Did Bob Marley Confess Jesus Christ?

Empressdududahlin

Dawtah of the Sun
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Did Bob Marley Confess Jesus Christ?
By Andre Huie, GospelCity.com






The undisputed "King of Reggae Music" was a title Bob Marley has undoubtedly earned from his tireless, ambitious and illustrious music career. Many have tried to be as great as he was, but did not come as close. He is a class by himself; set apart as an extremely gifted musician that has given a voice not only to his native Jamaica but also to every third world citizen on the face of this earth. His staunch Rastafarian beliefs could very well be credited with cementing the religion and ideologies of Rastafarianism in almost every country that practices the faith. Bob Marley was indeed a true Rastaman. So could someone please tell me, how in the world could I deduce or even dare ask the question of whether Bob Marley confessed Jesus Christ?


Naturally speaking, such a question makes no sense. It's like asking if granulated sugar is white and if black cows produce black milk. Jesus Christ and the "Messiah" of Rastafarianism, Haile Selassie I, are considered opposites in the Rastafarian faith. To confess Christ is the biggest blasphemy in Rastafarianism — like sacrificing the sacred cow.




Bob's Conversion?
Tommy Cowan, is a very experienced musical icon in Jamaica. Having burst on the Jamaican music scene in the 1960s with the group called The Jamaicans and a hit song from the group that won the 1967 Jamaica popular song festival competition Baba Boom. Tommy has traveled the world of music. He later became one of the most sought after promoters of shows in Jamaica and overseas and yes, he too was a staunch Rastafarian. He knew Bob very well because he managed Marley’s business for years while touring with him in Africa, Europe and the U.S. Tommy was probably closer to Bob Marley than most people who knew him were.


"Bob Marley, of course, was gifted, very gifted person. You could probably say he never made a bad song and you know that gifts come from the Lord," says Tommy.


I had the distinct privilege of rapping briefly with Tommy about Bob in an exclusive interview. Tommy is the manager and husband of famed Jamaican gospel singer, Carlene Davis. He converted to Christianity and has taken his music-wise entrepreneurship to help advance the current movement of gospel music in the region.


As he lay back on his chair resting on the wall of his hotel room at Divi Little Bay, Tommy colorfully described a rarely spoken of experience with Bob Marley, about a year before he died.


"Bob Marley himself, before he died, he got baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ," Tommy says with much conviction. "What does Selassie teach? That Jesus Christ is the only way…He (Bob) through whole treading of Rasta found that Jesus Christ is the way. As a matter of fact, in one song you would have heard him militantly (saying) ' …how they crucified my Jesus Christ and they sold Marcus Garvey for rice…' One of his songs said, "Give us the teachings if his majesty because we don’t want the devil’s philosophy."


Bob, Tommy recalls, called the bishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and told him [he needed] to be baptized now. Just recently Tommy was speaking with the said bishop who described Bob's baptism:


"At one point he (Bob) cried for 45 minutes non-stop; his tears wet the floor. And the Holy Spirit came down upon his body and he cried out Jesus Christ three times—Jesus my Savior, Jesus Christ."


This for Tommy, spells a lot and will be a powerful testimony to the power of Jesus in times to come, especially to Rastas. It also is a lesson that no matter where we have gone or what we have done in life, God has a plan for every life. Selassie, Tommy notes, has made it clear, he is not the messiah nor God the creator; he worships Jesus Christ.






From Selassie to Jesus?
'Been there, done that,' sums up Tommy’s life and career. Today, being an indomitable force in the promotion of gospel music, Tommy’s life is now geared toward winning souls for Christ through the enhancement of music loaded with messages of hope, peace, love and Jesus. Among the things he has done in his secular music career, Tommy has hosted major reggae events such as Reggae Sunsplash.


Acknowledging that man is always searching for God and to discover the true and living God, Tommy adopted the faith of Rastafarianism. It was through this search that he found the truth of Jesus Christ.

