UNDER THE LAW
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... - Daniel 7:25
The International Criminal Tribunal
The Lubavitch Movement
The Noahide Laws
Freemasons: True Noahides
The Hebrew Roots Movement
International Criminal Tribunal
On May 25, 1993 the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution establishing an International Criminal Tribunal. While claiming to act under "under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations", the Security Council, in creating the ICT, violated the U.N. Charter, which states that the Council has no competence whatsoever in judicial matters. According to the president of the International Progress Organization, an NGO (non-governmental organization) which has worked in various associations with the United Nations for almost 30 years:
"The provisions of Chapter VII determine the Council's competence in matters of international security but not in matters of criminal justice or other judicial matters. The sole authority in international judicial matters rests with the International Court of Justice." (The Emperor's Clothes)
In ratifying the treaty required to establish an International Criminal Court, the following broad parameters were presented by the U.N. in a 16 June 2000 Press Release:"The Rules of Procedure and Evidence cover such issues as composition and administration of the Court, penalties for crimes, obligations of international cooperation and assistance, as well as enforcement of sentences. On the matter of crimes initially within the Court’s jurisdiction — genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity — the Commission is working to identify what elements would constitute those crimes and would need to be proven in order to obtain convictions. In the category of crimes against humanity, it is discussing such crimes as murder, enslavement, extermination, persecution, disappearance and sexual crimes."Subsequently, in the war crimes trial of Slobodan Miloshevich (Milosevic) and other Serbian government leaders, the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) has begun to exercise its global jurisdiction over individuals without the encumbrance of a Constitution, Bill of Rights or even a common law tradition. In his article, Back to the Dark Ages?, Jared Israel wrote of the Star Chamber methods:"Star Chamber [definition]
Star Chamber (stär) noun
1. A 15th-century to 17th-century English court consisting of judges who were appointed by the Crown and sat in closed session on cases involving state security.
2. star chamber (stär chAm¹ber). A court or group that engages in secret, harsh, or arbitrary procedures.
[So called because the ceiling of the original courtroom was decorated with stars.]''"In the Introduction to 'Scandal In the Hague' (1) I commented that the perversion of justice embodied in the War Crimes Tribunal is an attempt to politically shatter and demonize the Bosnian Serbs. On reflection, it is more. By endorsing Star Chamber methods, including the use of secret witnesses, the denial of the defense's right to cross-examine, the holding of defendants for indefinite periods without recourse, and by trumpeting these methods as a breakthrough for international law, I believe the Tribunal foreshadows the Western elite's judicial goals for the 21st century.Speaking at the August 11, 2000 session of the ICC's Preparatory Committee, Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, President of the Hague Tribunal, urged that the ICC's authorizing statute "should be one of principle and not of detail.... [It should] be a flexible statute based on principles which may be developed by the Court as circumstances require while still providing sufficient guidance to establish an international framework within which the Court can work." (International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia)
"Shall we ignore this? To put matters bluntly: Rome is burning. Shall we fiddle? Shall we allow the power elite in the US, Britain and a few other Western countries to turn back the clock, to recreate the Dark Ages in modern dress?
"The standards applied in the War Crimes Tribunal, described by Christopher Black in 'An Impartial Tribunal? Really?' (4) and by Prof. Cavoski in 'Learning from the Inquisition' (5) have been imported to Kosovo where the courts are openly modeled after the Tribunal. If Kosovo, why not all of Serbia? Why not the rest of the world?"
The formulation of a body of moral principles to govern mankind is currently the objective of a worldwide, multicultural and religio-political network that is working diligently to hasten mankind's return to the Natural Law. This many-faceted movement is demanding that entire nations submit to a set of principles variously termed the Noahide Laws, the Moral Law, Natural Law, Universal Law, etc. Such a movement would normally not concern Christians, who are required under most circumstances to obey the laws of those in governmental authority. However, this movement is not working exclusively outside the pale of Christianity, but has infiltrated and is using the Christian Church to establish its global governing apparatus.
On March 4, Christian radio stations nationwide aired an address to the Council for National Policy by James Dobson, President of Focus on the Family. Expressing his determination to do whatever is necessary to restore the observance of "moral law," Dr. Dobson reasoned that, since God created Wisdom before He created anything else, the Moral Law is the law of the Universe. The identical appeal for nations to be governed by "natural law" and "moral law" has historically been made by the Orders of Freemasonry. Commenting on Dobson's presentation to the CNP, Chey Simonton perceptively noted its Masonic quality:"On the whole, there is very scant evidence that would convict him of being a 'Christian' in this speech. There is, however, considerable evidence that would tend to convict him of 'freemasonry....The demand for universal law is also emanating from the worldwide Lubavitch movement, the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon (which has close ties to the Council for National Policy), and the many groups represented within the CNP, such as Christian Reconstructionists, Moral Re-Armament, Knights of Malta, Opus Dei, etc. The insidious legalism and Kabbalism of the Chabad Lubavitch movement has also entered the Church disguised as the Hebraic Roots Movement.
