Joined: 01 Nov
Location: IN ZION WITH SHILOH
|Posted: 21 Jan 2004
01:42 Post subject: HERB IS
THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS
|WHY IS HEMP ILLEGAL? BECAUSE IT
IS THE MOST LUCRATIVE CROP ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. CLOTH, OIL,
FOOD, MEDICINE, CORDAGE, PAINT, SEALANT, INCENSE, INSULATION, SMOKE,
AND A MILLION MORE USES FOR MAN. IT IS ONE OF YHWH'S GREATEST GIFTS
TO MAN. |
WHY DO INI CALL IT "THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS"?
MOST PLANT CROPS WORLDWIDE MUST BE "ROTATED"(MOVED TO NEW SOIL YEAR
TO YEAR TO AVOID DEPLETING THE SOIL FROM CERTAIN ELEMENTS AND
NUTRIENTS SUCH AS NITROGEN, ETC.) HEMP ON THE OTHER HAND REPLENISHES
THE SOIL WITH THE NESSECARY NUTRIENTS TO COMPLETE THE BALANCE OF
NATURE. THAT'S WHY HEMP GROWS EVERYWHERE. AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE,
AUSTRAILIA, NORTH/SOUTH AMERICA, ISLANDS, ETC.
SEED WHICH IS ON ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH...TO YOU IT SHALL BE FOR
MEAT..."GENESIS CHAPTER 1
THINK ABOUT IT. STUDY THIS THING FOR
SO NO MORE ADVIL, ROBITUSSIN, OR FLINSTONES VITAMINS!
NO. INI WILL TELL YOU WHAT SORCERY IS. READ 1TIMOTHY CHAPTER
4:"DOCTRINES OF DEVILS, FORBIDDING TO MARRY, COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN
FROM MEATS WHICH HAVE BEEN CREATED BY THE CREATOR TO BE RECIEVED
THEIR CONSCIENCE HAS INDEED BEEN SEARED
WITH A HOT IRON.
BEWARE JAH CHILDREN OF
THE "WEED" YOU GET OUT HERE IN BABYLON!!!
ENOUGH OF IT IS
REGULATED AND CHEMICALLY ALTERED TO MAKE YOU ADDICTED. I SPEAK FROM
TRUTH WHICH IS EXPERIENCE. I'VE SEEN THEIR GOVERNMENT CHRONIC
FIELDS. THEY ARE THE SWINE, THE GREEDY DOG THAT SHALL LOSE ITS BONE.
THE PROPAGANDA AGAINST HEMP WAS PART OF THEIR PLAN
GENERATIONS AGO WHEN THEY REALIZED THE PROFIT POTENTIAL. FIGURE IT
OUT. DO THE RESEARCH.
OH YEAH, THERE IS ANOTHER USE FOR
PLANT 1 ACRE OF WOOD TREES, AND WAIT 20 YEARS.
PLANT 1 ACRE HEMP AND HARVEST TWICE PER YEAR FOR THOSE SAME 20
YEARS AND YOU WILL HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH AT LEAST FIVE TIMES AS
MUCH PAPER AND A BALANCED ECOSYSTEM.
DO NOT "BELIEVE" ME! DO
THE RESEARCH YOURSELF! IT MAY HELP TO EMANCIPATE THE MIND FROM ALOT
OF THE ILLUSIONS HERE IN BABYLON.
KNOW THE TRUTH.
BELIEF CAN BE A FORM OF DOUBT. JAH CHILDREN ARE COUNTED AS SHEEP TO
THE SLAUGHTER FROPM LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.
JAH SEE AN
Joined: 02 Feb 2003
|Posted: 21 Jan 2004
08:35 Post subject:
|As with many other religious
groups, the history of this one also begins before the group itself.
Marcus Garvey, born in 1887, would direct the philosophical
ideologies that would eventually grow into the Rastafarian movement.
In the early 1920's, Garvey was an influential black
spokesman and founder of the "back-to-Africa" movement. He often
spoke of the redemption of his people as coming from a future black
African king (Magical Blend, June/July 1994, p. 76). On one
occasion, Garvey proclaimed, "Look to Africa for the crowning of a
Black King, he shall be the Redeemer" (The Rastafarians, p. 67).
