Did Haile Selassie accepted being considered as God by the Rastafarians?

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Rahel Zemene

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Oct 23, 2009
 
Did Haile Selassie accepted being considered as God by the Rastafarians?
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Oct 23, 2009
 
Rahel Zemene wrote:
Did Haile Selassie accepted being considered as God by the Rastafarians?
TO ANSWER YOUR QUSTION, I FOUND THE FOLLOWING:-

The short answer: H.I.M. was surprised,(refused to leave airplane at first because of surrounding crowd), somewhat shocked and rather vocal about NOT being seen as divine or Divinity.

As a former rastafarian, I too believed Haile Selassie to be Messiah. Upon further research and a fervent desire for truth(even if it was different from what I already believed), I came across a radio interview in a song by Christafari. Here in this interview Haile Selassie plainly denies being anything other than a man. He himself worshipped Jesus Christ and fellowshipped with very prominent christians. While in Exile, he stayed in Wales with Reese Howells-a bible believing christian known for his many miraculously answered prayers( http://www.amazon.com/Rees-Howells-Intercesso... ) Halie Selassie was a good man in many respects. He was a great leader and a strong christian. He loved the bible and believed it to be flawless. He belonged to the Ethiopic Coptic church (that Bob Marley was baptized into 3 weeks before his death). Rastafarianism only makes sense if you are high, indoctrinated, and then kept high. There are so many holes in the religion itself, I'm surprized to find as few books on the subject. Matthew 24:23-28 makes it very clear to not believe anyone if they ever tell you that Jesus has returned. Jesus with His own mouth said he would come in such a way that everyone on earth would not only know, but that the earth would immediately be overrun with ALL of the angels.(the bible says there are more angels than the stars in the sky. There are enough stars in the sky to have everyone who ever lived own 1.3 TRILLION stars!) Believe the Messiah when He speaks. If Haile Selassie was Christ, then He lied in the book he sees as perfect. Haile Selassie was Not Jesus Christ. He was a great man and a passionate leader. Why isn't this enough?
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Oct 24, 2009
 
getu wrote:
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TO ANSWER YOUR QUSTION, I FOUND THE FOLLOWING:-
The short answer: H.I.M. was surprised,(refused to leave airplane at first because of surrounding crowd), somewhat shocked and rather vocal about NOT being seen as divine or Divinity.
As a former rastafarian, I too believed Haile Selassie to be Messiah. Upon further research and a fervent desire for truth(even if it was different from what I already believed), I came across a radio interview in a song by Christafari. Here in this interview Haile Selassie plainly denies being anything other than a man. He himself worshipped Jesus Christ and fellowshipped with very prominent christians. While in Exile, he stayed in Wales with Reese Howells-a bible believing christian known for his many miraculously answered prayers( http://www.amazon.com/Rees-Howells-Intercesso... ) Halie Selassie was a good man in many respects. He was a great leader and a strong christian. He loved the bible and believed it to be flawless. He belonged to the Ethiopic Coptic church (that Bob Marley was baptized into 3 weeks before his death). Rastafarianism only makes sense if you are high, indoctrinated, and then kept high. There are so many holes in the religion itself, I'm surprized to find as few books on the subject. Matthew 24:23-28 makes it very clear to not believe anyone if they ever tell you that Jesus has returned. Jesus with His own mouth said he would come in such a way that everyone on earth would not only know, but that the earth would immediately be overrun with ALL of the angels.(the bible says there are more angels than the stars in the sky. There are enough stars in the sky to have everyone who ever lived own 1.3 TRILLION stars!) Believe the Messiah when He speaks. If Haile Selassie was Christ, then He lied in the book he sees as perfect. Haile Selassie was Not Jesus Christ. He was a great man and a passionate leader. Why isn't this enough?
This is an excellent post. I too walked the path of Rastafari, until with better education and a sincere desire to find truth, I realized that my journey was actually leading me to the true church, The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, where I took my baptism and discovered the true Grace of Christianity. Blessed Love!

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Oct 24, 2009
 
The truth is that he isn't, so hopefully he embraced their love while refusing to be called 'God'. There is only One True Living God. Nobody else deserves the praise, and no other gods should be put before God. We should only pray and give reverence to the One True Living God.
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Jun 23, 2010
 

