Muhammad Ali is NOT The Greatest – The FALL of ADAM

The Fall of Adam /Man

In the beginning God formed Cassius Clay. God formed CLAY of the dust of the ground. And God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul/ ADAM.“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good

From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali

Meaning & History
Cassius Means – Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin cassus “EMPTY, VAIN”
Clay – earth regarded as the material from which the human body was formed

Adam – A living Soul

Genesis 2:7 King James Version (KJV)

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

”… you will be like God,…”

Cassius Clay life illustrates  a man/ Adam who fell from grace to exalt himself to be like God. He changed his name to Muhammad Ali which means ”The Most Praised One

He believed the lie that Satan told eve. “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,…Genesis 3:5

The Most Praised One

I AM GONNA SHOW YOU HOW GREAT I AM…ALI

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P R I DE COMES BEFORE A FALL

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Ali was named after the abolitionist

Mohammad Ali’s father Herman Heaton Clay, a descendant of African-American slaves, named his son Cassius Marcellus Clay — who was born nine years after the death of Cassius Marcellus Clay, in tribute to the abolitionist.[16] This Cassius Clay gave his own son the same name, Cassius M. Clay, Jr., a heavyweight champion boxer who gained international renown

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Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free…Ali

”Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone, that I’m not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one”. Muhammad Ali

”you talk to me. Who made me is me”…Ali

The-NEWREPUBLIC

The New Republic/ The New Earth under Satan

Under the new rule of Satan, man became lawless, out of order to our creator. When the judgement of the Flood came upon the earth only eight souls were saved; Noah and his family being found righteous before God (Genesis 7.7). Thus we learn that lawlessness is contagious because man at heart is sinful and by nature opposes any restraint placed upon him by God.

Speaking to the The New Repulic article on Branding Ali it states. ”Yet the truth of the matter was that his father did not make him. “When you want to talk about who made me,” he told a reporter, “you talk to me. Who made me is me.”

The pomp of Ali is profound, when he said he made himself, he showed no regard for his earthly father and his heavenly FATHER Creator/God. And this was his fall, his PRIDE.

The Saviour to Save Adam/Man – Our Redeemer

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God

JESUS  – The anointed One – Son of God

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS/Yahushua Ha Mashiach. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 

He’s the I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  The Aleph and the Tav…Isaiah 44.6, Revelation 22:13

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Luke 7:28

John/ Yohanan‎ was the greatest Prophet

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than heMatthew 11:11

Christ Tells us about the eternal order of HIS coming kingdom. He said ”even the least in the kingdom of God is greater than John the greatest Prophet that ever lived”. But in order to be great you must understand that you are a sinner, WE are all sinners and must TURN away from that which is evil. Repentance is a change of heart and mind that brings us closer to God. It includes turning away from sin and turning to God for forgiveness. It is motivated by love for God and a sincere desire to obey His instructions.

SIN is the act of violating God’s will. Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living

Turn to the Lord Jesus Christ (Yahushua Ha Mashiach) the anointed [one] his Hebrew name which means Yahuah / GOD is my Salvation. The Son of God, Jesus Christ ( for forgiveness by repenting of your sins. Jesus died for our sins and paid the penalty for them out of His love. Confess Jesus as your saviour. Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Mark 12:30-31 (KJV)

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

“Man, it’s great to be great.” Muhammad Ali

Mohammad Ali didn’t not except our Lord and Saviour. He was a Muslim and his God was Allah

“I’m the boldest, the prettiest, the most superior, most scientific, most skillfullest fighter in the ring today,” he told Howard Tuckner of the New York Times. “Man, it’s great to be great.” Muhammad Ali

Ezekiel 28:17

“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.”

Will Muhammad Ali See Heaven Or Hell? Muhammad Ali Was NOT The Greatest He Never Died For Anybody. So what if he was the best boxer of all time.

‘I’m the greatest, I’m a bad man, and I’m pretty!’ Ali

I should be a postage stamp, because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beat. Muhammad Ali

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King of The World

The bible tells us that Satan is the King of this world. The question now becomes which spiritual entity gave Ali his ability to be so pomp and proud . To be the top of his game and call himself the greatest . Didn’t Satan say the same thing Christ. “I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!” Matthew 4:9

Muhammad Ali Sold his soul to Satan

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”He might as well have joined the Ku Klux Klan”

Here is an excerpt from Floyd’s Patterson article that reportedly incensed Ali

“So now we have Clay, and he’s practically turned the title over to the Black Muslims. Because of that I can’t respect him as a champion or as a man. He has a right to believe what he believes, but harm has been done to the Negroes’ cause and the way the rest of the world regards it by the one who calls himself Muhammad Ali. I don’t deny him his rights. By the same token, I have mine.

