The threat that groups holding to N.O.I. theology poses to the Christian community lies in their ability to blur the line between sociological and theological issues. Using Christian like terminology, cultural peer pressure, and the plight of the black man in America as vehicles to accomplish their hidden agenda of drawing blacks out of Christianity and into these aberrant forms of American Islam, they sway clergy and laity alike with the decep-tive talk of forming a Christian /Muslim unity.
In the 6th chapter of the book of II Corinthians, the Apostle Paul wrote these words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit:
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth
with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?"
(verses 14-16; underscore mine)
It is clear when reading this text that we who name the name of the Biblical Christ have no business aligning ourselves, for any reason, with these types of fiercely anti-Christian and anti-Christ organizations.
As to the false sense of unity that these groups dangle as bait before those in the black Christian community who long to see and experience a sense of black solidarity, one would do well to take heed to the inspired words recorded by the Prophet Amos in chapter 3, verse 3 of the book that bears his name where he declares; "Can two walk together, except they be agreed." The answer quite emphatically is NO! Further, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ himself warned us that; "He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." (Matt 12:30)
It should also be noted here, that even Elijah Muhammad himself was in agreement on this point of fact. He acknowledged in several place that there could be NO Christian/ Muslim unity when he declared:
- "Islam will unite us all. I know Christianity can't unite us." (SW2 p.49, underscore mine)
- "We, the black people in America, must unite. But unity only comes on the acceptance of Islam." (OSA p.141, underscore mine)
We, of the Apologetic Research Center stand in agreement with, and in obedience to the words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; words that, ironically, are echoed in the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. The belief that there can be some sort of Christian Muslim unity for the sake of Black Nationalism is a pipe dream that violates the theological integrity of both organizations, and thus, should be rejected on both fronts, leaving each to chart separate courses towards the fulfillment of what they perceive as their divine mandates before Almight God.