One time, I was with some Bredren, and one of them was complaining about losing his Bible. He had made many notes in the Bible over the years and was upset about losing all of it.
A short time before this happened, the Bredren had cut his locks, so I showed him that the reason he lost his Bible was because he cut his locks, so all the days before are lost, and he would have start over again.
He was taken back when I said that, so I told him that this is the law of the Nazarite, and when a Nazarite cuts his locks before the set time (which is never for RasTafarI SoulJahs), the days before will be lost and he/she will have to start again.
He didn't believe I, so I grabbed a Bible and showed him the law of the Nazarite.
12 And he shall consecrate unto the LORD the days of his separation, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.
This verse is specifically about when a Nazarite must cut his locks if somebody dies suddenly beside him, but I was showing the Bredren that if a person comes into RasTafarI and then cuts his locks, he will have the same consequence and the days before will be lost.