"References the 'moral law of the universe' or 'moral law' 11 times in the speech. No mention of the word 'sin'....
"Recognizes the audience, 'I sense that most of you are deeply committed Christians; but, that's probably not true of all of you.' It is well-known the CNP membership includes 33rd degree masons (Helms, Kemp and probably Willard Garvey) and many 'christians' who work for and/or with Sun Myung Moon organizations (Gary Jarmin, Howard Phillips, Robert Grant, Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich, Ron Godwin, the LaHayes, Gary Bauer, etc.). Additionally, Phyllis Schlafly and David Balsiger (publisher of the "Christian Scorecard" ) have had past relationships with Elizabeth Clare Prophet's Church Universal and Triumphant leadership.
"Very Masonic presentation that emphasizes 'moral law of the universe' and 'wisdom'. No direct reference to Jesus Christ. His only reference to Jesus is oblique, 'the Holy One of Israel'. References 'people of faith' that would cover any religion including Unificationism, Islam, Buddhism, etc."
Although Christians are to obey the secular authorities when it does not require them to disobey God, they are not called to establish the Old Testament or any other form of moral law to govern mankind. Nor is the Church of Jesus Christ itself under the Old Testament Law, but under Grace. (Romans 6:14) The Church Age — the Age of Grace — will come to a close with the Rapture of the Church, and the 70th week Daniel will commence God's dealings with the nation of Israel under the Mosaic Law. (Dan. 9:27) In his defense of Dispensational Theology, the late Miles Stanford wrote, "...the key to Dispensationalism is the total distinction between Israel and the Church, and thereby, Law and Grace.""Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer’s warning sets our guidelines at the very outset."'Christianity is totally opposite to Judaism and any mixture of the two must result in the loss of all that is vital in the present plan of Salvation. One made its appeal to the limited resources of the natural man and conditioned his life on the earth; the other sets aside the natural man, secures a whole new creation in Christ Jesus, and counsels that new being in his pilgrim journey to his heavenly home.' (The Kingdom in History and Prophecy, p. 64)"It would seem, however, that ever since Dr. Chafer’s homegoing in 1952, there has been a steady decline of dispensational distinctiveness among the theologians of our leading seminaries, and therefore throughout our sound churches."
The Christian Church has been infiltrated by modern Judaizers who would obligate believers in Jesus Christ to the commandments of men in their system of Jewish legalism. However, those who in Christ are not under Law but under Grace:
"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.
"Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace." (Romans 6:3-14)
"Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter." (Rom. 7:4-6)
THE LUBAVITCH MOVEMENT
On the University of Calgary web site, the pages of Associate Professor of Theology, Dr. Eliezer Segal, present much information about ancient and modern Judaism. One of the modern schools of Judaic philosophy is Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidism, which Dr. Segal describes as Kabbalist movement:"The name 'Chabad' is a Hebrew acronym for the expression 'Chokmah,' 'Binah" and 'Da'at' — Wisdom, Intelligence and Knowledge. These Kabbalistic terms are central to the distinctive intellectual theology of the movement... The name Lubavitch refers to a town in Lithuania that was the centre of the movement for a brief period during the nineteenth century... Chabad Hasidism continued to be a major force among Russian and Lithuanian Jews from its inception...Chabad-Lubavitch is now an international movement with headquarters in New York. The American Friends of Chabad Lubavitch in Washington, D.C. coordinates activities for Chabad on Capital Hill, lobbies for Chabad causes, and runs study groups and social programs geared towards congressional staffers. In 1991, Chabad-Lubavitch in cooperation with President Bush established the observance of Education Day, USA "to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws."
"In 1940 the head of the movement Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneerson moved to America from Russia. From the outset he expressed his determination to make the Lubavitch movement into an American religious movement (e.g., by abandoning the traditional European long frocks in favour of American-style dress)."Public Law 102—14 (H.J. Res. 104): March 20, 1991The doctrines of the Lubavitch Movement are derived from the Kabbalah, the source book of Jewish mysticism or Gnosticism. The Encyclopedia of Religion states that the Lubavitch Hasidic interpretation of the Lurianic system of Kabbalah is among those taught in traditional Jewish institutions:
Education Day, USA Proclamation
Joint Resolution to designate March 26, 1991 as "Education Day, USA"
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;
Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos;
Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;
Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of this Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future;
Whereas the Lubavitch movement has fostered and promoted these ethical values and principles throughout the world;
Whereas Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered and his eighty-ninth birthday falls on March 26, 1991;
Whereas in tribute to this great spiritual leader, "the rebbe", this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of "education and giving", the year in which we turn to education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws; and
Whereas this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state: Now, therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That March 26, 1991, the start of the ninetieth year of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, leader of the worldwide Lubavitch movement, is designated as "Education Day. U.S.A.". The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Approved March 20, 1991."The dominant brand of Qabbalah in the modern Qabbalistic Yeshivot (traditional Jewish academies) is the Lurianic system. It is studied according to the interpretations offered by Mosheh Hayyim Luzzatto, by Eliyyahu ben Shelomoh Aalman, by Habad, the Lubavitch Hasidic Movement and by the Sefardic Qabbalists of the Beit El Academy in Jerusalem." 1.The "Lurianic system" of Kabalah was developed by Rabbi Luria (Ari). Rabbi Luria is identified by the Encyclopedia of Religion as the most influential of the Kabbalist/Theosophists: "The success of Luria's thought was instantaneous: his theosophy was accepted unanimously . . . and his Qabbalah was regarded as superior to the Cordoverian system." 2.
