Preparation of the Mind and Qualifications to Act for ChristBy The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Mar 10, 2011 - 12:50:34 PM Click here to order this powerful message in its entirety on CD and DVD, please call 1.866.602.1230, ext. 200.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
All Christians believe that Jesus comes into the world from The Almighty God as a “Saviour,” first for specific people, and then for the whole of humanity. He starts to teach his Disciples where to go, saying to them: “Go ye not in the way of the Gentiles, but go ye to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matt. 10:5-7) This “House of Israel” is talking about White people who are under the name “Israel” in the Bible. The scripture teaches that Jacob, or Yakub, “wrestled with an angel through the night,” till his thigh was thrown out of place; and when the day came, he said that he had wrestled with the angel and his life was “saved,” and the angel changed his name from “Jacob” to “Israel.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said this is talking about the White race being brought out of the Original Black man by their father, Yakub. I don't want any Caucasian people to think this is “racism.” You had no existence on our planet before you came from us by a system of Birth Control. “Israel” is the Caucasian race. And we, Black people, are the “Children of Israel.” You belong to White people. You are not “free” Black men and women because how can you represent “freedom” wearing the name of your former slave master, taking pride in a name that does not even belong to you, but marks you as the children of slaves?
Who has consumed the People of God?
To my Christian family, whom I love with a great passion: I will never deny my wonderful upbringing in the church: I will always have a special place in my heart for my church, for my pastors, for the women in the church who would robe me with my choir garments. I love my church beginnings. And if it were not for the church, there would be no comfort for us in the hard times that we have been through. But I think we need to add another dimension to the church.
Master Fard Muhammad studied for 42 years to Deliver us, this means that there is a whole Body of Knowledge that has to be taught and learned in order to save the people from the plotting of their enemies to destroy them! Paul said, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be saved from the wiles of Satan….” (Ephesians 6:10-18). But if you don't know what the helmet is, if you don't know what the “breastplate of salvation,” the “sword of the Spirit” or the “shoes of the gospel” are, then you are not ready for Satan! When Job met Satan, the Sons of God came to present themselves before God, and the Devil came right along with them! It was clear that the Sons of God didn't know the Devil, because he was hanging out with the Sons of God! And the minute they got in front of God, God peeped the Devil hiding in the cut, so God asked the question: “Whence comest thou Satan?” Satan answered: “I came from walking up and down, to and fro in the Earth, seeking whom I may devour.”
If we are the “Body of Christ,” think about what that means: Christ is the “head,” and the head directs how the “tongue” speaks, how the “hands” work, and how the “feet” walk. If Christ is “Our Head,” then we are disciplined by that Head, therefore when you see us, you see Christ Walking in Us! But what do we see? We see pimps with a cross around their neck. We see hustlers, we see adulterers, fornicators, lesbians, homosexuals—No! If you can't preach what Christ says, then get the hell out the pulpit! If you can't stand up for what God said, then why are trying to represent a God that you are misrepresenting?
If we have been consumed by Jesus, and are the Body of Christ, then our actions would tell the world: “We are Christian. And when you see us, you see The Father, because as Jesus is One with The Father, we are One with Christ as he's in us, and we in him!” So who consumed you? If I'm a pimp, a hustler, a liar, a cheat, a prostitute, a gambler, a whore monger—if I'm all of that, then I've been consumed by Satan. And if I can tell you that what I do of wrong is “right,” then Satan has made evil fair-seeming.
So whose Children are you? Do you really belong to Christ? If you do, then you've been saved. But it appears to me that although we go to church, we are suffering like no other people. We're not being saved from obesity and the consequences of it; from drug addiction; from being a “generation of vipers,” adulterers and scornful people filled with enmity, envy, jealousy.
Jesus saves, all right—but how will we be saved if there's not a component of Knowledge added to us coming from Jesus that will point out to us how we can be saved from the things that are presently destroying us and the world around us?
Beatitudes: Qualifications of a Saviour
The scriptures teach that when Jesus appears, he is by himself. In order to carry out his task, he has to find some people who are willing to be taught, willing to be trained, willing to be prepared to be sent forth as saviours, so he finds Peter fishing. He says, “Peter, if you will come and follow me I will make you a fisher of men,” so the first sign of the early Christians was not a “cross,” it was a fish. Why? Because the people are like fish, swimming in a sea of sin and corruption; and in order to qualify people to be sent forth as saviours, you don't only have to send them to a school of theology—that's not making you “qualified”!
To be “qualified” to be sent forth, God has to fish us out of a polluted world, so the early Christians understood that their work was a Work of Fishing. Master Fard Muhammad wrote a letter to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and said, “The human being is very strange. They go together in schools like fish.” So if you look at the Wise Enemy, he's always trying to turn the leader, because if you can turn the leader of the school, then you can turn the people behind their leader. Jesus saw that “the rod” was too slow, so he tried to show the Disciples how to gather lots of people in a net without ever trying to separate them at the point of gathering. And then, to look and see what fish should be thrown back into the sea, because he said many are called, but only a few can be chosen to be sent forth. I know this is a great audience here, but our people are suffering. Our people need saviours, armed with Knowledge and a Desire to save our people from themselves, as well as from The Enemy!
