Well, here’s something.
As reported by The Christian Post, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis was recently caught on video saying that Jesus is the reason he will not be afflicted by death, in spite of the fact that perhaps the most central belief of NOI is that there is no God but Allah.
It appears Farrakhan may have been given to his public declaration after visiting with the hospitalized Bishop Larry Trotter, pastor of Sweet Holy Spirit Church in Chicago, who fell ill after a 10-day mission trip to Israel. While the exact nature of his ailment remains undisclosed, doctors have reportedly said that it has nothing to do with the cancer diagnosis he was handed three years ago.
Whether that ultimately proves to be true or not, it seems clear that encountering Bishop in his present condition is the reason behind Farrakhan’s surprising revelation.
“I thank God for guiding me for 40 years absent my teacher (Elijah Muhammad),” Farrakhan is heard saying on the video. “So my next journey will have to answer the question. I'm gonna say it. I know that my redeemer liveth."
"I know. I'm not guessing that my Jesus is alive. I know that my redeemer liveth and because he lives I know that I, too, will pass through the portal of death yet death will not afflict me," he added.
At one point, Farrakhan even appears regretful over some of what he has taught over the years.
“So I say to the devil. I know I gotta pay a price for what I’ve been teaching all these years. You can have the money, you can have the clothes, you can have the suit, you can have the house but me, you can't have," he proclaimed.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large