H.P. Blavatsky traces the Kabbalah to the ancient mysteries of Babylon and Egypt: "As is well known, the Kabala never originated with the Jews, who got their ideas from the Chaldeans and the Egyptians." 3. Blavatsky stated in her Theosophical Glossary: "The kabalist is a student of 'secret science',... This secret doctrine is identical with that of the Chaldeans, and includes at the same time much of the Persian wisdom, or 'magic'... [T]he Kabala is derived directly from the primeval Secret Doctrine of the East; through the Vedas, the Upanishads, Orpheus and Thales, Pythagoras and the Egyptians. Whatever its source, its substratum is at any rate identical with that of all the other systems from the Book of the Dead down to the later Gnostics."
The Secret Book of the Egyptian Gnostics by Jeanne Doresse claims that the sacred Book of the Cave of Treasures is alleged to contain the secret teachings that were written by Adam who, prior to his interment in Persia, transmitted them to Noah. According to the Gnostic tradition, "nascent Christianity" commingled with Zoroastrianism and the commands of Adam to Noah were preserved in Persia for the generations to come:"The principle work in which ...all these traditions became synchrotized was The Book of the Cave of Treasures...It puts all these revelations into the mouth of Adam as the first of a long series of prophets, who predicts how the Magi will await the announcement of the Saviour, near this cave in which Adam himself will have been interred, and where the Treasures are concealed which the Magi will carry to Bethlehem...
"In The Book of the Cave of Treasures ...let us quote from it these lines, supposedly spoken by the Magi: Adam imparted revelations to his son Seth...he recommended his son Seth never to fail in justice as he Adam had done. Seth welcomed the teaching of his father with a pure heart and it was given to him to inscribe this wisdom in a book and to teach it...And thanks to him, for the first time in this world, there was seen a book written in the name of the Most High. Seth bequeathed to his descendents the book thus written, and that book was handed down even to Noah...(who) took with him into the Ark the books of these teachings... He ordained in his turn that the generation that came after him were to repeat...the mysteries in the books of Seth...These mysteries and this narrative were handed down even to our fathers...who passed them on to us." 4.
THE NOACHIDE LAWSThe Encyclopedia of Judaism locates the Noachide Laws in the Talmud Bavli, the Babylonian Talmud.
[NOTE: On the Babylonian Talmud (T.B.), the following statement is representative of Jewish scholarship:
"There are two editions of the Talmud, the Jerusalem Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud. Of these two, the Babylonian Talmud is authoritative for Orthodox Judaism, which regards it as divinely inspired... The superiority of the Babylonian Talmud is so great, that when people now talk about the Talmud, they always mean the Babylonian Talmud. The authority of the Babylonian Talmud is also greater than that of the Jerusalem Talmud. In cases of doubt the former is decisive."] 5.
The Noachide Laws - The Encyclopedia of Judaism
(1) Civil justice [the duty to establish a legal system];
(2) Prohibition of blasphemy [which includes the bearing of false witness];
(3) The abandonment of idolatry;
(4) The prohibition of incest [including adultery and other sexual offenses];
(5) The prohibition of murder;
(6) Also that of theft;
(7) The law against eating flesh [a limb] cut from a living animal [ie., cruelty in any shape or form] (T.B. Sanh. 56A)
The Talmud also states the penalty for disobedience: "One additional element of greater severity is that violation of any one of the seven laws subjects the Noahide to capital punishment by decapitation. (Sanh. 57A)"
The Jewish Encyclopedia elaborates:
“In the elaboration of these seven Noachian laws, and in assigning punishments for their transgression, the Rabbis are sometimes more lenient and sometimes more rigorous with Noachidæ than with Israelites. With but a few exceptions, the punishment meted out to a Noachid for the transgression of any of the seven laws is decapitation, the least painful of the four modes of execution of criminals (see Capital Punishment). The many formalities of procedure essential when the accused is an Israelite need not be observed in the case of the Noachid. 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 ("hatra'ah") from the witnesses; and a single judge may pass sentence on him (ib. 57a, b; "Yad," l.c. ix. 14). With regard to idolatry, he can be found guilty only if he worshiped an idol in the regular form in which that particular deity is usually worshiped; while in the case of blasphemy he may be found guilty, even when he has blasphemed with one of the attributes of God's name—an action which, if committed by an Israelite, would not be regarded as criminal (ib. 56b; see Blasphemy).”
