By Jeff Ziegler
Published March 1, 1996
Louis Farrakhan’s Antichristian Worldview on Parade
The following article is excerpted from the remarks of Rev. Jeff Ziegler at a debate sponsored by Lakeland Community College concerning the social significance of the “Million Man March” sponsored by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
We have gathered to discuss the social impact and relative merits of the “Million Man March.” Undoubtedly we have heard and will continue to hear sincere and positive testimonials regarding the effects of this event on African American men. This is quite understandable in that the stated purpose of the march was to promote brotherhood, community and personal responsibility. These ideals are certainly ennobling and beneficial not only for African American men, but, for any ethnic community.
However, it would be intellectually and ethically fraudulent to view the march from a mythical ground of neutrality that seeks to separate the event from its chief sponsor Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Indeed, Farrakhan’s agenda is the exact antithesis of the stated purpose of the march. His anti-Christian and anti-Semitic rhetoric has been well documented over the years and while these seemingly capricious statements could be dismissed as “unwise” the plain facts indicate a deliberate articulation of an Islamic worldview which seeks to subjugate all competing visions of reality. Ideas do have consequences!
Many have tried to rehabilitate Farrakhan’s image saying his vitriolic speech is somewhat dated and that a kinder, gentler and more mature Farrakhan has become more tolerant in recent years. Yet, a casual inquiry into recent headlines will indicate that Farrakhan’s legacy of hate continues.
Since January of this year Farrakhan has undertaken an extensive tour of African and Middle Eastern countries where his treasonous agenda was manifest. I will cite a few instances to illustrate.
While visiting that mercurial miscreant Libyan strongman Col. Muammar Qaddafi, Farrakhan struck a deal which secured millions of dollars from Libya to lobby for the secession of part of the United States. The goal is the formation of a separate black nation on the North American Continent replete with a 500,000 man army and nuclear weapons.
“Minister” Farrakhan endorsed the policies of the Sudan which enslaves black Christian men, women and children. The average price of a Christian woman with child is $15.00. For Farrakhan and the people of the Sudan there is no such thing as an “emancipation proclamation.”
In remarks to the Iranian parliament Farrakhan called for the destruction of that “great satan” meaning the United States.
In Iraq, Farrakhan accused the United States of genocide and “war crimes” and again prayed for our total destruction.
Despite the clear revolutionary danger Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam pose, he nevertheless enjoys enormous popularity among African American men. According to a poll conducted by Emerge magazine, 44.6% of African American men rate Farrakhan as the black leader which best represents their views far ahead of Jesse Jackson, Gen. Colin Powell and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
It is evident Mr. Farrakhan strikes a cord in the African American community. Truly, he possesses a fully articulated ( though perverse ) world-life-view and he recognizes that by and large the Christian Church in the black community is inherently matriarchal, pietistic, introspective and antinomian ( against God’s Law ) and thus is incapable of reordering society. In other words “so heavenly minded and government dependent as to be no earthly good.” Thus, Farrakhan having a worldview can organizationally defeat those who lack a comprehensive vision of social order.
African American men must recognize that the only hope of reconstructing this nation in general and the black community in particular is a robust expression of Orthodox Reformed Christianity which seeks to establish and press the Crown Rights of Christ at every level of society and across every ethnic community. Only an acknowledgment of the abiding validity of Biblical Law and an optimistic view of the course and mission of the Christian Church in time and history will solve our nations ills not the religious fascism of Farrakhan.
I call on all African American men who call themselves Christian to publicly denounce Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam and to cease giving this man a platform through grandstanding events like “The Million Man March.”
If you are interested in impacting the African American community with a Puritan hope and vision, please contact the following.
Rev. Wayne MacNamara
518 North Pleasant Rd.
Dayton, Ohio 45404
Mr. Leonard Gilbert
c/o Church of the Word Reformed
53 King St.
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Forerunner - Home » The Puritan Storm
Your comments are welcome!
“Give me liberty or give me death!”
Patrick Henry’s famous declaration not only helped launch the War for Independence, it also perfectly summarized the mindset that gave birth to, and sustained, the unprecedented experiment in Christian liberty that was America.
