Friday, September 4, 2009

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 2

Islamic Heretics & False Christs
Elijah (Pool) Muhammad who many yet claim was responsible for the dissapearance of Master Fard and the assassination of Malcom X after Malcom X visited Mecca and expanded his teachings and views of Islam to match more traditional views found within the Quran in 1964. Believe me there is a complete apologetic against such notions and I am uninterested in teh details and besides that isn't the focus of this article or this blog. (At least not yet)

There is a great history of charismatic leaders within the Nation of Islam. The successor of Master Fard Muhammad was
In this article, we won't go into a chronological history of events within this movement, however we will make an attempt to understand it's appeal to many witin the African American culture and community. As noted in Hip-Hop, Idolatry & The Church Pt. 1, Islamic teachings and belief systems have had a specific effect and influence on many black artists and entertainers. With the conversion of popular social figures to Islam, such as former NAACP President Dr. Benjamin Chavis, and other popular black icons, as we will see later in this post, the NOI's influence cannot be understated, simply written off or devalued.
A Cult Is What A Cult Does

The NOI is a highly organized group. The followers are disciplined and believe in many positive and ethically right social and political moralities. On most days within many black communities, all one needs to do is drive down the street within the black community to engage a NOI Muslim distributing incence and their magazine "The Final Call". It doesn't matter how hot or how cold it is. Similar to the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons, these gentlemen and sometimes women, will work all day to spread their version of truth which is usually no more than the teachings and doctrine of one of the NOI's Ministers or former leaders. One thing is certain, IF you can allow the Lord to use you to penetrate the shell of a NOI follower and he/she is convicted of their sins and repents, you will most likely have and inpeccable Christian believer and faithful servan of the Lord. So it is well worth the effort to know the truth and reach out to this lost group.

Structure & Beliefs
The Minister sits atop the NOI with a host and regiment of body guards and ministry adjuncts to insure that the messenger is protected and the message preserved. The Nation's flag is designed under the Turkish variation or influence and adds the letters J- Justice, F- Freedom, E- Equality and I- Islam to the four corners.

The following are the Nation Of Islam's Official Beliefs:
1. WE BELIEVE In the One God whose proper Name is Allah.

2. WE BELIEVE in the Holy Qur'an and in the Scriptures of all the Prophets of God.

3. WE BELIEVE in the truth of the Bible, but we believe that it has been tampered with and must be reinterpreted so that humankind will not be snared by the falsehoods that have been added to it.

[May I interrupt? Now isn't that convenient. They are the only one's who caught the tampering and the interpolations of scripture (the bible), but don't worry they have a record to help correct us. That record came along over 500 years after the bible was already established and its tenets set forth...well go figure!]

4. WE BELIEVE in Allah's Prophets and the Scriptures they brought to the people.

5. WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of the dead—not in physical resurrection—but in mental resurrection. We believe that the so-called Negroes are most in need of mental resurrection; therefore they will be resurrected first. Furthermore, we believe we are the people of God's choice, as it has been written, that God would choose the rejected and the despised. We can find no other persons fitting this description in these last days more than the so-called Negroes in America. We believe in the resurrection of the righteous.

[Excuse me again, so resurrection is certainly NOT physical, it's only mental and poor black folk, they are so mentally incapable, they need to get to the FRONT of the line and go first. In their zeal to be racist against the white man, the NOI displays the utmost racism against their own people, by calling black folk "negroes most in need of mental resurrection"...What a way to go NOI...what a way to go!]

6. WE BELIEVE in the judgment; we believe this first judgment will take place as God revealed, in America.

7. WE BELIEVE this is the time in history for the separation of the so-called Negroes and the so-called white Americans. We believe the Blackman should be freed in name as well as in fact. By this we mean that he should be freed from the names imposed upon him by his former slave masters. Names that identified him as being the slave master's slave. We believe that if we are free indeed, we should go in our own people's names—the black people of the Earth.

