When it comes to the Noahide Laws or the seven laws of Noah, seriously you should be terrified. Why you may ask? To begin with they sound like a good idea.
Who doesn’t think these Noahide Laws are reasonable?
- Not to worship idols.
- Not to curse God.
- To establish courts of justice.
- Not to commit murder.
- Do not commit adultery or sexual immorality.
- Not to steal.
- Not to eat flesh torn from a living animal.
But The Jews Are God’s People Right?
Before getting into why I think these are the most terrifying laws around, let’s look at where they come from. As Christians we all want to believe that the Jews are okay people. We tend, as a group, to roll our eyes whenever someone tries to curse Israel or speak poorly about the Jews.
A dangerous knee jerk reaction
Based on years and years of training to look at the land of Israel as a holy place many assume everyone who lives there must be holy too. Christians eagerly await the rebuilding of the 3rd temple. Just because something seems good doesn’t make it good.
Let’s slow down a minute and think about all of these things. Then we will circle back around to why the naohide laws are so bad. To begin with who actually lives in Israel right now?
Who Lives In Israel Now
Jews who can trace their ancestors back through their mothers and their offspring make up the the majority of the population of Israel (the land, not the house of Israel). Followed by Muslims, then a variety of other ethnic groups come in way behind. Everyone, not Jewish, living in Israel MUST agree to be bound under the Noahide Laws.
The Jews of Israel today make up the house of Judah. There exists a second house – the other stick, called the house of Israel. This house of Israel are the other tribes from the Northern Kingdom that never returned.
Ezekiel & The Return Of The House of Israel
Ezekiel is told to lay on his right side for 70 days for the house of Judah. Exiled for 70 years in Babylon, Judah returned to the land after those 70 years. Now for the house of Israel, Ezekiel laid on his left side for 390 days. Because the house of Israel would not return, and repent of their disobedience, God multiplied their judgement by 7. 390 times 7 equals 2730. If you subtract 722 from 2730 you will arrive at 2008/2009!
This is when people from various nations started turning back to the Father in the form of obedience to His commandments. Those who have the testimony of Yeshua and keep His commandments; those are the house of Israel.
The Beast of Revelation that Comes Out of the Sea
You might want to go read this article about who that second beast is as you are looking at the things we are pointing out about the Noahide laws. I can assure you that you haven’t heard this identification before.
One Torah – Two Sticks
The house of Israel is learning YHWH’s Word and trying to conform to His laws and statues. As Christians who are not aware of what God’s Word actually say will be led astray when these noahide laws start to be enforced.
The background of these seven laws of Noah derive from the Talmud. The Talmud is a Jewish construction brought back from Babylon. It is not Biblical, yet the Jews tend to give it and the Mishnah, a collection of Jewish traditions, way more significance than that which was written down by Moses.
“There is one Torah for the native-born and for the stranger who sojourns among you.” (Ex. 12:49)
And this is where the problems begin.
Because there is so much going on around Christianity that is pretty bad. Like the Catholic Church scandals, the Evangelical pastor scandals, the Church has lost the high ground. And because they don’t know what the actual commandments are those that profess the name of Jesus but do not know what He required of them will fall for this sham. The Jewish Rabbis are being looked at as the moral authority.
The Rabbis say that the the commandments, holy days and sabbaths are only for the Jews. While the seven Noahide Laws are for everyone else in order from them to get into heaven. (never mind salvation isn’t about heaven – it is about the KINGDOM of heaven).
My People Perish For Lack of Knowledge About The Noahide Laws
When the antichrist rises, and he is already tuning up, he will tell everyone that it’s okay to believe what you want. All roads lead to God. It won’t be long before we see the 3rd temple built – technically finished – welcoming everyone. Jew, non professing gentile, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindis – everyone. The one exception being those that won’t bow a knee to the leader of that temple.
Those that have the testimony of Yeshua, and keep his commandments. They will not deny their Messiah. And for that they will lose their heads.
Have you ever wondered about these verses:
Acknowledge Christ Before Men
Luk 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
12:9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Especially Luke 12:11 – And when they bring you unto the synagogues…
Why would anyone bring you up before the synagogues other than that you are under laws that the synagogues have authority to administrate over.
The whole section deals with not denying Yeshua or the Holy Spirit. According to the Rabbis the way to commit blasphemy under the Noahide Laws – declare Yeshua/Jesus equal to God or pronounce the name Yahuah or Yahweh. The resulting punishment? Beheading! (According to the Rabbis the way to commit blasphemy under the Noahide Laws – declare Yeshua/Jesus equal to God or pronounce the name Yahuah or Yahweh. – Thank you Ted Bruckner for the clarification)
Unlike the Torah
teaching found in Deuteronomy 17:6, that requires the testimony of two or three witnesses before one can be executed, according to the Noahide Law
it only takes one witness! Breaking one of these laws, is subject to capital punishment by decapitation (Sanh.57a) [read the whole article & warning here]
Noahide laws further subdivided. Following is a partial listing of those laws as derived from the seven Noahide Laws.
- Must worship God alone
- Jesus cannot be worshiped since it is considered blasphemy2
- No idols or statues
- Do not bow before any statues or idols
- Do not offer sacrifices before any statues or idols
- Do not curse God
- Worship and pray to the true God alone
- Do not use God’s name in vain
- Against murdering anyone
- Self-defense is permitted
- Theft – Do Not
- move a landmark
- use false weights and measurements
- Do not covet
- Sexual Immorality – No
- Eating flesh of living animals
- 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
- Justice Laws – Against
- condemning the innocent
- Justice Laws – Must
- Administer the death penalty
- Treat people equally before the law
The United States Congress recognized the Noahide Laws in 1991 when it passed the Education Day Bill.
“Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded; Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws”3 [excerpted from CARM.ORG
Did you catch that last part about the Noahide Laws even now recognized in the United States in 1991? Unbelievable?
The Man of Lawlessness
So doesn’t it make more sense that when the man of lawlessness arises enforcing these Noahide Laws – that those who have the testimony of Yeshua and keep His commandments are in mortal danger?
Another thought comes to mind about these Noahide Laws. Pushing fear about Muslims makes Christians WANT to gravitate towards Jewishness. They tend to identify with the Jews, thinking the Jews are Israel.
Wonder how this will all work into the Mark of the Beast? Check out these two articles:
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Remember this. Be an over-comer.