In all my born days I never thought I would see Louis Farrakhan turn on Islam and admit that he has been teaching false doctrine, but we have it on video!
In a video released Tuesday the 84-year-old religious teacher said, “I thank God for guiding me for forty years absent my teacher [Elijah Muhammad]. So my next journey will have to answer the question. I’m gonna say it: I know that my redeemer liveth.”
He emphasized, “I know. I’m not guessing that my Jesus is alive. I know that my redeemer liveth and because he lives I know that I, too, will pass through the portal of death yet death will not afflict me.”
In the clip shared on Tuesday, Farrakhan appears to repent for the things that he has been teaching.
“So I say to the devil. I know I gotta pay a price for what I’ve been teaching all these years. You can have the money, you can have the clothes, you can have the suit, you can have the house, but me, you can’t have,” he declared.
The declaration came the same day Farrakhan was shown visiting Bishop Larry Trotter, longtime pastor of Chicago’s Sweet Holy Spirit Church, who was hospitalized last Wednesday with a “serious illness” following a trip to Israel.
The official creed of the Nation of Islam blends teachings from the Quran and “the Scriptures of all the Prophets of God.”
Even though the Nation of Islam also claims to believe in the “truth of the Bible” the religious group also believes the Bible has been “tampered with” and reinterprets Scripture to avoid “falsehoods.”
The Nation of Islam believes that Allah “appeared in the person of master W. Fard Muhammad, July 1930; the long-awaited ‘Messiah’ of the Christians and the ‘Mahdi’ of the Muslims,” according to their website. Very little was known publicly, however, of the obscure “Messiah,” according to a 1974 Chicago Tribune report.
“The Black Muslim movement came into being around 1930. Its first apostle was Wallace D. Fard, or Wallace Fard Muhammad, a salesman of silks, incense, and perfumes in the Detroit ghetto who is remembered variously as a light-skinned black man, a light-skinned Arab, and a white man,” the report said.
In August 2006, health problems forced Farrakhan to give control of the Nation of Islam to an executive committee. Radiation seeds implanted in the minister 10 years earlier to fight prostate cancer had gotten rid of the disease, but he sustained damage to nearby organs.
It was suggested at the time that without Farrakhan, the now 87-year-old Nation of Islam would likely fade with no apparent successor.
In an earlier clip of Farrakhan speaking to congregants at New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 17, 2015, he appeared to be drawing closer to Jesus in the winter of his life.
“The Jesus that I know, he came into the world to save us from our sins. O thank you Jesus,” he said.
“They say, ‘wait a minute Farrakhan, I thought you was a Muslim? Yeah, Jesus was too,” he said in a clearly false reach. Jesus was born a Jew.
“You never read in the Bible where Jesus said ‘I’m a Christian.’… He didn’t say it in Matthew. He didn’t say it in Mark”.
Farrakhan went on, “He didn’t say it in Luke. He didn’t say it in John. Well, what are you fighting over? ‘I don’t wanna go hear Farrakhan ’cause he ain’t no Christian. He don’t love Jesus,'” Farrakhan said mimicking his critics.
Christians everywhere should pray for Farrakhan. Pray that he would fully see the light of Jesus Christ. Pray that he would lead those who follow him out of the darkness of dead, false religion.
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