8. WE BELIEVE in justice for all, whether in God or not; we believe as others, that we are due equal justice as human beings. We believe in equality—as a nation—of equals. We do not believe that we are equal with our slave masters in the status of freed slaves. We recognize and respect American citizens as independent peoples and we respect their laws that govern this nation.

9. WE BELIEVE that the offer of integration is hypocritical and is made by those who are trying to deceive the Black peoples into believing that their 400-year-old open enemies of freedom, justice, and equality are, all of a sudden, their friends. Furthermore, we believe that such deception is intended to prevent Black people from realizing that the time in history has arrived for the separation from the whites of this nation. If the white people are truthful about their professed friendship toward the so-called Negro, they can prove it by dividing up America with their slaves. We do not believe that America will ever be able to furnish enough jobs for her own millions of unemployed in addition to jobs for the 20 million Black people as well.

[One more time if you don't mind. It seems that the NOI was especially interested in starting their own country and establishing the wolrds largest employment agency. All this because they knew and know nothing about forgiveness. This is why the message of Christ on the cross is so powerful and without apology. None of the Islamic prophets know forgiveness, they only know war. by the way, NOBODY but NOBODY before let's say 500 AD was a Muslim. Abraham was certainly not one and neither was it a religious system until Muhammad came along.]

10. WE BELIEVE that we who declare ourselves to be righteous Muslims should not participate in wars that take the lives of humans. We do not believe this nation should force us to take part in such wars, for we have nothing to gain from it unless America agrees to give us the necessary territory wherein we may have something to fight for.

11. WE BELIEVE our women should be respected and protected as the women of other nationalities are respected and protected.

12. WE BELIEVE that Allah (God) appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July, 1930; the long-awaited Messiah of the Christians and the Mahdi of the Muslims.

13. We believe further and lastly that Allah is God and besides HIM there is no god, and He will bring about a universal government of peace wherein we all can live in peace together.
Simply put, they are heretical even by their own standards. If Master Fard "appeared as" God then who is Allah and where was he at? This group would have to adopt some form of dualism to even believe what they describe because they do not ascribe to one God existing as two persons, but they do make the exception and say that he "appeared" as a man. This is utterly confusing and nonsense. Something that you would expect from a "hustler" arrested in California frustrated in Detroit, and slick enough to come up with an idea by which he can con people even if but for a moment.

The Appeal
One would wonder with the out right confusion of the NOI, what would make it attractive? Let a former NOI member, now Christian explain:


"It was a thing that made us feel good about ourselves; it was a black identity thing. It gave us something we did not have it gave us boldness and strength"..."Not everything I learned in the Nation was bad. There was a resoect for women among them, there was more sisterhood and brotherhood and discipline in the Nation" [Testimony of Ms. Fahemah Sharrieff Inside Islam by Reza F. Safa Charisma House Books 1996 pg.59]
Ms. Sharrieff goes on to say that even though things appeared so good and right there was no power to keep her from the alchohol and drugs that overtook her and ruined her life. Self discipline was not the answer and she didn't find true freedom until she met Jesus at a church service Aug. 8th, 1988. I'm convinced it's better to be free no matter what the color of skin!
A false sense of accepting and belonging is what draws many into the NOI, only to find a "form of godliness" but no true power. The sad part is that the church was supposed to be the vessel that accepted the masses of individuals but has failed to do little more than pacify itself at the altar of its own ego.

Antisemitic?

Does the NOI join traditional Islam in it's hatered for Jews? Be careful because there is an excuse and obfuscation for everything. According to Timothy Ministries Theological Dictionary.com there are a whole host of issues with this group not to mention their antisemitism which they deny although their former spokesmen did say this:
"I called them [Jews] bloodsuckers. I'm not going to change that. Our lessons talk about the bloodsuckers of the poor in the Supreme Wisdom of the Nation of Islam. It's that old no-good Jew, that old imposter Jew, that old hooked-nose, bagel-eating, lox-eating, Johnny-come-lately perpetrating a fraud, just crawled out of the caves and hills of Europe, so-called damn Jew. . . and I feel everything I'm saying up here is kosher."(NOI Minister and former Spokesperson, Khalid Abdul Muhammed in Baltimore, MD, February 19, 1994)
Minister Farrakhan himself has been no better claiming that the "pretending" Jews were responsible for America's problems and they they had deceived the nation into first of all believing that they are real Jews and secondly into obeying their false message and blinding the truth of Allah which was given by Moses, Abraham, and Jesus all of who Islam respect as great prophets of God.

