by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
[Editor’s Note: The following text is excerpted from an April 8, 2001 message
delivered by Min. Louis Farrakhan at Mosque Maryam in Chicago]
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
The Bible says, Allah (God) talking, “Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness.” Since, the Black man and woman is the Original, then, who is the White man? He is the man made in our image and after our likeness. He is a new man on our planet. Where did he come from? You do not want to believe it, but, he came from you. You are his father. You are his mother. Moses told him, “Honor your mother and your father that your days may be long.” There would not be a White person if there were no Black person, because two White people cannot produce Black. Two White people cannot produce Yellow. It had to be you to bring Brown, Yellow and White on the planet. That is how color began.
White people are saying that life began in Africa, but, they are only bearing witness to what The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Master Fard Muhammad revealed to him. How did the White man come here? Let’s get into the science of this. The fifth chapter of Genesis says, “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam in the day when they were created.” So, Adam is not an individual here. Adam is the beginning of a race of people, male and female, a new people now with a new wisdom that is going to bring in a new way of civilization.
You have the Adamic race and you have the pre-Adamites. That means there were people on the earth before Adam. The pre-Adamites is the us out of which Adam came, and they are called aboriginal. There were pre-Adamites on the earth before Adam. If Adam was only one person, Eve was one person, Cain was one person, Abel was one person, and, Cain slew Abel, then, Cain goes into the land of Nod and he finds himself a woman in the land of Nod, then, where did she come from? What family was she a part of?
This Adam in the Bible started a dysfunctional family. Have you ever heard the Catholics talk about the original sin? They are saying that man is originally sinful, that he has a leaning towards sin, and, the only way man can become perfect is by the intervention of Allah (God) and the Grace of Allah (God), but, man is naturally inclined to sin. Yes, but what man are you talking about? You, Black man, are the Original. You are not naturally inclined to sin. You are naturally inclined to Allah (God). If you were in the right environment you would be more god-like than you are. Even in your spirit, as crazy as you are, you are God-fearing.
Allah (God) wanted to test Himself so He allows a contrary world from a contrary man to rule for a season. This is called the time of Satan. It is interesting to hear White folks talking to you and you talking with them, saying, we are all Allah’s (God’s) children, but, they know better.
I was on a yacht in Florida one day and there was a Caucasian lady on the yacht who said to me, “You know, we are all from the same God.” I said, “Not necessarily so.” I said, “We all have the potential, but the devil has children too, and, we have to determine whose child we are by examining our actions.”
In the eighth chapter, beginning at the 31st verse in the Book of John, it reads, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed in him, if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” They answered Him, “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?” Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever commiteth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth forever.” Now let us get at the root meaning of this.
esus made a parable about a vineyard that was let out into the hands of some wicked husbandmen, and, the scripture says that, “Every now and then the lord of the vineyard would send someone into the vineyard to check on the fruit of the vineyard and some of the wicked husbandmen they would beat; some they imprisoned.” Then, the lord of the vineyard sent his son and they killed his son. Jesus asked the Jews, “What will the lord of the vineyard do to those wicked husbandmen on his coming?” The Jews answered saying, “He will utterly slay them.” So, Jesus said, “The servant of sin abideth not in the house forever,” meaning, there is a time limit on the wicked. The house here is the earth. We are going to cut you off from the earth, but, the Son abideth forever. The Son means that which is a direct descendant of the Originator. The Original Man is going to abide on the earth forever. This new man that came has a time limit, and, that is why it is written in the Book that Allah (God) is going to destroy them and leave them neither root nor branch.
He said, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” Jesus was the only one who could free these Jews from the Judgment of Allah (God) that they would be able to abide in the house with the Son. So, when they said, “We have never been in bondage to any man,” meaning, we have been free to raise hell ever since we have been out of the caves, Jesus said, “If the son set you free,” meaning, if I (Jesus) free you from the nature in which you were made, you will be free indeed. Jesus was the last prophet to the White race, but, they rejected Him.
Jesus said, “I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.” What kind of word was Jesus speaking that his word had no place in those Jews? Jesus said, “I speak that which I have seen with my Father and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.” Two fathers are being referenced here. Jesus has a Father and the Jews to whom he was speaking have a father. Yet, Jesus said, “If the Son frees you, you are free indeed.” Look at what you are trying to do to a man that could free you from the curse of your father.
The scripture says they answered and said unto him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father.” Listen to how they responded to Jesus. They said to him, “We be not born of fornication.” What are you throwing up in Jesus’ face here because Mary had a baby and you did not see a man present. So, you are going to accuse the offspring of Mary as being born of fornication.
They said, “We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.” Jesus said unto them, “If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech even because ye cannot hear my word? Ye are of your father the devil É” The devil has children and evidently Jesus recognized these Jews to whom he was talking as the children of the devil. Was Jesus anti-Semitic?
Jesus said, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” In the Book of Revelation, this people are called the blood shedder. Some White people have studied themselves and want to know what is wrong with them that everywhere they go they kill, not just animals, fish, and birds, but, if they find a human being different from themselves, they kill that human being. All that human being has to do is be in their way. You and I grew up under this people.
I did not grow up in the South, but, when I got to be a young man, I told my mother I wanted to go to school in the South. She asked why did I want to go to the South? I said, “I want to experience what my brothers and sisters down there have experienced all their lives.” Look at how you grew up down there. Some of you ran away to save your life. Sometimes your mother would put you on a train to Chicago because you had beat up the little White boy next door who called you a nigger and spat on you because you had new shoes for Easter. He hated you because you had new shoes and started trouble with you. He has killed Black people because they could get a new car, wear a new suit or have a farm that produced good crops. You know that this man is not only a murderer, but he is a liar.
He said he found you in the jungle with bones in your nose, climbing up trees with the monkeys. He says we should be glad that White folks brought us sorry Black people to America to civilize us, yet, we built the mansions in the South. We cooked his food. Our mothers wore clothes made from burlap, yet, they could take the silks and fashion a garment for Miss Ann to wear. You built the mansions; you built the White House; you built the Capitol building; you helped build everything of the White man’s civilization, yet, he says he found us in the jungle. He is a liar. You were some of the most highly civilized people on earth, and you had better realize that.