The Chabad Lubavitch in Cyberspace provides information on the Noahide Laws:
The Seven Noahide Laws - A Guide for Mankind
In Depth Look at the Seven Noachide Laws
The Noachide Code And The Messianic Era
Courts Of Law
Note: These articles have been removed from the Chabad Lubavitch website and from the internet. Apparently the Lubavitchers do not want Christian websites exposing the Noahide Laws. Here's why...
The second and third Noahide Laws which prohibit blasphemy and idolatry will ban the worship of Jesus Christ as another deity and therefore an idol. And the penalty for disobedience of any one of the Noahide Laws is death by decapitation.
"...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..." Rev. 20:4
See: The Mark of the Beast: The Six-Pointed Star
Moses Maimonides (Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon — 11381204), better known as the Rambam, is universally recognized for his preeminence as a Jewish philosopher and thinker. His influence remains unabated until the present time. Maimonides classic work, Mishnah Torah, opens with a section on systematic philosophical theology, derived largely from Aristotelian science and metaphysics.
In Chapter 10 of the English Translation of the Mishnah Torah, Maimonides states concerning Jesus Christ:"It is a mitzvah [religious duty; ARC], however, to eradicate Jewish traitors, minnim, and apikorsim, and to cause them to descend to the pit of destruction, since they cause difficulty to the Jews and sway the people away from God, as did Jesus of Nazareth and his students, and Tzadok, Baithos, and their students. May the name of the wicked rot." 6.The Mishnah is the early Talmud or the forerunner of the Talmud. To the Mishnah the rabbis later added the Gemara (rabbinical commentaries). Together these comprise the Talmud. Scholars will claim that the Talmud is partly a collection of oral traditions given by Moses which had not yet been written down in Jesus' time. However, Christ condemned the traditions of the Mishnah (early Talmud) and the Scribes and Pharisees who taught it, because the Talmud nullifies the teachings of Scripture. In Mark 7:1-13) Jesus' warning against the traditions of men that make null and void the Word of God is a direct reference to the Mishnah.
Moreover, the commands found in Genesis 9 and Acts 15 are not the equivalent of the 7 Noahide Laws of the Kabbalist/Lubavitchers, nor does the context in which these commands appear have any relation whatsoever to the radical agenda of the movement promoting the Noahide Laws.
Path of the Righteous Gentile
One purveyor of the Noahide Laws, the B'nai Noach, defines the term "Noahide" as a Gentile:"A bat Noach [daughter of Noah] or b'nai Noach [son/child of Noah] is a non-Jew (Noahide) who follows the Jewish laws specifically given by God for them."The Chabad Lubavitch, B'nai Noach and even some Messianic organizations identify the Noahide Laws with the command given to Noah in Genesis 9 and/or the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15. However, neither passage contains these 7 commandments as a code of universal law, nor did God's intent in giving these commands remotely correlate with the political agenda of the Lubavitch movement.
The Covenant of Noah website further states that God gave the 7 Noahide Laws at Mount Sinai with the intention that the Children of Israel should keep them and teach them to the Gentiles:"...the Seven Universal Laws were given on Mount Sinai at the time when the Torah was given to the Jewish people...With the Giving of the Torah, the G-d of Israel chose the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as His Chosen People, commanding them to fulfill the 613 precepts of the Torah. He also commanded the righteous of the other nations of the world to keep the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noah and commanded Moses and his people teach them how."B'nai Noach explains Why should Gentiles Need to be taught by Jews?"The Scriptures prophesy that the Gentiles would go to the Jews and ask to be taught by them. There are many things found in the Hebrew Scriptures which cannot be understood without learning their Jewish context."B'nai Noach cites Zechariah 8:22, 23 and there are other Scriptural references to the Messianic period when the Gentile nations will come to Jerusalem. However, understood in their proper context and with the revelation of the New Testament, these passages pertain expressly to the millennial reign of Jesus Christ:Zechariah 8:22, 23: "Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts; in Those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall 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."Lubavitch prophecies look for the messiah to arise from among their own leadership:
Isaiah 2:2,3: "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem."
Isaiah 60:1-5: "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of they rising. Lift up thin eyes round about, and see; all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thin heart shall fear, and be enlarged because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.""The sect's early leaders prophesied that only seven rabbis would lead them, and before the death of the seventh, Messiah would come... The Lubavitcher’s prime candidate for being the Messiah, Rabbi Schneerson, died in June of 1994. The powerful Orthodox/Jewish sect has been left in a quandary, since they had been claiming that the Messiah would appear in Jerusalem before Schneerson’s death. While some Lubavitchers are actually still looking for Schneerson to soon be resurrected to prove his Messiahship, most others are looking elsewhere for the expected deliverer."An organization linked from the B'nai Noach, Light to the Nations, does not believe that Jesus fulfilled the criteria required of the messiah. Again, no Scripture is given for the mission of the anticipated messiah:"According to the prophets of the Bible, amongst the most basic missions of the messiah are:
Chabad Lubavitch presents tables showing the correspondences between the Noahide Laws and the Sephirot or path of initiation taught in the Kabbalah, the book of Jewish mysticism. In other words, through observance of the Noahide Laws, the Righteous Gentiles ascend on path of initiation toward perfection.