The Star Factor
Although they have seduced many of America's most popular athletes such as Lou Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)(who especially claimed Belief #10) Then there is strong and growing suspicion that the NOI had more to do with the demise of Michael Jackson and the dissapearance of significant sums of money, than anyone originally knew. In the July 2009 Commerative Edition Of Hip Hop Weekly Magazine Mr. Leonard Muhammad stated that he was appointed by Minister Farrakahn at Michael's request to handle Michael's affairs. The problem is that many of his staff and the NOI security were still around even after they had been released and were no longer needed. In fact Mr. Muhammad said this:

"Tom (Mesereau-Attorney during the child molestation trial)felt that that was not the image that he wanted to go to trial with. That he would prefere that Michael did not give that advantage, as how he saw it, to the prosecuting team. So we agreed to graciously exit So that it would give Michael the best possible chance of beating that case. Upon my leaving when Mesereau came on board most of our security people did remain and some of the nannies and teachers that were involved, they were not as high profile as I was, so they weren't focused on, so thankfully many of them were able to stay around Michael for quite a while after that and really until he passed away..." [Hip Hop Weekly Special Commemorative Edition 7/2009 Leonard Muhammad Broken Silence by Dasun Allah pg. 63]
One things is abundantly clear. There is no greater obfuscation of truth at any level than is found in The Nation Of Islam. This group is not theologically rooted in the Quran so theological discussions don't carry much weight within conversations as many adherants don't read the Quran with much understanding or context. However, they do purchase videos and receive sattellite broadcasts of their false christ whenever they can hear him speak. To their credit many NOI Ministers are interested in the condition of the community and are willing to organize to get things done but to their SHAME they do this eagerly especially if it means thwarting what they call the "white devils" whenever possible.
Mt. 24:23-24 ~ "23-Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24-For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
Conclusion:

The Nation Of Islam as well as other more traditional Ismalic groups need a saviour. Unfortunately for them their proclaimed greatest prophet Muhammad couldn't guarantee that his own sins were forgiven salvation following or adhering to the tenets of Islam. When asked about remission of sins the best answer that a Muslim can give is "Only God knows" or "God is merciful". In Christ we had a MUCH better hope that is both sure and steadfast. In the final segment we will look at a biblical rebuttal and apologetic to some of the questions and assertions of Islam. The saints must know that the weapons that we use in our warefare are much more poignant and sharp than the Quran or Islam will ever be.

All I know is what can wash away my sin? NOTHING but the blood of Jesus!

Blessed!
Even cultic religions have their heretics. For the Nation Of Islam their heresy is all wrapped up in the teaching that the Christian Messiah and the Islamic Khalifa, (Allah's agent on earth) came in the person of Master Wallace Fard Muhammed(1877 -1934-or sometime ~ Actually he is said to be on the mothership flying above-???). The Nation Of Islam is considered by traditional Islam to be a heretical group because of they believe that Allah took human form appearing as a man. As stated in "Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 1" this sort of teaching is known as Shirk, and is the highest or deepest blasphemy within Islam according to the Quran. Of course the Quran is of very little importance to the Nation Of Islam as they simply serve and obey the new messiah and self proclaimed "christ" they call Minister Louis Farrakahn.(pictured above)

17 comments:

  1. The NOI also teach that the race of white skinned,blue eyed devils [all white people]exist because of experiments done by a big head black scientist named "Yacub".And sadly,people believe these demonic fables.

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  2. And that's just another addition to this MESS..."fables" and the word has never been more true.

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  3. This was really informative.