A Spiritual Switch?

What do you think of this story? Do you think Bob Marley had a change of faith?

What Do You Think?
"When I pursued the teachings of Rasta which is Haile Selassie, basically, Rasta would have had to be a Christian religion," Tommy reasons. "Haile Selassie himself was a very, very committed Christian and somehow through that whole faith it led me back to that place that I had to realize that it's not about Islam, it's not about Buddha, it's not about Mohammed, it's not about Selassie but at the name of Jesus that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess."


His musical business experience has impacted him greatly, even today in his gospel music career. "When I usually tour, I remember doing 500 events across the United States of America over a ten year period. For those 500 events we were late twice; one for five minutes and another time we ran over five minutes," Tommy says with an awe of professional easiness. "When I worked with Bob Marley, he was a leader who led from the front. He was first up, he was hard at rehearsals and he really wanted excellence."


It is this outstanding and consistent work of merit that compels Tommy never to succumb to mediocrity in his ministry. "When I am now doing the work for the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords for the highest order, I have now got to bring the highest order of excellence," asserts Tommy.


Tommy still has his dreadlocks (no Rasta tams the real thing) and for that he has drawn a lot of flack from the church community, many of whom believe he should cut his hair. It would be strange to see him with a low cut. Everybody knows Tommy with his well-groomed, very long dreadlocks, which the Rastas identify as an important tenet of their faith. However for Tommy it’s not about the externals but the heart that matters to God. And though at times, he is barred from going onstage to share his testimony at events with his wife, Tommy takes the criticisms as they come, but still rolls strong for the Lord.


His message to budding gospel music ministers is simple. "Equip yourself that you may be found worthy to say the Word of God… we really need to show ourselves approved to study the Word. You cannot take someone to a place where you have not been."
 

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While on their death bed
 

Mystic Xtremist

xtremeintl.com
HoneyEmpress said:
Naturally speaking, such a question makes no sense. It's like asking if granulated sugar is white and if black cows produce black milk. Jesus Christ and the "Messiah" of Rastafarianism, Haile Selassie I, are considered opposites in the Rastafarian faith. To confess Christ is the biggest blasphemy in Rastafarianism — like sacrificing the sacred cow.
Well, after reading this piece of complete idiocy (in paragraph #2), I see no more reason to read another word.

This writer is stuck somewhere between ignorance and a lack of research. There are various sects of Rastafarianism that hail Jesus Christ as the messiah, that look upon Selassie as the 2nd coming of Christ, etc.

The above was about as dumb as saying all Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday. :boredom:
 

SeReNDiPiTy

Dippity Doo-Dah
Mystic Xtremist said:
Well, after reading this piece of complete idiocy (in paragraph #2), I see no more reason to read another word.

This writer is stuck somewhere between ignorance and a lack of research. There are various sects of Rastafarianism that hail Jesus Christ as the messiah, that look upon Selassie as the 2nd coming of Christ, etc.

The above was about as dumb as saying all Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday. :boredom:

This is why I like you :good:
 

Empressdududahlin

Dawtah of the Sun
Mystic Xtremist said:
Well, after reading this piece of complete idiocy (in paragraph #2), I see no more reason to read another word.

This writer is stuck somewhere between ignorance and a lack of research. There are various sects of Rastafarianism that hail Jesus Christ as the messiah, that look upon Selassie as the 2nd coming of Christ, etc.

The above was about as dumb as saying all Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday. :boredom:

Afternoon everyone, I should've posted my thoughts before people thought I posted this as facts.. I done get phone call already, but seriously...I should've posted a WHAT DO YOU THINK??
 

Mystic Xtremist

xtremeintl.com
HoneyEmpress said:
I should've posted a WHAT DO YOU THINK??
didn't think u posted it as fact, just replying to the article.

as far as thoughts, here's what I was trying to say before:

The article attempts to say that because Bob Marley (if true) was baptized in the name of Christ, that this was somehow an automatic renouncement of the Rasta faith. Truth is, this assumption is completely ridiculous, without the words from Marley himself that he was doing so. Again, many many Rasta hold that Christ is the Messiah, and that Selassie was -- for some -- the 2nd coming of the Messiah, or -- for others -- a great prophet.

