by Master Elijah Muhammad


        I want you to remember, today I have one of my greatest teachers here. We have with
us today our great national preacher: The preacher who doesn’t mine going into Harlem, New
York, one of the worst towns in our nation or cities. He is our brother in Detroit or Chicago or
New York.  I want you to remember, every week he’s on the air helping me reach
those people that I can’t get out of the house, you too should go and reach them like him. I
want you to pay good attention to his preaching. His preaching is a bearing of witness to me
and what God has given to me. This is one of the strongest national preachers that I have in
the bounds of North America. Everywhere you hear him, listen to him. Everywhere you see
him, look at him. Everywhere he advises you to go, go. Everywhere he advises you to stay
from, stay from. “[As long as, “His preaching is a bearing of witness to me and what God has
given to me.]” So, we are thankful to Allah for this great helper of mine, Minister Farrakhan.

         He’s not a proud man. He’s a very humble man. If he can carry you across the lake without
dropping you in, he doesn’t say when he gets on the other side, “See what I have done?” He
tells you, “See what Allah has done.” He doesn’t take it upon himself. He’s a mighty fine
preacher. We hear him every week and I say, continue to hear our Minister Farrakhan.
We want to unite together for the sake of God who wants to save us. We can’t be saved
from the destruction of the enemy by making friends with the enemy and believing in him
more than we believe in God. “Come out of her,” your Bible says, “Come out of her, be not
partakers with her and her destruction, come out of her.” I’ll tell you what I’m going to do,
I’m going to keep running to keep from getting back in her.

         All the Scientists that you read of who fasted and prayed, they were eating people.
Some of them that you hear and read of ate nothing but vegetables, but they were eating. So,
let us eat to live. God has taught me to teach you how to eat to live.
All the time, I pray that God will enable you to live the years of Noah and Methuselah. I
pray that you live a thousand years too.


[Excerpt from Theology of Time lecture series]

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