Greets sis Rootsie
remember I woman sis kaya, from Jesus was a dreadlox club..How is de I doing, lang time me nah sight de I, me hope all is well. me jus whan show de I wha me find bout Christafari name..it is posted pon dem record store site www.lionofzion.com
Christafari - The Name
What does the name Christafari mean? Isn't it a mixture of Rastafarianism and Christianity? Please explain.
No, although it may sound like it-- our name is not a mixture of Rastafarianism and Christianity. It is not like calling oneself "Christbuddah" or "ChristKrishna."
CHRISTAFARI (pronounced Christ-ah- far- eye), is a name whose root is found in three languages; Greek, Latin and Amharic.
1) First and most importantly is the Greek language through which God chose to write the New Testament. In this language the name Cristoforos (Christafaros) means "the Christ bearer" and Cristoforoi (Christafaroi) which is plural meaning "a group of people that collectively bear or represent Christ. This is where we get the name "Christopher" from.
2) Representing the same definition with a closer spelling is the Latin word Christafari.
3) This name Christafari can also be found in the Ethiopian language Amharic. "Christ" being the Greek word meaning Messiah, the anointed one "Jesus Christ". "Tafari" is the Amharic word for Creator, Almighty, awesome, Father and one who needs to be worshipped. These attributes of Christ are found in John 1:1-3.
4) Lastly, in modern Greek, the name Christafari means "soldiers for Christ" or "a salvation army".
Overall, the name states that Christ is the Creator the awesome Almighty God. He is our loving Father that should be feared and deserves the greatest of worship. This is why we bear His name and choose to represent Him as soldiers for Christ and warriors for His Kingdom.
blessed love sistren an me look forward fe reasonin some more! Jah bless, an Jesus surround!!
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