    It's one thing to be off; and it's another to be waaaaaay off...I don't want to be insulting, but it's like some cult or some bad cartoon; their system of beliefs are absolutely nonsensical.

    I think the Nation of Islam serves as a stunning proverb for the Christian denominations who feel the need to embrace another gospel, the social gospel or a gospel to help the disenfranchised. Take a good long look; because you are no different than these people. And such churches are always wayyy off the mark.

    Interestingly, like you mention, the NOI are so different from their core strand of Islam, and yet they share this in common--the hatred of Jews.

    You know, I've even had friends who were Traditional Muslim or Nation of Islam and when they got converted to Christianity--even after they got filled with the holy ghost, if you mentioned something about the Israeli people...it could be just a news event or how you thought they were being treated unfairly, they would literally go into an angry, shouting rage.I didn't understand itat first until, I had met unconverted Muslim people who reacted similarly

    Yep, I confronted one of my friends and mentioned to him, that he was Christian now, and as a new creature, that old stuff and hatred had to be dropped...furthermore, he may need to renounce whatever vows he announced in making the Islamic confession...

    probably the only thing I can agree with from the NOI set of tenets, is this: black people are the ones who need help the most (yep, I know all races have sin)...but as a person of color, the statistics say blacks tend to have more sins and consequences of sin they can't get out of--and it makes it all the more saddening that the people who can't afford to not have Jesus in their lives are off in the wrong direction.

    I like this thing about the muslims not having forgiveness, I have to ask some of my coworkers as to what is the Islamic concept of forgiveness and mercy...

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  4. In Christ,

    You said:"their system of beliefs are absolutely nonsensical."

    4-real! This is nothing in my opinion but a "black gang" with gangmembers that hold out to live clean lives but believe in all the wrong things spiritually.

    You also said:" black people are the ones who need help the most (yep, I know all races have sin)...but as a person of color, the statistics say blacks tend to have more sins and consequences of sin they can't get out of"

    I picked at that one in the article and the emphasis they place on that statement is because they look at other races as being insignificant, in the guise of saying that we only want to emphasize our significance...so this is a good one-lOl

    Do you guys want one of these studies on JW's and Mormons? Let me know if you do.

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  5. Pastor Burnett,

    Wow. Awesome commentary. I met people in college(Wow) almost 20 years ago, who grew up in this cult. Male as well as females...and I vividly remember when you have those intellectual conversations with them...they were waaaaaaaaay off base from reality. Sort of like brainwashed.

    Now check this out, Pastor Burnett...Have you seen the Youtube video with Louis Farrakhan "preaching" at Rev. Clay Evans church? That's right Clay Evans the pastor, the reverend and gospel singer!!!!!!!!!!

    A lot of these black pastors refuse to rebuke the NOI for fear of being called Uncle Tom, etc. etc.

    All I know is, I don't want to be cast away from the LORD because of compromise! Amen.

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  6. Here is the link of Farrakhan preaching at Clay Evans church.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoJwFSeD4Bo&feature=related

    Kudos to Melvin Jones over at Pulpit-Pimps.org for posting this.

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  7. Pastor Burnett,

    Not to change the subject. But I have been doing some serious soul searching, meditating, studying, researching for the truth concerning the "Black Civil Rights Movement", Dr. King, the SCLC, Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights laws passed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson(LBJ) and up today with the NAACP and other pro-black organizations.

    I believe that some SERIOUS ERRORS and BAD SPIRITUAL SEEDS were sown by these supposed Christian movements. One may ask, why do you come to that conclusion Elder?...I have studied and researched and took a serious look at the Black family construct before 1968 and the Black church construct.

    Saints, the black family construct is completely OPPOSITE today than what it was BEFORE 1968. The same goes for the Black Church construct.

    Something happened!!!! And not all was for our good!!!
    I feel like Nehemiah when I see what has happened not just spiritually but the fruits I see with my own 2 natural eyes to the black man, the black woman, and our black families. I'm sorry if I sound negative...but the black family is IN SERIOUS TROUBLE!

