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Last Update : 02/02/2024
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Greetings and Blessed Love to All Christians,
What we would like to say to All of the Christians in the world, whether ones are Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah, Amish, Mormon, 7th day Adventists, Orthodox or any other expression of Christianity... is First of All to welcome InI to the I-Site, we are glad that you have made it here and although at a first glance this is not a Christian Site, if ones take some time to read this message and explore the I-Site further, you will find that it is rooted in Christianity through His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I who’s faith is in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. InI as Rastafari are followers of H.I.M. (His Imperial Majesty) Although most of InI are not members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, many are, only often with the difference that we hold His Majesty in Higher esteem then the other members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.   

UNITY and INITY

We call for more Unity, or Inity as we Rastafari call it, not seeing it as a you thing (separated) but an I and I and I thing You, Me and YAH. We can see there is much division at the moment between the different Christian Faiths. Even though there are differences, there is no need to be separated so much from One and other…We All read the Bible, we All find truth in it and accept the message InI Messiah Yahshua spoke about, which was mainly about Love and to be good and caring for each other, and to have faith in YAH. So how can we as Christians be so far apart from each other? This is something very obvious to mention, but still just wanted to remind people about it. And will elaborate more about this further in the message.

I-STORY not HIS-STORY

We as Rastafari are also a Christian based faith and if ones would do just a little bit of study, might even find out that Rastafari, seemingly being the newest group, is actually the oldest and Root of Christianity. This information (as a faithful Christian) should be interesting to know we would think and could be valuable knowledge because there is even more fulfillment and truth to be found in the Bible because of that, if excepted…At the moment there is a wide acceptance that Jewish people are the Root of Christianity by writing the Old testament, and the stories of the Bible mainly being about them. And even though we are not saying that they are Not a part of it, Rastafari brings something to light that can make people realize some things that Jews are not able to. Even though there have always been problems between Jews and Christians, there is still a lot of respect for them, being the Chosen people of God and origins of the Bible. We just want to make ones aware of the fact that the Jews are not the Only ones that see themselves as the root … We know this will be hard to accept for many people because of how history as we know it is embedded in our consciousness for so long, over 2000 years...But if we do some study on this subject we can see that things are not always as they seem to be. But this information had to be hidden in this way for the scriptures and Prophecies and Scriptures to become true. We can all read what the scriptures say about the Ysraylites, and what they would have to endure for braking the covenant, multiple times. This is mentioned in Deuteronomy 28. The circumstances of the Israelites is outlined in that part of scripture and this would last until the second coming of Yahshua. Now we ask, do we know of any group in the world that is still cut of from its Heritage? We can mention almost every ethnic group in the world can and they tell something about their history and heritage, the only ones that are unaware of this mostly are people from the African diaspora who live in different parts of the world caused by the trans Atlantic slave trade. Most of these descendants are the only ones that don’t have their own Faith or religious system and are somewhat unconscious about InI I-story and have adopted foreign religions, mostly in the form of Christianity or Islam but usually without knowing much about InI African Roots in it. There is some knowledge about the regions where people we taken as slaves from, mainly the West coast of Africa. And some who might do some study about African Culture in those areas and can learn more about ones identity in this way, even with DNA research people are able to get a good indication from what region they originated from. But many if not most have just integrated into foreign cultures often (if religious) in the form of Christianity and Islam and although both of these religions have good aspects, it leaves out the African connection. It is good to know what the reality is behind the I-story of these faiths, which is more African then most people think. We overstand it is difficult to be aware of these things when the truth has been manipulated and hidden for so long. But through this I-Site there is an opportunity to see Christianity, Islam and even Hinduism in a different light and provides the opportunity to read the Bible, Koran and Hindu scriptures from a different view point which is more African based, which puts things in a New Light and that if we do this can see how things fit together in a way that makes more sense, and therefore can be Overstood better. Reading the scriptures from this view point can have different implications for many people. Ones with African roots might find a lot of joy and strength in it, while others may have different feelings and might not be able to accept this option immediately, but for some people it might not matter if the roots of these faiths are more African based as this should not be so important as the teachings in these scriptures is not about Who wrote them but more about the information itself which overrides the boundaries of race. But most of InI know about the discrimination against African people, especially in the past but even in these days still. Things have become better the last hundred years or so with the end of slavery and people from African descent becoming more accepted and integrated into society, but remember that even in the 1960’s and 70’s there was still a lot of segregation and discrimination and people from African were fighting and struggling for equality. Never the less things did get better and there is much more equality and respect in these days and we are moving forward. African I-story and the connection with the Bible and Koran is also coming more in the awareness of people. For some this is acceptable and for the people who cant accept this now, it might be so in the future when things become more clear or proven even.

EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I

Whoever people see as the Root, the fact is that Rastafari Uphold High Christian values and is something interesting to know for some people, regardless of race. The Bible tells about the Prophecy of the Ysraylites getting freed from bondage and regaining their heritage with the return of Christ. Although Slavery officially ended in the early 1800’s there was still segregation, inequality and injustice towards African people and this only got abolished between 1950 and 1970 and that so happened to be during the Life and Reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I, who was born in 1892 and remained with InI until 1975. So even though His Majesty was not personally responsible for the end of slavery or segregation in the west, He Was an advocate for this and Actually ended slavery in Ethiopia by writing the first Ethiopian constitution which specifically demanded the end of slavery, as this was still common practice through tribal influence who could do as they please. His Majesty was also always on the forefront in the struggle for human rights and advocated for equal rights in many of His speeches that he gave while traveling the world. We must remember that in those times He was a world known and respected person who’s words had great impact on people. Also, being from the lineage of King David mentioned in the Bible and His crowning in 1930 as Emperor of Ethiopia And King of Israel, that was Attended by heads of state of 72 countries. This was the beginning of remembrance and awakening for many people, Mainly InI Rastafari with the knowledge that We are a part of Israel and its I-Story. Before this time there was no such thing, some people had knowledge about their tribal African heritage and culture from west Africa. But being a part of the Lost Tribes of Israel was not in the consciousness of people in those days. So from 1930 up until this day this has become widely excepted and other groups like the Black Hebrew Israelites and some scholars have also adopted this truth. It is because of these things that we as Rastafari See His Majesty as the return of Christ. Regardless of His teachings through His speeches, achievements and personalty that was of High standard. This was not the reason why we Rastafari view His Majesty as the Return of Christ, as this idea was adopted Straight after His crowning in 1930 before He had really achieved much or proven anything in the sense of His character, and is also not of influence for the lack of perfection that He might have had. We can All make mistakes and can be better people, this is why Yesus Christus made the statement “Let anyone of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone” So Never the Less InI Rastafari regard His Majesty as the return of Christ mainly because of his Heritage and Biblical scriptures like Revelation 5.5 that mentions the return of Christ as the Lion of Judah, the Root of King David, this being a part of His Majesties title and also because of the fact that He is the only African figure that people can look to being from InI own identity, without His Majesty we wouldn't know about the connection with Israel and would still be without an African person to have Faith in as a God. Because other then His Majesty there are only whitewashed deities like we see in churches with the image of Jesus Christ, a white man...and through Islam we have to follow an Arab man...And although these were the main reasons why Rastafari Acknowledged Emperor Haile Selassie I as the Messiah. It so happened to be He actually lived up to that standard and fulfilled more aspects that was written to accompany the Return of Christ. For one being a devote Christian Himself and therefore living a Christ Like life, even though He Himself never said He was the Christ and actually Denied it more or less, when asked about this by saying “I have heard about that idea, and even met with certain Rastafari , and I told them clearly that I am mortal and will be replaced by the oncoming generation and that they should never make the mistake in assuming or pretending that a human