The scriptures teach that Jesus calls forth 12 men—but one of them is a Devil. Now isn't that interesting? Here's the Master, and he has 12 men all in the Class to be prepared, but one of them in the Class is the means by which he will be betrayed into the hands of his enemies. But, Jesus knew it all along.
Now, if you look at these Disciples, they were immature; they were filled with afflictions, problems. They had their personal burdens and their spiritual diseases and vanities. Really, they had many personal “demons,” which are impediments to their own development. Well, some might call these demons, “engrams.” The Disciples wanted to know: “Who would be uppermost in the Kingdom? Who would sit at his right hand? Who would sit at his left?” Something had happened to them, because they always wanted the big seats. They wanted to be “seen of men,” so they made long prayers, and they made a scene out of their giving. But their hearts were not ready to be sent forth, because they needed to be purified of these tendencies, so Jesus started teaching them in “parables.”
Why “parables”? A parable is a “simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.” Jesus could have come straight out and told them the moral lesson that he wanted them to learn, but they were coming up out of darkness, gross darkness. They were like spiritual babies, so he gave them “pictures,” that when he spoke words, they would see pictures in which was the moral lesson that they could extract. But the picture would attract their immature minds, so they, coming up out of darkness, had to be taught like that until they were mature enough to take raw truth. But in Jesus' Sermon on The Mount—the only sermon he gave, because all the rest were parables and instruction—Jesus set forth an actual state of mind that everyone that would be sent forth as a saviour had to have! See, if we want to save the Black man and woman of America, and then all of humanity, from a blinding touch of Satan, then we have to have a certain attitude and state of mind that is constant, because the people will wear you out! You have to have a “be” attitude.
Study The Beatitudes in scripture (Matt. 5:2-12). Beatitude is “an attitude, an orientation of mind that must be ever present”—not just present today, and you give it up tonight. That's why many of us are “Muslims” and “Christians” just on the surface: We're all dressed in these “holy” garments, but if you touch us the wrong way, what comes out of our mouths demonstrates that it has not sunk deep into our hearts. Beatitude is an attitude that must be ever present in the heart, in the mind, in the soul and in the spirit of those who would be sent forth as saviours.
Now, remember the subject: “I Will Send Saviours After Them”—but now, who will be qualified to act for Christ?
Jesus on The Mount is preparing the minds of who would be sent forth as deliverers; but they had to have a certain attitude, a mental position, that must be ever present in their thinking, in their speaking, in their doing, in their walking.
Preparation of The Mind: The Value of Dianetics Auditing
I've found something in The Church of Scientology where they developed a Technique and a Technology that is called “Auditing,” where a person can be helped to pull things up in their minds that they may even deny presently that it exists in their lives. This Auditing Process helps us to find those memories, and bring them up.
The Auditor is something like a “therapist”—but he or she is not a therapist, because therapists “talk.” Auditors listen; and when they listen, and not talk, they help you to come up with that which would relieve you of your own pain by bringing you back to it; causing you to face it, confront it, handle it, that you may be freed from it. If you notice, sometimes in the church where we have great pastors, when you preach, you see someone in the audience shout out. What happened? You say, “Well, the person got the holy spirit.” Yes, but also, the pastor touched something of existing pain in that individual, so they scream or emote because the pastor's words has touched the pain—but not relieved it!
There are things in our lives that have been done to us. From the time we were babies, a word from a mother that wasn't thinking; a father that didn't care; a teacher that was off the mark who, when they said things, whose words became “commands” to you. And these commands are in your head, stored in the Subconscious Mind. Any woman who has been molested, who has been raped by a father, by an uncle, by a friend, by a relative: College doesn't “free” you; church doesn't “free” you from that pain. It gives you an emotional escape. But to relieve you, and give you a chance to live … See, the Scientologists call this process “auditing.”
But we who are Muslims, we who are scriptural people, we don't use the term “engrams.” In theology, we call it the “exorcising of demons.” And so, when you're being audited, they just ask you to “go back.” Every one of us has a “file” in our head, and the Auditor will take you back to a “moment of pain” which is something that people did to you, not so much what you did to others.
When you look at our behavior, you're looking at “demons” that are sitting up inside of us that have to come out in order for us to be what God intends for us to be. And that means that every one of us have to be purified! All of us!
I must say to America, to the world of Caucasian people: Mr. L. Ron Hubbard is so exceedingly valuable to every Caucasian person on this Earth. All White people should flock to L. Ron Hubbard! You can still be a Christian; you just won't be a devil Christian. You'll still be a Jew, but you won't be a satanic Jew! L. Ron Hubbard's effort was and is to civilize White people, and make them better human beings; and take away from their Reactive Mind.
Mr. Hubbard recognized that his people have to be civilized. He never wanted to continue this world, nor was he trying to save this world. He was trying to prepare a people to build a Brand New World, and a Brand New Civilization!
I respect L. Ron Hubbard, and I honor that man for trying to make White people better than they are. And the White people that are under his teachings are better than those that we have met in our sojourn in America, with these evil, arrogant, racist minds that we have come in contact with. If they stay under L. Ron Hubbard, he will free them of the mind that Yakub gave them!
And guess what? They have improved the Black people who study with him. But listen: The Blacks who study with Scientology are not yet what God desires to make them into. That indeed has to come from us.