This is what will hopefully be the first post of many about the Noahide Laws. I came across this subject about six months ago, and have wanted to post on it, but just have not gotten organized or had time. I’m probably no more organized, nor have more time, now than then. I decided the best thing to do is post some of what I’ve found…something like a Noahide Law clearinghouse.
I’ve decided to be less concerned about Sharia Law these days, and more concerned about the Noahide Laws. It seems that Sharia may be a diversion, but who knows.
A preface: this subject is a very difficult one to touch. I’m in no way anti-Semitic. And in no way do I feel that this issue encompasses all Jewish people…probably few in the grand scheme of things…but the movers and shakers. I pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalms 122:6), and love the Jewish people. I believe they are God’s chosen people. I’m not endorsing everything Israel does, I’m not to that extreme, like all countries/leaders/and yes, people groups there are things that are not that great. I actually found that this is a difficult subject to study…it seemed like at every turn much of the information WAS blatantly anti-Semitic, and I knew I needed to stay clear of that. It was challenging to avoid those presenters who had clear vitrol in their hearts for Israel and the Jewish people…and I tried to steer clear of all of that in my research. In fact, one of the best ways I found to research this is to study those who are proponents of the Noahide Laws own books and videos. I will warn to be careful of this, as many of the concepts are straight out of the Kabbalah. I did so with much prayer. I do not pretend to be an expert, I have found enough to be greatly concerned, and to know that I need to warn others who may listen. Dig in on your own, if you feel led to do so. If none of this interests you, disregard it.
Jesus Himself referred to these folks, who were alive and well in His day, and continue until this day, in Revelation 3:9:
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
To start, I believe the KJV is clear in many places that the antichrist will be Jewish. It really sets the stage for the rest of this to make more sense. One good verse:
Daniel 11:37: Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
Just being aware of Old Testament Bible prophecy, I do not think it is a wild leap to think that the Jewish people will need for this false messiah to meet the OT prophecies of Jesus’ coming. With the holidays coming up, I hope to post some verses of those to edify others who love Jesus. But I’m not getting into it much today. For today I will let it suffice that this coming person will need to be of the lineage/house of King David. So considering that the antichrist himself must be Jewish, of the tribe of Judah, etc….it is not a leap again to consider that any law he may put forth or support would be tied to this system.
Here are the Noahide Laws. This sounds pretty harmless, even nice. For believers of Jesus, they are not so nice.
Following copied from Wikipedia:
The Seven Laws of Noah (Hebrew: שבע מצוות בני נח Sheva Mitzvot B’nei Noach), also referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachide Laws (from the English transliteration of the Hebrew pronunciation of “Noah”), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God  as a binding set of laws for the “children of Noah” – that is, all of humanity.
Accordingly, any non-Jew who adheres to these laws because they were given by Moses is regarded as a righteous gentile, and is assured of a place in the world to come (עולם הבא Olam Haba), the final reward of the righteous.
The seven Noahide laws as traditionally enumerated are the following:
- Not to worship idols.
- Not to curse God.
- To establish courts of justice.
- Not to commit murder.
- Not to commit adultery or sexual immorality.
- Not to steal.
- Not to eat flesh torn from a living animal.
According to the Talmud, the rabbis agree that the seven laws were given to the sons of Noah. However, they disagree on precisely which laws were given to Adam and Eve. Six of the seven laws are exegetically derived from passages in Genesis, with the seventh being the establishing of courts.
The earliest complete rabbinic version of the seven laws can be found in the Tosefta where they are listed as follows.
Seven commandments were commanded of the sons of Noah:
- concerning adjudication (denim)
- concerning idolatry (avodah zarah)
- concerning blasphemy (qilelat ha-shem)
- concerning sexual immorality (gilui arayot)
- concerning blood-shed (shefikhut damim)
- concerning robbery (ha-gezel)
- concerning a limb torn from a living animal (eber min ha-hayy)
***all cited from Wikipedia post linked above. Not that I really endorse Wikipedia much, but in this case it seemed generally correct in line with what else I have found.
These mostly sound like great things, in a world gone crazy. Except that number 3 on the Tosefta list. Blasphemy. Would the Kabbalist Jews consider worship of Jesus blasphemy? Yes.
The thing that seems a little harder to nail down is the punishment for offenses against these laws. What I have found, even coming from the mouths of rabbis, is that the punishment is decapitation. I’ve got to go back and rewatch a video I saw several months ago, where a rabbi admitted this would be likely. I will post it in a different video later. I have thought of this verse, about those beheaded during Daniel’s 70th week:
Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Here is a brief interesting video from Richie from Boston that I found awhile back. This is not an endorsement for all of his views, what he posted seemed in keeping with what I’ve found. And he has links.
So how does this concern me, you might ask? If you live in the United States, the Noahide Laws were approved as Public Law 102-14, H.J. Res 104 102nd Congress of the United States of America, signed by George Bush on March 20, 1991. See link.
I have thought of this verse, Daniel 7:25:
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Laws are subject to change, and this verse is clear that laws will be changed. I’m in no way dogmatic that this verse explains the Noahide Laws, but it cannot be ruled out, at least at this point.
It’s interesting how the modern day Sanhedrin had reached out to President Trump, almost immediately, for help to rebuild the Third Temple.
Also also of note that President Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, is a member of Chabad Lubavitch. Chabad Lubavitch is the predominant group in this movement. Here is an interesting video on this from Gonz Shimura/Face Like the Sun:
I hope that this post is not a big, disjointed mess. 🙂 I wanted to do a little explaining about what these laws are, why there is concern, and will get info posting further in depth material in the near future. Anyhow, just calling attention to this, at least to watch and be aware.