by Master Elijah Muhammad


       Satan has lived over his time. By we, the poor lost and found black people of America
not knowing Allah or the Will of Allah, Allah had to give us time to be justified in bringing
about an end to Satan’s rule. We are here in the midst, born and nursed by the devil himself.
We knew nothing but the devil and the devil’s work. We didn’t have the knowledge of the
devils, which is the science of tricknology. All these years, he had played it on us. This is
why I have been saying that we are teaching the Theology, the knowledge of secret things
said in a theological way, which we had not been studying. We never were smart enough to
study the theology side of things. So many of us never went to school for such.

      I was talking with a few ministers of the seminary college on the East Coast, while I was
running up and down on it. I happen to be lucky to meet some of them. They quickly gave up
and said, “Yes Mr. Muhammad we never were taught what you are teaching us here, at the
Seminary college that we went to. They didn’t teach us this.” I said, “Surely this lets you
know then that they were holding back secrets of yourself and of the scripture, so that you
would not be able to understand yourself and teach your people…” They bared witness, “You
are right and I believe he’s just what you call him.” I said, “You don’t have to believe it, stick
around a few days brother.”

      Chapter 5, verse 116 of the Holy Qur’an, teaches you and me that we should not have
believed Jesus was God. It says, “And when Allah will say: O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou
say to men, take me and my mother for two gods besides Allah?” He will say, “Glory be to
Thee! it was not for me to say what I had no right…,” – this is Jesus talking – “If I had said it,
Thou would have indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not
what is in Thine. Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.”

      To hear where Jesus denies or denies us from making him a God, he was not a god of the
sort which the Christians have made him. He denies it even in the Bible where he says that
he is something like all other prophets, and that he was not a god that people should take him
for. He was like all the other ones; in fact, this may bring a little dislike of me from you
Christians, but there is no place in the Bible, in the whole book, where it prophesy of him
coming even as a prophet. I will give you ten thousand dollars if you can find in the Bible
where it prophesies of Jesus coming as a prophet. What you read of Jesus in the Bible’s
prophesy is myself!

      The Bible teaches you that the man said, “You read the scripture and in them you think
you have salvation and it’s all written of me,” and that’s right. Over in Isaiah, you will find

where he prophesies of a prophet coming in the last days. This prophet will have the
government upon his shoulders. Jesus did not have a government upon his shoulders of which
is much needed for a prophet that is going to attack and destroy the Jew’s great Christian
authority over good religion. He needs to have that knowledge and power. If he has a
government upon his shoulders, what government?

     I am not trying to go over the whole entire Bible and Holy Qur’an with you, I’m only
telling you things that I know you believe in the opposite direction. The belief you have is
without knowing, whether you believe rightly or not. When a man believes a thing and
doesn’t have nothing but belief, whether it’s right or wrong, and has no proof, he only just

     He can be stopped with knowledge. Knowledge and belief are different. I can believe
that there’s an airplanes out there on our door steps, but that may be just a belief. There is
no airplanes out there.

      There are many people who believe Angels and Gods appear in the air someplace, but if
They’re up there, we could see them. There is no such thing as formless spirits flying around
in space, unless you want to declare such as the righteous mind. The righteous has a mind
that wills certain things to be done and using certain things which are in the space around,
but it’s not material.


[Excerpt from Theology of Time lecture series]