”I am a Negro and I’m proud to be one,…”

I am a Negro and I’m proud to be one, but I’m also an American. I’m not so stupid that I don’t know that Negroes don’t have all the rights and privileges that all Americans should have. I know that someday we will get them. God made us all, and whatever He made is good. All people—white, black and yellow—are brothers and sisters. That will be acknowledged. It will just take time, but it will never come if we think the way the Black Muslims think.

”…harm ….joining the Black Muslims.”

They preach hate and separation instead of love and integration. They preach mistrust when there must be understanding. Clay is so young and has been so misled by the wrong people that he doesn’t appreciate how far we have come and how much harm he has done by joining the Black Muslims. He might just as well have joined the Ku Klux Klan. One undemocratic organization is as bad as another. Put these two groups on a desert island and force them to live together and after a while you wouldn’t be able to tell a Black Muslim from a white bed sheet.”

The Clay word incensed Ali a lot, I don’t expect him to come out and say I tortured Floyd, however outspoken he was…Floyd Patterson

Muhammad Ali Sold his Soul

Muhammad Ali Sold his Soul to Satan. He gave him the spiritual powers in order to speak blasphemies against the Most high, Lets look at some bible verses that show us were he gained his abilities and stardom

Satan’s power is over all the nations of the earth

Matthew 4:8-9

Satan’s power is over all the nations of the earth. That could be very frightening when we realize he can influence men in such a way that they are not even aware that they are being influenced toward evil. His power is so extensive that he is over all the nations of the earth. Jesus calls him the ruler of this world (John 14:30). He affects people’s attitudes by moving our reasoning processes toward satisfaction of the self. He gives disinformation and stirs up our spirit.

Here is what is so perverse about this: It is not evil for one to take care of himself. What is evil is to make the satisfaction of the self more important than God or others. We are to serve God before all else (the great commandment), and the second is like it—we are on an equal par with others physically. Nowhere are we given the right or privilege by God to make ourselves greater than or more important than God or other human beings.

We can imagine the direction Satan is going to move us toward—to the point that satisfaction of the self becomes more important than conforming to what God says is the limit of our authority. In other words, he will push us toward making ourselves greater or more important than righteousness or truth.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Satan (Part 3)

2 Corinthians 4:4

Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

This unforgettable account of Muhammad Ali’s rise and self-creation. A master storyteller at the height of his powers,  america’s most dynamic modern hero.

Muhammad Ali Quotes

I’m the greatest thing that ever lived. I’m so great I don’t have a mark on my face. I shook up the world.

It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am. Muhammad Ali

When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace. Muhammad Ali

I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round. Muhammad Ali

I shook up the world, I shook up the world. Muhammad Ali

”I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived…

I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them. Muhammad Ali

I should be a postage stamp, because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beat. Muhammad Ali

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. Muhammad Ali

I’ve been everywhere in the world, seen everything, had everything a man can have. Muhammad Ali

At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far. Muhammad Ali

we just have to examine his words and what becaome of him

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Prophecy Against the Prince of Tyre

Ezekiel 28

28 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God:

“Because your heart is proud,
    and you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods,
    in the heart of the seas,’

yet you are but a man, and no god,
    though you make your heart like the heart of a god—
you are indeed wiser than Daniel;
    no secret is hidden from you;
by your wisdom and your understanding
    you have made wealth for yourself,
and have gathered gold and silver
    into your treasuries;
by your great wisdom in your trade
    you have increased your wealth,
    and your heart has become proud in your wealth—
therefore thus says the Lord God:
Because you make your heart
    like the heart of a god,
therefore, behold, I will bring foreigners upon you,
    the most ruthless of the nations;
and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom
    and defile your splendor.
They shall thrust you down into the pit,
    and you shall die the death of the slain
    in the heart of the seas.
Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’
    in the presence of those who kill you,
though you are but a man, and no god,
    in the hands of those who slay you?
10 You shall die the death of the uncircumcised
    by the hand of foreigners;
    for I have spoken, declares the Lord God.”

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Mohammad Ali had his boxing era from 1960 to 1981, and in every aspect of boxing, he was just marvellous. He was outspoken, exciting and an undefeated boxing champion in his time and was also the best entertainer in the boxing world.  He had a record of total 56 wins out which 37 were knock out wins. He had only 5 losses in career.  He was also a boxer promoter rather than just a boxer. Muhammad Ali is Also at #1 in List of Top 10 Greatest Muslim Athletes of All Time….sporteology.com

President Obama tribute to Muhammad Ali

President Obama tribute to Muhammad Ali with the book Goat. A GOAT (acronym for Greatest Of All Time) is one huge treatise in eight-color print – 792 pages, consisting of over 600,000 words (collecting the best essays, interviews and writing on Ali) and over 3,000 images.

The Goat – Baphomet

Goat is also a reference to the GOAT of Mendes.