being is emanated from a deity” Some people argue that Rastafari are wrong by holding on to this faith as His Majesty Denied it Himself. But if we analyze the words all he states is that He is Human and mortal and doesn’t emanate from a Deity. A Deity is another word for a God, so in reality All He is saying here is that He is not God Himself but a Human being. We know many Christians see the Christ as God and many don’t and many wars have been fought about this concept. Muslims also don't see Yahshua as God but Do acknowledge he is the Christ. So this was not a definitive answer, and also a wise one, because what would people expect him to say to an interviewer on the radio? Yes sir i am indeed the return of Christ and maybe even God himself...? Would this be a Wise answer or the time and place to make such a statement? Also it could be possible that He indeed wasn't aware of his own divinity and never expected that His status would grow as much as we see today.       
Truth is at least that nobody except Haile Selassie I has been seen in this way and accepted by Millions of people for this in over 2000 years, ever since the advent of the first Christ with Yahshua. These have been some people making claims to be the next Messiah and they had a couple of followers but not on the scale as Rastafari and for so long, over 90 years and growing stronger. Also being able to trace His lineage back to King David, which is also a big part of Biblical Prophecy and can only be found in Ethiopia through the Solomonic Bloodline. So if we want to except the Bible as truth, this is the place where we have to look for. As the Bible mentions that when Christ returns He will be sitting on the Throne of David. We can wait for one of His Majesties descendants to take seat on the Throne after a future possible restoration of the Royal Family in Ethiopia as rulers, but this seems unlikely and His successor would also have to achieve greater things then Haile Selassie I already has apparently, as if His Majesty hasn't achieved enough. But in reality His Majesty has already fulfilled this role almost perfectly. Besides that the Bible also mentions that when Yahshua Returns He Would be given the throne of David And will reign over Israel Forever and that His Kingdom will Never end. Implying that He will be the last one sitting on the Throne. More proof that in favor of His Majesty because he was the last ruling Emperor although His Kingdom lives on through InI Rastafari on a bigger scale then only Ethiopia and will probably last forever as We Rastafari are not going anywhere and will not change InI faith and suddenly start revering someone else like Bob Marley or someone Else. Bob Marley is much more populair then Haile Selassie and also spoke wise words, but nobody see him as the second coming of Christ. This Title is reserved for Haile Selassie I, not for Bob or any of His children.
There are more things we could mention to validate His Majesty as the second coming, but there is enough information about this within other parts the I-Site so for the ones who take these things seriously we encourage to study this further, it can take some time to see the fullness of InI Rastafari But for the ones that do it will become clearer.     
This could be interesting information for all of InI who have been reading the Bible whole heartily and with clear consciousness as it adds an extra dimension and to see the fullness of it only being revealed to InI in the Second Messianic period. And gives the Bible more validity by having the prophecies reveal itself before InI own eyes and there is no need to have faith anymore as things are being Proven, and we can be accept the Bible more widely as a book of truth because many people have lost or are losing their faith in it and Christianity is declining.
The insights we can all gain from this realization are in abundance. More Awareness and insight into acceptance, repentance, forgiveness, faithfulness, obedience, love, joy, unity, truth, lies, deception, discrimination, sorrow, regret fullness and the urgency to live righteous lives before its to late…just to name a view. 