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Although I do not partake in or promote "gettin' high" as in the carnal sense, please do not make the mistake of drawing to a conclusion that ALL Rastafarians sit around "gettin' high" (perhaps that's how you choose to interpret). As for those who do, it's between them and the Most High so do not judge. Only the Most High can give one the power to turn a new leaf. Only the Most High can give one the eyes and wisdom to see beyond the lies that have been told about H.is I.mperial M.ajesty. Yes, H.I.M. loved Jesus Christ and practiced true worship of God, just as Christ in the flesh loved and worshipped God, His Creator. Father, Son and Holy Spirit...no one comes to the Father but through the Son...and the Son will have mercy on whom is given to H.I.M. by the Father, because all that belongs to the Father he gave unto the Son. Rev. 15 vs. 3-4; And they are singing the song of Moses the slave of God and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and wonderful are your works, oh God, the Almighty. Righteous and true are your ways, King of Eternity. Who will not really fear you God, and glorify your name, because you alone are loyal? For all the nations will come and worship before you, because your righteous decrees have been made manifest... Matthew 24:39; "For I say to you, from now on you shall not see Me until you say,'Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord!'" The true meaning of "gettin' high" is being humble in the present and presence of our Creator who is everywhere. Isa 8:14&15; "And he must become as a sacred place; but as a stone to strike against and as a rock over which to stumble to both the house of Israel, as a trap and as a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them will be certain to stumble and to fall and be broken, and to be snared and caught".
Bless be all who stumble upon H.I.M. HIGHLY BLESS...
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Jun 24, 2010
 

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Tell me something though Seventh Trumpet. Why is getting high perceived as being so awful, while drinking on an almost daily basis and often drinking yourself into the grave is perceived as OK?

I know many drunks and they do not leave spiritual well behaved lives. I also know many stoners as you'd call them and they are much more functional & have better morals than the drunks.
You cannot kill yourself either by smoking too much, but you can OD on alcohol!
I wish the free world would stop thinking of marijuana as the devil's weed. It has much medicinal purposes that would help many who are in pain, or in anguish and are much more side effect free than many legal medications doctors prescribe.
Is this the way marijuana is perceive in Ethiopia too? Isn't hashish legal in some country oversease?
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May 3, 2012
 
In the previous presentation, I would like to know why Seventh Trumpet replaces the word,'HIM' with 'H.I.M' which suggests that the bible was referring to His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Selassie. I know in the Bible, the Holy Spirit, The Prophets and God Himself borne witness to the Son, Jesus Christ. What about H.I.M? H.I.M denied being God. Jesus did not deny his deity.
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May 8, 2012
 
not really
lahud

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May 9, 2012
 
Garbage garbage garbage...that what haileslassie and your 3 on 1 gods are. stupidity of uneducated. all are nonesense.
ras enoch

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May 10, 2012
 
As rasta...no he never claimed to be GOD..if we look at history.. its the bond between abraham...he falls in this line..which means..he sit on the right of GOD...just many befor him ...elijah..elijah never claimed he was GOD..we no he did his work...and yes rasta are nothing but christians...just like enoch his only in the ethiopian bible..so no man no JAH will...will only find out at the end..when all is shown and heard from JAH...JAH RASTAFRI...
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May 10, 2012
 
ras enoch wrote:
As rasta...no he never claimed to be GOD..if we look at history.. its the bond between abraham...he falls in this line..which means..he sit on the right of GOD...just many befor him ...elijah..elijah never claimed he was GOD..we no he did his work...and yes rasta are nothing but christians...just like enoch his only in the ethiopian bible..so no man no JAH will...will only find out at the end..when all is shown and heard from JAH...JAH RASTAFRI...
You are right , he never claimed to be god. He would loose his head. There are three things that would make an Ethiopian king loose his head
1. Be A chatolic
2. Be a muslim
3. Not love the vergin marry more than Jesus himself.( true story)
Ethiopian kings 226 kings died for Christianity not a single coward and not a single trader. All Christian.
Rastafarians rule though. Our only true brothers. We are brothers for ever. Jah being god or not.
ras enoch

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May 10, 2012
 
For those who said they did there research...they lie one said smoke weed thats why we all beleave what a fool...not all rastas smoke weed or use weed at all..and not all have dreadlocks..and say no books only two books needed the bible and the kebra nagast...for my truth is in this..these books is all need to know my truth...and i say i am wrong only JAH will judge no man can judge this...and for HIMis looked apone by blacks world wide because he was the last black to rule on this earth and no man can take this away from us rasta who give all glory to HIM HAILE SELASSIE I JAH RASTAFRI..
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May 15, 2012
 

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Hailselssie was an evil whose father is an arab and his mother is Ethiopia. The Ethiopian mother cheated on her husband Mekonen to an Arab merchant and this evil man called Haileselassie was born. hailselasie aka Teferi doesn't look like an african. He looks like an Arab. Jamicans are wasting their time by worshipping an arab man
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May 15, 2012
 
ras enoch wrote:
For those who said they did there research...they lie one said smoke weed thats why we all beleave what a fool...not all rastas smoke weed or use weed at all..and not all have dreadlocks..and say no books only two books needed the bible and the kebra nagast...for my truth is in this..these books is all need to know my truth...and i say i am wrong only JAH will judge no man can judge this...and for HIMis looked apone by blacks world wide because he was the last black to rule on this earth and no man can take this away from us rasta who give all glory to HIM HAILE SELASSIE I JAH RASTAFRI..
are you blind?look close at H.I.M and tell me if you see any black features on him.he hated black people.when he cowardly ran to exile in England Garvey your prophet tried to pay him a visit but he declined saying he can't get into contact with a negro.if you quit weed and read real H.I.M history instead you'll quit living in a fantasy world.or ask Ethiopians themselves.he was a blood thirst tyrant
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May 16, 2012
 
