The GOD of the BIBLE
The god of the NOI
(Nation of Islam)
(Isaiah 44:8) “Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.”
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty" (2 Pet 1:16).
Bible: GOD always existed and always will, and is the Creator, not a created being, and His essential nature is that of spirit, not flesh and blood, and who has always been and will be the ruler of the universe:
(Psa 90:2) "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God."
(Gn. 2:4) “..the LORD God made the earth and the heavens..” (cf. Ps. 33:6).
(John 4:24) “God is a Spirit..”).
(Luke 24:39) “..a spirit hath not flesh and bones..”
(Psalm 66:7) “He ruleth by His power for ever..”
(Exo 20:3). "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
EM (Elijah Muhammad, from “Master W.D. Fard,” who was influenced by Noble Drew Ali of the Moorish Science Temple, and Marcus Garvey of the Universal Negro Improvement Assoc. Garvey was jailed in 1922 for mail fraud and deported to Jamaica. Meanwhile, photo's and finger-prints of W.D. Fard match those of convicted felon and drug user Wallie D. Ford, son of Hawaiian immigrants0).
God created Himself from one atom 78 trillion years ago on this earth.1
God was a black man, who became one god among many others after him, but died, as do all gods (within a few hundred to a thousand years2). But they produce other gods to replace them.3 The universe was ruled by a council of 24 black deities over the last 66 trillion years (which would figure to make 2.6 billion gods) with 23 being scientists, and with Allah over them.6 All Muslims are Allahs, but Fard is their Supreme Being.
EM: The devil is the white man, created through 600 years of compelled selective breeding of 59,999 followers on the island of Patmos (a small Greek island of 13 square miles, Pop. 3,000) by an evil scientist-god by the name of Yacub, who was born (approx.) 6,600 years ago 20 miles from Mecca. He died but his followers carried on his project until completion6, 7, 8
BIBLE: GOD made all creatures according to their respective “kinds,” with animals being made before man (Gn. 1:21-27). Bestiality is strictly forbidden (Lv. 18:23; 20:15, 16), nor can man naturally successfully interbreed with animals (DNA is very specific).
BIBLE: After over 400 years of slavery in Egypt, GOD led them out through Moses, who then taught Israel the right ways of the LORD approx. (1500 years B.C.) in their journey to the land of Canaan (modern day Israel and Palestine). GOD often used supernatural means to lead, feed and chasten them when needed (Ex. — Dt.). Dynamite would not be invented until 1866.
EM: In Europe the white man sought to reverse the selective breeding of Yacub, but only succeeded in creating monkeys and gorillas.9
BIBLE: JESUS was miraculously born of a virgin, “who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38), but whom the Jewish leaders crucified between two criminals on a cross, in fulfillment of prophecy (Is. 53; Ps. 22; Acts 10:39; 1Pt. 2:24; 3:18). But whom “God raised up the third day, and showed Him openly", including to over 500 eye witnesses at once (Acts 10:40; 1Cor. 15:1-9). And who ascended to reign at the Father's right hand in Heaven (1 Pt. 3:22).
EM: Mary was not a virgin, but had the child out of wedlock with Joseph (though Allah is said to be the father), who had 6 children his wife.8
Jesus did not die on a cross for the sins of mankind but was knifed in the back by a policeman in Jerusalem for a reward. He died in a spread eagle position, being pined to a door. He then was preserved in a glass tube by his father (Joseph), and is still buried in Jerusalem.14 15, 16
BIBLE: “There is one mediator between God and men, the man CHRIST JESUS” 1Tim. 2:5), the Almighty, who liveth, and was dead; and is alive for evermore; and has the keys of hell and of death (Rev. 1:8, 18). Prayers in His name (consistent with His character and will) are promised to be answered. It is this Jesus who alone redeems sinful man (regardless of color) from his sins, and his just and eternal punishment in Hell (Mt. 1:21; Acts 4:12).
