Paul, on the road to Damascus, experienced a conversion to Jesus (according to the book of Acts, chapter 9) which was a sign of the conversion of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan back to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. According to the book of Acts, chapter 9, as Paul came near Damascus, a light from heaven shone about him and he heard a voice from heaven– the effect of which was to turn him fully to Jesus. For three days he was without sight. And then the scales were removed from his eyes. Minister Farrakhan went through an excruciatingly painful experience of conversion (or you might say reconversion) in September of 1977.
What I am driving at this point is that the Peter and the Paul of the Bible represent two aspects of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s development. Peter saw, walked, and talked with Jesus. According to Christian theology, Paul saw Jesus through the eyes of faith and really was greater than Peter. From 1955 through December of 1974, Minister Farrakhan walked and talked with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. From 1975 to the moment of this writing, he has not seen his Lord. Yet he sees him or under stands him far better now than he did prior to 1975.
“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”
Just as Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God, or of heaven, in fact about it, he was also, to a certain extent, preaching the acceptance of himself. What I mean to say is this: that just as he preached of the Kingdom and how one should prepare to enter into the Kingdom, his message also included the necessity of his own self being properly prepared. In essence Jesus taught about the Kingdom that had not yet been produced by God. And that aspect of himself that made him the means by which others would pass over into the Kingdom–that is something he had to say about himself to others. And, of course, God bore witness of Jesus and his truth, both of which originated with Himself.
So it was with Paul and the others (apostles). They preached the gospel about Jesus. And, in doing so, they be came the means by which the people came to Jesus.
This has a direct bearing on or is extremely relevant to the masterful production of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Just as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad preached to us the Kingdom of God, and in doing so became by Allah’s direction the means by which others would qualify to enter the Kingdom. Minister Farrakhan, and those with him, are preaching the fact that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has been placed in the exalted position by Almighty God Allah over the nations of the earth (1st Corinthians 15:27); and that he is now in power and is soon to return.
In the seventeenth chapter of Acts, Paul and the others are referred to as “These that have turned the world upside down.” One might say that this has yet to occur here in America in consequence of the activity of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, and those with him, to implement the program of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. We’ll see … smile.
Meanwhile, let us pause to reflect over two passages from scriptures. The first involves Gamaliels council. It is recorded in the fifth chapter of Acts that certain persons “took council to slay” Peter and other apostles. Gamaliel stood up and, as it is recorded, stated, “Fellow Israelites, be careful what you do to these men.” He then went on to speak of a Theudas, who claimed “to be somebody great” and that he was killed, all of his followers were scattered, and his movement died out. Then Gamaliel spoke of another who “drew a crowd after him but he was also killed, and all of his followers were scattered.”
He concluded his advice with these words, “And so in this case, I tell you, do not take any action against these men. Leave them alone! If what they have planned and done is of human origin, it will disappear, but if it comes from God, you cannot possibly defeat them. You could find yourselves fighting against God.”
This chapter records that the council took his advice. However, it did so in a curious manner. They called the apostles in, whipped them, and ordered them not to speak again in Jesus’ name.
Someone, or ones, among those, both Black and White, who plot against the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and those with him, ought to give the plotters the kind of advice that Gamaliel gave. If they take it, however, they ought to be careful how they translate it into action.
Surah (or chapter) 40 of the Holy Qur’an records, “A believing man from among the people of Pharaoh, who concealed his faith, said: ‘Will you slay a man simply because he says, Allah is My Lord, and indeed he has brought you clear argument from your Lord? And if he be a liar, on him will be his lie, and if he be truthful, there will befall you some of that which he threatens you with. Surely Allah guides not one who is a prodigal, a liar.”
I want to continue this, along with the reaction of Pharaoh, and more, next week, Allah willing. I had better leave space for some of what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has said respecting the above. He has said that Jesus’ comments, to the effect, that even if one of those who are by nature an infidel gives one of his followers a cool cup of water, they shall in no wise lose their reward. Allah rewards all of those who do good, both Black and white, especially good to the followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the immediate leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Remember, according to Exodus 4:15 and 16, God told Moses that He would teach him what to say and that Moses was to also put words in Aaron’s mouth. He (God) would be with the mouths of both and would teach him (Moses) what he should do. Aaron would become the “spokesman” to the people–Pharaoh’s people too. Moreover, even as Aaron would be come a “mouth” for Moses, Moses would be raised by The Supreme God to become a God over all else. He gave the rod to both Moses and Aaron.
More next issue, Allah willing.