Jamiacans are just fools. I know they are looking for an african figure. But they are worshiping an Arab mulata called Teferi. If you are looking for black man history stick to Mandela, Nkrumah of Ghana, Patrice lumba of Congo and not to the evil sissy man called Teferi.
Eskinder the real Ethiopian and not Arab dikala

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May 16, 2012
 
Eskinder wrote:
Jamiacans are just fools. I know they are looking for an african figure. But they are worshiping an Arab mulata called Teferi. If you are looking for black man history stick to Mandela, Nkrumah of Ghana, Patrice lumba of Congo and not to the evil sissy man called Teferi.
Eskinder the real Ethiopian and not Arab dikala
Hey, that is not my opinion. Are you accusing me as an arab boy?
Ezana

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May 16, 2012
 
Quote =Eskinder= jamicans are just fools. I know they are looking for an african figure. But they are worshiping an Arab mulata called Teferi. If you are looking for black man history stick to Mandela, Nkrumah of Ghana, Patrice lumba of Congo.
You are 100 % correct that you should stick to Mandela and Nkrumah. But who will selbrate HIM ? We will the true sons of habeshat. His true children. His people who gave birth to him and his historical throne. I would not trade a single day of our habesha history for your whole combined African or western or eastern history. Ethnic federalisim does nothing but grow regionalist. Since the day Meles has been in power all of you were told to go search your own identity since you claimed to be operessed and colonized. But instead of writing yours you started to claim mine. Fk Mandela he ain't done nothing but build project housing for his people. He stuffed them in room smaller than his jail cell. I love HIM with all it's glory. My king and my habesha name made me glories around the world ( I am poor) my king made people believe he was god. My 9 kings are celebrated as saints in all christondom. The white chatolic church selbrates st. Lisbon as a saint. All my sons. Why in the world would I care about your Mandela or Nkrumah when I have my own 227 emperors to be proud of. How about my countless prince and princess who died for my honor. Go to north Ethiopia in Amhara Tigray or Eritrea and ask them if they know Mandela, Nkrumah or even where Gana is located. Ask them if they now Obama. The answer will teach you something called pride.
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May 20, 2012
 
H.I.M. is African father, I don`t doubt about dat. He is born in de house of Solomon, de house of King David. When de barbarians(non believers) found out about GOD`s existence, through indigenous, humble Africans, dei colonised and confiscate de shrines, stones and ader forms of wrightings. After studying and understand dem, dei became jelouse, and decided 2 fabricate and create lies about us. We tought dem 2 read, wright, how 2 make love. Most important 2 walk upright bcause dei were creaping wit 4 limbs 4 movement. Dei call us names dat identifies dem as inhuman. Idon`t care about dem. Dei can go 2 hell, dat i where dei emanate and blong. NNXX Sis.
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May 20, 2012
 
mecca24 wrote:
H.I.M. is African father, I don`t doubt about dat. He is born in de house of Solomon, de house of King David. When de barbarians(non believers) found out about GOD`s existence, through indigenous, humble Africans, dei colonised and confiscate de shrines, stones and ader forms of wrightings. After studying and understand dem, dei became jelouse, and decided 2 fabricate and create lies about us. We tought dem 2 read, wright, how 2 make love. Most important 2 walk upright bcause dei were creaping wit 4 limbs 4 movement. Dei call us names dat identifies dem as inhuman. Idon`t care about dem. Dei can go 2 hell, dat i where dei emanate and blong. NNXX Sis.
H.I.M was a son of an Arab merchant from Harar
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May 27, 2012
 
Neither Haile selassie nor Jesus was God they were just clost messengers to The Most High and in my opinion Haile Selassie was much closer as the lion rather than the lamb. Jesus said all power is given to me in heaven and earth. Jesus was giving to mankind the gift of humourous relief who is going to give somebody all power in heaven and earth only a clown. Obviously Jesus spake only in parables though. God himself is the Trinity without Jesus. Even the athiest believe in the trinity - what was, what happened and what we have or zero space, big bang and universe. Even the accuser has a trinity - Devil, Satan and Lucifer Hundi? Creator, Preserver & Destroyer. Three is the fundemental number in creation if you have a line you have two points and a function - three. Or if you have a life line you must have a birth death and biological life - three. Same with God and Haile Selassie the highest thing made known to man modern or ancient bears this imprint - Power of The Trinity, I too am a trinity - Eternal Universal and Bond-breaking, I am immeasurable without limit, and more than that I know. The best way to find out your true identity is to seek Fari he will bring all things even your past lives into your rememberance, that is one of his prime functions he will teach you your true roots but a tree without roots will wither and Rasta have not come to save up any judgement fyah in these times. Let not your heart be troubled be righteous, humble Jah!

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