Only a few years later that prediction would be fulfilled in the
person of Ethiopia's king, Haile Selassie. As Barrett has explained,
"in the pantheon of the Rastafarians, Marcus Garvey is second only
to Haile Selassie" (Ibid).
On November 2, 1930, Ras Tafari
Makonnen was crowned king of Ethiopia. Upon his coronation, he
claimed for himself the titles of "Emperor Haile Selassie (Power of
the Trinity) I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God
and King of the Kings of Ethiopia" (Ethiopia and Haile Selassie,
Peter Schwab, editor, p. 11).
After the crowning of Selassie
and the apparent fulfillment of the millennial expectations of
Marcus Garvey, the Rastafarian movement gained a following and
officially began in 1930 (The Rastafarians, p. x).
its early leaders was Leonard Howell, who in 1933 was "arrested by
the Jamaican government for preaching a revolutionary doctrine" (The
Perennial Dictionary of World Religions, Keith Crim, editor, p.
While Howell's doctrines [which will be noted later]
helped shape the theology of the movement, his arrest helped shape
the movement's organizational structure. As Barrett explained, "The
harassment of Howell by the police might have been the reason why
Rastafarians have decided to remain leaderless, a decision which has
strengthened the movement" (The Rastafarians, p. 91).
the key doctrines of Rastafarians had been their expectation that
they would one day return to Africa, "the Zion which would be
restored to them after centuries in the Diaspora" (Rastaman, p.
243). Garvey, with his "back-to-Africa" ideology had inspired much
of this hope.
In 1960 this anticipated move seemed
potentially possible. With the help of the Jamaican government, a
delegation of Rastafarians set out on a mission to Africa. "Though
no large-scale immigration to Africa by Jamaicans was achieved, the
sending of some Rastafarian leaders to Africa resulted in the
movement's enhanced knowledge of African realities, and probably
diffused the movement's enthusiasm for immediate repatriation" (The
Rastafarians, pp. 100-101).
An important historical event in
the Rastafarian movement occurred when Haile Selassie visited
Jamaica on April 21, 1966. This event resulted in two profound
developments within the movement. First, Selassie convinced the
Rastafarian brothers that they "should not seek to immigrate to
Ethiopia until they had liberated the people of Jamaica." Second,
from that time forth, April 21 has been celebrated as a "special
holy day" among Rastafarians (Ibid, pp. 158, 160).
27, 1975, Haile Selassie died. With his death came various forms of
rationalization from many Rastafarians. The responses concerning
Selassie's death ranged from "his death was a fabrication" to "his
death was inconsequential because Haile Selassie was merely a
`personification' of God" (Rastaman: The Rastafarian Movement in
England, Ernest Cashmore, pp. 59-60). As the Magical Blend states,
"When Selassie died in 1975, his divinity did not die with him.
According to current belief, the Ras Tafari lives on through
individual Rastafarians" (June/July 1994, p. 76).
the Rastafarian movement has official branches in England, Canada,
the Caribbean islands and America as well as members in most of the
civilized countries (The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions, p.
It has also experienced some fragmentation since the
death of Selassie. One of the prominent splinter-groups, known as
the Twelve Tribes of Israel, founded by Vernon Carrington has its
headquarters in New York (The Rastafarians, pp. 210, 227, 236).
Other groups which "claim allegiance to Ras Tafari" are the
Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church and the Ethiopian World Federation
(Ibid, p. 238).
As Cashmore has observed, "The
belief system of Ras Tafari was so vague and loosely defined, even
at its inception, due to its lack of a single authoritative voice,
that what was to be acceptable doctrine was largely a matter of
individual interpretation" (Rastaman, p. 7).
Early in the
history of the movement, Leonard Howell gave the Rastafarians six
principles. "(1) hatred for the White race; (2) the complete
superiority of the Black race; (3) revenge on Whites for their
wickedness; (4) the negation, persecution, and humiliation of the
government and legal bodies of Jamaica; (5) preparation to go back
to Africa; and (6) acknowledging Emperor Haile Selassie as the
Supreme Being and only ruler of Black people" (The Rastafarians, p.