By turning to Christ from sin and casting all of one's faith upon the sinless SON of GOD to save Him, a soul is washed from all his sins by Jesus blood, made spiritually alive as a child of God by the indwelling of the Spirit of CHRIST, and declared just by imputed righteousness. He will thus follow JESUS as LORD (Rm. 3:9 — 5:1; Acts 20:21; 26:20; 1 Cor. 6:11; Eph. 1:13; 2:8, 9).
Those who die in CHRIST go to be with the LORD to spend eternity with Him, while the lost will enter into everlasting punishment in the Lake of Fire (Mt. 25:41, 46; 2 Cor. 5:8; 2 Ths. 1:8-10; Rev. 14:11; 20:10-15.
EM: Jesus came to reform the white man, who rejected Him. Rather than Jesus being the prophesied Messiah of Is. 9:6, it was W. Fard Muhammad who is Allah and Savior, and people must be “punished, divinely beaten and destroyed” — even in Hell — until they accept him.17, 20 He has the keys of salvation and Hell, and prayers must mention him to be answered.20.5
Black people do not have a sinful nature as white people do, and it was not the Jews but blacks that the Bible speaks of as being enslaved for 430 years (Gn. 15:13). “Salvation” requires conforming to a standard of righteousness, of living in truth, avoiding immorality, hating theft and slavery, and practicing justice, worshipping Allah, and taking on one of the names of Allah (the NOI renamed incoming members).19
Salvation is not from a literal Hell to a literal Heaven, but is realized in this life as peace of mind, safety, and material comfort.20 The black man cannot live in peace with the white men, and after the latter is removed, the black man will rule the earth. 21, 22
Note, Luis Farrakhan has reinterpreted certain teachings of EM, such as making himself to be the fulfillment of Is. 9:6, and the black mans Savior, and taught that a giant UFO will destroy the white man.
The Nation of Islam is neither Biblical or Islamic, nor are it's teaching even tenable. Rather, NOI is an amalgamation of Islam, Watchtower cult theology, and the author's own fantasies and historic and scientific fallacies.
The appeal of the NOI is that it gives one a race to blame and to hate, while exalting one's own race, all based upon the color of one's skin. Thus it makes merchandise of the evils of racism in order to foster the same.
The GOD, the Jesus and the Spirit of the NOI is not that of the Bible, but a demonic counterfeit, a manifestation of the devil, who is the father of lies (Jn. 6:44). The truth is that all people are sinners by nature and in deed, regardless of race. But the LORD Jesus, the sinless Divine SON of GOD, gave Himself for our sins so that all who turn to Him and repent, and cast their faith upon Him to save them, as He promised, can be forgiven, cleansed, made alive in CHRIST and accepted by the Father. May you do so today by God's great grace. This decision is shown by being baptized under water in identification with your LORD. and then following Him who is faithful and true. To God be the glory.
1. Elijah Muhammad, Our Saviour Has Arrived, pp. 39-41, 96
2. Muhammad, Our Saviour, p. 96
3. Ibid p. 97
4. Ibid 56-57.
5. Message to the Blackman, Elijah Muhammad, 1965]
6. Muhammad, Message, 110-115
7. Ibid., 115-16
8. Muhammad, Our Saviour, 99; parenthetic statements in the original text.
9. Muhammad, Message,117, 119
9.5 Ibid p. 120
10. Muhammad, Our Saviour, 129
11. Ibid, 83, 89-91
12. Muhammad, Our Saviour, 135
13. Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Blackman in America
14. Muhammad, Our Saviour, 157, 158
15. Muhammad, True History, 13
16. Ibid. 14
17. Muhammad, Fall of America, 143
18. Elijah Muhammad, The True History of Jesus as Taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, p. 20
19. Muhammad, Our Saviour, 129
20. How to Eat to Live, Book One, p. 58
20.5 Muhammad, Fall of America, 205.
21. Muhammad, Our Saviour, 13
22. Ibid. p. 200