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Church of Satan

The actual image of a goat in a downward-pointing pentagram first appeared in the 1897 book La Clef de la Magie Noire by Stanislas de Guaita. It was this image that was later adopted as the official symbol—called the Sigil of Baphomet—of the Church of Satan, and continues to be used among Satanists.

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”Float like a butterfly sting like a Bee” Ali

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 King James Version (KJV)

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The sting of death is sin

Yesterday i spent some time on YouTube listening to those old interviews of Muhammad Ali. The man did n’t need no teleprompter. In the eyes of the world, he was the was one of the greatest orators, Obama doesn’t come close. He was inspirational and dynamic. He was a lighting force. He talked the talk and walked the walk and made history come alive. He was a without doubt the greatest boxer the world has ever seen.  Muhammad Ali is held in incredibly high esteem across in the world, almost all political, racial and demographic lines. He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1942

Muhammad Ali, died at the age of 74, was a towering figure in the world of sports. But he should be remembered, as Nation sports columnist Dave Zirin put it in an article for the Los Angeles Times, not as “a sanctified sports hero,” but a “powerful, dangerous political force.”

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Satan extalted himself like God

History of Satan

The history of Satan began with riches and honor. Satan had a glorious future. Then he became jealous and proud. He refused to repent and his future became dark. The events of history continue as Satan comes to earth and tries to become the god of this world.

As you read the history of Satan, know that Jesus is stronger than Satan. Jesus loves you and desires to save you.

History of Satan – Past

Satan was created by God thousands of years ago as a perfect angel. Satan was called Lucifer and he lived in heaven.Lucifer was above every other angel in heaven. His appearance was beautiful and dazzling. He radiated light and glory. He was covered with gold and shimmering jewels. Lucifer was the Chief Covering angel and he worked in the throne room of God.

Lucifer became proud

Just over 6,000 years ago God and Jesus had a private meeting and Lucifer was not included. Lucifer became jealous. He set out on a campaign to prove that he was above Jesus. Lucifer began to be proud of his own glory and wisdom.

“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.” Ezekiel 28:17

“you have set your heart as the heart of a god.” Ezekiel 28:6

Over time one third of the angels in heaven chose to side with Lucifer and to worship him instead of God. The Most High made tireless efforts to persuade Lucifer to repent and return to God. Lucifer almost relented, but he would not give up his pride and humble himself. He refused to admit that he was wrong.

Lucifer thrown out of heaven

Eventually Lucifer became entrenched in his pride and God could no longer influence him. God reluctantly removed Lucifer from his position of Chief Covering angel. Lucifer was thrown out of heaven, along with the angels who had chosen to follow him.

“How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’” Isaiah 14:12-14

History of Satan – Present

Satan is alive and real. He got the name Satan after he was thrown out of heaven. Satan and his angels are demons. They live in the spirit world. They tempt and influence people on earth, but most of the time they are invisible to us.

Satan has many names. He is also called the devil, Dragon, Serpent, Beelzebub, Abaddon, Apollyon and many other names. The names of Satan lists many of his names from the Bible.

History of Satan – Future

Very soon Satan will be released from the spirit world. He will appear on earth in a glorious, physical body. Then Satan will be called the beast. He will pretend to be God and he will have the appearance of God.

The beast is the name for Satan when he comes visibly to the earth claiming that he is God. His demons will come with him and they will appear to be angels from heaven.

How long will be beast be on earth? Satan will be given 3 ½ years as the visible god of this world. During this time he will try to convince every person on earth to worship him. Do not be deceived. He is not God and you should not worship him.
Who will worship the beast?

History of Satan – Ultimate End

Satan will be physically on this earth for 3 ½ years. During that time he will disguise himself as God. After the 3 ½ years he will be put in the bottomless pit for 1,000 years. During the 1,000 years Satan will not be allowed to tempt any people.

“1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.” Revelation 20:1-3

At the end of the 1,000 years Satan will be released from the bottomless pit for a short time. He will gather the wicked together and they will fight against God and His people. God will bring fire down from heaven to destroy the wicked. Satan will be cast into the lake of fire. He will never again tempt any person.

“7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Revelation 20:7-10

The universe will be eternally secure from sin and Satan. Sin will never rise again.

“What do you conspire against the LORD? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time.” Nahum 1:9

Very soon Satan will come as the beast. Who is the beast? tells more about his coming to earth.

Ezekiel 28:12-14

12 “You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14 You were the anointed cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.”

Ali Died in Phoenix, Satanic Symbolism

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The Phoenix Rising From the Ashes

”The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.” (Revelations 17:8)

In ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, the phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the Egyptian sun god Ra and the Greek god Phoibos Apollo (Apollyon or Abaddon in Hebrew). It is a symbol of death and resurrection.

