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Can we Add or Diminish to the Seven Laws?

Updated: Nov 13, 2022



13 Principles of Torah-based Faith that were enumerated by Rambam (Maimonides):


7. I fully believe that Moses was the true Prophet, who has never had or will never have his match.


At Mount Sinai, the entire Jewish people witnessed God speak openly to Moses. It is on the basis of this testimony of an entire people, that we recognize that Moses is the true Prophet of G-d and that the Torah and the words spoken by Moses are of Divine origin. It was G-d Himself who said to Moses, "I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people will hear when I speak with you and will also believe in you forever."


And G-d spoke all the Words to Moses and gave to him the Written and Oral Torah, to pass on to the Jewish people, and the 7 Laws from Noah to the nations. God announced that He would never send a Prophet to change the commandments in the Torah, and thus the commandments were sealed, including the 7 Laws from Noah. Anyone who takes away or adds words/commandments to the Torah is a false prophet, and any group or religion who claims that there is a greater Prophet than Moses or who claims that the Torah has been discarded or replaced must remember what G-d Himself said about Moses and about the Torah and repent.



Brought By Angelique Sijbolts

 

Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.


 

Sources

The Divine Code

Rambam Laws of the Foundations of the Torah, Chapter 9

Deuteronomy 13:1

The seven gates of righteous knowledge, Gate 2.

The Divine Code page 31

 

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