The freedom our Founders envisioned was not freedom from suffering, want, or hard work. Nor was it freedom to indulge every appetite or whim without restraint—that would merely be servitude to a different master. No, the Founders’ passion was to live free before God, unfettered by the chains of autocracy, shackles that slowly but inexorably bind men when the governments they fashion fail to recognize and uphold freedom’s singular, foundational truth: that all men are created in the image of God, and are thereby co-equally endowed with the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
This presentation is a similar call, not to one but many. By reintroducing the principles of freedom that gave birth to America, it is our prayer that Jesus, the true and only ruler over the nations, will once again be our acknowledged Sovereign, that we may again know and exult in the great truth that “where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17).
Welcome to the Second American Revolution!
This DVD features “Liberty: The Model of Christian Liberty” along with “Dawn’s Early Light: A Brief History of America’s Christian Foundations.” Bonus features include a humorous but instructive collection of campaign ads and Eric Holmberg’s controversial YouTube challenge concerning Mitt Romney’s campaign for president.
$14.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
High Quality Paperback — 40 pages of dynamite!
Revival, Resistance, Reformation, Revolution
An Introduction to the Doctrines of Interposition and Nullification
In 1776, a short time after the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin were assigned to design an official seal for the United States of America. Their proposed motto was Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God. America owes its existence to centuries of Christian political philosophy. Our nation provided a model for liberty copied by nations the world over.
By the 21st century, we need a “Puritan Storm” to sweep away the Hegelian notion that the state is “God walking on earth.” We need revival and reformation in full force to vanquish the problems that plague us as a nation — from government controlled healthcare — to abortion on demand — to same sex “marriage.” This booklet gives a primer on our founders’ Christian idea of government and examines how the doctrine of nullification was woven into the Constitution as a safeguard against federal tyranny. It concludes with the history and theology of civil resistance. A Second American Revolution is coming with the Word of God growing mightily and prevailing! (Acts 19:20).
$7.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Special Two-Disc Set!
After 40 years of intense study and world-wide ministry, Dr. Francis Schaeffer completed his crowning work of scholarship – to present profound truths in simple film language. Dr. Schaeffer’s brilliant analysis of the past and predictions for current trends have proven so uncannily accurate that this amazing series still feels contemporary almost three decades after its initial release. Ultimately, Schaeffer concludes that man’s only hope is a return to God’s Biblical absolute, the truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures.
Available for the first time on DVD, this documentary spectacular also includes intimate in-depth conversations with Francis and Edith Schaeffer. With the on-disc study guide, this presentation forms a unique course of comprehensive study. While this series forms an innovative analysis of the past, this outstanding work is more than history. Each episode focuses on a significant era, yet speaks clearly to 21st-century man with answers for modern problems.
$49.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
High Quality Paperback — 200 pages
A Reasonable Response to Christian Postmodernism
Includes a response to the book Christian Jihad by Colonel V. Doner
The title of this book is a misnomer. In reality, I am not trying to get anyone to shut up, but rather to provoke a discussion. This book is a warning about the philosophy of “Christian postmodernism” and the threat that it poses not only to Christian orthodoxy, but to the peace and prosperity our culture as well. The purpose is to equip the reader with some basic principles that can be used to refute their arguments.
Part 1 is a response to some of the recent writings by Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late Francis Schaeffer. This was originally written as a defense against Frank’s attacks on pro-life street activism – a movement that his father helped bring into being through his books, A Christian Manifesto, How Should We Then Live? and Whatever Happened to the Human Race? These works have impacted literally hundreds of thousands of Christian activists.
Part 2 is a response to Colonel Doner and his book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Doner was one of the key architects of the Christian Right that emerged in the 1980s, who now represents the disillusionment and defection many Christian activists experienced in the 1990s and 2000s. There is still great hope for America to be reformed according to biblical principles. As a new generation is emerging, it is important to recognize the mistakes that Christian activists have made in the past even while holding to a vision for the future.
$14.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Exposing The Occult Roots of Abortion
This presentation looks at the spiritual roots of abortion and exposes the myths surrounding child killing. Little known historical facts about abortion and how they relate to modern feminism are presented logically and accurately. Has been effective in converting many to a pro-life position.
Massacre of Innocence goes where no pro-life presentation has gone before in “tearing the lid off abortion” to reveal the spiritual realities we must battle if we will bring an end to this crime. The presentation is absorbing, fast-paced, informative and incredibly devastating to any attempt to justify abortion.
“… an extraordinary statement … a powerfully articulate presentation about what abortion really means, and why a great and moral nation like the United States must not allow the slaughter to continue.”
— Congressman Robert K. Dornan
Running time: 85 minutes
$19.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)