the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye
are gathered together, and my spirit, with
the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To
deliver such an one unto Satan for the
destruction of the flesh, that the spirit
may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
apostle Paulus, 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, KJV)
if he shall neglect to hear them, tell [it]
unto the church: but if he neglect to hear
the church, let him be unto thee as an
heathen man and a publican.
HA MASHIACH), Matthew 18:17 KJV)
am sorry to make this rebuke public, but
that is what we are called to do according
to Matthew 18 and 1st Corinthian 5
october 23, 2004)
we saw in the preceding essay, one
disastrous aspect of Christafarianism is
that Christafarians continually mistake
critique on their created culture for
attacks on Christianity.
also saw how even the most extreme and
militant Rastafarians are not against
Christafari because of Christianity, but
because of Christafarianism.
“mistake” feeds the conflict
continually. Of course. It is a final
defense mechanism. To be applied when all
when arguments fail, truth is no longer
exposee of “Christafarianism 1.0” has
brought this to light. Christafari was
triggered to utilize their defense mechanism
to the ultimate degree. And with that,
expose themselves even further.
I’m only bringing this to the light.
Again, the truth may be an offense but not a
sin. Everything I state is documented. And
of course I’m by far not the only one to
have critique on Christafari.
explains it to their fan base as “The
Gospel Is A Stumbling Block”. Ofcourse
that creates a mind-set within the
Christafarian community. When you critisize
Christafari, you must be an anti-Christian.
so it became appearant that Christafari not
only abuses Rastafarian symbology to forward
and maintain their position, they do the
same with Christian doctrines.
essay triggered Christafari to take this
mind set to the ultimate degree. Because it
only started with the Christafari Forum
administrator deleting a discussion around a
sample chapter from it.
I wrote them about it, their reply came in
the form of an open letter entitled “A
Final Rebuke To Messian Dread”.
very interesting letter.
was literally loaded with unsubstantiated
accusations and misinterpretations of almost
anything you can possibly mis-interpretate.
All to explain the “spiritual public
execution” that the letter turned out to
analyst described to me the anger he saw in
the letter. I hadn’t noticed the full
depth of this anger until he pointed me out
to it. Our thoughts were driven to that
Bible Scripture which warns the reader not
to sin in her or his anger.
anger is your motivation and religion the
language you choose to express that anger,
you just got to be very cautious. Especially
when your anger is personal.
there’s an extra dimension to that, if the
anger is expressed in written form.
is a thinking process. The more easy it is
for you to read certain writings, the more
difficult it was for the writer to find the
I write, I often sit and stare at the
computer screen for hours and the only
result is a few lines.
when I write something I know will be read
by many people.
write some words, stare, delete them, and
write again. I look outside my window, in my
archives, in my coffee supply, on the
Internet, and write some more. I try to read
my words like I was you. I print them out,
put myself down on a chair and read. And
then it starts all over again. Until I’ve
reached a point in which I think the writing
is - more or less- finished.
have to be highly motivated to write what I
write, and I have to use every promille in
my IQ to find the words. I am forced to
think not only twice, but many times before
I “say” a thing.
if anger is the motivation for me to write,
and I write a thoughtfull piece, you can bet
I’m angry. And you bet that anger isn’t
going away very soon. And you should be able
to bet that my anger has to be just, too.
when my anger is expressed by putting an
anathema on a brother or sister in Yesus
Kristos. In other words, when my anger makes
me deny the faith of my brother or sister.
Because then I put myself on the seat
of JAH Himself, and make myself a mere tool
of a Higher Anger, the Anger of JAH!
I did not only illustrate the process of
writing, I also just described the “final
rebuke to Messian Dread”.
was written by someone who was very angry,
and the analyst I mentioned suspected that
Devon was closely related to Mark Mohr. Is
this an important detail? Yes, absolutely.
as we will see, most of the responses from
Christafari HQ are aimed at me as a person.
The main reason for that is because the
contents and the argumentation of the essay
can not easily be disproved. A second, very
interesting aspect we will see is how Bible
scriptures and evangelical correct language
are being applied to justify and multiply
this personal anger.
that is where we enter the weird mind set of
the Christafarians. Because the “final
rebuke to Messian Dread” only makes
sense to Christafarians and analysts.
exposed how far they were willing to go to
in their efforts to keep the Christafarians
tightly under control.
showed how Christafari tried to repair the
damage they felt was done to one of the
pillars of their “culture”: a
complete seperation of true Rastafari and
true Christianity. Now that they could no
longer easily deny the faith of Rastafarian
Christians anymore, their remarkable step
was to separate Rastafari and
Christafarianism even further as a result.
first they simply explained the seperation
between them and Rastafari as the logical
seperation between a Christian and a Pagan.
But no longer could they maintain that
position as they were publicly proven wrong
now. Not in a small posting on a
messageboard or in an e-mail, but in a book.
they could have taken the points in my essay
as an invitation, as a reached out hand. If
they would have read it carefully they would
have seen that they were given the
opportunity to stop the theatre and be real
be, if you will, Christian Rastafarians:
I’m sure that if Christafari ever takes
the trouble to try and write a reply to this
book, they will use this as evidence for the
Christafarians that I am only trying to make
Rastafarians out of Christians. But with
that they would state that Rastafari is
opposed to Christianity, that it is wrong
for a Christian to be a Rasta. And this they
also admitted was not so.
the more Christafarianism is confronted with
logic, with facts, with non-Christafarians,
the more the weakness of it becomes clear.
And I say without apology that the message
of Yesus Kristos isn’t weak. So is
Christafarianism the message of Yesus
Kristos? No, it’s not.
more people see that the emperor has no
clothes, the more he will know that he is
exposed. And unless someone thinks that
being a Christian is like saying that the
naked emperor wears nice clothes, this
should ring all the alarm bells.
at the moment I write this the only alarm
bell ringing in the heads of the
Christafarians is the “smell
bell”. And it’s not coffee what they
let me explain.
even better, let Christafari explain in
their “Final Rebuke To Messian Dread”:
(if there is such a thing) know the truth
when they hear it and can smell a skunk in
the room no matter how much it hides.”
there such a thing? Definitely.
keep in mind, that the word Christafarians
is used by Christafari to adress their fan
base with who they have created
the culture they themselves
they know the truth? Definitely not
about Rastafari and Christianity!
the essay that preceeded this one, we’ve
seen how the youths in the evangelical world
are being kept “inside”. And in the same
time their in-sight concerning Rastafari is
so shockingly wrong that they view all
Rastas as anti-christians who hate Yesus
they smell a skunk in the room? Huh?
course, a description of the discomfort a
Christafarian feels when (s)he is confronted
with critique on his/her culture without any
argumentation to counter this critique. The
stress (s)he can feel if there is a gap
between verifiable information and the
teachings they have received.
it was in the end, so it was in the
beginning of the “rebuke” where
Christafari adresses the recipients:
at LionofZion.com apologize to all of those
that have been hurt, offended or belittled
by his irrational and often vicious posts
throughout the years. We are sorry that you
have been wounded by this individual's sharp
was very interesting and noteworthy to see
how the contents of the critique itself was
bypassed as much as possible throughout the
whole letter. Alternatively, a big focus was
placed on emotional discomfort. This showed
Christafari’s focus in an unquestionable
also admit this in their next paragraph:
have attempted to fix this problem many
times. In this forum, we have always tried
to foster a friendly environment where
individuals can discuss without being
disrespected or belittled. As the
administrator of this board (a
responsibility that I do not take lightly),
I am again being bombarded with a host of
phone and e-mail complaints about this
person. Given this, we are forced to take
action once again.
“action” they were “forced
to take” because of the many
expressions of experienced discomfort did
not consist out of an administrative
ban from the website.
some of the first reaction people gave to
that “rebuke”, in which they expressed
disagreement, Christafari stated: “Messian
Dread has not been removed or otherwise
banned from this forum, he removed himself
by stating that he wouldn't be posting on
this forum anymore.”.
what was the action they were forced
to take after so many people have
expressed their discomfort?
action, as you could read in the quote that
started this chapter, was that I was handed
over to Satan in name of Christafari. That I
was spiritually executed and to be treated
as a “publican and heathen man”. But
they made Yesus Kristos and Paulus say these
words for them…
very odd, if you think about it. Here we
have a Forum Administrator
actually doing her work in a religious way.
This exposes the mind set within Christafari
to a great extend. People are banned from
the Christafari Message Boards in the same
way as people are banned from the Kingdom of
JAH, and supposedly for the same reasons.
practical work-out of christafarianism,
where the unbiblical character of it becomes
so blatant that those who don’t see it
should be seriously considered brainwashed!
people are being given to satan. The example
from 1 Corinthians 5, when they have used to
explain their actions, was against someone
who, without willingness even to repent, was
committing fornication. Sexual immorality
that even today in western
“civilization” is considered abject:
is reported commonly [that there is]
fornication among you, and such fornication
as is not so much as named among the
Gentiles, that one should have his
father's wife. And ye are puffed
up, and have not rather mourned, that he
that hath done this deed might be taken
away from among you.
