Rastafarian movement

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Rastafarian movement

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Post by believ3r » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:51 am

I just wanted your guys' opinion on the Rastafarian movement. Do you believe it to be a legitimate denomination/sect of Christianity, or do you believe it to be heretical?

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Post by kmr » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:51 pm

Worshiping the emperor is not good, but worship of Christ is... if they accept that Christ is the savior and that by him they can find the gift of salvation, then it is okay, but if they reject that belief, then not. Worship of a specific man as the savior other than Christ alone shouldn't be okay.
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Post by puritan lad » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:35 am

The Rastafarian movement is not Christian, period. It worships a human who calls himself "Jah Rastafari" and claims to be the second incarnation of Christ.
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Post by Telstra Robs » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:34 pm

When interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Bill McNeil in 1967, Haile Selassie denied that a man could be an emanation from God. In Ethiopia, very few consider him to be Jesus. About 2/3 are Orthodox Christians and 1/3 are Muslims (religion is generally determined by area, Christians being in some regions and Muslims in others). Furthermore, the funeral of Haile Selassie I took place and was observed by many (though Rastafarians consider it fraudulent). From what I understand, it was mostly followed by a group of Jamaicans who did not like the idea of a "white Jesus". With Ethiopia being so successful during the colonial era at repelling colonial powers (the only occupation of Ethiopia was in World War II for 5 years between 1936 and 1941, see First Italo-Abyssinian War and Second Italo-Abyssinian War), essentially being the only nation in Africa NOT to be colonised, its leader may have come to be considered "god like". I'm not too sure though. I think it's something along those lines.

At any rate, it is certainly a false religion, especially with the one whom they revere as Jesus never claiming to be Jesus and in one instance denying it.

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Post by zackabba » Sun May 01, 2011 7:17 am

The ironic thing about all of it is that Halie, in fact, is an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian.

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Post by neo-x » Sun May 01, 2011 10:49 am

do not worry about it, it isn't Christian
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