Tuesday, September 4, 2007

In-Depth: The "Christafari" Project



WWW, September 4, 2007 - August 26, Messian Dread was interviewed on Channel-Z Radio about Christafari. The following article wass written to explain the relevance and the history of this school example of Spiritual War in the 21st Century

Reggae Music was born somewhere in the 1960’s, on the island of Jamaica. A historical event, because it marked the start of what was going to be one of the most spiritual forms of music the world has ever known.

Thirty years earlier, Jamaica witnessed another historical event as the island gave birth to the Movement Of Rastafari. This movement has been a major influence throughout the history of Reggae and is responsible for the irremovable spiritual foundation of the music.

Reggae and Rastafarian Culture developed into a worldwide phenomenon as it reached out to countless sufferers with a prophetic message of hope and identified the world system as the biblical Babylon.

Reggae Music is often called “JAH Music”. JAH is a Biblical Name for the Creator. Christians sing this Name every time they say “HalleluJAH”, and the Name can be found in the King James Version in Psalm 68:4 as well.

Most Reggae artists will have one or more musical works that will contain worship of the Creator. Where the Bible says “Every Tong Will Confess”, you could say that in Reggae Music we see a prophetic foreshadowing of this truth.

Another prophetic foreshadowing becomes clear, when the Movement of Rastafari is observed from a spiritual perspective.

Every Rasta worships JAH Rastafari, which means: JAH, the Head Creator.

Ras Tafari was the name of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie before he became Emperor. This name Haile Selassie means “Power of the Trinity”, an obvious Reference to Jesus Christ.

The Ethiopian Emperor did not claim to be Jah Rastafari, did not claim to be Haile Selassie, but used these names because he was aware of the fact that since he was a son of Solomon, his very function as Emperor was a prophetic foreshadowing of that one King, Jesus Christ.

In spite of the common idea, popularized by many if not all “Christian Cult Experts”, not all Rastafarians believe the Emperor to be what his names mean. It was nobody less than the leader of the biggest Rastafarian Organization in the world, who said:

    "I am talking about the return of Christ who is going to sit on the throne of David. (…) I am making a differentiation (between Jesus Christ and Haile Selassie). Because Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. And even after His Majesty say, Him saved not by the man character but by the blood of Jesus Christ." http://rastafari.dubroom.org/audio.htm#gad

The spiritual roots and nature of Reggae music has appealed to countless of people worldwide throughout the decades, who where drawn to JAH, the Creator, without the mediation of a Church or any other form of prison by what is usually called “Christianity”.

Until recently, that is.

Until about ten years ago…

Where we have established, how the spiritual roots of Reggae Music was born thirty years before the music itself came into existence, we are now about to establish another fact, which took place about thirty years (!) after the event.

A fact that has a very spiritual nature too, but not a very positive one.

You could say, that a spiritual son of Christopher Columbus “discovered” Jamaica once again and established how there was money to be made by using the souls of the inhabitants for the glorification and enlargement of the “Judeo-Christian Civilization”: Babylon, Satanika…


Let me explain.

Or even better, let him explain!

May I introduce you to “Pastor”, “President” MARK MOHR, self-proclaimed “pioneer and leader of the Gospel Reggae genre”, founder of the band “Christafari” and the philosophy of “Christafarianism”, first among many “Christafarians”?

Christafari is the name, and don’t we dare think that this is jus a slick word play on the word Rastafari. Christafari venomously denies this, and points out to the word “Christophorus” which they claim means “Christ Bearers” to explain where they’re coming from.

Well, that maybe so, you know…

Research will reveal, that CHRISTOPHORUS is the official name of the one we know as Christopher Columbus, and it will not take a rocket scientist to realize that Christopher Columbus is not really, let’s say, appreciated by most people in the Caribbean.

Especially not by Rastafarians.

Deep research will reveal, that indeed Christafari isn’t named after Christopher Columbus just because of the obvious similarity with the word Rastafari.

Deeper research will lead every Truthlover to the conclusion, that indeed Christafari has more in common with Christophorus Colonos than with Rastafari, even though the word indeed is a rather perverse and sickening imitation of the word that means Head Creator.

However, we are talking about the kind of research that takes years and years.

The kind of research you do after you engage something that doesn’t seem right. The kind of research you do, when you find out that people have made themselves an image that cannot be described as anything else but a perverse satanic imitation of what you know to be your Spiritual Identity in Jesus Christ.