The phoenix never existed. It was a large bird, much like an eagle. Looks to be same symbol, and symbol of Lucifer, and could be link to the name Quetzalcoatl which means Feathered Serpent‘, bringing together the quetzal bird and the snake

Lately, the rising of the Phoenix ritual is being displayed all around us from ceremonies to TV shows, music albums and even some strange incidents around the globe. The question: Why?

According to Manly P. Hall (°33 Freemason) the Phoenix will rise again: Exposing Babylon

In mythology, the phoenix is a bird that represents regeneration or rebirth. I’m sure this is why the media is told to initially say he died in Phoenix. Never forget that he’s a media made personality and no matter how the media portrays him, never allow it to alter your perception of what’s going on

The time will come when the secret wisdom shall again be the dominating religious and philosophical urge of the world. The day is at hand when the doom of dogma shall be sounded. The great theological Tower of Babel, with its confusion of tongues, was built of bricks of mud and the mortar of slime. Out of the cold ashes of lifeless creeds, however, shall rise phoenix like the ancient Mysteries.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, 2003 Edition, original text published in 1928)

“’The Phoenix, or Bennu is believed to be a divine bird going back to Egypt…This Phoenix destroys itself in flames and then rises from the ashes. Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who (they think ) will one day rise triumphant. This, of course, also relates to the rising of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic ‘christ.’” Burns, Masonic & Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 121-23

Muhammad Ali’s Funeral used to usher in The the New World Order Religion

”One Tongue, One Religion, One God”

The bible says in the latter days that  some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 1 Timothy 4:1

Dr. Kevin Cosby, the senior pastor at St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky, delivered this speech Friday at the funeral of boxing great Muhammad Ali, reflecting on how his legacy was so closely tied to the story of Civil Rights.

”Before James Brown said, I’m black and I’m proud, Muhammad Ali said, I’m black and I’m pretty. He dared to love black people at a time when black people had a problem loving themselves BUT Pastor. Kevin Cosby failed to PREACH the The good News of our Lord and saviour Jesus The Christ to the nations? Instead he gave an incredible charged speech, in-sighting to Ali as being the negro’s saviour.

The gospel (Greek: εὐαγγέλιον euangélion; Old English: gospel), or the Good News, is the news of the coming of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15), and of Jesus‘s death on the cross and resurrection to restore people’s relationship with God. It may also include the descent of the Holy Spirit upon believers and the second comingof Jesus.

All men have sinned which makes the all human race Black not as in colour but in deeds and actions therefore we can’t we proud of sin and can’t speak or preach such EVIL. We must first realise we’re Black and ashamed of our SIN, We must REPEAT and  turn away from that which is Evil. Genesis 3:10

Romans 5:12ESV /

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.

So instead he preached the bondage of the Negro? The Negro too needs the good news NOT Muhammad BUT Yahushua Ha Mashiach/Jesus The Christ,  SON OF THE MOST HIGH GOD and only through him is eternal life.

Revelation 1:8King James Version (KJV)

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

The bible says in the latter days that  some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 1 Timothy 4:1

For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires”. 2 Timothy 4:3

”…teachers to suit their own desires”  2 Timothy 4:3

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

….reprove, rebuke, exhort….

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

…they shall turn away their ears from the truth…

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry2 Timothy 4King James Version (KJV)

Muhammad Ali was buried Friday at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky, after one last drive through his hometown in a motorcade bearing his remains. The processional passed important spots in Ali’s life before heading to the ceremony for the private burial.

Rousing tributes have been paid to boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a memorial service in his home city of Louisville, Kentucky Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other speakers spoke of his fight for civil rights, while a message from President Barack Obama praised his originality.

The interfaith event took place hours after thousands said farewell as his coffin passed through city streets. Ali was buried in a private ceremony attended by friends and family. The ex-heavyweight champion and rights activist died last Friday aged 74.

The service, attended by dignitaries and by several thousand people who acquired free tickets, was held at the KFC Yum! Centre.

It started with a Koran reading in Arabic. Imam Hamzah Abdul Malik recited Sura Fosselat, Prostration chapter 41 verses 30-35, which includes the words: “Truly those who say our Lord is God and are righteous, the angels will descend upon them saying have neither fear nor sadness but rather rejoice in this paradise that you have been promised.”

Local Protestant minister Kevin Cosby said: “Before James Brown said ‘I’m black and I’m proud’, Muhammad Ali said ‘I’m black and I’m pretty’.”

Rabbi Michael Lerner attacked injustice against black people and Muslims, saying “the way to honour Muhammad Ali is to be Muhammad Ali today – speak out and refuse to follow the path of conformity.” Ali’s wife Lonnie told the crowd: “If Muhammad didn’t like the rules, he rewrote them. His religion, his beliefs, his name were his to fashion, no matter what the cost. Muhammad wants young people of every background to see his life as proof that adversity can make you stronger. It cannot rob you of the power to dream, and to reach your dreams”.

