2. Rastafari is their Second Christ
Different religions stem from different opinions. To Christians, Christ remains one always, but the Rastafarian believe that Haile Selassie I was the second Christ. How deep is this belief? Well, to them this forms a central part part of the Rastafari philosophy which was taken up at the foundation of the religion.
Marcus Garvey, among the key veterans of Rastafarianism, foretold of the coming to Africa of a new black king who would then be the messiah. Shortly thereafter, Ethiopia had a new king, Haile Selassie I. This formed the foundation of the belief that Haile Selassie I was the second coming of Christ as earlier prophesied. This is not the sole claim of Haile Selassie as the second coming of Christ. The believers uphold that Haile Selassie is related to King Solomon hence giving him a connection to Jesus. However, Haile Selassie always denied being a reincarnation of Jesus.