This research is done, this conclusion is drawn.

It started in the mid 1990’s, when Frysian DUB Artist Messian Dread and the Californian Mark Mohr “met” each other over the Internet.

Both men initially thought they had met a spiritual brother.

Both wore dreadlocks, the mark of the Nazarite. Both produced Reggae Music. Both used the Ethiopian colors Red Gold and Green in their appearance. Both gave praises to JAH and both firmly proclaimed Jesus Christ.

Both men were doing it as a matter of expressing their spiritual identity.

Messian Dread knew himself to be part of Reggae and Rastafari Culture.

In 1987, JAH (Jesus) told him to grow his dreadlocks as an outward sign of his spiritual identity. After this, JAH told a black born again Rastaman originally from French Guyana but living in Belgium to visit Messian Dread and teach him the basics about his spiritual identity. Both men had never met and the details about this meeting are simply remarkable.

Mark Mohr knew himself to be part of the Christian CCM and Neo-evangelical Culture.

After he “came to Christ” in 1987, “God” told him to imitate the outward appearance of what he perceived as Rastafari and Reggae, and start calling himself a “Christafarian”.

He would study “cults” on the infamous BIOLA University and learned the finer details of his wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing-method at Bob Beeman’s Sanctuary Church, where he was also “ordained” as a “pastor”.

Bob Beeman, by the way, is well known for founding the Christian Heavy Metal Industry in the 1980’s by mixing “church” and “ministry” with business. His “church” produced bands like Stryper and Vengeance Rising, for example.

Bob Beeman would encourage people to dress up like Satanists, speak like Satanists, look like Satanists. The only difference would be the words.

Where the Satanist Heavy Metal bands would speak about “Black Metal”, Bob Beeman would speak about “White Metal”. You could say, that Bob Beeman’s “Christianity” was some form of “anti-Satanism” like Satanism likes to present itself as a form of “anti-Christianity”.

Mark Mohr learned to apply Bob Beeman’s approach of the Satanic Heavy Metal Culture to what he perceived as Rasta and Reggae Culture.

He learned to dress up like a Rasta, speak like a Rasta, look like a Rasta. Just outwardly, that is. Just to make a name for himself, a carrier in the Christian Industrial Complex.

This is how “Rastafari” became “Christafari”.

This is how Mark Mohr and Messian Dread would “meet” and initially think that they were spiritual brothers.

It went like this: Mark Mohr asked Messian Dread to help him out on a certain messageboard in the Internet.

Mark Mohr was quoted in the Christian Media as saying –for example- how it was an honor among Rastafarians to kill Christians. When people who knew better would start to address this issue in the public messageboard, he simply asked Messian Dread to tell these people that it was not Mark Mohr who was saying that. Messian Dread in his turn asked Mark Mohr to rectify his public statements, or to use his contacts in the Christian Industry to spread truth rather than lies about Rastafari and Reggae.

The rectifications never came, and when a third “incident” of this kind occurred Messian Dread woke up and smelled the coffee.

These were not isolated incidents; these were symptoms of a pattern!

Messian Dread started to contact Mark Mohr and tried to show him how he could not “apply the Bob Beeman method” to Rastafarians, so to speak. For you can say whatever you want about Bob Beeman and his method, you cannot compare Rastafarians and Satanic Heavy Metal fans spiritually.

Messian Dread had been blessed to transcribe the interview with Gadman, the leader of the biggest Rastafarian Organization in the world, quoted in this article as saying that he does not believe the Ethiopian Emperor to be what his names mean. This transcription became authorized by Gadman and is now spread all over the world.

Messian Dread sent Mark Mohr a copy of the audio as well as the transcription of the interview, and asked him to rectify the enormous amount of false information about Rastafari on the Christafari website.

Mark Mohr would respond increasingly in an aggressive manner, as he climbed on the ladder of the Christian Industrial Complex, where he proclaimed “God” told him to “plug a gap”, for: there was no “Gospel Reggae”!

In the meantime, Messian Dread had become kind of a pioneer in the field of independent computer-based artists releasing DUB Reggae over the Internet for free: the online DUB Artists…

Mark Mohr’s band “Christafari” had joined a Reggae tour with some well-known artists like Steel Pulse and Buju Banton. During this tour, they handed out booklets written by Mark Mohr in which he disdainfully insults Rastafarians and tells lies about the movement.

