May I please ask you to consider the implications of this....and open this topic up for discussion! I have posted this in bits on the other forums but would really like some input about how others may see this!
I have been a Christian since 1982. The LORD led me to Himself through my association with Jewish people, the study of Hitler and WWII, and the study of the Prophets...all before accepting the LORD. It was a process He led me through first. I have been a long time studier of the prophetic word and listen to Israel radio regularly and have a great love for the Jewish people and support for Israel.
With the above said, something recently started to alarm me...
I just mean this for food for thought as it is a very new study for me……especially when I noticed both Bushes linked to these laws and the Noahides.
This is all being regularly aired on Israeli radio and goes out all over the world re: the Noahide laws for "Righteous Gentiles"…...they are only for gentiles….....righteous gentiles are those who follow them.
This teaching looks morally good on the surface. But, meanwhile under the surface, there is a punishment for those not following these laws.....i. e. death by decapitation.
If this takes root many could be in more trouble than can be imagined at the moment. It is all going to look like a good thing. To me, it is almost a pre-Hitler move in the making only it will be against Christians. If this takes hold, with Rev. 20:4 in mind and the ones spoken out against are you and I!
I just have a gut feeling about all of this! It can all sound so morally good, the worship of one God...remembering to worship Jesus is idol worship punishable by death......by decapitation.....just where does it say this in the Torah? I submit it doesn't but is being taught just the same without the decapitation part mentioned, I am sure for the most part, (at least I hope) out of ignorance of the punishment.
I don't think Christians should turn a blind eye to this teaching....they are having their first ever global meeting in 2008.
God had a plan to unite Jew and Gentile through Christ.
Man does not want to accept this plan for the most part, so I can see how this could further the attack against Christianity….many Noahides are people who have turned from the Christian faith. It is the Sanhedrin setting up a Council with the righteous gentile community to send out the moral law from Jerusalem..i.e. man’s attempt to unite Jew and gentile under moral laws, under a Council, (with a punishment system by decapitation). These laws are called the 7 "Universal Laws" of Noah...universal has a global ring, Noah an all inclusiveness...as it talks about the uniting of the brotherhood of man with these laws.......back to the dawn of civilization.
I find this very alarming considering the time in which we live, especially with Rev. 20:4 in mind. I never dreamt of seeing a development like this…….through the Sanhedrin..... so just sharing for your own discernment!
I am sending an email about this punishment soon to this host addressing this issue. It is taking nerve to do so!
Here is what it says about the punishment….The Seven Noahide laws are general commandments with many details. Transgressing any one of them is considered such a breach in the natural order that the offender incurs the death penalty. Apart from a few exceptions, the death sentence for a Ben Noach is Sayif, death by the sword / decapitation, the least painful of the four modes of execution of criminals (see the Rambam's Hilchos Melachim 9:14). (The four methods of capital punishment in Torah are: S’kilah - Stoning; S’rifah - Burning; Hereg - Decapitation; Henek - Strangulation.) The many formalities of procedure essential when the accused is an Israelite need not be observed in the case of the Noachite. The latter may be convicted on the testimony of one witness, even on that of relatives, but not on that of a woman. He need have had no warning from the witnesses; and a single judge may pass sentence on him (Sanhedrin 57a, b; Rambam, Hilchos Melakim 9:14).
Sanhedrin Moves to Establish Council For Noahides
(Note on this site: GW Bush shaking hands under Photos and News on the left)
Decapitation because it is the least painful...how morally thoughtful! Sorry for the touch of sarcacim but this is a very alarming move to me, knowing how the Sanhedrin felt about Jesus in his time.
Posting a few articles hoping some will give their opinions!
Thanking you in advance!