Yes I King, I man happy to help. Thank you for your kind words.
I will have to wait a few days to quote specific bible passages and quotes from Haile Selassie I, but I can reason with the I about the things I have learned and perspectives according to I.
A common trend in the reasonings InI have been speaking on recently have a similar thread through them: identifying who is in control of the narrative being told. The western world spoon feeds us limited knowledge and aggressively works to control the narrative of history, religion, etc.
I wanted to give the I a chance to deny speaking about the bible in case it was a sore subject to the I, but I enjoy reading the bible and have found much important information within it. Even if an individual would prefer not to take teachings from the bible, it can not be denied how the bible and christianity are held in high esteem around the globe, specifically in America and Europe. Therefore I had a strong yearning to read the bible to be able to beat so called christians at their own “game” of limited information.
I man deal with reality and strive to see the complete story of history. There are many references in the bible pointing to Haile Selassie I as the returned christ, of which I would be happy to share soon. For now, for the sake of this reasoning session, let us take on faith that there is enough evidence in the bible to declare HIM Hailie Selassie I as the christ in his Kingly Character. For one thing, that means Haile Selassie I is the rightful ruler of every christian person and country on earth, and that every christian person and country should look to HIM for guidance on how to act and rule. Does HIM tell us that his religion is the only way and all others are condemned to eternal damnation? No. Does HIM tell us that unless an individual profess his name as their savior they will be sent to hell? No. Quite the contrary, Haile Selassie I declares to all the world that each person is entitled to their own religion or spirituality and that can not be for another person to decide. HIM teaches us that there is actually strength in our differences, to be able to find solutions to problems from multiple angles. Our modern christ figure teaches us the same teachings that Jesus teaches us in the New Testament, to look past religious divisions and identify a brother or sister by looking for anyone that will stretch out their hand to help one, regardless of which faith they follow.
As I read the bible and learn about HIM Haile Selassie I, it becomes more and more clear how Babylon tries to control the narrative. We are often reminded by so called christians that Jesus performed miracles for all the world to see. However, if we put these stories under a microscope, we can find much evidence of the savior figures that come from a virgin birth, visited by 3 wise men, turns water into wine, heals disease with a single touch, etc. etc. etc. and all kinds of ridiculous fantasy stories that don’t make sense or pertain to reality. And we can find evidence of these same stories much before the time of Jesus, from all different cultures! Almost as if the group of people that were deciding the content to include in their holy books were borrowing from surrounding cultures to tell the story of a figure that would be familiar to them. Reality and truth show us this is the case specifically with Jesus. That doesn’t mean Jesus didn’t exist or was not an amazing human being with much to teach humanity. Especially at the time that Jesus arrived on the world scene. As another Idren has recently reasoned about more eloquently than I, Abrahamic law was incredibly restrictive in Jesus time, and he simplified all laws into “treat others as you will be treated”. When Haile Selassie I entered the world scene, christianity and Babylon had been perfecting their misinformation narrative to subdue people worldwide to wait patiently for cloud god Jesus to return and take away all our suffering and work miracles based on fantasy. And if we worked so hard and waited so patiently that we ended up dying, we could see heaven in the sky and find Jesus there. Fantasy! As we lived and died young, meek, and poor, church leaders amassed untold riches.
Instead, Haile Selassie I enters the world scene as a humble man, not claiming perfection. Born from a mother and father, same as any other human, working his best to grow harmony among all people on the earth. That seems like a miracle worth working towards to I, and also a very rational and realistic goal each of us should work towards. These are just a few examples of how HIM challenged the western narrative of what the christ stands for. The Most High JAH lives inside each of InI. Christ was never meant to be a separate sky god, the Christ was meant to be a righteous way of life and a way to include the Most High’s spirit in each of our hearts and minds. It was corrupt church leaders that perpetuated divisive thinking. If each person has their own right to their own path to the Almighty, what is the church’s role? Where is their control? HIM Haile Selassie I had the authority as the returned christ to set all people free from the burden imposed on them by christianity or any harmful religion or government, and gave us the freedom to see the complete story.
These are only a few examples of how Haile Selassie changes the definition of the christ to a human based in reality. I would encourage all Idren to read the bible with a critical mind and an open heart and an eye towards reality.
Rastafari is reality