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G-d is an Absolute Unity


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

2. I fully believe that G-d is an Absolute Unity, incomparable to any unity; that He alone is the G-d who was, Is and always will be.

G-d has no boundaries or limitations; He is not bound by any place or time. You can link this belief point to the Noahide prohibition of idolatry, because the moment you would place another deity alongside G-d, then His Oneness is no longer Absolute. This makes Noahides not believe in a sheetuf - a mediator or "partner" of G-d.

Recognizing G-d's Absolute Oneness allows us to place our trust fully in Him knowing that everything comes from Him because nothing can come from another Source. The good and the bad (covered good) we experience in our lives. This makes that the prohibition of idolatry can be rendered "in reverse" as that we bow only to Him, give only Him our worship, and make known only to Him in prayer our concerns and needs. It also means that we - G-d forbid - make an image of Him. Still with materials, still in our minds, because an image always reflects a boundary and a limitation.





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.


 

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