[This is a reprint and was published August 30, 1995.]
The Million Man March is being launched by God Himself, through the Honorable Louis Farrakhan. It will be part of the fulfillment of a certain set of significant prophecies, contained in the scriptures, which contain God’s plan written in advance.
This event–especially Minister Farrakhan’s explanation of it–helps to destroy the sick and deadening “Niggers Ain’t Nothing” syndrome. Syndrome means: “A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, a psychological disorder, an abnormal condition; an undesirable state or quality.”
This “syndrome” is the consequence of the 400 plus years of hell that traumatized Black people. Trauma is defined as “a serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident.” In psychiatry, this term is defined as “an emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the psychological development of a person, often leading to neurosis.” Neurosis is defined as “any of various mental or emotional disorders arising from no apparent organic lesion or change and involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression, irrational fears” and other maladies under the terms: “phobia, mania, complex, compulsion, repression, addiction, delusion, obsession and hang up.” (Definitions from American Heritage Dictionary.)
Malady is another word which generally refers to “a disease, a disorder, or an ailment; an unwholesome condition; a pathological condition of mind or body. It is used generally of diseases, complaints, illnesses, disorders, ailments, sicknesses, afflictions and infirmities, whether of mind or of body.
These diseases have a deranging and an unbalancing effect on the natural working of our minds. They stunt the growth of and distort our ability to relate properly to the Supreme Being, others and ourselves. Out of such spiritual sickness, depending on other variables, can come jealousy, envy and other destructive emotions.
Full healing cannot come to us except by the power of God’s spiritual truths. His words contain that which both removes the disease as it restores good health. The Best Knower brought the absolute cure for every one of our spiritual ills. Minister Farrakhan is a miraculous part of the physical proof that this healing, in full, has now come from God Himself.
Please wait ‘til next article before rejecting my use of “miraculous.”
Sins against God and others are directly related to evils which happened to human beings in their childhood. We can–and must–overcome the toxic effects of what occurred in our pasts. This is mentioned in our Lessons and was a major factor in this observation of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in an article he wrote in the New York Amsterdam News in 1958:
“The Western World has become so wicked that they are now insane and have not the knowledge of just how wicked and filthy that they really are. Their own Bible has foretold their evil doings in these words.” At this point he quoted from Romans 1:18-32.
Billions are damaged from what occurred to them in their childhood. This is especially true of Black people in America, who are the descendants of parents who suffered the most dehumanizing and traumatic experiences since life began on earth.
So here we are in 1995, at the end of the time of a world gone mad. The wicked are about to launch their greatest attack on the righteous. The God is set to repulse them by pouring out the full measure of His explosive wrath on this wicked world in retaliation or retribution for their insane attack. Nevertheless, this clears the way for the establishment of God’s new world.
This is the situation in which the Honorable Louis Farrakhan works to save as many as he can before the judgement. As time is fast running out, he labors hard with us–a people slow to respond to that which gives us life. The number of us who refuse to struggle to grow up out of our emotional immaturities is a major factor in the difficulty of his task.
If we persist in this state, we will return to a worse condition than we were in when the word of God first reached us. Of course, we can come out of this too. But it is a fact that such evil spirituality leads to an unnecessary death. This is tragic, especially for us whom God has brought that which will produce a quality of life humans have never before experienced.
Minister Farrakhan, and those with him, are engaged in a titanic life and death struggle–ultimately against the will and power of this world’s most wicked– to qualify a people for the hereafter.
On this the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote: “In the hereafter, the righteous will make an unlimited progress. Peace, joy and happiness will have no end. War will be forgotten; disagreement will have no place in the hereafter. The present Brotherhood of Islam is typical of the life in the hereafter.
“The only difference will be that the Brother in the hereafter will enjoy the spirit of gladness and happiness, forever, in the presence of Allah.
“No sickness, hospitals, insane asylums, gambling, cursing, and swearing will ever be seen nor heard in that life. Decay, fear, grief, and sorrow will stop on this side as proof.
