A brief overview to the basic belief system of Rastafari.

What Do Rastafarians Believe

Below are some of the main foundational beliefs of Rastafarians. The other articles will provide some of the other beliefs and standards

  • Rastafarians believe that God is a spirit and that this spirit was manifested in King H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I.
  • Rastafarians believe that Jesus was a direct descendant of King David and was black.
  • Rastafarians believe that the Ethiopian Solomonic Dynasty is a direct representation of King David.
  • Rastafarians believe that they are the original Lost Tribes of Israel that were once scattered by Babylon until the appearance of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.
  • Rastafarians believe that God will return them to Zion (Rastafarians refer to Ethiopia as Zion).
  • Rastafarians believe that Ethiopia is the Promised Land and that it is Heaven on Earth.
  • The White Man took them away from the Promised Land (Ethiopia/Zion) as slaves to Babylon and a Babylonian system. (Please note that some Rastafarians will say Pink people vs. White people)

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