During a recent video sermon, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan preached a message of racial division. In what Farrakhan called "The Final Call", he widely quoted from Elijah Mohammad (1897-1975) in stating a case for the abolition of white people.
Farrakhan's Final Call preached:
According to the history of the white race, they are guilty of making trouble, causing war among the people and themselves ever since they have been on our planet Earth. So, the God of the righteous has found them disagreeable to live with in peace and has decided to remove them from the face of the Earth.
|Calligraphic of Isa in Arabic|
This showdown intimates that Farrakhan's knowledge of the real Jesus will prevail. Islam holds that Isa (Jesus) was born of Mary through a virginal conception. Isa was sent to guide the Children of Israel with a new scripture (the Gospel) and perform Miracles aided by Allah to pursuit this work. Islam deviates from Christian notions of Trinitarianism. Isa was just a human being, not being Jesus, the Son of God. Moreover, Islam rejects that Jesus was ever crucified, resurrected or atoned mankind for its sins. But Farrakhan's taunts to traditional Christians not to engage in a showdown and be slaughtered like the worshipers of Baal in I Kings 18.
This Final Call message differs from statements last year in which Farrakhan advocated that "the final solution" was a separation of black and whites. One wonders if Farrakhan's enthusiastic integration of Dionetics into the Nation of Islam has shaped their overall message or if further use of spiritual technology would help.
This is far from the first time that Farrakhan has preached invective apologetics or fanned the flames of racial division. In 2012, Farrakhan proclaimed that Jesus was a black man and further speculated: 'If Elijah was at the door and he was black, you would call 911 and say there’s a n****r at the door, claiming he’s Elijah! Send the police!” With this history, it is easy to perceive that Farrakhan is taking his talk to the next level
It will be interesting to learn where Farrakhan takes this track when he speaks at the Savior Days Convention at Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan February 20-23. Detroit has special significance to the Nation of Islam as its Founder (who Elijah Mohammad preached was the Mahdi) Wallace Fard Mohammad hailed from Detroit.