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by Curt Waite These words, shouted at us from the dirt street in front of our home, were our first experience with the cult called Rastafarians. We had just moved to the Caribbean island of Antigua to begin a missionary radio station. Our neighborhood seemed to be filled with glassy-eyed young black men with their hair worn in long matted dreadlocks. When they would shout “burn, burn, fire, Babylon” at our two and four-year-old children, it was very unsettling and somewhat frightening. We would quote to ourselves Hebrews 13:6, “…I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” It was difficult to imagine that we would ever see any of these terrifying people come to believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Rastafarians, members of a Caribbean religious cult started by Marcus Garvey and popularized in song by Bob Marley, claim Ethiopia as their spiritual homeland. They claim the Bible as the source of their doctrine. Their God is “Jah” and many of them worship the late Haile Selassie, believing that he was a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. They become “filled with the Holy Spirit” by smoking marijuana. Their long, twisted locks of hair originate in Old Testament Nazarite vows. 10 BIMI WORLD – Number 3, 2009 Others are considered to be devils and part of spiritual Babylon. Rastafarians feel righteous in observing the practices of not cutting their hair, smoking marijuana and living removed from the materialistic world. Many of them are very fierce and aggressive in their demeanor. I would have to say that we did not consider them to be prime candidates for salvation! Six years later, in 1981, we were to see God's miraculous power in bringing four of these young men to Himself. We are in awe that God allowed our ministry to be instrumental in reaching these young men. The Caribbean Radio Lighthouse (CRL) began broadcasting in 1975. Over the years many letters have been received from listeners,