- to cause all the world to return to G-d and His teachings,
- to restore the royal dynasty to the descendants of David,
- to oversee the rebuilding of Jerusalem, including the Temple, in the event that it has not yet been rebuilt;
- to gather the Jewish people from all over the world and bring them home to the Land of Israel,
- and to reestablish the sanhedrin,
- restore the sacrificial system,
- as well as the Sabbatical year and Jubilee."Every human soul possesses 10 sefirot, or spiritual powers. The first three are intellectual, while the remaining seven relate to the emotions. . .[T]he seven Noahide commandments correspond to the seven emotive powers of the soul. These, in turn, correspond to the seven major parts of the body...these seven commandments are arranged in the sefirotic structure familiar to students of Kabbalah. . ."It is worth noting that the Noahide Laws will be administered by a restored Sanhedrin, the ruling body of the Jews which found Jesus Christ guilty of blasphemy on the accusations of two false witnesses. Under the Courts of Law section of the Noahide Laws is stated: "A person may be convicted in a Noahide court on the testimony of a single witness, but only if the witness is known to be righteous." The Jewish Encyclopedia confirms this statement:
"In the elaboration of these seven Noachian laws, and in assigning punishments for their transgression, the Rabbis are sometimes more lenient and sometimes more rigorous with Noachidæ than with Israelites. With but a few exceptions, the punishment meted out to a Noachid for the transgression of any of the seven laws is decapitation... (see Capital Punishment). The many formalities of procedure essential when the accused is an Israelite need not be observed in the case of the Noachid. 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 ('hatra'ah') from the witnesses; and a single judge may pass sentence on him (ib. 57a, b; 'Yad,' l.c. ix. 14). With regard to idolatry, he can be found guilty only if he worshiped an idol in the regular form in which that particular deity is usually worshiped; while in the case of blasphemy he may be found guilty, even when he has blasphemed with one of the attributes of God's name—an action which, if committed by an Israelite, would not be regarded as criminal (ib. 56b; see Blasphemy)." (Laws, Noachian)
The Noahide Laws are termed The Path of the Righteous Gentile.
Who are the righteous Gentiles?
Psalms 14 and 53 state emphatically that there are NONE (no not one):...They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are altogether become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Ps.14:1-3)To those Jews who considered themselves righteous, the Lord Jesus Christ said, "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Mark 2:17)
And to those who strove to ease their conscience through obedience to the Law, He extended an invitation to come to Him for release from their bondage to sin:"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matt. 11:28-30)The false doctrine of merited righteousness through observance of the Noahide Laws is an affront to the grace of God, who gave His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for sin and imputes Christ's righteousness to sinful men on the basis of faith alone. Ephesians 2:1-10 describes true salvation whereby God unites the believer with Jesus Christ, who enables him/her to overcome the power of sin:"And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.Matthew Henry thus described the marvelous salvation which God has provided for sinners - Jew or Gentile:
"But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus; That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of god: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.""Our Lord Jesus is our Redeemer, our everlasting Redeemer; he looked with compassion on the deplorable state of fallen mankind…at a vast expense he redeemed the heavenly inheritance for us, which by sin was forfeited into the hands of Divine justice, and which we could never have been able to redeem. He purchased a peculiar people, whom he would espouse to himself, though strangers and foreigners…
"Though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor; but he was abundantly recompensed by his Father, who, because he thus humbled himself, hath highly exalted him, and given him a name above every name. To this union Christ invites the perishing sinner. This relation to the poor, despised believer, he avows and glories in. Let us then joyfully accept his salvation, look for all our happiness from him, and devote our selves to his service."
The Dawn of Civilization
If the Noahide Code of Universal Law is contrary to the Word of God, what then is its source?
The first two clauses of the U.S. Joint Resolution designating March 26, 1991 as "Education Day, USA, stated that the United States of America was founded upon "Seven Noahide Laws" which were the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization:"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;The Shulchan Aruch presents a fabricated history of the Noahide Laws as having been given to Adam, Noah and Moses, and cites the Talmud and a Jewish sage, Rashi, as contributing to this mythology. You will note in the following Chabad Lubavitch passage a Talmudic extrapolation of Scripture in regard to the Sabbath — a practice of the Pharisees which Jesus noted as well.
"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;...""When G-d charged Adam, 'And the L-rd G-d commanded Adam, saying: Of every tree in the garden you may surely eat. But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you may not eat of it, for on the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.' (Genesis 2:16,17) This single commandment contained the source of the Seven Noahide Commandments. And more, Adam was charged by G-d with the responsibility to teach the laws to future generations...
"It is a principle in Biblical analysis that when a verse states, 'And the L-rd spoke to Moses, saying...' it means that G-d taught Moses something and that He expected him to teach it to the Jewish people, or, as in the case of the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noah, to all of mankind. And so, Adam taught his children the Seven Universal Laws...