One artist, Buju Banton, got so angry at Mohr’s writing that he wanted to cut the dreadlocks of Mohr’s head.

Mark Mohr’s first encounter with true Reggae and Rastafari Culture was not so pleasant for the Christafarian at first, but it was broadly covered in the Christian Media where he was displayed a martyr for Christ in the fight against these “evil Rastas”…

He went on and “planted” a church in Trinidad, after failing to “plant” one in Jamaica. It was his attempt to start a “church” in the style of Bob Beeman’s Sanctuary Church: more a gateway to the Gospel Industry than a genuine Gathering on Jah People.

It failed miserably, and Mohr privately wrote what sources described as a “divorce letter”. However, he never made this public himself.

All of this gave him an opening to the Christian Industry bigtime, as he built his own little empire within the borders of CCM and has now (august 2007) sold over 400,000 CD’s in which he basically preaches a Purpose Driven Gospel and back-bites to people, such as people in Trinidad who he refers to as “cannibals” in his album “To the Foundation”.

Back in 2004, Messian Dread had privately tried to make Mark Mohr dwell on truth rather than lies, about Rastafari for example, for seven years.

To no avail.

This is when Messian Dread wrote a little booklet in December 2004 called “Christafarianism, or: Don’t Be A Rasta, Be Like A Rasta”.

It wasn’t received well by Christafari, who had been writing negative articles about Messian Dread years before the publication of the booklet “Christafarianism”.

They launched a campaign to kill the messenger, starting off by publicly handing Messian Dread over to Satan. All hell broke loose as the true nature of Christafari and the attached philosophy of Christafarianism was uncovered to a deeper level.

A year later Messian Dread published a second book: “The Mystery of Christafarianism” in which he revealed the spiritual identity of the “Christafarian” and wrote a detailed, heavily footnoted unauthorized biography.

Fast forward to 2007.

Mark Mohr is still considered to be the leader of the growing Gospel Reggae Industry. The Emperor in his Gospelreggae Kingdom is still naked, as he makes his dollars and paves the way for clones of himself: Artists proclaiming in their music and video clips how Jesus is going to make them rich with this “new style”, for example.

Messian Dread is still exposing Christafari, exposing the Christian Industrial Complex of which Christafari is only a little part. He has written numerous articles and has an extensive research archive on his website, where a special place is dedicated to the expose of Christafari.

He is hated by the majority of “Gospel Reggae” artists, who themselves are working towards a carrier in the Christian Industry while they spread lies about Rastafari and Reggae Music in order to justify their commercialization of Christianity.

Messian Dread’s struggle against the forces of the Christian Industrial Complex can be considered a school example of Spiritual Warfare in the 21st Century.

JAH Willing, he was interviewed on Channel-Z on August 25, 2007 about this very subject.


  1. This article is garbage. A poorly written hit piece that achieves it's goal well; slander.

  2. Ofcourse a comment like this comes from an anonymous person, who doesn't know what to say other than "something negative".

    How can something be "poorly written" and still "achieving" it's "goal" "well"? That in itself would already be something interesting to find out, but then, the "goal" is "slander", right?

    Anyway, I think that it says a lot to read how someone hasn't one argument, don't want to be "confused with the facts" as the saying goes, and that is kind of the ultimate argument against this article which is not slander, by the way, but the truth.

  3. hey, i just stumbled across this article and am intrigued. i'm a fan of Christafari but i surely know that every man has his faults. but if you claim to be a follower of Christ and know that Mark Mohr is a follower of Christ then why not do all you can to seek reconciliation. What I mean is, is that your article sounds hateful and unforgiving toward Mohr instead of actually exhausting every resource to seek peace. You both are brothers in Christ, why not find common ground in Him, acknowledge the differences and part company peacefully. why let the unbelievers see discension. It really isnt my place to speak because i have only read your article. but I just hate to see brothers fight and let it be displayed to the world.

    May He bring peace to this division,

    Chad B.
    Virginia, USA

  4. Thanks for your comments!

    If it only would be a disagreement, if it only would be about "faults", you would absolutely be correct and I should be ashamed of exposing Christafari.

    But what is the right action, when you find out that someone is not what he appears to be ast first sight? What if you find out that someone is not preaching the Gospel of Yesus Kristos at all, but instead merely use the Name of Yesus to make money?

