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Rastalogical Conception Dealing with
Temple Worship
Ethio-Africa has given the world three major religions: Judeo-Christianity, Islam,
and Traditional Worship.  Rastafarians have chosen Traditional Worship, where
the King represents the visible representation of God.  The devotees of this
conception; such as, Rastafarians, recognize the divinity of Emperor Haile
Selassie the First (Haile Selassie I) of Ethiopia as our King and God.  In ancient
Ethiopic tradition, the kings from the lineage of King David are associated with
the Messianic conception of anointing the king, which is compatible of Samuel
anointing Saul in '1 Samuel 10 v1 & 6 v9-10', and in 16 v13, when Samuel
anointed David.  This act establishes the 'Hereditary Divine Kingship of God on
Earth'.  These divine kingships were proclaimed by the temple from the days of
King Solomon.

After Moses fled Egypt, Rastalogy acknowledge him living in Ethiopia for 40
years; where he acquainted himself with the rituals and Temple Worship of the
traditional Ethiopian faith.  During the reign of King Kikanus, Moses joined his
army and soon became highly favored with him.  After the death of King Kikanus,
Moses was appointed King of Ethiopia by Queen Adonith because King Kikanus
son was too young to reign.  In the reign of Moses in Ethiopia, he exercised justice
and righteousness.  When King Kikanus son became of age, Moses stepped down
as king.  After Moses descended the throne in Ethiopia, he decided to travel
towards Midian where he met Ruel (Jethro) and married his daughter Ziporah;
whom were Ethiopians as well.

In the house of Jethro, Moses gained more experience in Temple Worship.  This
knowledge and exposure enlightened Moses to the point where his mission was
clear and understood.  Moses was then commissioned by Yahweh 'the I AM that I
AM' to liberate the Hebrew people from Pharoah's imperialism.

The retrospection of Moses' history in Ethiopia, is to demonstrate to Rastafarians
and people who are in search, that Ethiopia had Temple Worship long before the
children of Israel received their laws.  Today, The Church of Haile Selassie I
continues the ancient tradition of our Ethiopic ancestors in fulfillment of Micah 4
v1-2, "But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of
the Lord (Temple) shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be
exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.  And many nations shall
come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the
house (Temple) of the God of Israel; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will
walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion (Ethiopia), and the word of the
Lord from Jerusalem (Axum).

Without Temple Worship, Rastafarians would not be able to survive the
onslaught of the twenty-first century.  Temple Worship is essential for ensuring
the continuity of our 'faith'.  The Temple establishes the path where we can
venerate Emperor Haile Selassie I as the God of the ages.  Temple Worship
legitimizes the sacred sanctity of Emperor Haile Selassie I.  The presence of the
Church is not to convert members of the community, but to correct the abuse and
errors of the mythological conception surrounding Emperor Haile Selassie I and
to incorporate his 'utterance'; which in the last days represents the 'Comforter'
identified in the scriptures.

The exaltation of Ras Tafari Makonnen on November 2nd 1930 was ordained in
the church of St. George in Addis Ababa; thus, fulfilling Revelation 5 v5, "And one
of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the
Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals
thereof."  For Rastafarians to reject the Church today would be an insult to the
coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I, for His Majesty's elevation was done in a
church and not haphazardly in the bushes of Ethiopia.  Rastafarians must
remember, it was Emperor Menelik, son of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba of
Ethiopia, who established Temple Worship at Axum; which is the ancient capitol
of Ethiopia, today recognized as the new Jerusalem.