Tommy and the writer are obviously attempting (in great vain) to distance Rastas from their most widely-recognized proponent, in order to discredit their faith. For many, accepting Christ and being a Rasta is NOT automatically mutually-exclusive.
 

Empressdududahlin

Dawtah of the Sun
Mystic Xtremist said:
didn't think u posted it as fact, just replying to the article.
as far as thoughts, here's what I was trying to say before:

Oh no not you, some other DiE-hARD RASTAPEEPERS on here, steups!!

I mean I did read some where in a book which I have to check when I get home or I believe Soca Junkie has the book that he was baptized a Christian (Ethiopian Orthodox Church) but my problem with this article is the lack of proof. Where's Rita in this, I'm sure she was there since she was with him his last days or his mother?
 

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HoneyEmpress said:
Oh no not you, some other DiE-hARD RASTAPEEPERS on here, steups!!

I mean I did read some where in a book which I have to check when I get home or I believe Soca Junkie has the book that he was baptized a Christian (Ethiopian Orthodox Church) but my problem with this article is the lack of proof. Where's Rita in this, I'm sure she was there since she was with him his last days or his mother?
Yes he was baptized.

but IMO thats neither here nor there.
Example:
Darwin himself renounced all his work on his death bed.
Doesnt mean he meant it..........
 

Mystic Xtremist

xtremeintl.com
yup...

:music "every knee shall bow
and every tongue shall tell, yea
Jah he is the highest" :music
"Every Knee Shall Bow"

:music "Behold...Christ in his kingly character" :music
"Kingly Character"

two songs from:
Garnet Silk
Rastafarian
 

elq

Cleophus aka pupah lashie
if any of you anything about the Ethiopian Coptic Church you will know that it is one of the oldest christian churches in the world.

The Ethiopian Church was not included on the Council of Nice editing of the bible and as a result, boasts to have an unchanged testament vs. the KJV and the NIV.

Additionally, the Ethiopian Copts also profess to have the Ark of the Convenant in their possession

Lastly, .....aaaaaaaah just click on dese links

http://www.rastafari.de/downloads/LineageOfEthiopianMonarchs.pdf
http://www.islandmix.com/backchat/showpost.php?p=850995&postcount=84
http://web.syr.edu/~affellem/rasta.html
 
Mystic Xtremist said:
:music "every knee shall bow
and every tongue shall tell, yea
Jah he is the highest" :music
"Every Knee Shall Bow"

:music "Behold...Christ in his kingly character" :music
"Kingly Character"

two songs from:
Garnet Silk
Rastafarian
well actually every knee shall bow is a scripture. the jah he is the highest is added in the song.

christ in his kingly is just a song.
 

Audree

Bush Baby
Mystic Xtremist said:
:music "every knee shall bow
and every tongue shall tell, yea
Jah he is the highest" :music
"Every Knee Shall Bow"

:music "Behold...Christ in his kingly character" :music
"Kingly Character"

two songs from:
Garnet Silk
Rastafarian


chune :D
 

Audree

Bush Baby
Mystic Xtremist said:
Well, after reading this piece of complete idiocy (in paragraph #2), I see no more reason to read another word.

:kicks but I read further and look what I stumbled on,

As a matter of fact, in one song you would have heard him militantly (saying) ' …how they crucified my Jesus Christ and they sold Marcus Garvey for rice…


whe did he get de MY,SOLD and RICE from? :kicks
 
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sebas4920

Guest
i have heard something along the lines of him renouncing haile selassie on his death bed. either way the writer has some researching to do.

marci griffths from the i threes did convert to christianity recently. her last album was gospel.
 
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