In the New Testament there are four individuals and a people whose actions are described under the name Jesus. Much of what we read in the New Testament is not speaking about one man, i.e. Jesus. I know, I was shocked to hear such a statement myself when I first heard the Honorable Louis Farrakhan teach a lecture titled, “The Four Jesus’”. After my shocked subsided I began to delve into the Bible and conduct my own research seeking to see if the bold declaration by the Minister was right and exact. I stand before you today to say that it definitely is. With the Help of Allah, I would like to use this blog entry to lightly touch on each of these Jesus’. Such a topic can be written about in great detail and length. However, I realize that this is a blog so I will try to be as clear and concise as possible. We will begin by looking at Matthew 24:27-28.
The above verse speaks about the Messiah, the Son of Man or Jesus traveling from the east to the west like lightening shines. He finds a carcass surrounded by eagles (not vultures, later translations replace eagles with vultures). Biblical historians all acknowledge that Jesus of 2,000 years never left Palestine when he began his mission. In fact some scholars say that he never traveled more than 200 miles his birthplace. From the Islamic tradition the title Messiah spelled Masih in Arabic also refers to “one who travels much”. How can a man who never traveled more than 200 miles from his birthplace be the Messiah/Masih “who travels much” and be the person who fulfills what is written in Matthew 24:27-28? This becomes even clearer when we understand where and who this “west” that has a carcass surrounded by eagles is.
Jesus of 2,000 years ago was already in the East and the continent that is west to Palestine is Africa. Jesus had not been there since childhood. Let’s look at what country and continent lies in the West. Take a dollar out of your wallet or purse and look at the back of it? What bird do you see? Let me guess an eagle, right? What country does this bird symbolize? Let me guess again, America right? What continent is America located in? I’ll guess again, North America right? What hemisphere is this continent and country located in? I’ll tell you, the Western Hemisphere. Let’s go further, why would God allow Jesus to say “eagles” would surround a “carcass” when He knows that it’s not the nature of an eagle to hang around dead things for food? See modern translators understand this and this is why they are changing it to vultures. But if we look at history and realize that this is not talking about the actions of a man 2,000 years ago we would learn why. Have you ever researched the history of the word Nigger? It derived from Negro, which means black in the Spanish. However, it is only used to refer to something that is inanimate or has no life. Why would our slave masters and their children call us by a name that is used to describe something that has no life? If we study the history of the word we would find out. Negro evolved from the word “necro”, which relates to death. Get a dictionary and look up every word that begins with “necro.” Over time the “c” was replaced with a “g”. Our slave masters used this word because it describes our mental state today as a people – DEAD.
So the Jesus or Son of Man in this New Testament verse is not the Jesus who lived 2,000 years ago. This Son of Man is one of the four individuals spoken of in the New Testament. The Jesus of 2,000 years ago is the one speaking in John 16:12-15. Read his words carefully. Jesus of 2,000 years ago said there were things he had to tell the disciples but he couldn’t because they could not handle it? Have you ever asked what that was? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was taught by God that the Jesus of 2,000 years ago realized that he was not the one and that his life would be a sign of the one and ones to come. Here, is a question, if Jesus of then brought “the truth” why must another man whom he described as the “Spirit of Truth” come and lead the world into “…all truth”? The verse which is the focus of this blog is talking about the coming of God Himself to America, to give life to the carcass (so-called Negro). The Black man and woman in America are the first of the carcasses that God, described as the Son of Man, would raise. God Willing, in the next blog, we will talk about the other individuals and people who are described in the New Testament under the name Jesus.
Be blessed and aware,
Student Minister Brother Willie Muhammad
New Orleans, Louisiana
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