Now, I believe in the law. I delight in the law of God. The law of God is a wonderful thing. So wonderful, I want the law of God to be fulfilled in every way. The problem with minister Farrakhan’s approach is that his message denigrates the law. Allah is not a God who fulfills the righteous requirements of the law – that when the law is broken, sufficient punishment must be applied to pay the penalty for it. Neither Islam for the Koran provides any atonement for the sin of a believer. Clearly the sin of the unbeliever falls on the unbeliever, but the sin of the believer in Islam is simply overlooked. The law in this sense is abolished for that person.
Minister Farrakhan wants to spread the idea that Jesus was a correction to Judaism, and that Islam, in like manner, is a correction to Christianity. He wants to affirm Christ, but not the Christ I know.
So allow me to correct Farrakhan with the words of Jesus:
- "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Mat 5:17-20 ESV
The bottom line is that the law cannot be fulfilled by just forgetting about past sin. Any god, including the Muslim Allah, who shows mercy to sinners by simply forgetting about their sin without any punishment has not fulfilled the law of the True God, but has abolished the law for those people and their lawless past. There is no atonement, and further, it is sin for that god to overlook the breaking of the law. Such a god cannot be considered holy. This kind of god has simply mired himself in the sin of the world by overlooking it.
But Christ came as our substitutionary atonement. He comes to unite us AND to fulfill the law by paying the price in our place. His death on the cross for us is the fulfillment of the law on our behalf, and he is certainly our righteousness.
I warn my Christian brothers and sisters: Do not fall prey to the false prophet Farrakhan, who wishes to draw you away from the one true God by his unholy Islamic doctrine that abolishes the law of God, rather than fulfilling the Law in the substitutionary atonement of Christ. Minister Farrakhan rejects Jesus as the co-eternal and co-equal second person of the one true triune God, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit. He only sees Jesus as a prophet.
Do not be deceived. If you follow Nation of Islam, you are walking away from the grace of God.