SOME AWARENESS

We don’t want to mention too many negative things about our Brothers and Sisters within Christianity, but most know about the atrocities that have been committed in the name of Christ and the Bible. This started with the corruption of the Bible by early Roman Catholics, revising the scriptures through translation and leaving out important books and after that, the murders and suffering that was implemented or tolerated by the leaders from various Christian Faiths. If we look at America for instants, how many Indians were killed and stripped from their heritage? And we are talking about the whole of America, north, west, east and south. Sometimes people would convert peacefully and by their own choice but in most cases it was forced upon these people... The bloodshed in Europe itself, people being burnt and stuck on poles, witch hunts, ordinary people being thrown in dungeons and tortured for what they called blasphemy. The colonization of Africa and 400 years of slavery also didn’t seem be much of a moral obstacle for leaders within the Christian Faiths, as they had a lot of power during these times and did nothing or not much to condemn or change it. It is because of these things why so many people have a hard time accepting the Bible in these days and are not interested or have lost their faith in it. But Even though these things happened, we should still respect these religions though, because no matter what kind of history they had, there might have been a reason for All this to happen. Fact is that there are now almost 2.5 billion Christians in the world and this would probably not have happened if these Christian religions did not operate in the way that they did. Being kind to people and showing others the benefits of living according scripture would most probably not have been enough to spread out in the way that it did. Friendly societies would probably just have been overthrown by neighboring ones with less moral standard (this is also the reality of life). War mongers have had the upper hand the last couple of thousand of years. So whatever these people did in the name of the Lord, it did result in about 2.5 billion people becoming a Christian is some form, and that even more people know more or less what the Bible is about. Something that what never would have happened if the early Christians would have been peaceful. There is a great opportunity in these numbers, as unity is closer that way, instead of people just doing their own thing all living by different doctrines. The Muslims also have also done this and because of that there are about 2 Billion Muslims living in a world, also with close ties with Hebrew scripture and are very similar and share the same God. So out of almost 8 billion people, 4.5 Billion people have close ties with each other (and the rest having some degree of knowledge about us). Because of this it is now a smaller step towards worldwide Unity then if all these people would not have had similar faiths and doctrines and everybody just doing their own thing. We should be able to Raspect and treat each other with more overstanding and love because the similarities in faith we have. So we can see the good in something that has always been so contradictory, even if these big religions have committed great atrocities in the name of YAH or ALLAH with their Prophets Jesus Christ and Muhammad, it built a foundation that can now be inherited by the true and original Christians, the Black Hebrew Ysraylites with Rastafari as the main Messengers. It is also more logical that YAH would use other people then the original Yisraelites to do that dirty work…as the Ysraylites are destined to give the Good example, which would be impossible if they had acted like the other Christians. We know YAH works in mysterious ways and that the goodness of YAH is not always so easy to detect or overstand. It is difficult to accept that YAH is indirectly or directly responsible for our terrible past, but we all know about the stories in the Bible of city’s being destroyed and societies being wiped of the face of the earth like what happened with the great flood. So we can see that YAH expresses His Love for humanity in harsh ways sometimes. Some might question this and say that if YAH is pure love, and ask themselves how YAH could be responsible for things like that? But we shouldn’t try to understand this…and just have faith that this is true and there is a Good reason for everything that happens, good or bad…and that the outcome will eventually be wonderful and filled with Joy and Overstanding in which salvation is available for All of InI and that we can see that this is part of the big plan behind everything and people will eventually overstand everything that is so confusing now…

RASTAFARI

Back to the message we started out with…which is to unite as One, to know that the Roots that all of Christians sprung from are in Africa, and that Rastafari is the main representation of this Root in these times.
We don’t expect all of you to accept this as truth but if a major part would, that would make a big change that could eventually inspire the whole world.
Think of what can happen if so many people would be living the Rastafari Way of Life, within their own faith as a catholic, protestant or something else, Muslim, Hindu etc. that doesn't matter... It is How we live our Lifes what Matters which is in Love, Niceness, Forgiving, Non Judgmental, Mutual Respect, Spiritual, Health consciousness, Peacefull...The message and possibility of more Unity and Peace is what we have to offer and could be life changing If we would come together as One people, it will be Earth changing, Zion time...

