Paul’s view of Jesus in relation to history and prophecyBy Jabril Muhammad | Last updated: Sep 9, 2013 - 1:04:08 PM
“In their histories there is certainly a lesson for men of understanding. It is not a narrative which could be forged, but a verification of what is before it, and a distinct explanation of all things, and a guide and a mercy to a people who believe.” Holy Quran 12:111 (Maulana Muhammad Ali translation)
In every city across the United States of America, we can see or hear words from various pastors in churches. They speak and/or make sermons from Bibles.
Bibles have words concerning the end of the world and pastors preach their view concerning it.
Are we in the “end of this world’s time”? Why? Who will make it the end? Can it be slowed down? Can anyone stop it, or can anyone prevent it, or is it inevitable?
My mother asked me to read a very few words from the Bible. I did that. Later my father asked me to do the same thing. This happened when I was four going on five years old.
I did not start reading, or studying the Bible, until I entered the Nation of Islam. I never attended any school after high school—no college or university.
Allah willing, I will make a comment on that, but for now The New Testament, according to most of the scholars, Paul’s history, was written during a period of time that covered around 40 to 45 years.
For instance, the Scofield Reference Bible says, that Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians was written in 54 A.D.
It also states that the book of Revelations was written in 96 A.D. If this is correct — and scholars do differ — then The New Testament was written during a 42-year period.
If all of this is true, then Paul’s first letter was not written until around 25 years after Jesus died.
That happened many years ago. If it really happened that way, is it important for us to know this, at this time?
Is this connected with the meaning of The Final Call? Now, is it important for us to know this number “3” in Paul’s history?
His sight was restored by this extraordinary life-changing experience and revelation that convinced Paul that God indeed had chosen Jesus to be the promised Messiah.
Jesus repeated his command, explaining that Saul was his chosen instrument to deliver the gospel to the Gentiles, their kings, and the people of Israel.
Something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes and he could see again. He arose and was baptized into the Christian faith. Saul ate, regained his strength, and stayed with the Damascus disciples three days.
We can read of this in the Bible in anyplace in America.
We (Black people) are also told or taught about the history that involves Jesus. We’re told that our main knowledge about Jesus came from Paul. That involves the Bible. When you read the Bible you can see that Paul is a big subject.
Subject in this case means: “a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or deal with publically.”
If Jesus was the Christ, why do the White Christian scholars teach that he was born before he was born?
How do we explain this mathematically?
There is the deepest meanings hidden in the scholars talk that Jesus was born, as some of them claim, 6 or 4 B.C. Could this relate to two periods of time — a 6,000 and a 400 year period of time at the end of both at which God comes and makes His appearance?
Paul states that “he” (of 2,000 years ago) was born out of due season. Who was this “he”? Was Paul born untimely? If so, and if Jesus was the Christ, how do we account for Paul’s great success in preaching Jesus as the Christ? We just cannot be successful if we work out of the time to work successfully. Or was Paul speaking of Jesus being born out of due season?
Then whom was Paul really “representing” now?
If Paul was referring to Jesus as being born out of due season, was he thinking, in the back of his mind, that Jesus was not the Christ, or was he saying, being fully convinced, of the identity of Jesus, that he was born in season to plant the word of God, but that the due season was the time of the harvest of the fruits of the word—near 2,000 years ago?
The work of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was destroyed, or so it seemed, beginning in February 1975. Were he and his work a failure—at that time? Or were he and his work in season with the due season of the harvest of the fruits of his labor yet to come?
What was God’s secret aim and purpose in all of this, before the Bible was produced and how is this related to the Holy Qu’ran, when we study the life of Muhammad of 1,400 years ago, in Arabia, in Mecca at this time?
The history above in this article, involves the fulfillment of prophecy, or in the process of being fulfilled, and other events that involves the future, yet to be fulfilled, all of which involves the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Now, how does this relate to you and me, right now?
More next issue, Allah willing.