I ended my last article with these words:
“There must be something about and in this held back or unknown answer that once known has the effect of the profoundest kind of test. There is. Anytime some people don’t know the Truth of something and then that truth becomes known by them, right then that truth becomes a test of what is in them relative to that truth. This is a general law of nature.
“This involves two important truths concerning the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. He is not dead. Minister Farrakhan is speaking to the world the truth concerning him. I want to be able to go much deeper into this, but it requires much space.”
That truth, whatever it may be, will force some kind of response in each of the listeners. There is no way for anyone to avoid that force of the power of truth, and they are compelled to react in some way that tells what is this in them with respect to that aspect of truth that they are getting at that time.
The reason for this is due to the fact that the origin of all truth is Allah, the Lord of the worlds everything and everybody. This is the Day of Judgment. Everything of man is laid bare today. The meaning of the rainbow illustrates this beautifully. Near nothing is unknown today, although understanding comes gradually, another law of nature.
Our total reaction to the whole of the divine truth taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad determine worth. It forces distinctions among the people. Here that kind of distinctions that divine truth brings about is “not-like” that “lightweight” distinctions we usually make. This divine distinction is the work of Master Fard Muhammad. He did and does this for His own purpose. He wants the believers. He wants those who through His Messenger and the message come to think, feel, and act like He (the Supreme Being) does. These are the ones He chooses. Out of such people the Kingdom of God, or heaven, is built.
Naturally, some parts of Allah’s truth are more important than other truths, though if one really accepts one part, they are duty bound to accept the rest. If they don’t they will lose belief in the part they first claimed to accept. Then they will (eventually) lose belief and trust in Master Fard Muhammad and His Apostle.
One of the most important parts of His truth is the truth of Himself, His Messenger, and us. The truth about the subject of Jesus is also the truth about ourselves. To accept the truth about Jesus (a vast subject) is to accept the truth about Master Fard Muhammad, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and you and me. Why?
What the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught the world about Jesus, up until 1975, competed with other ideas that we were taught by others about the same subject. Now, recall the fact that this subject cannot be separated from the subject of God. You are going to tend toward becoming “whom” or “whatever” your God is. Therefore, those who accept what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught about God become different from those accepting any other God. The exact same thing is true with respect to the subject of Jesus due to the fact that it totally involves God.
Thus, the area of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad teachings about Jesus is one of the most important areas of his message, if not the most important. This does not mean that what he taught, for instance, about Moses is not equal in importance if the point made is about the God, The Messenger, and ourselves. We must remember that the scriptural teachings on Moses are about the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Many millions have been and are now involved in a much bigger test. The truth of Jesus is but one of them, though one of the most important, as it concerns the God … .
Now, we must assume, or we can say we know, that Allah knew (when the Holy Qur’an was written) what the real truth was that He kept back from the pages of the Qur’an. He knows which of the various views of the subject of Jesus is the same as what is in His mind. He knows that this subject involves, among other things, His own nature and character. So since this is the day of Judgment, we can expect that sooner or later He will manifest even clearer than He has, which of the views of this subject is truth. He will eliminate all other views. Meanwhile, which view is right? What is your view and why?
He held back this truth of Jesus so that when it was revealed (because of its nature and profound effect) it would serve as one of the great tests, which would distinguish those whom He wants from those He does not want, or does not want as much. Or from those who have not chosen Him.
I hope this helps the reader get a better idea of the purpose of Allah in holding back the knowledge of those of whom Jesus serves as a sign. Protection and a test. I learned this overtime, from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Why at this time?
Even though I wrote some of these points in 1976 and were based on principles first publicly announced by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad several years (decades, in some instances) earlier, these points are yet relevant to all that is going on now. For one thing, the Nation of Islam would not be where it is now, under the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, if he had not come to the realization that his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was and is very much alive. He came to see this, and later, proclaimed his conviction in February 1981.
Several persons claim the seat for which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad prepared the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. He teaches that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is alive. He is by far more successful than they. To what extent is his success, relative to theirs, related to his recognition of the fact that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is alive and that he shared his conviction with the world?
Fifty-five months later, on September 17, 1985, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was granted a vision, in which he was taken up to that huge wheel-like plane–that is very physically real. There the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke to him.
More next issue, Allah Willing.