The House Rules is not a religion:
“The Creator, in His compassion, gave mankind the means to know the behavior He desires, and that He hates.” Rabbi Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron
There is beauty, joy and peace in knowing what the Creator expects of you as a human being. What you will discover in reclaiming your Bnei Noach birthright is a simple life of obedient observance to the laws/instructions that the Creator gave us as human beings to live by.
The house rules (as I call them) He has given, allows us to live here on planet earth in an orderly and morally fashion; they are rules for living, they are meant to guide our lives and are not for the purpose to form any kind of religion. They are designed to grow a society in peace and harmony with other humans and the Creator. Religion has destroyed so many lives. By returning and reclaiming our G-d given birthright we can repair and reclaim what being human is all about.
This blog series is not intended to be an all-inclusive source on the Bnei Noach Laws but to be more of an introduction. There are materials available containing more detailed information than what I will provide here. Also even as a non-Jew one needs to find a learned rabbi in the Bnei Noach Laws to help teach you not only what they are but also the proper study and observance of them. Without proper guidance can miss interpret or even worse, turn it into another religion which Bnei Noach are forbidden to do.
It is my personal belief, the reclaiming of the Bnei Noach/Noahide movement that is spreading across this planet like wildfire is the beginning of the fulfilling of a couple of Scriptural passage found in the Prophets.
Zechariah 8:23 “Thus says the L-RD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”
This is where the Bnei Noach – Children of Noah who make up the non-Jewish/Israeli nations will come to the Priestly Nation and asks them to teach us about the Creator and what He expects of us.
Jeremiah 16:19 “O L-RD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction, unto You shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: ‘Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.”
Again, it is my personal belief that the events of the above passage are what will cause the peoples of the nations to fulfil what we read in Zechariah 8. Right now, in our day and time hundreds and thousands of people across the globe have been waking up to the fact that they have been kidnapped by idolatrous religions and are running to the Jewish people asking for help.
With that being said, when we arrive on their door step asking for help because we now see that it is they who have known the truth from the Creator all this time; they will open up the Hebrew Scriptures in its original language and teach us the ways of the Creator that has been preserved for us through them.
The 7 Categorical Laws for Mankind
Below is a basic foundational listing of the Laws, the laws as they appear in the list is not a definitive list. As stated they are categorical, under each one theses are sub-laws that number around 70 in total. Each of the categories should be studied out and learned; the category of ‘Theft’ alone is a very lengthy and detailed study.
- Idolatry (Prohibition)
- Cursing a Name of the Creator (Prohibition)
- Murder (Prohibition)
- Forbidden Sexual Relations (Prohibition)
- Theft (Prohibition)
- Eating Meat Taken From A Living Animal (Prohibition)
- Justice (Obligation to enforce the law)
Location of these laws in the Hebrew Scriptures
Again, this is just and introduction to the Bnei Noach birthright Laws. Below is the Scriptural location, for more information on them, refer to the references at the end of this article.
- Idolatry: Gen. 2:16 “And the L-RD God commanded the man, saying…”
- Cursing a Name of the Creator: Lev. 24:15 “Any man who curses his Creator will bear his sin.”
- Murder: Gen. 9:6 “Whoso sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of the Creator he made man.”
- Forbidden Sexual Relations: Gen. 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” (see reference below)
- Theft: Gen. 2:16-17 “And the L-RD God commanded the man, saying: ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shalt not eat of it; for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.” Gen. 21:25 “And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken.”
- Eating Meat Taken From A Living Animal: Gen. 9:4 “But flesh; with its soul, its blood you shall not eat.”
- Justice: Gen. 9:6 “Whoso sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of the Creator he made man.” (He is to be prosecuted in a court by a man qualified to be a witness.)
As stated above this is an introduction and not an all-inclusive study of the Bnei Noach Laws. Also, as stated one needs to find them a learned rabbi (Jewish teacher) in the Bnei Noach/ Noahide Laws to teach you the basic understanding of them from the original Hebrew; there are many more details that are gained from the Hebrew text that the English or any other language translation hides.
These are the category of law – instruction that the Creator gave us. We were born into these instruction and they are our birthright. Shortly after birth we became kidnapped by the wayward world’s system of religions that have replaced what was rightfully ours from our Creator. Join us in reclaiming what is ours, the ways of the Creator for mankind that if observed would bring peace and harmony on the whole planet – this is a Scriptural revolution as shown in Jerm.16 and Zech. 8.
The Bnei Noach/Noahide laws is not a religion, it’s the correct biblical way of life to walk with your Creator and your fellow man.
Part 5 will conclude this series. I will discuss an amazing statement the Creator recorded for all eternity in His Torah and how we today can take part in it as well.
Terry W. Hayes
References, Sources & Notes
Guide for the Noahide by Rabbi Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron is a great place to begin a more in-depth study of the Bnei Noach Laws and lifestyle.
www.asknoah.org is where you will find articles on the individual laws and their location within the Hebrew Scriptures, the above location list is the source for the info in this article.
Rabbi Michael Skobac youtube video 7 Laws of Noah – Torah 4 Non-Jews https://youtu.be/5O1ve4Hs4Po
http://www.netiv.net/ is where you will find lectures on Bnei Noach Torah living and observance.
http://beingnoahide.com/ Has articles and video teachings of Bnei Noach issues. They have started an online reading and discussion of Guide for the Noahide book.