    The apostle Peter said: "They will make merchandize of you", which is exactly what Christafari (TM) aims to do.

    I had to conclude that Christafari, Mark Mohr, is not Christian. The fact they sing about "Jesus" doesn't mean that they are Christian. The fact they call themselves C hristian doesn't mean that either.

    I base my conclusion on extensive research and extensive contacts with Christafari and Christafarians (I did not make that term up), I warn the church about these false prophets just like the apostle Petrus told us to do.

    Just like all the apostles told us.

    Just like Yesus Kristos Himself taught us!

    This is not merely a prsonal conflict between two born again people. I think, that the article makes that quite clear as well.

    Mark Mohr claims that it's all about he, himself and him, but this is not so for me. I did not make up some perverse charicature of Rastafari and Christianity to make myself a name in some Christian Industry.

    For me it's all about Father Son and Spirit, the Trinity.

  5. I found this article so interesting, I too am a fan of Christafari, I am a Christian with reformed theological leanings coming from a very charismatic Christian back ground. I have seen first hand how one can be vilified and slandered because of a growing and maturing in the faith, and understanding of the scripture.

    I have seen "Christians" divide and destroy

    I came close to losing close Christian friends over theological debates on secondary issues.

    In my mind Christianity boils down to the Solas

    Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone")

    Sola fide ("by faith alone")

    Sola gratia ("by grace alone")

    Solus Christus ("Christ alone")

    Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone")

    The scriptures are clear, not all are as they appear Only GOD sees the heart.

    It is necessary though to ask the question, why use the name Rastafarian instead of Christian? Is it simply the lingual equivalent? Or does it mean something else? Christian has been translated: follower of Christ, or little Christ but in both translations it is very clear, Christ is pre-eminent.

    By the way, I'm not a big fan of people creating terms such as Christafarian, Messianic Christian etc. either you are or you're not, you bring nothing to the the table so leave your past identity behind (Gal. 3:28, and Col. 3:11)when people ask me, I don't identify myself as a white Christian, an American Christian, A male Christian (though I am all of those things) when people ask... I am a follower of Christ, the Messiah, the Alpha and Omega.

  6. i do not think that the "Jesus Christ" which is promoted by the Chirstafari organization is the Divine Lord God and Saviour.

    In other words, no I do not think that the Lord wants "reconciliation" between Jah People and satans servants.

    We have to contend for the faith. When we see false teachers, wolves in sheeps clothing and false prophets, we must not be weakhearts.

    We must contend for the faith. And we do that by exposing the false teachers, wolves in sheeps clothing and false prophets. the Bible is very clear on that, but unless you have the Holy Spirit you can never know this even though it is spelled out in plain sight.

  7. Well written article, strong points, may be an offense but not a sin.

  8. Dude why do you focus your attention on the name it makes no sense its like if my name was damien which means "demon" now I cant change it but Im a good kid I love Jesus Christ and I love to worship him now does that mean that because of my name people should judge me as a devil worshipper?, same here the name might mean something bad but I hear the music and it makes me wana praise God and thats all that matters I think the people that comment agree with me think aboout it man (p.s my name is not damien)

  9. o hey im the guy who posted the damien thing lol,
    I see that some of the people that write comments are arguing so ma turn, First of i wanna say that as christians we must learn to respect one another beliefs, messian dread who ever you are and you the guy who wrote this article I use this music to praise God ive seen christafari music change lives for the good now if theres something wrong with that then go ahead and say that mark mohrs music is bad, But truly if I see someone go from smoking pot to reading his bible I see that as a weapon of God, lets learn to fight music that destroys peoples lives guys not music that can be use as a weapon for good ok im done peace

  10. Yes, I comppletely agree with whoever posted the last note. Christafari has changed and blessed the life of many people and I would most definitely support music that encourages people to seek the Lord and the Holy Spirit through prayer, worship and the study of the Bible, that through smoking ganja and rebelling against the white society. We're were all created equal regardless of color, race, ethnic group, or gender. Therefore we shouldn't judge other Christians the way you are judging Mohr, specially if he's exalting the name of the true God, Jesus Christ, (not some human called Rasta), for God came only once and He will come back in glory (it's like you didn't read the Bible!) It seems that's all about religion and who's better and who's not. Look into yourself and see how is you relationship with the real Jesus Christ... and it's not just being high in marihuana. Please, don't let yourself be blinded by the currents of this world, but fill your spirit with the word and the power of the real Jah.
    May God bless you and renew your mind.

