The Noahide Laws

—THE SEVEN LAWS OF NOAH FORM THE NOAHIDE CODE—

I. A BINDING SET OF MORAL IMPERATIVES FOR THE CHILDREN OF NOAH

A. The Righteous Gentile

  1. Any non-jew who lives by the code
  2. They are called “B’Nai Noach” (Children of Noah)
  3. Assured a place in the “World to Come” (Olam Haba)

           — The final reward of the righteous —

B. They also comprise the seven laws given to Adam

II. THE LAWS ARE LISTED BY THE TASEFTA AND THE TALMUD

A. The Seven Laws

  1. Prohibition of Idolatry
  2. Prohibition of Murder
  3. Prohibition of Theft
  4. Prohibition of Fornication
  5. Prohibition of Blasphemy
  6. Prohibition of Eating Blood
  7. Establishing Courts of Law

B. The laws are embedded in the Ten Commandments

C. The same laws are reinforced in the 613 Mitzvots

D. The Jews believe Mitzvot Laws are only binding on them

E. “Ger Toshav” or resident aliens are allowed in “Jubilee Year”

F. “Ger Tzedek” are total Gentile converts to Judaism (613m)

III. THE CHURCH AND NOAHIDE LAWS

A. Rabbinical views of the apostles

  1. Acts 15 Council of Jerusalem Ruled for the Noahide Laws
  2. Acts 13 Paul and Barnabas turn to the “Proselytes of the Gate”
  3. Acts 21 James the Lord’s brother still held to the circumcision
  4. Acts 10 Peter observed the Mitzvots reaching the Jews
  5. Rabbi Jacob Emden – Jesus intended Gentile converts use Noahide Laws

IV. THE ISRAELI DRUZE

A. Sheikh Mowafak Tarif – spiritual leader in Israel

  1. Observe Noahide Laws after the Jewish tradition
  2. Documents signed by Muslem, Christian and Druze people
  3. The Laws and the values of Moses on Mt. Sinai are for humanity

B. Jethro – The father-in-law of Moses

  1. Accepted the monotheism of Shema Israel
  2. Assisted Jewish people in the desert
  3. Buried in Tiberias at the “Tomb of Jethro”

V. THE SYMBOL OF THE RAINBOW

A. Originally was born by Noahide observers

B. The Sons are “Ben” and the Daughters “Bat”

C. Maimonides accepted them as “Torah – Centered Noahides”

Heather Afable

Heather Afable

Heather Afable received her BA in Psychology from North Park University Chicago and her MA in Teaching from Concordia University Chicago. Heather is an active member of New Horizon Temple. She takes leading roles in NHT's music ministry, youth ministry, and children's ministry. Heather serves as MJR's administrative assistant.

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