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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #300 on: April 07, 2019, 12:05:36 PM »
The purpose of this book is to explain these seven commandments according to Torah principles and Torah Law, including both their general rules and their details, and also the moral obligations that are intellectually incumbent. All of this is in order to teach faithful Gentiles the way of G-d and the path in which it is proper for them to go, until they will merit through this the distinctions and the spiritual beauty of "the pious of the nations of the world."14

14 These are Gentiles who earn eternal spiritual reward by accepting upon themselves to fulfill the Seven Noahide Commandments and being careful in their observance, specifically because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them in the Torah, and informed us through Moses our teacher that Noah's descendants had been previously commanded to fulfill them (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 26).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #301 on: April 08, 2019, 09:38:07 PM »
The Basis for Fulfillment of the Noahide Code

Rambam explains in Laws of Kings 8:11: "...The Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them (the Seven Noahide Commandments) in the Torah, and informed us through Moses our teacher that Noah's descendants had been previously commanded to fulfill them."

This means that even though Noah's descendants were previously commanded to fulfill them - and this Divine command was not nullified in legal terms, and Gentiles are still obligated by the power of the original commands - nevertheless, there were more details added by G-d through Moses at the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #302 on: April 10, 2019, 05:14:50 PM »
Clearly, the Noahide Commandments were commanded to Moses, because even though they were commanded previously to Adam and Noah, they were never written down as Torah before Mount Sinai. Their recording in the Written Torah was through Moses, and their explanations and details as transmitted in the Oral Torah were given to Moses, as will be explained (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #303 on: April 12, 2019, 03:28:11 AM »
According to his above-cited ruling, Rambam explains that (a) the descendants of Noah are obligated to observe their Seven Commandments because these were commanded to them by G-d through Moses, and (b) when the Torah was given by G-d through Moses, there was a spiritual dimension that He added for the Gentiles as well as for the Jews. The explanation of this spiritual dimension of the Noahide Code, which was added by G-d through Moses at Mount Sinai, is given by Rambam in Laws of the Foundations of the Torah, Chapter 8 (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #304 on: April 14, 2019, 01:21:48 AM »
Rambam explains that we do not believe in Moses as a prophet because of the miracles he performed, since a prediction and a sign could be accomplished through sorcery, and thus it could be doubted. Rather, we believe in Moses and G-d's true Torah - against which there will never be a real challenge - based on the true testimony of what the entire Israelite nation saw and heard at G-d's giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. They all witnessed with absolute surety that Moses heard his prophecies directly as the open speech of G-d, and that G-d gave Moses the Torah from Heaven. Therefore, if a subsequent "prophet" arises to challenge, change or nullify any prophecy of Moses, or any part of the Torah of Moses, we can know without any doubt that this person's words are false, as is well explained by Rambam (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #305 on: April 15, 2019, 01:07:24 PM »
Therefore, the obligation to keep the Torah's commandments (the mitzvot) is absolutely true, without doubt. This is not known as a private tradition as were the earlier prophecies up to the time of Mount Sinai. Before the giving of the Torah, it was possible to think that perhaps another prophet could come and contest or deny the prophecy and words of an earlier prophet. Therefore, also in regard to the Seven Noahide Commandments, their existence is not absolute because they were commanded to Adam and Noah personally from G-d. For it is possible that a later prophet could come and deny any of those commandments, and perform wonders and miracles to show his abilities, and thereby convince others that those earlier commandments had become nullified or changed. Rather, the absolutely true existence of the Noahide commandments, like the rest of the Torah, is only that they were commanded eternally by G-d Himself at Mount Sinai through Moses, as a true testimony (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27-28).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #306 on: April 17, 2019, 03:31:06 AM »
There are 248 obligations and 365 prohibitions commanded for the Jews, and seven categories of prohibitions commanded for the rest of mankind. Beyond these seven categories of prohibitions, there are also fundamental and universal positive obligations, including: belief, faith and trust in G-d; turning to Him for one's needs; and creating a civilized world (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #307 on: April 18, 2019, 05:25:57 AM »
Even though the testimony from Mount Sinai was directed to the entire Jewish people who heard and saw it directly, and the Gentile nations did not experience it directly, nevertheless, such a unique testimony to a group of millions of people is impossible to refute, and there never was again any occurrence of public Divine speech to an entire nation. All of the previous and later prophets received private prophecies (see Rambam's Guide to the Perplexed, Part II, ch. 35) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #308 on: April 19, 2019, 06:38:17 PM »
According to this, we can understand the words of Rambam in Laws of Kings 8:11, that "wise ones" of the Gentiles may be found who are keeping aspects of the Noahide mitzvot according to their intellect and their knowledge, or even because of the command to Adam and Noah, but not because these commandments were reiterated and renewed by G-d at Mount Sinai (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #309 on: April 21, 2019, 04:38:53 AM »
As Rambam writes in Laws of Kings 9:1, logic and wisdom dictate these precepts; i.e., it is possible to observe them on an intellectual basis without belief in the Divine command, or not because they were commanded to Moses, but rather because they were previously commanded. A Gentile who does so is called "wise," but he is not called "pious" (a "hassid" in Hebrew) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #310 on: April 23, 2019, 04:34:36 AM »
Rambam teaches that if a Gentile observes these only from an intellectual standpoint, but not because of G-d's command to Moses, he will receive reward for his good deeds; but he has not earned a part in the ultimate spiritual reward of the future eternal World to Come, because that is obtained only by virtue of submitting one's actions to the will of G-d that He revealed in His eternal Torah of Moses, the "Tree of Life" (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28-29).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #311 on: April 24, 2019, 09:43:00 AM »
For observing the Seven Noahide Commandments based only on intellect, a Gentile's reward may be received during his lifetime in this world, or perhaps in his afterlife in the spiritual realm after the end of his physical life, or perhaps both. The eternal World to Come will begin with the general resurrection of the righteous who attached themselves to the Torah of Moses, which is called G-d's "Tree of Life" (Proverbs 3:11-18) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 29).