So many articles all over the place are claiming that Bob Marley repudiated Rasta and became a Christian over a year before he died. Only those who were close to the man like his family and friends can attest to that. The rest of us, however, can look at what we know publicly and see that, it does not make much sense to say he gave up Rasta for Christianity.
First of all, in the following video he states he was a Rasta from birth and what you are is what you are, you can’t change.
That video says a lot. Also, like we posted earlier, Bob Marley was a member of the Twelve Tribe sect of Rasta and Twelve Tribe are Christians in every sense of Christianity. So being a Rasta and a Christian are not mutually exclusive. Twelve Tribe members are Rastas and they are also Christians.
It could not be more evident than in the way the Twelve Tribe members greet each other that they are Christians, which is as follows:
Greetings In The name Of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Who Revealed Himself To Us In The Personality of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.
Thirdly, it is difficult to believe that a man of Bob Marley’s stature would give up Rasta and it had no influence on his wife or children. If he gave up Rasta, wouldn’t some of the people who look up to him, like his wife Rita or oldest son Ziggy also give it up?