    The LORD has been really, really dealing with me when it comes to my own house(my spiritual house), then my marriage, and then my children. The HOLY GHOST put it to me this way...HE said when the male is not running his own home(himself, his wife, and children)...in other taking care of business at home..the male is automatically disqualified to take care of the House of GOD!

    Let's look at this from one spectrum to another. From LIGHT to DARKNESS or GOOD to BAD.
    Brothers and sisters of the 5-fold, the black man is a MINORITY in the Body of CHRIST! But when we look at the negative/DARKNESS/the BAD...the Black man is OVERWHELMINGLY the leader in every category. Fatherlessness(of his own home) unemployed, Incarerated, Uneducated, early death rate, drug abuse, HIV, the DownLow, homosexuality and HipHop, and the Nation of Islam. The things that GOD rejects and despises...the American black man leads in every category!

    There MUST BE A TRUMPET CALL for repentance for the black man and the black family! And another thing...the HOLY SPIRIT told this to me some years back. Even though in 1995 I was not "saved"...I knew better than to go that FIASCO called The Million Man March. The conditions for black men DID NOT GET better with that APOSTASY and ABOMINATION...THEY GOT WORSE!

    WHERE DID WE the Black American race GO WRONG??????????????

    LORD send YOUR LATTER RAIN in JESUS NAME! LORD can these dead bones(black men) live! Prophesy to these dead black men walking out here in JESUS MIGHTY NAME!

    I bless and praise GOD for the The Dunamis Word and the ministry of Harvey Burnett!

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  8. Enochwalked,

    Clay Evans, I got that beat my brother...The Minister speaks at least annually at Life Center COGIC at Adm. Asst. T. L. Barrett's church in Chicago,IL. at his church anniversary services.

    A couple of years ago for a number of years during our State Convocation, Elder Barrett had a banner on his wall announcing the services with great ministers...Louis Farrakahn, Bishop so and so, etc...

    This was and is in COGIC. Barrett's son is a NOI and The Minister promised Barrett that he would take good care of him, so Barrett opens his church annually as a homecoming. Farrakahn does his thing teaches his apostasy, gives his money and that's all she wrote.

    In Chicago, a lot of strange type things happen and can happen amongst the Saints. don't get me wrong, some very spiritual and beautiful saints, but there are some straight out wolves too...

    Barrett is a good person but absolutely no consistency as it pertains to that issue, but I heard he can preach a house under the building

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  9. Enochwalked,

    And yesss, as a trade for our liberation we gave away our spiritual loyalty and true freedom and independence. It has been a travesty what has happened to the black family and community and you're right there is a direct link...

    In addition, the Elders who were to teach us what to do with this new liberation shut their mouths in fear and for money after the liberation came and let our community decide and pattern values after anglo-saxon value systems and turned inward and the results of killing and drugs etc is the after effects of the BOMB that went off called "replacing God with the state"

    I wholeheartedly agree...what a great message my brother. How you been doin anyway?-LOL

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  10. Pastor Burnett,

    My Big Brother in CHRIST, Thank you for confirming what was on my heart and thank you sir for the encouragement! Amen.

    You asked, "How are you doing?"
    Pray for me sir. I am going through a transition...It is hard for me to explain...I know the LORD is taking me through this season. Sir, I have a testimony of testimonies that ALL GLORY, ALL HONOR, and ALL PRAISES BELONG TO HIM, the LORD JESUS CHRIST!

    Have you ever been in a state where you know "This is not you." or where you say to yourself, "This is not me." And you are wrestling to get unstuck or "breakthrough" that plateau. It's like a weightlifter trying to get to that next level or extra plates on the barbells. In other words, I know there is something more in HIM or that HE has greater work for me to do...but you sometimes outgrow the people(saints) around you. It is not saying that you are better than anyone else, but you know that you know that HE, GOD has something greater. Some people will go with you but some people don't want to go to that next level. I hate these modernized Christian/Church terms(LOL). I want to go deeper in HIM, does that sound better or more biblical? LOL.

