know, or understand that, who taught them?
I’ve made this photograph that you can see here. It’s part of my article. I took it in 2012, in San Diego, California. I’ve never written my reason why I took these photographs of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, over the years. I intend to make this very clear later on.
In 1960 I left Los Angeles and went to Chicago. I will not go into the details here. But, after 2 ½ months, I met with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in person and that’s when he mentioned the following “big” words to me.
“Some events must happen, before, other events can happen.” Those words came from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I was with him, in Chicago, in his home. I still recall his words.
I then left Chicago headed to Oakland and San Francisco.
A few weeks later, I saw there was a dispute delving, between the Believers who lived in Oakland and San Francisco over the Temple number, which it was called at that time. I told the Believers that I was going to Chicago to see the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and that I would ask him who should get the number.
I’m using the word “delve” which means: “reach inside a receptacle and search for something.” It also means: “research or make painstaking inquiries into something.”
I told all of them that this would settle the problem. Why? They didn’t understand who started the Nation of Islam. I did not tell at that time what I saw in the dispute.
So I told them that I was leaving to Chicago to see the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad would settle the problem. I came back to the Believers and told them what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told me.
I’m sure others have heard these words from him in other situations. But this is part of my history. (I’m giving a little context.)
There are pastors who have had dinner with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who are coming to understand what he saw of the future of the Christian pastors. These, and hundreds of others, are being formed into a powerful Brother/Sisterhood with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s help. Minister Farrakhan preaches in churches–sometimes as often as he preaches in the Mosque! They, the pastors, are becoming a vital part of a new, and better leadership for Black people, here, and one day soon, elsewhere.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote, and said, in the 1950s that the Black pastors would accept Islam. He made that public. This is in the process of taking place now. As, in the deepest sense of the word, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan says, he is a Christian and a Muslim, so are these pastors coming to see who they are.
Remember, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad made this public announcement at a time when he was being fiercely opposed by the pastors! What insight! What love!
Now, we have come to a very difficult area that we cannot ignore. At some point it must come up. It cannot be avoided. It is fraught with “difficulty factors.” However, it must be mentioned–and even explored, at some point, sooner or later.
We can’t enter God’s kingdom–not to think of entering His “family”–without accepting this area of reality. This is in the core of the test. With the deepest respect for the sensibilities of all concerned, I’ll only introduce it here. I’ve taken it up–in-depth–in other writings yet to be published.
I have no idea if any Black pastors have even thought of this or not. I am inclined to think some may have. Others may be hindered, to even consider the possibility, due to the way in which they were first taught.
Some people may have, like I did–run across it in bookstores. (I was actually expecting to find such scholarship, as I knew God had provided various witnesses for all aspects of the life and work of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.) Maybe some of them have written or read the writings of other scholars, who have gone deep into the subject I am about to touch.
Let me bring it up this way. I was listening to the Larry King radio program–I think it was during the night of January the 7th, 1993. A former assistant to the former president, Mr. Richard Nixon, Mr. Chuck Colson, by name, was being interviewed. A caller asked him a question. It was whether Jesus had children and was he ever married. Mr. Colson said, calmly, “No” to each question.
There are a few books that have had wide distribution, which contain extensive arguments to the effect that Jesus not only had children, but that his descendants are alive even to this day.
Some of these authors even go as far as to state that the Pope’s secret motive for launching the Crusades was to steal the physical evidence–the actual body–of Jesus, who was here 2,000 years ago.
Well, we cannot go into that, except to say, that the historical Jesus (Isa was his actual name, in the language that he spoke) never married, according to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
However, I have read other books–seven in number–and two major articles, written by White scholars, whose thinking and scholarship (as evidenced by the depth of their writing) reflects a greater grip of the intricacies and entanglements of the scriptures, than Mr. Colson does. This is not to put him down. Not at all.
However, I wonder, for example, if he ever read the book, Was Jesus Married? by Mr. William E. Phipps. It is a thought provoking work.
Watch “The Time and What Must Be Done” every Saturday at 6pm (cst) @ NOI. ORG/THETIME and listen to him–Minister Farrakhan.
More next issue, Allah willing.