  11. Thanks for comfirming that Christafari is the "antidote" to what you call "rebeling against white society".

    I couldn't agree more, that Christafari stands for that "white society" which these "ganja smokers" rightfully identified as Babylon.

    I couldn't agree more, that this is what Christafari is doing: trying to enslave people into Babylon Shitstem even more than they already are.

    You say, "we should not judge fellow christians", and I see that as you speaking about you.

    First, Christians are to judge each each other and especially those that claim things in public, just like you are judguing me by commenting on this article.

    Second, when you think you are of the same spiritual identity as Christafari, and call that "christianity", go ahead, but do not think I am part of that "Christianity". For I am not.

    I am a follower of Yesus Kristos, and I will judge those that come in His Name and when they turn out to be wolves in sheep's clothing, I should rais my voice and sound the alarm.

    It is up to you, what you do with it. But because you are doing to me what you are claiming I should not do to Christafari ("judging"), i hope you will be real to yourself and see that you do not come with any of JAH REASONINGS, you only come with pop-psychology and new age positivism that have no basis in the true Spiritual Life.

    You seem to have some obsession with "marihuana", just like Mohr.

    And why? Well, you sat it.

    It makes people "rebeling against white society".

    And fortunately, the good ole christafarians are there to save the shitstem.

    I know all of that.

    But, in contradiction of you, I do not think that that white society is that judeo christian civilization that many think it is.

    I would rather call her Babylon, and I would rather say the Words of He that will utterly downstroy that wicked shitstem than the words you wrote in defense of what really is an abomination.

  12. Umm.. I am posting anonymous because I didn't want to log in to the account and such, but the name is Heber, I am from California and like most of the people who commented I stumbled onto this site. I am not here to "judge" you or Mohr, what I am here to do is to say that this article has gotten me to do some research on my own about Christafari. I think that, that was the purpose of your article in a way, I mean why should We "take your word" as the old expression goes, we should take this article and do the research ourselves and then form our own conclusions. This isn't to say that what you write isn't true, not at all, to me at least it seems like the other side of the story and it is worth looking in to. Well God Bless

  13. Greetings,

    in total agreement that -a- everyone must do thir own research and -b- that indeed Christafari and "I" are speaking about the same thing, yet from a totally different side. As you see, I agree with a lot of what you said in the previous reply even though that was a couple of weeks ago :)

    Take me for my word, no, but maybe, we have the same Word, that Word being the Word of God Who is a Person calles Jesus Christ (I call Him Yesus Kristos). In that context, it might be very interesting how indeed Christafari and "I" are speaking about the same thing but do not have the same Word, for the "Jesus Christ" that made Christafari into what it is, is not the Yesus Kristos Who chastized the Christian Industry even when it was still the Temple Traders which He whipped away from the Temple Yard.

    I think we are all entitled, even ordered, to judge. We have to discern, for example, which is judgement too. What we cannot do, is tell someone that they are not saved or that they go to hell. That judgement is up to JAH, the most High, not to us. However, we have to judge what Mark Mohr says and what I say, and we have to compare it with the Word we ourselves stand upon.

    If the Jesus Christ that you know says that there is nothing wrong with Christafari, not even when you compare their teachings with the translated copies of manuscripts we know as "Bible" (some even say: (their) Word of (their) God), then so be it. I am not here to convince you, but I know that those who know the Word of Jah, Yesus Kristos, will know what I am talking about.

    I would also like to point you out to the CRC CHRISTAFARI RESEARCH ARCHIVES where you can find a lot of additional research material. After all, this article is "just" an introduction to the matter.

    One Love, Give Thanks,MD

  14. Heber again
    actually that was my first comment on the subject, but I totally agree with what you wrote and thanks for the link I will check it out. God Bless

  15. I can tell you that I've seen churches run by men that were adulterers and crooks yet the people in their churches flourished and brought others to Christ. The average person that goes to a Christafari concert (which I will be doing tomorrow night in Downey CA) and gives their heart to God knows nothing of these politics, yet if they were to get online the following day and read this article, who would be doing more damage to a new walk with Christ?

  16. So, when I get you right, you are factually saying that the truth should not be told, false teeachers and their teaching not exposed, making money of the Name of Jesus Christ is to be overlooked, because someone "gives their heart" to... "God"?