"The clear proof that the descendants of Adam knew these laws and were expected to obey them by the Divine Judge and Father, was that 1557 years later, He brought the Great Flood as a punishment for mankind's failure in keeping these commandments. 'And G-d saw the earth and, behold, it was corrupted, because all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.' (Genesis 6:12)
"And so, with a new world and a fresh start at building it in sanctity, G-d reaffirmed the original seven commandments that He had taught Adam. G-d blessed Noah and his sons and their wives and promised him that He would never again destroy the world as He had done, sealing the promise for all time by striking a covenant with Noah as mankind's father. The rainbow with its seven colors reflected the beauty and divinity of the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noah...
"The Talmud states that in one opinion, the fruit of the tree of knowledge was the grape. What Adam had done was drink wine in a profane manner. It had been G-d's intention that Adam would wait until the Sabbath, which was to come in just a few hours, and then the fruit of the tree, the grape, would be used to sanctify the Sabbath and bear witness to the fact that G-d had created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. It is argued that Noah knew this deeper meaning of Adam's transgression and by planting a vineyard and using the wine for holy purposes, he could achieve the complete rectification of the sin. But Noah failed. He became intoxicated, and discovered naked by his youngest son Ham, who shamed him by calling Noah's other two sons, Shem and Japheth to see their father's drunken nakedness.
"Rashi comments on this verse (Genesis 9:22) that Ham either castrated his father or had homosexual relations with him or both. Shem and Japheth respectfully covered their father with a garment, but the damage had been done. Noah awoke and cursed Ham and his descendants and the Divine Presence looked down in pity, now from the fifth heaven. The Seven Commandments of the Children of Noah remained, as before the Flood, unheeded by all but a few, notably Shem and his grandson Eber, who established Houses of Study for the purpose of understanding and fulfilling the Noahide Laws."
Under the guise of Torah Judaism, the Kabbalists are taking both Jew and Gentile back to Egypt, the ancient house of bondage - a fact confirmed by Theosophist, H.P. Blavatsky, who traced the Kabbalah to the mystery religions of Babylon and Egypt: "As is well known, the Kabbala never originated with the Jews, who got their ideas from the Chaldeans and the Egyptians." 7.
The previously cited Secret Book of the Egyptian Gnostics presents an account of Adam and Noah that is quite similar to the Chabad Lubavitch. The Secret Book revealed the existence of a sacred Book of the Cave of Treasures which syncretized the traditions of nascent Christianity with...Iranian and Jewish myths (Zoroaster)" including the "wisdom" or "mysteries" that were handed down from Adam to Seth to Noah. 8.
FREEMASONS ARE "TRUE NOAHIDES"
In The History of Freemasonry, High Adept and Prince of Masonry, Albert Mackey, provides the sequel to the Egyptian/Kabbalist accounts of Noah:"After Noah’s emergence from the Ark, he is said to have promulgated seven precepts for the government of the new race of men of whom he was to be the progenitor...  To do justice  Worship God  Abstain from idolatry  Preserve chastity  Do not commit murder  Do not steal  Do not eat blood." 9.Mackey further identifies Noah as the originator of a mystery religion known as the Arkite Worship."The influence of Noah on Masonic doctrine is to be traced to the almost universal belief of men in the events of the deluge, and a consequent establishment in many nations of a system of religion known to ethnologists as the 'Arkite Worship... Hence arose that system known to modern scholars as the 'Arkite Worship' in whose rites and mysteries, which were eventually communicated to the other ancient religions. There were always some allusions to the events of the Noahic flood — to the Ark, as the WOMB OF NATURE, to the eight persons saved in it, as the Ogdoad or sacred number — and to the renovation of the world, as symbolizing the passage from death to immortal life." 10.Regarding Arkite Worship, the Watch Unto Prayer report A Sacred Assembly, explains the blasphemous Kabbalist doctrine that the Holy of Holies within the Jerusalem Temple is the "womb of nature" (Hat-hor) or Isis. It is from this Kabbalistic interpretation of Scripture that Freemasonry derived its initiation rite of the third degree, in which the Master Mason is baptized into the death of Osiris and resurrected to immortality.
Prince Adept, Albert Mackey, wrote that Masons are required by the Old Charges to obey the precepts of Noah as "the Moral Law," i.e.., "that religion in which all men agree.""...(A) revision of the Old Charges...contained this passage: 'A Mason is obliged by his tenure to obey the Moral Law.' In the edition of 1738, Dr. Anderson has, without authority, completed the sentence by adding the words, 'As a true Noachida. ...the only religious laws which a Freemason is required to obey are those which are contained in the code that has been attributed to Noah. This sentiment is still further expressed toward the close of the 'Old Charges' where it is said that the Mason is obliged only 'to that religion in which all men agree,' excluding therefore atheism and requiring the observance of such simple laws of morality as are enjoined in the precepts of Noah." 11.A History of Freemasonry web site defines the "Old Charges of Freemasonry" as the moral "duties" of the Mason:
"These are parchment rolls up to nine feet in length or paper sheets formed into notebooks containing a legendary history of the mason trade and Charges reciting the duties of a mason to his God, his master, his craft and his fellows."