    Then at the same time...I am trying to BALANCE life between the LORD, the mandate and calling on my life from HIM and at the same time please my lovely, darling, faithful, my crown, my sweetheart, my WIFE and be A great example of a man and a Great father to my 3 sons, ages 5, 3 and now a newborn that is 3 months old and hold down a full-time job/career. By all means, I am not complaining! I am extremely happy and content...but there is unction in me that Says Deeper, Higher, Greater, Push, Push, Don't give up! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.! Amen.

    I know GOD is going to do it(that which I need HIM to do for me personally!). I know it is on the way! It is already promised! I am waiting daily, daily, hour by hour with that great expectation and at the same time, I strive and push myself to be diligent to MEET GOD at that appointed time and season!
    I am not a sit back and do nothing kind of guy. Never have and never will! I have always been a go getter! But not everybody supports a radical or a visionary like me(not boasting in me). Pastor Burnett, I don't accept status quo. I compare everything to the HIM and HIS Word. HE never falls short! HE never fails! It is us, myself, and human weaknesses that get in the way! Satan has no power over the Body of CHRIST...only what WE give the devil access to because of our own flesh, weaknesses, igonarance and WILLFUL SIN! Amen.

    Doc, sometimes my greatest opposition can come from the Saints! I can't share with everybody...and this walk gets lonely sometimes! Even my wife sometimes doesn't understand me. LOL. But she has always been there with me from the beginning and forever always be!

    Thank you for asking me how I was doing. Pray for me sir! I have and will continue to pray with you and your ministry. And when GOD raises me up to be a pastor, you will be one of the first I will have to come and minister at my church. I know HE has a work for me! I don't want to be late and I don't want to be ahead of HIM! That's where I am at spiritually!

    And if the LORD has anything for you to say to me, I am open to receive whether its edification or rebuke. Amen.

    Your little brother in CHRIST,
    Elder EnochWalked

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  11. Enochwalked,

    God bless you greatly my brother and I look forward to the trip over there.

    The word is Joshua 1:8~"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

    I tell people all the time it's not success to gain and accomplish things and loose the most important relationships in life along the way. The father that gains and is successful in business or even in ministry looks up and sees his children that have lived "good" lives but have no concept of salvation, morality etc...then there is the person that is successful so far as the "duties" are concerned but have a broken relationship with their spouse and family...

    What you are doing is planting in an orderly fashion in order for god to get the optimal and necessary results. It's not flashy, but it's substantive. There's root, power and strength in raising the family and waiting on God...he has already promised to renew your strength because during the wait you serve and that's how HE is glorified.

    The message is for a prepared heart and an appointed time and the vision will spring forth, but you've got to be ready for the multifaceted dimensions that GOd will move you in to effect change in the lives of HIS people.

    So what you're doing is exactly what you should be doing. You children's school needs a Parental, male leader. You neighborhood needs a man to stand and live right in front of them so they can see the difference between a godly man and a man of the world. Your community needs an advocate at city hall for the poor and disenfranchised who feel that they have no voice.

    That's pastoral ministry my brother...that's doing the work of Christ and that's the path you're on...only remember that word and observe it to do it and that success will be GOOD!

    You know you're in my prayers. There are some others reading that feel similar, the strength and glory of the Lord be upon you also. In Jesus name!

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  12. EnochWalked said "Doc, sometimes my greatest opposition can come from the Saints! I can't share with everybody...and this walk gets lonely sometimes!"

    Amen, Brother Enoch! I have a word...one that is probably for me but I'll share it anyway.

    "If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you" John 15:18-20

    We have been given the promise of persecution, and it's essential that we are aware of the purpose behind the persecution.

    Look at Jesus' command in Acts 1:8 to be a witness for Him and where. Yet nothing happened until Acts chapter 8 where the great persecution arose against the church. God used persecution to get the gospel message out to those who had to hear it, and I think He does the same thing today.

    Creatures of comfort, there's nothing like the fire of persecution to stir us to spiritual attention and action. Our faith is tested in that fire.