    You mean as in: "Give you life to Jesus, I done it a thousand times, it never hurts to do it another time"? Mind you, that is what I heard Mark Mohr saying off a stage at a concert in the Netherlands that I was present.

    Which "God" would that be?

    When someone on what you call "a new walk in Christ", is damaged by knowing the truth and by exposures of false teachers and teaching, by not overlooking the moneychangers in the temple, than that someone is not on a "new walk" with the Divine Saviour Yesus Kristos.

    Pop-gospel a'la Mark Mohr and Rick Warren, dear anonymous, has nothing to do whatsoever with the true Gospel of the Living God Yesus Kristos.

    When it was up to people like you, all the false christs and false teachers can do their business because the feeble hearted and weak minded so-called "christians" are too afraid to speak out for their Master Yesus Kristos.

    But the Bible I assume you uphold speaks very different language than that of you and the ones whose teachings you like to consume (Christafari etc). This will be clear when you visit this link.

    One Love,
    Messian Dread

  17. Hello, very nice written article my friend it looks like you did your research, excellent, now i agree with you on many parts like when you speak of the horror of Christians being lied to and in your other article were you speak of Christianity becoming brain washing it is very true, however remember that even though this man Mark Mohr is using this band christafari for money and fame it really looks like his music is not having a negative influence on Christians, Whats my proof? well look at all these people that have commented each of them supporting this band, now each of them believe in the word of Jesus Christ or Yesus Kritos like you like to say, and still they praise God with this music even though they have read this article, now about Mark Mohr if what you say is true about the man then lets pray so that God can change his heart and desire, apperently he needs to change and since me and you cant do it then lets allow God to change his heart,

    Now if this music is changing the hearts of men to do good and to come close to Christ then lets allow it to continue, remember Gd works in mysterious ways that we cannot explain and if this means using a heathen to do his bidding then so be it because he is God all mighty and his will be done

    God Bless you my brother

  18. lol, this is all so wrong.
    First of all you cant dress up like a satanist, Bob Beeman just likes wearing black cloths and Metal music, because thats what makes sence to him, praising God through hardcore music. As reggae music is what makes sence for Mark Mohr (and me).
    I think that artists like Mark Mohr and Advent (Heavy hardcore christian metal band) has just turned theyre favorite music into praise.

    see this link : www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qwi8eecjsy
    It gives a explination of the name "Christafari"

  19. i am new to the gopsel reggae scene...i have always loved reggae, and i have always loved Jesus. so when i heard about Christafari i assumed it was just a play on the rastafari stuff. i didnt even know it was a band.mark mohr may not be a great guy, but who's to say that the people who listen to his music, or even call themselves christafarians are wrong in doing so? personally, i dont beleive that the emperor of ethopia was Jesus. so i think that christafari is juct a cool way to call yourself a folower of Jah. idc about what mohr did..i am not him. i think that if someone were to consider themselves rasta, but is also born again through Jesus, it would make sense to try to distance themselves from the stereotypes placed on rastafari by adopting the term christafari. i too am anonymous cause i dont care to register.

  20. Christafari is real reggae!!! And this God is living!!!

  21. Just let God be the guide... all this arguing will not take us anywhere... God is the only one who can judge for He and only He knows the true purpose of each heart...Jesus is returning so think about cleanning ur hearts and purifying your souls...
    God Bless you all...

  22. Is reggae music, true rastafarian music, the music of The Most High God or music of Satan? In the Bible in Matthew 6:24
    "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." This stated, music that does not honor God is only honoring the world, exalting self and not for God but for Satan. Is music promoting self or the denial of self? Satan is the ultimate deceiver, his worship comes when we do not honor God but honor ourselves. Our eternal life is at stake. We must turn to God and to Jesus, the true Savior and serve Him and Him alone for this is the only thing that really matters. Living for Jesus and our hope for glory not living for today and all the temporary pleasures that this day can bring.

  23. Indeed, we cannot serve two masters. But when you indicate that this is about music you listen to, then you are de facto serving "gospel music".

    I do not serve Reggae Music, I serve Yesus Kristos. I think that when people claim to serve Yesus but in fact are just selling products in an industry which is then blasphemically called "gospel", that such a thing should be exposed. The ones who know Yesus know what to do when the warning sounds, the rest can basically do nothing but saying things anonymously.