” Former US President Bill Clinton described Ali as “a free man of faith”. He said: “I think he decided very young to write his own life story. I think he decided that he would not be ever disempowered. Not his race, not his place, not the expectations of others whether positive or negative would strip from him the power to write his own story.”

Valerie Jarrett, an aide to President Obama who knew the boxer personally, read a letter from the president describing Ali as “bigger, brighter and more influential than just about anyone in his era… Muhammad Ali was America. Muhammad Ali will always be America. What a man.” The president was not there, as he was attending his eldest daughter Malia’s graduation.

”He was a tremendous bolt of lightning created by Mother Nature”.

Comedian Billy Crystal said: “Thirty-five years after he stopped fighting, [Ali was] still the champion of the world”. He was a tremendous bolt of lightning created by Mother Nature. Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America’s darkest night and his intense light shone on America and we were able to see clearly.”

Jesus told them: I saw Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning… Luke 10:18

Among those attending the service were King Abdullah of Jordan.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended Thursday’s prayer ceremony and had been due at the service, but cut short his visit to the US. The reasons for his departure are not clear, though there are reports of differences with the funeral’s organisers.

The Hidden Agenda of the Ecumenical Movement

‘Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you who have escaped from the nations. They have no knowledge, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god that cannot save…’Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other’ (Isaiah 45:20,22).    ‘For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus’ (1 Timothy 2:5).    ‘Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved’ (Acts 4:12).

In recent years, many Christians have expressed disquiet with what is popularly known as the Ecumenical Movement. In response to Biblical calls for Christian unity, this movement — operating at both formal and informal levels — seeks to bring all Christian denominations and organisations into a universal conglomerate. If the prime objective of those behind this movement was to unite all believers in the cause of God’s truth and to preach the fullness of the Gospel with love and power to a spiritually corrupt and needy world, I would be the first to gather with them. I would not want to oppose our Lord’s prayer, in His last great discourse, for believers to manifest their unity as an evangelistic model to unbelievers (John 17:20-23). I can fully identify with those in the Ecumenical Movement who have a heartfelt desire to see an end to sectarianism and unbiblical divisiveness. But the knowledge that there is a hidden agenda of global proportions behind the work of the modern Ecumenical Movement has motivated me to expose its historical and developmental roots.

Satan-inspired movements

Among the more prominent characteristics of the many deceptions which have plagued the Church from its beginnings are the subtlety of their origin and the stealth of their development. Never has there been such a need for believers to discern that when Satan-inspired movements are at work in the Church, they never appear to be malevolent but, rather, present themselves as being highly desirable and so filled with spiritual integrity that they are capable of deceiving the Lord’s own people, if such a thing is possible (cf. Matthew 24:24). The Lord Jesus was referring to this mode of deception when he described false prophets as ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’ (Matthew 7:15). Similarly, Paul the Apostle warned that Satan cleverly disguises himself as an ‘angel of light’ in order to conceal his darkness (2 Corinthians 11:14). As that discerning early Church father, Irenæus of Lyons (c.AD 130-200), has put it:.Alan Morrison

Who inspired Muhammad Ali

The incomparable Gorgeous George

Gorgeous George, a villain of the first order, wore robes that looked like they had been lifted from Liberace’s closet

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Gorgeous George is an effeminate pretty-boy who, if he’s not anoutright cross-dresser, at least dresses, looks, and acts very androgynous. He wears sequined robes and feather boas, he keeps his hair perfectly coiffed, his nails perfectly manicured, and if somebody hits him in the face, watch out! By presenting an effete image, coupled with the standard heel tactics of lying and cheating, he inflames the anger of the crowd. Gorgeous George never outright says that he’s gay – it’s constantly implied and hinted at, but if he actually admitted it, it wouldn’t be Gorgeous George anymore.

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Gorgeous George

Gorgeous George blurred the line between good guy and bad guy and also confused the issue between macho and effeminate. After his short exchange with Gorgeous George, Cassius became the most vocal and opinionated athlete in America.

“A lot of people will pay to see someone shut your mouth. So keep on bragging, keep on sassing, and always be outrageous.”

John 6:32-44

38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

Jesus was humble, and honoured his Father in Heaven

And ·when he was living [L being found in appearance/likeness] as a ·man [human being], he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even ·when that caused his [to the point of] death—death on a cross.

Habakkuk 2:4 – Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.

James 4.6 – “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart

Mark 12:30-31King James Version (KJV)

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

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Did the Vatican create Islam?

The Islamic Connection to Rome Catholicism

This topic has puzzled numerous expositors. How does Islam fit into the picture of global conflict? Is this a political, religious, or religio-political conflict? What is its origin and what are its goals? How does it impact on ecumenism and on the doctrine of salvation in Christ? Find out in this informative video. A clear line is drawn through history, showing that the reality is more startling than the theory.