“The life in the hereafter is an image of the spiritual state of this life. Just think how good you feel when in the divine spirit for a while. You are so happy that you do not feel even the pain of sickness, trouble or sorrow. That is the way you will always feel in the hereafter.
“No eyes have seen, nor ears have heard what Allah has in store for those Muslims who see the hereafter. There are so many beautiful teachings on this subject in the Holy Qur’an, that one could write books on it.”
He and Minister Farrakhan have explained that the term “Muslim” must be understood in the broadest sense. For example, a good Christian is a Muslim and vice versa.
Many still haven’t really grasped the divine opportunity offered to us, partly because many think that it is just too good to be true. However, Allah anticipated how slow we would respond to major aspects of His plan of salvation. Among His acts of wisdom and mercy was (at the proper time) to order through Minister Farrakhan the Study Guides which we are invited to use for our spiritual growth. These Study Guides are part of that which counteracts the effects of the spiritual diseases, which impede our spiritual growth, which can cause us to degenerate into spiritual death.
Allah is already spiritually mature. He guided the Honorable Elijah Muhammad along the path which enabled him to attain his spiritual maturity. It ought to be obvious that Minister Farrakhan is well along the spiritual path his teacher blazed.
In John 13:33-36 we read that Jesus said: “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. … where I am going, you cannot come. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (Notice the repeated use of “love”; especially from John 13, the 16th chapters.)
Then, in verse 36: “ … Peter asked him, ‘Lord, where are you going?’ Jesus replied, ‘Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.’”
Why couldn’t Peter immediately follow his master to where he was going? According to Luke (22:31, 32) Jesus’ prayer for Peter’s faith not to fail altogether and the commission he granted him to strengthen the flock, anticipated Peter’s future prominence and qualifications to come to where he was going.
The above quote from John is prophetic of that which has and is taking place among us here in America. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad had to depart for the next phase of his mission. Before he did, he issued that which fulfilled the above quote. Likewise, in a manner appropriate to his mission, Minister Farrakhan has grown to a point similar to that which his teacher reached a little over twenty years ago. He now conveys the same message (in the above passage) as his teacher did. It’s prophetic and now is part of that with which we all must cope from the spirit of Allah.
The “going” or “traveling,” in these passages, (from Luke and John) are prophetic of both the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, and are physical as well as spiritual.
Examine the above in the light of two paragraphs from the last article. They were: “Please, study the next two paragraphs carefully: The condition He found us in was the spiritual and moral equivalent of the darkness, the nothingness and the coldness which was before the First God called forth the sun and the rest of His creation.
“Master Fard Muhammad has graciously called forth and is guiding both the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan in major aspects of this initial stage of the process of the re-creation of the heavens and the earth.”
No one will sanely deny that the condition of Black people of America, in 1930, was terrible; even pathological, as many have observed and written. But many may say, in effect: “Isn’t it going too far to compare our state of condition, in 1930, to the state of space prior to the first acts of creation by the Supreme Being, after His Self creation?”
Where do we even get the idea to make such a comparison? Is this justified? What does this say about our former slavemasters–from the divine perspective? Were we really reduced to the lowest depth of ignorance, evil and degradation to which human beings can be reduced? If so, was that condition really the spiritual and moral equivalent of that out of which God created the heavens and the earth?
Why did God Almighty permit such evil to befall our foreparents, in the first place, by the hundreds of millions, over centuries? Look well into the word: “How.” Now, how is the condition to which we fell, related to the condition of space when God began the creation of the universe? Exactly what were his reasons for permitting evil–not just with respect to us–but why evil at all?
We cannot seriously think on such things without involving ourselves in the most serious matters imaginable. One cannot seriously think about such profound matters without asking several “whys” about the ultimate root cause in human beings for the hell which abounds the world over.
Why don’t the theologies of this world take into account such a momentous event as the evils done to Black people in America, as well as the Red man? If the scriptures take into account our 400-plus years of slavery, why don’t their theologies teach this?
The Honorable Louis Farrakhan’s commission from his teacher answers this.