85). As Barrett notes, "This first glimpse of the new doctrine that
launched the Rastafarian movement has not changed significantly over
the years" (Ibid).
Aside from these six principles are two
overriding concepts that are key to the Rastafarian system.
First is the idea or teaching about Babylon which refers to
the Jamaican government, the establishment or the white oppressors
in general (Ibid, pp. xiii, 3, 89).
The second concept is
that of I and I which has "become arguably the most important
theoretical tool apart from the Babylonian conspiracy in the
Rastafarian repertoire" (Rastaman, p. 66). Cashmore explains, "I and
I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness. `I and I' as
being the oneness of two persons. So God is within all of us and
we're one people in fact. `I and I means that God is in all men. The
bond of Ras Tafari is the bond of God, of man. But man itself needs
a head and the head of man is His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie of
Ethiopia'" (Ibid, p. 67).
Other doctrines which are more loosely
taught and believed by the Rastafarians are the following:
1) Rastafarians have a doctrine of avatar which is very
similar to Hinduism. They believe, "God revealed himself in the
person of Moses, who was the first avatar or savior. The second
avatar was Elijah. The Third avatar was Jesus Christ. Now the advent
of Ras Tafari is the climax of God's revelation" (The Rastafarians,
p. 112). They even teach that Jesus predicted the coming of Haile
Selassie (Ibid, p. 106).
2) The devil is actually the god of
the White man (Ibid, p. 108).
3) As with many new religious
movements, the Rastafarians only accept the Bible conditionally
preferring those passages that can be forced to harmonize with their
unique doctrines. "Rastas accept the Bible as their central text
with the proviso that much of its original material had been
deliberately distorted during its translation into English. It is
necessary, therefore, to interpret the Bible as critically as
possible and recognize the aspects of it which might have been
flushed out, included or altered in meaning." Further, they prefer
an allegorical approach to Bible interpretation claiming that the
pages of Scripture should be searched for "hidden meanings and
directives" (Rastaman, p. 74).
4) Women's role in the
Rastafarian movement is at best a subordinate one (Ibid, p. 7.
physical feature that sets the Rastafarians apart from all other
groups is the wearing of their hair in dreadlocks. "Dreadlocks were
inspired by a biblical injunction against the cutting of one's hair"
(Magical Blend, June/July 1994, p. 76).
6) Another commonly
held belief among the Rastafarians is their emphasis on the smoking
of marijuana. "Likewise, ganga or marijuana is considered to be the
`holy herb' mentioned in the Bible and its smoking is a holy
sacrament to many" (Ibid, June/July 1994, p. 76). As Barrett
explains, through the use of ganga, the Rastafarian reaches an
altered state of consciousness. In this altered state, "the
revelation that Haile Selassie is God and that Ethiopia is the home
of the Black" is realized. "The herb is the key to new understanding
of the self, the universe, and God. It is the vehicle to cosmic
consciousness" (The Rastafarians, pp. 254-255).
7) In line
with their idea of being the supreme race, the Rastafarians also
believe that they "1/4were the reincarnations of the ancient tribes
of Israel who had been enslaved and kept in exile by their white
oppressors, the agents of Babylon" (Rastaman, p. 129)
are also vegetarians (The Rastafarians, p. 126).
As with many other groups which selectively acknowledge
biblical passages, the Rastafarians will only accept those parts of
the Bible which appear to agree with their unique theological
perspectives. However, the following verses may be of some help.
1) Haile Selassie is not the latest avatar of God, for Jesus
was the fullness of God. John 1:16; Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 1:19, 2:9.
2) No race is superior to any other race. Gal. 3:28; Col.
3) While it is true that the Bible does have meanings
on various levels of interpretation, it is not a concealed book.
Also, it is not a book that can be selectively believed. Rom. 15:4;
2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20.
4) The Rastafarian's view of
Jesus being only one of several "avatars" depreciates Christ's
unique claims to deity and His role as sole mediator between God and
man. John 8:58; Acts 4:12; 1Tim. 2:5.
"For I am not
ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to
the Greek." (Romans 1:16)