The nuns dress like traditionalist Muslim women. Islamic tradition has women covering themselves from head to foot. So do the nuns or most used to until the practice began to die out in the 1960s. But lots of nuns still can’t break the habit. Muslim women wear a hijab (head scarf). The nuns wear black and white headgear, or some combination of other colours, depending on their Order .Muslims wear an abaya (robe). So do the nuns. Now, you can be a believer without the gear, but the paraphernalia kind of proclaims your belief to the world.

The Roman Catholic and Islamic Connection

What is the connection between Roman Catholicism and Islam? Why do they both venerate Mary? Why do so called “apparitions of Mary” happen mainly to Catholics and Muslims? Did the Vatican create Islam? Find out in this interesting video

You see the parallel in dress – it is obvious when pointed out, is it not?

Catholic Nuns

 Muslim Women

Catholic Prayer Beads

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Catholicism & Islam: Ties That Bind
T.A. McMahon

The above title became a source of controversy when I used it for a talk given at a recent prophecy conference. What I found curious about the commotion was that it came from Catholics (and some evangelicals) who had yet to hear my presentation. Furthermore, the title reflects the hope and prayers of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Rome has been tilling this “common ground” with Islam for decades, as evidenced by the 1994 Vatican publication, Recognize the Spiritual Bonds Which Unite Us: 16 Years of Christian-Muslim Dialogue. Why, therefore, would anyone be upset by my simply repeating what the Roman Catholic Church very much desires?
Actually, the real controversy stems from confusion created by the Church of Rome herself. In her zeal to be the spiritual voice of the world’s religions, she talks out of both sides of her ecumenical mouth. Regarding her relationship to Islam, not only has she made to those of the Muslim faith some theological overtures which contradict Christian orthodoxy, but even worse, there are ties between the two religions which go a lot deeper than most people realize. Let’s first consider some commonalities between the two faiths.

Starting with the number of adherents, Catholicism and Islam each exceed one billion, nearly all of whom enter their respective faiths as infants. More than 16 million babies are baptized into the Roman Catholic Church each year. It’s a family thing. My sisters and I were baptized as Catholics because our parents were Catholics, and they and their siblings were baptized into the Church because their parents were Catholics. That’s the primary way the faith is propagated.

Practically speaking, although baptism is not part of Islam, all children born into a Muslim family are Muslims. Their official “confirmation” follows as soon as they are able to confess the shahada (“There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger”). This baby-oriented process for increasing their ranks has been a motivating factor in the Vatican/Saudi-sponsored lobby against UN endeavors to introduce contraception and other methods of population control, especially in third-world countries.

Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today; Catholicism is the largest religious body among those professing to be Christian. If the number of followers was a good measure for selecting a religion, then Islam and Catholicism would definitely be the way to go. However, the Bible has no such yardstick. Rather, Jesus said, “Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Mt 7:13,14).

The worship of Mary exists amongst Muslims

Most people are aware of the veneration and even worship of Mary found among Roman Catholics, but not many know that much the same deference exists among Muslims. A chapter in the Qur’an is named after Mary (“Surah Maryam”). From the outskirts of Cairo to Bombay to Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, hundreds of thousands of the Islamic faith have congregated wherever processions carry her statues and where her apparitions are said to have appeared. She is esteemed above the most revered women of the Muslim faith, including Muhammad’s two favorite wives, Khadija and Aisha, and his daughter Fatima. The hadith teaches that Muhammad selected Mary as his first wife upon entrance into Paradise (for more about Mary and Islam see “Mary Who?” in TBC 10/00). One of the most popular Catholic apparitions of Mary is referred to as Our Lady of Fatima.

Prayers are always repetitive

Catholic and Islamic prayers have many similarities. For the Muslim, praying to Allah five times a day is altogether an act of obedience, and the prayers are always repetitive. As one former Muslim puts it, “It’s hardly intimate communication with Allah;…it’s done more to escape the punishment due to those who neglect prayer.” Most prayers prayed by Catholics are also rote and repetitive, saying the rosary being the best example. Repeating 16 “Our Father’s” and 153 “Hail Mary’s” is far from personal communication. Furthermore, when a Catholic goes to confession the priest assigns rosaries as severe punishment, or penance, for one’s sins.

Prayer beads were a part of Islamic devotion to Allah long before an apparition of the Blessed Lady taught St. Dominic to pray the rosary beads in the thirteenth century. Prayer beads, by the way, are a stock item in ancient and modern paganism. On an ironic note, Catholic Church historians credit the prayers of members of the Confraternity of the Rosary for a major naval victory over the Turks, which “saved Europe from the Mohammedan peril.”

