“They will say, ‘Ah! Woe to us! This is the day of Judgment!’ A voice will say, ‘This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose Truth ye (once) denied!’”(Yusuf Ali translation of the Holy Qur’an-37:20, 21)
“If we deny Him, He also will deny us, if we are faithless He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2: 12,13)
In the Bible we can read these words: “ … the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10; King James Version.
King James Bible English translation came out in 1611 at the order of King James I, which is still widely used.
But the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said and wrote that slavery in what is now called America started in 1555. We can read more versions of the Bible now, but it was the King James version that was used during slavery of Black people.
Later on the Honorable Elijah Muhammad read that version of the Bible. His father was a Baptist minister. From that he wanted to help others. I can’t get into this right now, as this is only a short article. I intend to finish next article, Allah willing.
What caused the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to recognize God, The Supreme Being Himself, by reading the Bible?
What did the Bible mean to those in slavery at that time? Study the word “slavery.” How do you understand slavery now? Look at the condition of Black people.
Is this the day of resurrection? What is resurrection? What caused this resurrection to start? How could we get out of it 100 percent?
In the last article, I quoted the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s words: “Since you and me are witnesses here this afternoon in this world that we live, we have been so greatly misunderstood that I desire that Allah send to me a little helper.”
Those words came from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad when he spoke to others in 1954. What caused him to use those words in 1954?
What caused me to use his experience, some years later?
In 1955 the Honorable Elijah Muhammad first saw that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was his “little helper.” He gave Minister Farrakhan his “assignment,” right then when he first saw him.
In the book Closing The Gap you can read:
Brother Jabril: You’ve said that you were 19 years old when you first heard that God had chosen a Messenger for our people?
Minister Farrakhan: I was standing on the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenue. I heard that God had raised a Messenger for our people.
And I started walking because I was a little sad and I questioned God and I said, ‘God why didn’t you choose me?’ You know I love my people. And as I walked, I think I had tears in my eyes. I said when this happened in 1931, I wasn’t even born. So the sadness went away, right away, and I knew I had to go and meet this man and offer him my help. That’s what happened.
A testimony is a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law; evidence or proof provided by the existence or appearance of something.
The word context means “the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.”
What caused me to write these words now?
Generally speaking, it takes less time to state something to be a fact than to prove that what is stated is true. With all this understood, let us move to Jesus and Paul of the past and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the present.
The following is being stated as a fact. We are in the position that the world thinks Paul, and others were in 2,000 years ago, in relation to Jesus in the overall purpose and plan of God. As Paul was to Jesus, according to Christian theology, so is Minister Louis Farrakhan to the real (Jesus) Christ the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
The New Testament, according to most of the scholars, was written during a period of time that covered around 40 to 45 years. For instance, the Schofield Reference Bible says, that Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians was written in 54 A.D. It also states that the book of Revelation was written in 96 A.D. If this is correct–and scholars do differ–then The New Testament was written during a 42-year period. It also states that Jesus, who is called the Christ, died in either 29 or 30 A.D. If all of this is true, then Paul’s first letter was not written until around 25 years after Jesus died. Very interesting.
We are also told that Jesus, who is called the Christ, was born 6 years B.C.–Before Christ. If Jesus was the Christ, why do the White Christian scholars teach that he was born before he was born?
There is the deepest meanings hidden in the scholars talk that Jesus was born, as some of them claim, 6 or 4 B.C. Could this relate to two periods of time–a 6,000 and a 400 year period of time at the end of both at which God comes and makes His appearance? Paul states that “he” (of 2,000 years ago) was born out of due season. Who was this “he”? Was Paul born untimely? If so, and if Jesus was the Christ, how do we account for Paul’s great success in preaching Jesus as the Christ?
We just cannot be successful if we work out of the time to work successfully. Or was Paul speaking of Jesus being born out of due season? Then whom was Paul really representing. What was God’s secret aim and purpose in all of this?
If Paul was referring to Jesus as being born out of due season, was he thinking in the back of his mind that Jesus was not the Christ? Or was he saying, being fully convinced of the identity of Jesus, that he was born in season to plant the word of God, but that the due season was the time of the harvest of the fruits of the word?
The work of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was destroyed, or so it seemed, beginning in February 1975. Was he and his work a failure? Was he born and did he work out of season? Or were he and his work in season with the due season of the harvest of the fruits of his labor yet to come?
More next issue, Allah willing.