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  13. Pastor, the NOI recruits right out of our prisons and in the inner cities of our poorest neighborhoods.

    I don't want to get on a whole tirade about the democrats - the so-called party of the (poor) people, but they have been instrumental in keeping the poor right where they are for the last 40 years.

    And I also don't want to rant about the Church, who's business it is to help lift these people out of sin and corruption with the saving message of Jesus Christ, and how this COULD have been done years ago if only there was an concerted effort, because I have done nothing myself to help.

    If the Church (the body of Christ) can transform entire cities in drug infested Columbia as they have done and are doing now, we could and can do the same thing here, but it's going to take a movement of the Body with no ulterior and political motives. It's going to take action - BIG action, but God is faithful and I believe it can be done.

    Do you know of ANY Christian movement or organazation that is targeting our inner cities in a meaningful way? (that is showing fruit) If so, let me know. I'm ready to sign up.

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  14. Pastor Burnett,
    I praise GOD for HIM using you to minister to ME! Thank you Sir! Everything you said, Confirmed exactly what the LORD has put in my heart concerning HIM, my personal walk with the LORD, my wife/marriage, and raising my children/family. 100% absolute HOLY GHOST inspired confirmation! WOW! Thank you for the prayers and the words of knowledge and the words of wisdom. I RECEIVE EVERYTHING YOU SAID Man of GOD! Everything!

    I will definitely hold on to that word--Joshua 1:8! And at the appointed time(HIS time), you, Man of GOD, will be one of my first guest revivalist when HE sends me forth as a pastor. In reality and spiritually, I am a pastor(man of GOD, husband, father, provider, shepherd, priest) at home!

    I have seen too many brethen go forth and their HOMES were not in order! I REFUSE to be one where people even think my home, marriage, and family is out of order! Amen. I remember an older saint, GOD bless their heart, telling me that as a parent and especially a preacher, that preacher's kids give their parents a hard way to go! They said their kids and the other pastors they know personally, their kids kept them on their knees! I told that saint lovingly with a mild rebuke, Noah got his sons on the ark and SO WILL I! Amen!

    Yes sir! It must begin at home! HalleluJAH!

    Keep it up Man of GOD! Keep it up!

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  15. Laura,
    Thank you and GOD bless you for the word of comfort and confirmation.

    What you're talking about Laura in your last post...I believe GOD is going to do it in a younger generation...(Our Children born in the last 10 years). Now the black youth from 10 to 30(that is the HipHop seed...MUCH DELIVERANCE and MUCH REPENTANCE
    Our generation,Young adults(30-50), today's parents(sober, upright, spiritually mature CHRISTIAN parents)...We CAN CHANGE it today...BUT IT MUST FIRST START AT HOME! The Black man must be converted to CHRIST before HE can be restored! Then the Black man can be restored to head, priest, and shepherd over his home, a good husband, and a father to his children! The requiresments for bishops/pastors/elders and deacons are right there in 1 Timothy 3 and in Titus 1.

    Laura, Your statement is profound and true "If the Church (the body of Christ) can transform entire cities in drug infested Columbia as they have done and are doing now, we could and can do the same thing here, but it's going to take a movement of the Body with no ulterior and political motives. It's going to take action - BIG action, but God is faithful and I believe it can be done."

    Yes, IT CAN BE DONE through JESUS CHRIST because ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE To THEM WHO BELIEVE!!!!

    The ONUS on me right now and Pastor Burnett just reaffirmed to me in his wise counsel to me...IT STARTS with the Individual and the HOME! IT starts at HOME! GET me, myself, and I right...and then I can go strengthen the brethren! Luk 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Amen!

    There is a POTENTIAL Peter, John, Paul and Mary of Magdalene, the Samiritan Woman, Lydia IN EVERY
    ONE of US! But there is the BAD Peter...Samiritan Woman at the well in EVERY ONE of US! Which one is going to REIGN! That is where the BATTLE IS! When each of individually then collectively as a body of CHRIST OVERCOMES that battle...not a flesh and blood battle...but SPIRITUAL! Then we will see tangible change and WE WILL SEE GOD through JESUS CHRIST confirm the preached/teached word through SIGNS & WONDERS! Amen!