”…Catholics and Muslims regard pilgrimages..,”

Catholics and Muslims regard pilgrimages as a means of obtaining favor from God. The hadj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a required (one-time) journey to Mecca. For Catholics, pilgrimages historically have been acts of religious purification, often induced by the promise of indulgences. Multi-millions of Catholics travel yearly to hundreds of shrines (nearly all dedicated to Mary) located throughout the world. The Crusades were indulgence-stimulated attempts to regain Jerusalem from the infidel Muslims in order to re-establish Catholic pilgrimages. Incidentally, the Church of Rome offered the crusaders full pardon from purgatory should they die trying to liberate the Holy Land. Similarly, Islam offers rewards in and assurance of Paradise to those who die in religious battles (jihad), including suicide bombings.

Roman Catholicism recognizes Allah as the God of the Bible

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Roman Catholicism recognizes Allah as the God of the Bible. In 1985, Pope John Paul II declared to an enraptured audience of thousands of Muslim youths, “Christians and Muslims, we have many things in common as believers and as human beings….We believe in the same God, the one and only God, the living God….”

But how is that possible?

Historically, Allah was a pagan idol, supreme among many idols worshiped by Muhammad’s Quraish tribe long before he was born. Will Durant in his classic, The Story of Civilization, writes,

Within the Ka’aba, in pre-Moslem days, were several idols representing gods. One was called Allah; three others were Allah’s daughters, al-Uzza, al-Lat, and al-Manat. We may judge the antiquity of this Arab pantheon from the mention of Al-il-Lat (Al-Lat) by Herodotus [fifth century b.c. Greek historian] as a major Arabian deity. The Quraish paved the way for monotheism by worshipping Allah as chief god….

”…300-some deities…”

Archaeological evidence uncovered in Arabia is overwhelming in demonstrating that the dominant pre-Islamic religion was the worship of the moon-god, Allah. Muhammad simply eliminated the other 300-some deities, including Allah’s daughters, making Allah supreme while retaining many of the pagan rituals and symbols associated with him. For example, the crescent moon was the symbol of the moon-god from the time of the Sumerians and the Babylonians through the time of Christ and right up until Muhammad’s arrival. It’s hardly a coincidence that Ramadan, the Muslim time of fasting, begins and ends at the time of the crescent moon. Nearly all of the moon-god rituals and other idolatrous practices, including kissing the Black Stone, praying toward Mecca, running around the temple and between the two hills of Safa and Marwa, were pre-Islamic rituals.

Catholicism’s zeal to relate to Islam makes one wonder how honest it is about its own perspective on God, based on the “Sacred Scripture.” God is referred to as Yahweh or Jehovah about 9,000 times in the Bible. Never is He thus referred to in the Qur’an. He reveals himself in the Scriptures as “The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob/Israel.” He is the Father of the Jews, “the God of Israel.” In the Qur’an, Allah never refers to himself that way. God calls the Jews His “chosen people.” He gave them the land of Israel as a heritage “forever”: “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever” (Ezk 37:25). God’s covenant is with Isaac (Gn 17: 19-21), while Muslims believe Allah’s covenant is with Ishmael.

Allah has a completely different attitude toward the Jews than does the God of the Bible. Allah commands his followers to “Take not the Jews…for friends” (Sura 5:51). While the Jews are referred to in the Qur’an as “the people of the book” (i.e., the Bible), if they refuse to convert to Islam they must pay a tribute tax to their overlords and become subservient to them: “Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by his messenger, and follow not the religion of truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low” (Sura 9:29). According to the hadith, which most Muslims regard to be nearly as authoritative as the Qur’an, Muhammad is quoted as saying, “The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them.” Again, the hadith says that, related to the Day of Judgment, Muslims will fight and kill Jews, who will hide behind trees that say, “Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him.” Catholicism has its own grievous and well-documented history of slaughtering the Jews.

Further comparisons between Jehovah and Allah demonstrate clearly that they cannot be one and the same. Jehovah has a Son: “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” (1 Jn 4:14). Allah has no son: “And say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty…” (Sura 17:111); “Allah hath not chosen any son, nor is there any God along with him” (Sura 23:91). Whereas God the Father declared from heaven concerning Jesus, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Mt 3:17), Allah of the Qur’an condemns such a belief: “…the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allah’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!” (Sura 9:30 – The Holy Qur’an

While there are both clear and critical differences between the biblical God and Allah, nevertheless, the Roman Catholic Church accepts them as one and the same God. The following quote is from Vatican II:

The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has also spoken to men. They strive to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God’s plan, to whose faith Muslims eagerly link their own.

Although not acknowledging him as God, they venerate Jesus as a prophet, his virgin Mother they also honor, and even at times devoutly evoke. Further, they await the day of judgment and the reward of God following the resurrection of the dead. For this reason they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting (Nostra Aetate, Vatican II).

