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    Default The Black Man (God) of Scripture

    The God of all religious traditions has been a Black man. The authors of the scriptures have recorded numerous instance where God is describe either as a man (Genesis 2:8, 18:1-3, Exodus 15:3, 24-11, 33:11) as Black (Daniel 7, Revelation 1:15) a group of men (Genesis 3:22, 11:7) or the nature of man himself Psalms 82:6, John 10:34). One of the words used for God in the Old Testament is Elohim, which means "Gods" in Hebrew. Actually Elohim is the plural of Eloh a popular name for the God of the Old Testament. El (from Eloh) is merely a botched transliteration of the original Hebrew name. The vowel points were added later, changing the "A" (or Aleph) to "E" and thus turning Al or Allah into El or Eloh. this was the work of the Jewish Masoretic scribes who were given the task of rewriting (and editing) the Pentateuch by hand around the sixth century AD. This can be found in several texts on the history of the Bible. And the god El, by whatever name you call him, was definitely first regarded as a man.

    The word Allahim (or Elohim) is also used to refer to the group of men who were regarded as the leaders of the Hebrew people, the Judges. The toher popular term for God in the Old Testament is YHWH. YHWH is not meant to be pronounced as "Jehovah." YHWH, when written in tetragrammaton YHWH was referred to as the "Ineffable Name" which means it could not be said. Even today, orthodox Jews refuse to utter this name. It is because these letters do not represent a phonetic word, but pictorially represent the reality of a man, as in a hieroglyphic.

    Similarly the name Allah which has made it from its origins among the Black Arabs of Mecca to the pre-Columbian Blacks of America AND the first Black slaves and finally to the mainstream of Black in america is a name best understood inthe present context of Arm-Leg-Leg-Arm-Head. The name Allah was also used as the word for "man" amongst the Black people of ancient Harappan civilization of India.

    The New Testament's message is clear. Jesus, a Black man (Revelation 1:15) attempts to redeliver a message of righteiousness to the people.One can see upon thorough reading of the Bible that his message is not about praising and worshipping him (John 14:12) but about manifesting the God withing and imporiving their lives. Jesus explains to his followers that they are Gods also (John 10:34) but to no avail. The people insist on following him and making him their God. Several solid articles on Christianity and the Black Christ can be found online as well (For example, http://melanet.com/clegg_series/wasjesusblack.html). The fact that the God of the Bible is Black has also been well documented by Dr. Wesley Muhammad and others.

    In the Qur'an, Allah is described as having a face that believers will see in the last days (presumable after death). The Qur'an makes mentions of Allah's "hands" being tied down, but otherwise, the Neo-Platonic influence on Islam is strong. Still, Allah makes Adam out of Black mud to be His Khalifa, or vicegerent on Earth. A vicegerent is a successor responsible for handling the duties of his predecessor. The concept of Allah as man in early Islam has been thorough addressed in a doctoral dissertation on the subject by Dr. Wesley Muhammad.

    Nearly all religions and spiritual traditions teach the doctrine of God as man and man as God. This paradigm however is usually reserved for the esoteric (hidden) side of the teaching. For example, there is mainstream Christianity and then there is Gnostic Christianity which teaches of man as God and God as man. Islam has Sufism, Judaism has the Kaballah, Buddhism has the Hinayana school, and Hinduism has the tradition found inthe Upanishads. All of these are considered the lesser-known aspect of these major traditions and all teach that the Black man is God. Even is African religions there is a traditionregarding the transcendent God that is removed from human affairs and the immanent God who is physically present but people are not allowed to personally see him. Of course, the earlier traditions were very explicit that all of their Gods came in the form of men. Godfrey Higgins' Anacalypsis is an old rare work with several references to the Black Christ, the Black Krishna (of Hinduism), the Black Buddha, the Black gods of Egypt, and other Black gods throughout the world.
    Last edited by Black Man; 09-18-2009 at 01:25 PM.

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