    Then there's the contignent who says: do not judge. It's a half quote. Yesus said: "Do Not Judge ACCORDING TO APPEARANCE, JUDGE A RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT". We are called for discernment, we are not called to be like apathic people letting the wolves come in and devour the flesh of the young ones.

    To say that "christafari is real reggae" is basically to say: "i am ignorant about real reggae". And who is that "this god"? The "real reggae" of a branch of the Christian Industrial Complex that names itself after Chrtistopher Columbus ("Christopher-I")?

    Christafari is indeed also a world play on "Rastafari", Rastafari meaning either Head To Be Feared or Head Creator. In both cases, we know that Yesus is Jah Rastafari. To deny Reastafari is to deny Jah. To not believe that the Ethiopian Empoeror actually is jah in the flesh has not so much to do with it as christafari and their mercinaries want you to believe. I refer to rastafari.dubroom.org.

    Andy W, yes this is about perceived music being "transformed" into "praise" or whatever is the name. Sounds to me like a huge bell, an alarm bell!

    Can people listen to christafari and be Yesus children? Yes.But it would be better for them to check out real Reggae about Yesus. Check out Yabby You, for example.

    One Love,
    Messian Dread

  24. I just want to say that I agree that we should be weary of false prophets as the Bible tells us so...but we must also understand that God blesses people in different ways and uses riches and wealth for his kingdom. So what if Christafari are making money from it? They are using it for God's glory and end of the day people are getting saved. If you slander them because of that, you might aswell slander every church out there. As for their name, well seriously I think you are placing way too much emphasis on it...people need to be able to relate to something to find interest in it. Christafari are reaching out to all the rustas out there..just as MXPX and a few other punk rock bands with tattoes and earings reached out to me in the punk scene. This made me realize that God wants all of us and will use everyone differently to accomplish His goal. I don't kow what goes on behind closed doors wit Christafari, but their music is what they are all about, and their music definately preaches the saving grace of Jesus Christ. That is what matters.

    1. So what if farao did evil, Jah still used him to get the children to the promised land. Look at it in that context.

  25. So according to you we should just stop listening to music altogether.

    1. Depends what you call music. When your leader tells you to only go to a shop that says "jesus" or you will burn forever, then stop listening to that socalled leader and start living with that law written in your heart. Does that make sense to you?

  26. To avoid being labelled as someone with nothing to say except 'something negative', I have a few questions for MD:

    Firstly, what is this 'blasphemically' titled Christian Industry? How is it blaspheming to refer to products (music, books, whatever) as Christian when they are by, for and about Christianity?

    Secondly, you say that Christafari is preaching a new philosophy. If you're going to make claims like that, surely you need to back them up (ie. actually give examples and cite credible evidence, not your own website), or else your argument will have no credibility. All I've ever heard Christafari songs proclaim is Christ and Christian principles, as I would expect from a Christian band, whatever the genre.

    Thirdly, it is biblical that a man be paid for his work. Why should Christafari be any different to any other band that promotes their music, sells CDs and concert tickets and builds up a fan base? Are they supposed to hide under a rock and hope that nobody hears them? Are upi saying mainstream reggae artists don't make money or seek fame? It's between Mohr himself and God if he makes loads of money and gets greedy or it becomes an idol for him, and if that should happen it's up to his close brothers in Christ to point this out in love. Not for anyone outside to judge and hate the man for his success.

    Fourthly, if I'm reading this right you're trying to say, or at least imply, that Christianity and Rastafarianism are essentially the same - for example by ridiculing Mohr's opinion that there was a gospel reggae gap to fill. They are not the same. Haile Selassie could not be the Messiah - Christ Himself said that when He comes again, every eye will see, which doesn't sound like He would come as a human again, appearing to so few people.

    And if, as you say, Rastas don't believe Haile Selassie was the Messiah, why do you revere him, a mere man, so much? On the intro to the Christafari 'research' page (which, btw, seems to contain very little actual research) you imply that somehow Christ has made Himself known through Selassie. There is only God, and one mediator between God and Man, Jesus Christ.

    Also, regarding the name, the track actually called Christafari (on the Soulfire album) clearly gives glory to Jah, the Creator.