They both have a Jesus who cannot save their souls

Consider carefully the above quote (taken from what the Roman Catholic Church claims is an infallible council) and you will realize what truly binds Catholicism and Islam together: They both have a Jesus who cannot save their souls. The Qur’an teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross: “And because of [the Jews] saying, We slew the Messiah Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger. They slew him not nor crucified, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain” (Sura 4:157). Vatican II may give Muslims credit for “venerating” Jesus, but in fact, it’s a bogus Jesus. Sadly, Catholicism also has a false Christ. It teaches that His death on the cross was not sufficient for our salvation. Not only must His sacrifice (which, according to the Scriptures, was offered only once to take away our sins completely [Heb 9:28]) be “re-presented” as a daily sacrifice for sins on altars around the world, but Catholics must expiate their own sins through sufferings here on earth and in purgatory.

Finally, Vatican II spells out clearly what Islam and Catholicism regard as their hope for salvation: “…they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting.” This is works salvation. In Islam, a person is accountable for every thought, word, and deed. His or her life is to be lived according to what is pleasing to Allah as found in the Qur’an and the hadith. In addition, there is shari’a, which is the body of rules that attempts to cover the totality of Islamic religious, political, social and domestic life. Breaking such laws involves various forms of temporal punishment. At the Last Judgment Allah will determine one’s eternal destiny as He places one’s good and evil works on the divine scale: “Then those whose scales are heavy [with good deeds], they are the successful. And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding” (Sura 23:102,103). The hadith vividly describes the tortures of hell.

A friend of mine, James McCarthy, produced a video titled Catholicism: Crisis of Faith in which he interviews about a dozen people leaving Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. He simply asks them on what basis they expect to get to heaven. Only one made any reference to Jesus. The overwhelming response was that they felt they were pretty good people, and were fairly confident that their good deeds outweighed their bad ones. Although the Catholic Church states that it is only by God’s grace that one can enter heaven, it becomes very clear that what is meant is that grace is required to enable one to do the works which qualify one for heaven. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, they “obtain the joy of heaven, as God’s eternal reward for the good works accomplished with the grace of Christ” (par 1821) and they “can merit for [them]selves and for others all the graces needed to attain eternal life” (par 2027).

”…a new period of history…”

Pope John Paul II addressed a Catholic community in Turkey with these words: “I wonder if it is now urgent, precisely today when Christians and Muslims have entered a new period of history, to recognize and develop the spiritual bonds that unite us.” No! What is “urgent” is that Catholics and Muslims be set free from the spiritual bondage of attempting to qualify for heaven by their good deeds. Pray that their hearts would be open to receive the gift of eternal life (Rom 6:23). TBC

We Worship the Same God: The Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium, makes this clear:

[T]he plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place among whom are the Muslims: these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day. (emphasis mine)

Islam and Christianity Share Common Values: Saint Pope John Paul II, during a visit to Turkey, urged Muslims to recognize and work together with Christians for the values that we share

I wonder if it is not urgent, precisely today when Christians and Muslims have entered a new period of history, to recognize and develop the spiritual bonds that unite us, in order to preserve and promote together for the benefit of all men, ‘peace, liberty, social justice and moral values’ as the Council calls upon us to do (Nostra Aetate 3).

A perfect example of promoting common values happened recently in Boston where Cardinal O’Malley and the archdiocese worked with Muslims to defeat an assisted suicide bill.

 

Contending Modernities Catholic, Muslim, Secular.

On November 18-19, dozens of scholars, religious leaders, business people, and intellectuals will gather in New York for the public launch of a new, multi-year project called “Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular.” Based on the premise that Catholic, Muslim, and secular modernities each bring distinctive resources to the task of illuminating and resolving an array of characteristically modern problems, the project will examine the dynamic co-existence and competition of these “multiple modernities”—as well as the conflicts and contentions among them—with the aim of opening “new paths for constructive engagement between and among religion and secular people and institutions.”

In anticipation of the launch of this new project, we asked a distinguished group of scholars: What is gained by framing research on religion, secularity, and modernity in terms of “multiple” or “contending” modernities, and what “new paths for constructive engagement” might such a frame afford? The Immanent Frame (TIF)

Our respondents are:

R. Scott Appleby, John M. Regan Jr. Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan Professor, Department of Theology, Boston College

Jocelyne Cesari, Research Fellow in Political Science; Director, Islam in the West Program, Harvard University

Robert W. Hefner, Professor of Anthropology; Director, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University

Sherman Jackson, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Michigan

Slavica Jakelić, Fellow; Director, “Secularism in the Late Modern Age” Project, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia

Bernice Martin, Emeritus Reader in Sociology, University of London

David Martin, Honorary Professor of Religious Studies, Lancaster University; Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

Martin E. Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

Aminah McCloud, Professor of Islamic Studies; Director, Islamic World Studies Program, DePaul University

Robert Orsi, Professor of Religion, Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies, Northwestern University

Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core

Christian Smith, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame