Very well said Nesta1. This is a very positive post to read.. I can personally testify to this truth, as it was the works of Berhane Selassie AKA Nesta Robert Marley AKA Bob Marley that I first heard of the King of Kings. It was Bobs Biblical lyrics that interested me in studying the Bible from an Ethiopian perspective. From an Ethiopian Hebrew perspective. To see the Black Christ and put western gentile christianity and white Jesus in its place as counterfeit, false god racist war-ship.. This fresh perspective and 'new song' has completely changed my life in the most positive way. I praise up Bob and sight with faithful devotion Haile Selassie as He who be who He be, Jah. The Son of Man. Christ in Kingly Character.
I would like to add a few verses that really contextualizes the characters of the Bible and really strengthens my resolve in chanting Ras Tafari.
Romans 11:13-25: 13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. 22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree! 25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in..
When seen properly, the gentiles, here, are the white people who have heard the call from the King of Kings and chant up Ras Tafari. I, among them, have been grafted in because of faith.. The Israelites are the Ethopian Hebrews, as testified in Amos 9:7: Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel?