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MarkMohr
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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2004 08:43    Post subject: Christafari Interview Reply with quote

Hey guys, here are some questions that I just answered for an interview in Brazil.
Blessings,
Mark Mohr
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First , we would be so much thankful it you sent us about 10 exclusive photos of the band.

INTERVIEW

1. How and when did this ministery begin?
I started Christafari in 1989 at the talent show at a Christian camp.

2. Is the first direction of God He gave the band the same as today?
Yes, reach the world (both the lost and the church) with reggae music and the message of salvation in Christ.


3. You were already compared to Bob Marley, what do you think about it?
While I am honored by the comparison as he was a musical genius and an incredible songwriter, but we both have different spirits and worship different Gods. I serve the true Lord Jesus Christ. He worshipped Ras Tafari


4. How do you deal with a kind of “fame” that came to this ministery through the very good quality sound you show and have.
Fame is all in the mind. God does a good job of keeping me humble.


5. Which are the best “results” of your job you’ve seen?
Seeing people come to Christ at each concert. That is why we do this! I just got an e-mail from a fan that came to Christ through our website. I was really encouraged.


6. We know Mark is the band leader and a pastor too, how are the compositions prepared, I mean, working with music and word of God at the some time?
When I write my songs, the lyrics naturally come from the Word of God because I try to read the Bible every day. As for the music, I hear it in my mind and tell the band members exactly what to play.


7. How have you Kept people that have given their soul to Jesus during the concerts or other events?
We try and partner up with the church or ministry that we are working with at each concert for follow up and we really encourage all new believers to be baptized, find a church and get discipled. But ultimately, as salvation is of the Lord, so is follow-up. God said "He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion." (Phil 1:6) I trust God to carry this person to where they need to be as we often times have to disappear as Phillip did with the Ethiopian Eunich in order to catch our plane and fly off to the next concert in the next country.


8. Please, answer this question carefully, showly and caressly:
WHEN WILL YOU COME TO B-R-A-Z-I-L ????????

Thanks for your e-mail and your desire to see Christafari play in Brazil. Believe it or not, this is the most common question that we are asked in e-mails and we have had many promoters try to bring us out, but all have failed. Although we hope to be in your area this year (or next) in promotion of our new "Gravity" album, regrettably, we are not the ones who arbitrarily decide each destination for the next Christafari tour. That is up to the promoters. We try every booking lead in every state and country that we can get our hands on. But the promoters that are willing to commit to bringing us out are the ones who ultimately decide where we go. Once this is worked out, we can fill out a few dates in-between, but that’s about all. It is sad, but some of the places that we want to tour the most (like Brazil) we have never been to.
But if you really want is to come out to your area, there are three things that you can do:
1. Pray that God provides a way for us to come.
2. Be a representative of our band in your region. Push and promote our music--the more interest you can cause in Christafari the better.
3. Contact local promoters, churches, pastors, festivals, and large musical events and strongly encourage them to book Christafari--Your average promoter simply supplies what the people demand.
4. Send as many e-mails as you can to our distribution company Buena Vista Films telling them that you want them to bring us out. They are our greatest chance in a having a succesful tour. Over all, any help that you could give us in getting a show in your area would be greatly appreciated. You can reach our booking office via this e-mail address or by calling (310) 539-2539. And If you want to keep up to date with Christafari and Lion of Zion and find out when we are going to be performing in your area, go to our website at http://www.lionofzion.com/ and join our e-mail list so that we can send you occasional updates regarding our ministry and future releases (don’t worry, your e-mail address is secure—we will NOT share our list with others).

9. Leave a message for those who enjoy reggae music and whether know more about Jesus.
Reggae is great music, but it is simply a tool. All music was created to give God the glory and ultimately lead you to salvation in Christ alone. Seek first His kingdom. Read your Bible Daily!
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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2004 17:55    Post subject: Question regarding a response Reply with quote

Mark a wha gwan king!!!

Wonderful interview. I have a quesiton about one of your responses.

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3. You were already compared to Bob Marley, what do you think about it?
While I am honored by the comparison as he was a musical genius and an incredible songwriter, but we both have different spirits and worship different Gods. I serve the true Lord Jesus Christ. He worshipped Ras Tafari


What you said was a true statement. Bob did worship Sellasie but isn't it also documented that he converted to christianity before his death? I understand the distinction you are making between the Christianity and Rasta. I guess from my perspective it kinda makes Hallie Sellasie look that he made himself a deity which emphatically claimed he wasn't. It also only gives half the story on Bob if it is true that he converted to Christianity.

Have you ever in an interview share your perspective on Bob and his "conversion"?

Would love to hear your thoughts and perspective.

Bless,

DJ Links (formerly known as Selecta 1Love)
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MarkMohr
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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2004 01:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I do believe that Bob Accepted Christ a few months prior to his death. But the interviewer was making a comparison to my music with Bob's. Besides his tremendous talent, the main difference in my opinion is the Spirit. While Bob did confess Christ prior to his death, he never made any recordings that were produced post conversion. So I was merely comparing my music to his post conversion music (the only that we have on record).
Blessings
Mark
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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2004 01:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also holding from this among other things that you still hold the position that there is the Rastafarian believe system as opposed to the Christian believe system ("neither the wain shall meet")?
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PostPosted: 08 Oct 2004 19:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the way that I see it, Christians and Rastas come in agreement in a lot of areas, as do Christians and Mormons, Jehovah witnesses and Catholics. But those are usually the minor issues. The foundation, or roots of any religion usually consists of the answer to the following question: "Who is God?"
Christians believe (albeit in a Triune God) that Christ is Lord. Many (not all) rastas agree with the doctrinal statement of the "Ethiopian World Federation," "We now declare again H.I.M. Haile Selassie is Christ the Son, Jehovah the Father united through the Spirit to bring to man the fullness of the Holy Trinity."

I once heard of a place called the "Temple of a thousand Buddhas". You can actually go there and choose the type of God whom you worship. Similar to this are the various beliefs that Rastas hold towards Selassie. In this faith there are different degrees of divinity attributed to Rastafari by his followers. Given this lack of structure, you can literally choose which type of godhead you serve. And there is a surprisingly great amount of tolerance amongst Rastas that hold contrasting opinions regarding this matter. Here are a few of the views on Selassie that I have come across in meeting with Rastafarians over the past 15 years:

1. He is God Almighty, the Father seated on His Throne).

2. He is Christ in His second advent.

3. He is Christ in the 1 & 1/2 coming, but has not returned for His second coming yet.

4. He is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.

5. He is literally Christ in His kingly character. A Kingly representation of the Jesus found in the scriptures.

6. He is a representation of Christ in His kingly character. He is not God, but is Christ-like in his role of king, similar to king David and Solomon. "The Spirit of Jesus Christ is manifest in the person of Haile Selassie I".

7. He is a godly man who has God inside of him the same way that all believers do; through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. He is not God.

8. He is a great prophet and should be revered as such.

9. He is a venerated saint that can be prayed to, but is not the Almighty God. He is a representative of Christ and a mediator between God and man.

The former nine different belief systems do not even begin to represent the fragmented faith of Rastafari and don't even scratch the doctine of other sects such as the Bobo Shantis. There is no united front, no agreed upon doctrinal statement. I guess that given this knotted up ball of string, when I say "Rastafarian," I am usually thinking of the Ethiopian World Union's Definition, while keeping in mind that there are twelve tribers and others like yourself that differ in views.

Again, I love Rastas, and mean no disrespect--My whole desire is for others to see Christ as the Bible clearly portrays Him--Lord of all!
Blessings in Christ,
Mark
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PostPosted: 09 Oct 2004 07:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for you elaboration. Little addition for point 6: usually it's not "person" but "personality" through which Jesus Christ "reveals Himself" as the phrase goes.
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