For I verily, as absent in body,
but present in spirit, have judged
already, as though I were present,
[concerning] him that hath so done this
In the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, when ye are gathered together, and
my spirit, with the power of our Lord
To deliver such an one unto Satan
for the destruction of the flesh, that the
spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord
Jesus. (1 Corinthians 5:1-5)
above sin is clearly a sin against the Most
High. Because you are violating the Temple
of the Holy Spirit when you commit
But for Christafari, when you’re
doing something perceived to be personally
against Mark Mohr, this will also get you on
the list of candidates for people to be
handed over to Satan. Spiritually, a very
very serious, to use an understatement:
am sorry to make this rebuke public, but
that is what we are called to do according
to Matthew 18 and 1st Corinthian 5.
I have digested this matter for some time,
I am reminded of Jude 1:18-19 that says;
the last times there will be scoffers who
will follow their own ungodly desires.
These are the men who divide you, who
follow mere natural instincts and do not
have the Spirit."
is not to say that you do not have the
Spirit, only God knows that.
does the Lord Yesus Kristos tell us in the
18th chapter of Matthew? Let’s
take a look.
if thy brother shall trespass against
thee, go and tell him his fault
between thee and him alone: if he shall
hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
But if he will not hear [thee, then] take
with thee one or two more, that in the
mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established. And if he shall
neglect to hear them, tell [it] unto the
church: but if he neglect to hear the
church, let him be unto thee as an heathen
man and a publican. (Matthew 18:15-17)
Mark Mohr and Christafari there is no
difference between committing incest
and doing a personal thing “against a
For Mark Mohr and Christafari there
is no difference between delivering
someone to Satan and telling the
that doesn’t bother Christafari. When they
can abuse the Bible for their Purpose,
they’ll do it. The whole Christafarian
Image, the use of an outward charicature of
a Rasta, shows this too.
where Paulus never told the Christians they
should utilize the “wolfes in sheeps
clothing” method, Christafari bends it’s
bible interpretation so that they make
Paulus say such a thing. With that, of
course, they discredit Christianity.
where Paulus and Yesus never told the
Christians to hand people over to Satan for
a mere disagreement, a Christafarian bends
it’s bible interpretation so that they
make Yesus and Paulus say such a thing. With
that, of course, they discredit Christ!
these are only two examples out of many, in
which it becomes very clear how lightly
Christafari HQ picks certain things out of
Rastafari and Christianity, bends them for
Purpose and then brings it in some kind of
presentation that caters to the itchy ears
of the “Christian” world. Ears that want
to be tickled without being confronted too
much with the “big bad outside”.
you spend some time in the CRC archives, you
can find many deleted threads. Make yourself
comfortable and browse through the many
discussions. Read how many times, when there
are no more arguments left, the language
changes. You’ll find sentences like: “Be
carefull not to run in danger of having the
mark of the divider”.
can be explained quite easily when you take
into consideration how Christafarians are
trained to consider any critique on
Christafarianism an attack on Christianity.
yourself in their position for a while.
that you think that Rastas are haters of
Yesus Kristos and willing to even physically
attack a Christian for his faith in the
course you read the press where the
“stories from the frontline” can
be quite sensational. The Buju incident for
example has been covered extensively in the
Christian press and is used by Christafari
until this day to express how “the
Gospel” can be a “stumbling block”.
have a high and deep respect for these
“workers on the frontline” and
you admire their courage to go into the
lion’s den: the Reggae Sunsplash tour and
even mission trips to Jamaica.
your eyes these people can’t be wrong and
any opposition they face is obviously an
attempt to stop the Gospel.
here comes someone
who claims that Christafari is wrong in
their assertions. But he can not be
discredited instantly by being identified as
a non-Christian. His message: “There are
Christian Rastafarians and you are hurting
them by denying their faith”. You become
confused, because you read at the
Christafari website that “it is
seriously misleading for a Christian to call
themselves Rasta”. After all, that’s
why Christafari is called Christafari...
someone does not agree with that statement
you read and hold as truth, the Christian
Truth, and can not easily be proven wrong.
is clearly opposing a lot of things
which you have learned to be “very
Christian” so to speak.
feel like you are experiencing an attempt by
Satan to infiltrate in the church and to
divide the christians. You and your group
being the Christians, of course.
But he did. And it was like an interogation.