God in person, not a spirit
OUR SAVIOUR HAS ARRIVED,
By Elijah Muhammad, (1974)
God in Person; Not a Spirit!
1 According to the dictionary of the Bible, Teman, a son of Eliphaz,
son of Esau by Adah, (Gen. 36:11,15 and in the I Chronicles 1:36).
Now if Habakkuk saw God come or coming from the sonís of Esau
(Eliphaz), then God must be a man and not a spook.
2 If Habakkukís prophesy refers to some country, town, or city; if
there be any truth at all in this prophesy, then we can say that this
prophet saw God as a material being belonging to the human family
of earth, and not a spirit.
3 In the same chapter and verse, Habakkuk saw the Holy One from
Mount Paran. This is also earthly, somewhere in Arabia. Here the
Bible makes a difference between God and another person who is
called the Holy One. Which one should we take for our God? For
one is called God while another one is called Holy One. For this
Holy One, glory covered the heavens and the earth, and the earth
was full of His praise.
4 It has been a long time since the earth was full of praise for a Holy
One. Even to this hour, the people do not care for holy people and
will persecute and kill the Holy One if God does not intervene. In
the fourth verse of the above chapter, it says; "He had horns coming
out of his hand; and there was the hiding of his power."
5 Such science used to represent Godís power could confuse the
ignorant masses of the world. Two Gods are here represented at the
same time. (It is good that God makes Himself manifest to the
ignorant world today).
6 "The burning coals went forth at his feet" has a meaning; but what
is the meaning? The ignorant do not know. "The burning coals"
could refer to the anger and war among the people where his foot
tread within the borders of the wicked. (Here God has feet - spirits
do not have feet and hands). This Holy One does not refer to anyone
of the past - not Moses, Jesus, nor Muhammad of the past 1300
7 "For this Holy One measured the earth, drove asunder the nations,
scattered the mountains, the perpetual hills did bow, cushan in
affliction, the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble." (What is
meant by the curtains trembling?) (Who is cushan?)
8 "The mountains saw thee, they trembled." (Who does this mean?)
"The sun and moon stood still in their habitation." (What does this
mean?) The answers to the above questions are easy when we
understand who is this God called the Holy One coming from Mount
9 The 13th verse should clear the way for such understanding; for it
tells us why all these great things took place on the coming of the
Holy One from Mount Paran. It says; "Thou wentest forth for the salvation
of thy people (not for all people); for the salvation with thine anointed
10 He wounded the head out of the house of the wicked by
discovering the foundation unto the neck (by exposing the truth and
the ruling powers of the wicked race of devils). "Cush" or "Cushan"
represents the Black nation which is afflicted by the white race.
11 "The curtains of the land of Midian" could mean the falsehood
spread over the people by the white race and their leaders trembling
from being exposed by the truth; "the mountains" represents the
great, rich, and powerful political men of the wicked; and they also
are trembling and being divided and scattered over the earth. "The
Holy One" is God in person, and not a spirit!
12 The Holy One coming from Mount Paran (Habakkuk 3:3) is not a
spirit, but God in person. Jesus referred to Him as being the Son of
Man (Matt. 24:27) - not the Son of Mary, Whom He was and whom
the Christians teach us to look forward to seeing on the last day.
13 If there is or was any truth in looking forward to seeing the return
of Jesus (Maryís Son) whom the Bible claims was killed two
thousand years ago, what contradicts this prophesy of the coming of
the Son of Man?
14 The prophesy of the coming of the Son of Man by Jesus
compares with other prophets, and especially Habakkuk 3:3. "Jesus
saw the coming of the Son of Man as a light coming from the East
that shineth unto the West." "Habakkuk also saw the Holy One as
being a light as well as being Holy" (Habakkuk 3:4).
15 Some of the Arab scholars say that the Holy One mentioned by
Habakkuk (3:3) coming from Mount Paran refers to Muhammad -
and they are right. But it does not refer to the Muhammad of the past
but to the One Muhammad prophesied of in the Sunnah who came
from His family in His name under the title, "Mahdi" (meaning the
Guide, the Restorer of the Kingdom of Righteousness).
16 This Holy One called "Mahdi" or Muhammad coming at the end
of the world would come from the East out of the present Holy City,
Mecca, Arabia, which is in the East.