Now some might ask how Rastafari is different from other Christian religions, as many people who take their religion seriously and live according to how the Bible guides InI, often have the same kind of Loving message and behavior that the Rastafari have. This is because we all read the same book, we can all read and overstand what is generally being said in the Bible, so we have very similar living values, this is not so difficult to overstand. So the Bible itself is not the reason that is going to change things in the world in a big way otherwise it would have already. The reason why Rastafari have the opportunity to realize this is because of how Africans have been treated in the past by Christians and Muslims and had to endure a lot of suffering, we were on receiving end of hardship and not the ones enforcing InI faith onto other people through wars and oppression and because of this we are blameless, and free of Judgment and Conviction and therefore Easier to accept by others. Many people in the world have their doubts about Religion namely Christianity and Islam because of the bad things was done in the name of God and Jesus Or through Islam in the name of Allah and Muhammad, the things we already mentioned above. So many people think this is not good and will therefore often choose another faith that shows more kindness towards people like Buddhism, Hinduism or other faiths that are mostly rooted in spiritualism.
But we as Rastafari also have a good reputation when it comes to kindness and being loving and is also based in Spirituality, more then following religious doctrine and rules written in a book. Rastafari comes from the Heart and not a book. That’s why we say we don’t see InI self as religion but rather a Way of Life more similar to Buddhism. Never the Less even though we are not a religion our Faith Is rooted in the Bible as we say that we are the original writers of it by knowing that we are the original Israelites. Not every Rastafari hold on to the Bible and many don't want anything to do with it for the same reason why many other people reject the book saying it is a tool to oppress and control people, and is the book of the white slave masters that treated InI so brutally. So for this reason the Bible is difficult to embrace by many Rastafari. Although don't have problems with those that do, its just a difference in opinion but we live in harmony with each other though InI Shared Love for His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, which is what makes InI Rastafari, Not having faith in the Bible. Its just because His Majesty was a devote Christian through the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Did have faith in Bible and encouraged people to hold on to its message (which is simply said to be Good instead of bad). And because the Bible validates His Majesty as being the return of Christ by fitting into the Prophecies living through the Blood line of King David and making InI realize We are the Original Israelites. That this is the reason why many Rastafari Do hold on to the Bible. So for InI as Rastafari there is a lot of freedom to choose what to have faith in. It is a highly individual form of faith in the sense that every Rastafari has His or Hers own personal experience and relationship with Haile Selassie I, the Bible and YAH and there are many different opinions and view points, but we still live as one without going to war with each other. It might be challenging at times and heated discussions or reasoning may arise because of these differences in opinion. But we still show Love and Raspect to one and other. Which is a good example for other people to learn from.   
As we mentioned before there is great value in being in this position, for everyone…value in the sense that we can learn something from it and grow as human beings and this opportunity would probably not have been there if All these things (including the suffering we had to endure) wouldn’t have happened, as there would be less of an opportunity for things to change for the better, and everything would just stay the same as it is now. Most of InI would accept how the things seem to be and just go on with life as we know it, without learning a valuable lesson which the Bible intended for InI to learn about. Which is that the hardships that African people had to endure since the destruction of Jerusalem is meant to teach InI this lesson, that we Must be Good people and Reject the Bad otherwise bad things will happen. More then 2000 years of suffering and living in bondage is a hard lesson, but that’s the whole reason for it, being so hard that in the end, and now in realization of that. Will make people think twice about how to live, Good or bad. Thats why Nyahbinghi Music that All Rastafari recognize as Rastafari music instead of Reggae has the same riddim, very simple, one, two, one, two, one, two and is therefore called the One Two Order or Heartbeat Riddim and the message of it means Do Good, Do Good, Do Good. This is good to know when listening to Nyahbinghi and that the Message of Rastafari overall is that it calls to Do and Be good. Very simple...So having Rastafari coming in the world now as a Guiding Light, could make people think about what Life and the Bible is all about again, this is the Revelation (the revealing). This is what we have to Share with the world that is unique and beneficial for All people. And This is why the Israelites were Chosen by YAH, Not to stand above others as many people think, and will ask why the Israeiltes were so special to be Chosen above all other people and say, are we not All children of the Most High God? But what Chosen means is the we are the ones to deliver This message and also had to endure more then 2000 years of suffering because of that. Not everybody has the Power and Strength to Endure such suffering. Would anyone else want to take InI place? Could anyone else? Just have faith that all these things that have happened to InI, although seems a bit harsh for YAH to do, is for some great and special reason, so don’t let it be in vain…And show some more Love towards Rastafari this reason, We are already loved and Raspected for by many people of the world, so this message is more for the ones who don't have this Overstanding yet.

This is InI main message to All Christians at the moment, we might have more to say or write it in a different way at some point as InI awareness is always growing. So also for the ones that might be living a righteous life already, there is still room for growth and overstanding, and Unity...
One Blessed Love...Rastafari

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