    1. Just for the record: your questions requie a book to be answered and that book has been written and can be donloaded for free: http://books.dubroom.org/downloads-crc.htm

  27. me...when i see dem smiles that i saw as a kid...dem smiles tell me whats up. That's all i need to see....the clean white teeth, the clean new clothes....that tells me whats up. When i was raised in a buidling dem call a chruch i see dem white teeth and dem plastic smiles...dem clean new clothes..... righteous judgment seen. Cause as a follower of Yeshua...i worry more about others that have no clothes then me own. I worry bout other that have no teeth rather then going to have mine bleached. PLASTIC.....like the money those want! I go to a thing and say hey....i want to do mission work...that thing say to me...well pay this much and you can go here and help and work hard to build another building. I look at how much dem want I to pay and i say...."where does the money go that is collected,,,,,i thought that help pay for mission work".....nay kid you gotta pay your own way...the building needs that money for other things. Yeshua tell me...you no need no building to spread the goodness of I. He is right it is cheaper for me to bye my own ticket online to fly across the world helping others. The building many call chruch wanted more money then it actually coast me to do it on my own. See i did that i had to save money in order to do that and that meant ...no new clothes no teeth bleach, eating scrapes for 2 years to save my money. Go bye buy you sum new fresh clothes and fluoride your teeth and pay your building. Still if Yeshua is your savior then you are my bredda and sistren and i will say to you OPEN YOUR EYES AND UNPLUG YOUR EARS! Christafari....i never heard of such non-sense. Haile and Yeshua warned of the devils philosophy. I do not agree with making money on "Christian" works cause my bible tell me "money is the roots of all kinds of evil". The 12 they did not go asking for hand outs and i don't either. JAH provide for the birds JAH provied for me. The ripped T-shirt i wear no i wear in grace!!! I do my best to help other in anyways i can...and i don't want no money for it. Some comapnay say to me one day....we find your biological parents and we know everything but it will cost you 4,0000$.....i tell them if money is what it takes then it i9s not the WILL OF JAH> BOOOOOOOOM GO DO SOMETHING....something that takes a lot of time and energy and effort and then when you are finished with it......give it away for free! And do this in anything you do,,,,,THAT TAKES FAITH!!! DO EVERYTHING FOR FREE>....THEN YOUR TEETH NOT BE SOOOO BRIGHT AND YOUR CLOTHES NOT SO FRESH!!! THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE THAT PLASTIC SHINNY WHITE SMILE>.....NO! YOU DO WHAT I JUST ASK ANY YOU WILL HAVE A MUCH GREATER SMILE!!!! A SMILE THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM JAH HOLY SPIRIT!!!
    I AM A CHILD OF JAH A FOLLOWER OF THE CHRIST YESHUA...my name mean nothing to JAH only my actions!

  28. some one say "So what if Christafari are making money from it? They are using it for God's glory and end of the day people are getting saved."
    MAN O MAN REMINDS ME WHEN DEM PUT ME IN WATER WHEN I WAS A KID AND I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE HECK WAS GOING ON....them silly men thought the make me born again....so so silly...not until years later....YESHUA come to me and POW>>>> i am born again in His Holy Spirit. HAD NOT ONE THING TO DO WIT DEM SILLY MEN WITH DEM SHINNY WHITE TEETH AND DEM 3 PIECE SUITS! A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP>....WHY HAVE SO MANY FORGET THAT. Men today walk around thinking they are "saving" people. ONLY JAH CAN DO THAT. i read n0 more this nonsense.....Messian Dread if you can reason with this thing = "so what if they are making money" bs then respect to ya bredda. I read that sentence and i shake my head....where is the righteous judgment in that...sounds pretty self righteous to me.
    I see bredda Messian Dread....giving away sooo much music and even books...and i see a BRETHREN in Christ!!! I see others selling music and books and dem have clean new cloths while others in world have nothing!!!

    1. Even though my reply is way to late, your News Flash is as current as it was when you wrote it. Indeed, there is only one Who can save us.

      Where Jah say it is the love of money that is the roots of all evil, many think it is money itself that is the root of evil but that is not the case. We all need money to survive, but a love for money will get someone to use the Name of our Savious, call it a "Christian" Industry where the fullfilled works of our Lord and Saviour have NOTHING to do with that.

      Christafari and their brothers in crime, use the Christians, the Christian Faith and the Body of Christ as resp. Customers/Fanbase, The Marketing Mechanism and Customer-binding (!). In other words: the Bible calls such folks that they have turned to filthy lucre and have made merchandize of the flock of God that is around them. These are the word of Peter the Apostle to which Christian Industrialist blatantly blaspheme.


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