17 This is the only place we know of that can produce a Holy One.
Neither of the past two prophets, Jesus nor Muhammad, taught the
people that they were Holy Ones, nor did they say that they were
from heaven. Jesus himself denied that He was good; the only one
good is God (St. Luke 18:19).
18 The Holy Qurían and the history of Muhammad teach us that
Muhammad was only a common Arab as his fellow Arabs were until
he was missioned to be an Apostle of Allah; as was the case of
Moses and Jesus who was before Muhammad.
19 All of the prophets (Moses, Jesus, Muhammad) prophesied of the
coming of a greater one than they. The belief in God being a spirit
and not a man goes back to many thousands of years according to
the word of God (Master Fard Muhammad) to me; and especially to
the days of Yakub when he was grafting the white race.
20 This man, Yakub, taught his people every trick that he thought
would help them in ruling the Black nation up to the time of the
coming of God from our nation. Without the knowledge of the
history of our people before the making of the white race, you will
never be able to really understand who God is. With the teachings of
the prophets and their histories, it is really foolishness to believe that
God is other than a man.
21 Let us quote another prophesy of Jesus on the coming of the Son
of Man; "But first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of
this generation" (Luke 17:25). The words "this generation" is not to
be taken to mean the generation in the days of Jesus and His
rejecters, the Jews, two thousand years ago. It means the people and
generation of the Son of Man who would reject Him in His day of
coming to reclaim His lost-found people; and at the same time,
suffer persecution of Self and His teachings as Jesus was by the
same enemies in His time.
22 For He further says; "As it was in the days of Noah, and in the
days of Lot, they did eat, they drank, they married wives, they
bought, they sold, they planted, they built; even thus shall it be in
the day when the Son of Man is revealed" (Luke 17:27-30). It is
being made manifest that He is God and yet a man and not a spirit;
for these things are now fulfilled as you and I see them that have
eyes to see.
23 I think I have made it clear to you that if we look forward to
seeing or meeting God, He must be in the form of a man. The
Christiansí Bible bears me witness that God is a man of flesh and
blood. The Bible predicts God coming as a man (Luke 21:27;
Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7, 14:15). There is much proof in the
Bible to support my claim that God is a man. That is, if you want
24 You have been taught so long that God is not a man, so you have
become hardened against believing in anything other than what you
have been taught. "Every eye shall see Him" (Rev. 1:7).
25 No eye can see spirits. The above chapter says; "All kindreds of
the earth shall wail (shall be sorry to see His coming) because of
Him." Never was this so true as it is today.
26 The wicked world of the white race today actually does not want
a God of Righteousness to set up a government of justice and
righteousness, for they love what they have - wickedness, sport, and
play. Therefore, they are sorry and angry (Rev. 12:12,13).
27 The devils see His hand at work and they are so upset that they
are even preparing their own destruction while thinking that they are
preparing for the destruction of others. The devils have been and
still are leading the people away from the true God and His true
28 They never wanted Islam as their religion because they cannot
live the life of the righteous. And they do not want the so-called
Negroes to believe in it nor pray to Allah. Why? Because Allah will
answer prayer, and believing in Him and His religion will not only
get us universal friendship, but will give divine aid and help against
29 We need a God who will help us and answer our prayers when
we call on Him; not an unknown mystery God, not a dead crucified
Jesus of two thousand years ago. But we must remember that to get
something worthwhile, we must be willing to sacrifice all that we
30 The prophesy of Jesus (Luke 21:12) of the sacrifices and trails to
be made by the so-called Negroes could not be expressed in a
clearer language; "But before all these, they (the devils) shall lay
their hands on you and persecute you delivering you (the Muslims)
up to the synagogues (churches) and into prisons, being brought
before kings and rulers for My names sake."
31 It refers to none other than the so-called Negroes who accept
their own religion, Islam, and a divine name from Allah. We are the
hated ones in your midst and are persecuted for no other reason
except that we are Muslims - under other charges such as our not
joining on your side after truth and righteousness have come to us,
and knowing God face to face as we know each otherís faces.
32 Shall we go back to that which He has brought us out of? No! As
it is written; "Shall the throne of the iniquity have fellowship with
thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves
together against the soul of the righteous and condemn the innocent
blood (the so-called American Negroes) Psalms 94:20,21). And
again it teaches, "Can there be fellowship with light and darkness?"
33 Let the American so-called Negroes return to their Allah and His
religion or suffer what was poured upon Pharaoh and his people for
their opposition to Moses, the servant of Allah.
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