THE SEVEN NOAHIDE LAWS – AN OVERVIEW
The Seven Noahide Laws are basic commandments which contain the fundamental values that ensure a healthy and moral life. Mankind is a multi-faceted society comprised of many different cultures, but united in the belief in One Supreme Being and these seven laws as the secret to human existence.
Moses, the Lawgiver and great Teacher received the Torah from the Creator of the universe, disseminated the message of the Seven Noahide Laws to the Peoples of the world, and was given the task of teaching humanity of its importance, so that they might observe these laws. Any person who takes it upon himself to observe these laws because of their divine origin, will be rewarded by G-d for doing so.
The objective of these laws is to “rectify the world”, meaning to set it right in order to ensure its continued existence and that of all its communities. A “rectified” world is the opposite of a “dog eat dog” world fraught with violence, but rather a welcoming environment based on cooperation, justice and honesty. The observance of the Noahide Laws promises this continued existence for mankind in all its lands, and were a person to turn away from these essential commandments, he would lose his right to exist, because his actions contradicted the precept of “rectifying the world”.
A WORLD IS UNITING
The Bible determines that the world will reach its repaired state at the time of the Redemption, during the Messianic era. All the nations will abandon war and conflict, and will unite around the belief in one Creator, and carry out His precepts, as the prophet Zephaniah said, “For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent.” (Zephaniah, 3:9).
This process will begin with the arrival of a great leader, the King Moshiach, whose works for education, justice and morality are based on faith, and his works will greatly affect all the nations. They will come to the realization that true strength and power are based on the recognition for man’s need to put his faith in G-d.
THE MAN BEHIND THE JOURNEY
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, the King Moshiach, is the man appointed by G-d to carry out this mission. During his more than 60 years in office, he worked to bring education, justice and morality to all of mankind, all over the globe. Many world leaders expressed their appreciation for his works, joined him in calling for education based on faith in the Creator of the world, and to observe the Seven Noahide Laws.
The Rebbe, King Moshiach, determined that our generation will be the generation of the Redemption, a time when all of mankind will enter a new era: without war, without hunger, without competition, a world of peace, neighbor helping neighbor, economic prosperity and a high spiritual awareness. This will be a world where the shining countenance of the King Moshiach inspires all of mankind.
A practical fulfillment of the Seven Noahide Laws will speed up the appearance of this wonderful era, and promises the place of every individual in it.