By Ashahed M. Muhammad
Special to the NNPA from The Final Call
CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan typically speaks to standing room only crowds in large arenas and auditoriums, with his words beamed across the globe via Internet webcast.
Although he had just finished speaking several times in Detroit, he found time to deliver a message May 19 at the small, humble, yet spirited More Like Christ Christian Fellowship Church led by former R&B recording artist the Rev. Mitty Collier.
The Rev. Collier introduced Minister Farrakhan by describing how she was impacted by the documentary of his life she viewed during the May 11 screening at Mosque Maryam. She advised them to get to know people for themselves, instead of relying on what others say about a person.
The small but spirited church was packed with those eager to hear the word.
“It’s just like Jesus,” the Rev. Collier told the congregation, “you can know about him and not know him. Well, I know him for myself. I’ve sat with him in his home, I’ve listened to him teach the word of God and I haven’t met a teacher like him in all my life. I tell everybody that I meet who has anything negative to say about him that he’s got more love in his little finger that a lot of those who are preaching love got in their whole body, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart,” she added.
Minister Farrakhan talked about the important role of the church in dealing with the establishment of God’s kingdom and resisting Satan’s efforts to devour the people of God.
“I like the name of this church ‘More Like Christ,’” said the Minister Farrakhan. “That’s the problem with Christians and Muslims. Sometimes, we’re more like the devil than we are like Christ.”
The minister said God looks at the heart of the follower, their potential, and their works, but Satan is a formidable adversary.
“The Lord looks past all lip profession, all hypocrisy,” said the minister. “If Satan is going ‘up and down to and fro,’ he’s devouring people that may think they’re in the body of Christ, but they’ve actually been devoured by Satan.”
If those in church are truly following Christ, then they are transforming the lives of others and transforming society, however, the world we live in now is not governed by Christ, their actions are characteristics of those under the influence of the anti-Christ, said the Minister Farrakhan.
This article originally appeared in the July 10 print edition.