Ahavat Israel explains that the children of Noah are the Gentiles:"With respect G-d's commandments, all of humanity is divided into two general classifications - the Children of Israel and the Children of Noah. The Children of Israel are the Jews, the descendants of the Patriarch Jacob. They are commanded to fulfill the 613 commandments of the Torah. The Children of Noah are the Gentiles, comprising the seventy nations of the world. They are commanded concerning the Seven Universal Laws, also known as the Seven Laws of the Children of Noah or the Seven Noahide Laws."According to Masonic doctrine, a Noahide is an average Gentile, while a "true Noachida" would be a "righteous Gentile" (eg., a Mason) who pursues the study and keeping of the 7 Laws, thereby attaining to an advanced level of spirituality:"When one of the Children of Noah engages in the study of the Seven Universal Laws, he is able to attain a spiritual level higher than the High Priest of the Jews, who alone has the sanctity to enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem."Albert Mackey upholds the binding nature of the Noahide Laws for salvation and requires every Jew to enforce them:
"These seven obligations...are held binding on all men, inasmuch as all are descendants of Noah, and the Rabbins maintain that he who observes them, though he not be an Israelite, has a share in the future life, and it is the duty of every Jew to enforce their due observance wherever he has the power to do so." 12.
The Jewish Encyclopedia states, "The Noachidæ are required to establish courts of justice in every city and province; and these courts are to judge the people with regard to the six laws and to warn them against the transgression of any of them (ib.; "Yad," l.c. ix. 14, x. 11)
Ahavat Israel explains the duty of the Jews to enforce the Laws through courts of law:
"7. Dinim: Requirement to establish a justice system and courts of law to enforce the other 6 laws.
The Jew's Role
"The Jew has a crucial role to play in this. He cannot be a bystander, remaining aloof from the world's conduct. Every Jew has the obligation to ensure that all the people of the world observe the Seven Noachide Laws...
"It is the Jew's duty to see to it that all peoples lead the righteous and decent life which comes from compliance with the Seven Noachide Laws. Not only is it a Jew's duty because he has been so commanded by G-d, but it is also to his own benefit."
UPDATES ON THE NOAHIDE LAWS
"The Noachides & Rome's Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni"
"In Rome, on January 17, 2002, in the Lecture hall of the Major Roman Pontifical Seminary, a meeting was organized by the Diocese of Rome, part of the Day of Jewish-Christian dialogue. Present on the Catholic side were Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia and Msgr. Rino Fisichella, and on the Jewish side, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, who replaced Rabbi Elio Toaff as Chief Rabbi of Rome...
"Rabbi Di Segni...explains [the seven precepts that all noachides must respect]:
"These rules are: interdiction of all worship except monotheism, interdiction on blasphemy, the obligation to form tribunals, the interdiction on homicide, theft, adultery, and incest, and the interdiction on eating food torn from living animals.
"...The Rabbi's attention is completely fixed on the first precept, that of monotheism: 'As to the monotheist cult, apparently, it poses no doubt for the major religions.' Aren't Judaism, Christianity and Islam defined, in post-conciliar language that has become colloquial today, as 'the three major monotheist religions? In fact, Di Segni sees no difficulty in defining Muslims as strict and even circumcised monotheists. But, as to Christians, he has some doubts....
christians: monotheists or idolators?
"This is where Di Segni—who is the author of the re-publication of the Toledoths Jehsu, under the new title, Il Vangelo del Ghetto [The Gospel of the Ghetto], with the Toledoths Jehsu being the most inflammatory Jewish legends against Jesus (1)—'speaks clearly' to the prelates who heard him:
"At the point we have now reached, it is necessary to make a clarification on Jewish theology, which, on the subject of monotheism and how it is lived by Christianity, gives rise to a debate that is essentially a dilemma. The point in question is in view of establishing whether Jesus' divinity can be compatible, for a non-Jew (because for a Jew it is absolutely not) with the monotheistic concept.
"In other words: The Jew who would become a Christian, thus then believing in the divinity of Jesus, would cease to be a monotheist in order to become an idolater. Must one say the same thing of a non-Jew? Is believing in Jesus' divinity a sin of idolatry, a violation of the first precept of the Noachide law? Rabbi Di Segni advises:
"'As to be expected, in Jewish theology, the answer to this question is not unanimous: some firmly deny it, others place certain conditions on it. The consequence is that, according to the literal opinion, the Christian would not be on the path of salvation' since he is guilty of idolatry...
"Di Segni concludes: 'If one must literally apply the Noachide system of laws, it [the punishment of death] would be applied to all, so that the Noachides might observe it. Likewise, the punishment of death would apply to what treats forbidding the worship of strange gods,' in view of monotheism." - 559
Source: "The Noachides and Rome's Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni," Father Francesco Ricossa, Sodalitium, French Edition, No. 53, July, 2002, translated by Suzanne M. Rini, Trans Et Alia, Vol. 3, No. 3, Sept. 2002.
