Give thanks for the reasoning liljahjahchild
Antonious Nikolas i have a question 4 you. think of all the things every 1 ever told you about christ... do you think that any of it was a lie? any at all? probley not.... and y is that?? because you have faith... and i have faith... jews have faith. even people that believe in nothing have faith... they have faith that there is nothing....
So are you saying that all confessions are equally true, and so long as we have faith in something it is sufficient, whether that faith is misguided or not?
i would like to know if you would be willing to accept that maybe the smallest thing, the lilest detal,could maybe be rong? maybe it was a monk that changed it a long time ago when the 1st copys of the bible were being made? do you think that if you were told a lie your hole life do you think you would believe it or not?
This is markedly different than some mysterious monk changing a jot or a tittle over the course of history.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š This is the man himself telling you not to worship him.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š You believe that he is God (the Trinity) in the flesh, so why would you disobey his words?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If he is God, why would he himself say emphatically that he is not, and moreover send people to teach the Rastas that he is not?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š This would be like the Lord Jesus sending the Apostles into the world to tell everyone NOT to worship Him.
what im trying to say is that we as people need 2 believe in something... so thats what we do we believe, do you think that farr off parts of the world that have no way of knowing the bible, do you think they will go to hell because they had no way of knowing?
Whether people in far off parts of the world who do not know the Bible stand or fall before their Creator is not for me to say.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I don't have a heaven or a hell to put them in.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š They have a merciful Creator who loves them and will judge them.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š It is, however, my duty in accordance with the great commission to preach to such people wherever I may find them.
any i want to be baptized because i accept the old ways as well as the knew
You have to understand what the Holy Mystery of Baptism in the Orthodox Church means before you accept it.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Accepting Baptism in the authentic Orthodox Church means accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as God and your Saviour, and Haile Selassie as a mere man.
Again, who is this priest?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I know who the Ethiopian Orthodox clergy are in Jamaica.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If he is willing to baptize you knowing that you believe Haile Selassie is God I am sure that he is not one of the two canonical priests in JA.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The reason I bring this up is not only because I want you to think about what your baptism means, but also because you told the posters here: "and im not sho if yall know this but meany etho orx. churches accept rasta now its not like it was 30 years ago, in fact im geting baptized next summer in negril jamaica"
I'm not sure if you realize brother, but this is a lie upon the true canonical Ethiopian Orthodox Church.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Yes, the Church accepts Rasta candidates for Baptism once they have renounced their former belief, but let us be crystal clear and not ambiguous, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in no way accepts the Rasta belief system.
look at the rastas head.... samson...
I have been around Rastafari for decades brother, and trust me, other than wearing locks and certain aspects of ital I have seen very little of the Nazarene vow among the brethren, especially as it concerns celibacy.
of yea... and do you have any prouf that say he didnt say that?
The proof is that His Majesty is not a liar or a hypocrite.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š He would not declare publicly on many occassions that he was not God, and that the idea of people troubled him to the point of tears, so much so that he sent priests to tell the people not to do it, and then contradict himself with ambiguity.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The proof is also that He received Holy Communion in the Church.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If he is the Trinity, that means he is also the second person of the Trinity, the Word who took flesh.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Does he eat his own flesh and drink his own blood for salvation?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š To what purpose?
I notice also that you have no response for the points I brought to the fore earlier, brother.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Please think and most of all PRAY on them.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š And if you do indeed live in JA get in touch with Abune Gabriel, Kes Wolde Dawit, and Kes Amaha Selassie.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If you are in Negril, I know it is a hike, but it would be a blessing for you to visit the Church on Molynes Road.
As to Junior Gong CD, you don't have to be in JA to get that.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š You can get a copy in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn or Newark, NJ.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š