    No community or city can be saved or transformed or converted until things are set in order in the Church...the Body of CHRIST! The fruit we see today is because the American Body of CHRIST as a whole has LOST FOCUS ON HIM, THE GOSPEL, and the MISSION! Spiritually Ahab and Jezebel(...male and females with this spirit) are running the houses of worship as a majority...But GOD does have a remnant! GOD does have 7,000 x 7,000 x 7,000 that HAVE NOT BOWED to Baal right here in the USA! Pastor Burnett is one of them! You and I are one of them...We're HIDDEN right now...by DIVINE PURPOSE and GOD will raise us up to repair the breach, restore the foundations, rebuild the generations, do the spiritual work of Nehemiah and Ezra! You know Dr. Burnett, I feel comfortable calling you a spiritual Ezra! I hope you receive this because it is the truth! Amen!

    What do we do about Ahab and Jezebel and Sauls(OT) in position...nothing but pray...for the battle is not ours, BUT THE LORD's! GOD will remove them one by one! When GOD directs us to rebuke or prophesy to these fallen anointed ones...we better make sure the LORD is with us! Amen.

    Laura, Just remember, GOD forever has and forever will have a REMNANT! HE WILL HAVE A CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE! HE WILL HAVE 5 WISE VIRGINS! HE WILL!

    Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD....saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

    You can count on it!

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  16. Enochwalked & Laura,

    I don't know how ANYONE with any spiritual spark at all could stay or remain discouraged after reading your comments and sharing your spirit by way of this blog...I am blessed and highly favored! 4- real....

    Thank you both for your kind and encouraging words and I take it will all humility and great responsibility to keep supporting you and others through prayer and seeking God sincerely...I am really beyond words and just thankful for you both!

    Laura, you asked about a movement...hopefully individuals are catching the vision and are encouraged to stand strong...but if you want to be able to place your finger on someone in particular, there's a little man in Peoria Illinois, who's been moving in the community touching grade school and high school aged children, changing the community for the better by battling against guns and alchohol proliferation, praying for and assisting the poor and distressed...like one he ministered to last Friday morning, who was 3 months behind on her rent with 5 children and pregnant with twins...i heard he spoke life to that young lady, broke the spirit of hopelessness and negotiated a deal between the tenent and landlord so she could continue to have a place to stay while she comes to Jesus...

    Then I saw that on that same evening he lead a community rally to support a family who had tragically lost their loved one in a murder, and 2 people got saved at the rally which had never happened before in this little town..

    I don't know, it's a unknown group, and he's not very popular and the people that seem to follow are just ordinary people, if you like that kinda thing, that may be someone whom you would consider to remain on your prayerlist because I HEARD he really needs prayer worriors and intercessors he can rely on...

    I think his name is Burnett....I don't know-LOL!

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  17. Although I am a fourth generation COGIC member (on my mother's side) there was a time that I left the church with no intention of ever coming back. I studied the Bhagavad, the Upanishads and also the Quran (from Al-Fatihah to Al-Nas) as well as the Nation of Islam. I could not espouse their religious doctrines, but I can see the appeal it has for our black men. The NOI leadership at least has the sense to go after and affirm the value of the man and, in doing so, produces stronger patriarchal families. This is one of the aspects that I found missing in the black pentecostal church even though we have the principles right there in the Bible.
    Every man that God used in the Bible was an independent businessman or worked for his family's business with the possible exception of Joseph under Pharoah. If we are to empower Godly families we must learn how to reach and empower our men to be the priest-prince-creator-scholar-teacher-warriors that God intended us to be. This can only come about with the proper study and dissemination of the Word and biblical principles in our churches. If we take nothing else out of our observation of the Nation of Islam, we can reclaim the biblical standard of strong male leadership in our congregations and families.

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