7 Noahide Laws

Did God wish us to have a religion or a way of life?

Here are the 7 Noahide Laws:

  1. Idolatry is forbidden.
    • Must worship God alone
    • Jesus cannot be worshipped since it is considered blasphemy (This is the Christian Jesus; not the Yeshua who believed in the Torah.
      • See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMHuUIYCA0o
      • See Luke 22:35-38 (Yeshua asked his disciples: “And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.”)
    • No idols or statues
    • Do not bow before any statues or idols
    • Do not offer sacrifices before any statues or idols
  2. Blasphemy is forbidden.
    • Do not curse God
    • Worship and pray to the true God alone
    • Do not use God’s name in vain
  3. Murder is forbidden.
    • Against murdering anyone
    • Self-defense is permitted.
  4. Theft is forbidden.
    • It means do not do the following
      • steal,
      • rob,
      • overcharge,
      • kidnap,
      • move a landmark,
      • use false weights and measurements, and
      • covet.
  5. Sexual Immorality is forbidden.
    • Genesis 2:2
    • Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh.
    • No incest, bestiality, nor homosexuality
  6. Eating flesh of living animals is forbidden.
    • Genesis 9:4
    • You must not, however, eat flesh with its life-blood in it.
    • Prevention of animal cruelty
    • Do not eat an animal while it is alive
    • Do not eat the flesh of an animal torn by a wild animal
  7. Establish Justice Laws.
    • courts and legal systems to ensure obedience of these laws.
    • Against bribery
    • Against condemning the innocent
    • Administer the death penalty
    • Against favoritism
    • Treat people equally before the law

 

Reference: https://www.gotquestions.org/Noahide-laws.html

According to Judaism, a Gentile does not have to follow the Mosaic Law; however, all Gentiles are obliged to follow the Noahide laws. The laws given to Noah’s children are universally binding. A non-Jew who abides by the Noahide laws is considered a “righteous Gentile,” according to Judaism, and will earn a reward in the afterlife, if his obedience is coupled with a knowledge that the laws come from God. A “righteous Gentile” might also be called a “Hasidic Gentile” or simply a “Noahide.”

 

Reference: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-noahide-laws/

“God speaks to Noah and his children as they exit the ark: ‘Behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you’ (Genesis 9:9).”

Although rabbinic texts preserve various traditions about the details of this covenant, the Talmud reports the following:

“The children of Noah were commanded with seven commandments: [to establish] laws, and [to prohibit] cursing God, idolatry, illicit sexuality, bloodshed, robbery, and eating flesh from a living animal (Sanhedrin 56a; cf. Tosefta Avodah Zarah 8:4 and Genesis Rabbah 34:8).”

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