Sanhedrin Launched In Tiberias
Arutz Sheva IsraelNationalNews.com
October 14, 2004
"A unique ceremony - probably only the 2nd of its kind in the past 1,600 years - took place in Tiberias today: The launching of a Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in the Land of Israel.
"The Sanhedrin, a religious assembly that convened in one of the Holy Temple chambers in Jerusalem, comprised 71 sages and existed during the Tannaitic period, from several decades before the Common Era until roughly 425 C.E. Details of today's ceremony are still sketchy, but the organizers' announced their intention to convene 71 rabbis who have received special rabbinic ordination as specified by Maimonides...
"Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, who heads the Temple institute in Jerusalem, is one of the participating rabbis. He told Arutz-7 today, 'Whether this will be the actual Sanhedrin that we await, is a question of time - just like the establishment of the State; we rejoiced in it, but we are still awaiting something much more ideal. It's a process. Today's ceremony is really the continuation of the renewal of the Ordination process in Israel, which we marked several months ago. Our Talmudic Sages describe the ten stages of exile of the Sanhedrin from Jerusalem to other locations, until it ended in Tiberias - and this is the place where it was foretold that it would be renewed, and from here it will be relocated to Jerusalem.'
"Rabbi Ariel said that the rabbis there included many from the entire spectrum: 'Hareidi, religious-Zionist, Sephardi, Ashkenazi, hassidi, and many others - such as Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, Rabbi Adin Shteinzaltz, and many others... We can't expect a great consensus; that's not how things work here. But sometimes that's how the process goes, from the bottom up.'"
The Shulchan Aruch Project
In the 16th century Rabbi Yosef Karo, a Kabbalist who codified Jewish law as revealed by an angel. Rabbi Karo's revelations together with commentaries by Rabbi Moses Isserles comprise the Code of Jewish Law called the Shulchan Aruch. The Shulchan Aruch is a required course of study by Rabbinical students in Jewish yeshivas and Messianic Jewish institutions. The Union of Conservative Messianic Jewish Synagogues states, “Formal Yeshiva Training must include: Torah, Talmud, Shulkan Aruch, Jewish History, Jewish Thought, and Jewish Lifestyle.”
The Shema Yisrael Torah Network offers a course on the Shulchan Aruch for anyone in the world who wishes to understand Jewish law, with special emphasis on the Noahide Laws:
“The Shema Yisrael Torah Network, through Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim its educational partner, has opened up to the world a commentary on the code of Jewish law [the Shulchan Aruch] which was difficult for many scholars to understand and master let alone others who do not have a background in Jewish Law let alone a mastery of the Hebrew Language written in its cryptic format. After 500 years, thousands throughout the world have access to understand the code of JEWISH LAW in English, Hebrew and Spanish.” (Shema Yisrael)
“Responding to the growing demand for information, Yeshivas Pirchei Shoshanim has undertaken a project of vast historical importance: to produce a comprehensive, practical, and indisputably authoritative study of the entire corpus of Torah literature pertaining to the Noahide laws. Our institution has gone above and beyond in this endeavor. From researching original editions of long-censored rabbinic texts to intense consultation with Torah sages, we are charting the development of every element of Noahide law from its source in the Torah all the way through modern responsa.
“Our goal is two-fold: 1) to produce a halachic resource for the Rabbinic world and, 2) to produce a practical guide to Noahide observance and belief for the non-Jewish world.
“This project will utilize the entire rabbinic staff and resources of Yeshivas Pirchei Shoshanim... The proposed course will last approximately six months and cover both the theology and law provided by the Torah for the Noahide.” (The Noahide Laws)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND OFF WITH YOUR HEAD! ~ "What does the establishment of a world-wide Jewish theocracy have to do with the events of 9-11? Everything. If the Jews who rule America have their way, freedom of religion will soon be a thing of the past, and rabbinical courts will rule the world."
MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT: CATHOLIC OR JEWISH? ~ How the Babylonian mysteries found their way into the Church of Rome, thereby meriting God’s assessment as MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT.
THE HEBRAIC ROOTS MOVEMENT ~ Judaizing the Christian Church
1. Encyclopedia of Religion, "Qabbalah"
3. H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, Theosophical Pub. House, 1888, p. 240.
4. Jean Doresse, The Secret Book Of The Egyptian Gnostics, 1986, pp. 198, 184.
5. R.C. Musaph-Andriesse, Torah to Kabbalah, New York, Oxford University, Press, 1982, pg. 40.
6. Maimonides Mishnah Torah, Chapter 10, English Translation, pg. 184.
7. The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, p. 240.
8. Jean Doresse, 1986, p. 198, 184.
9. Albert Mackey, The History Of Freemasonry
10. Albert Mackey, pp. 406-7.
11. Albert Mackey, pp. 408-11
12. Albert Mackey, p. 409.