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Introduction of the Prohibition of Murder and Injury

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Warning: This sensitive topic speaks about the prohibition of murder and injury

Divine Code for November 20, 2022

Today: Pages 303-305

From Part V to entire world.

Modern democratic societies struggle to reconcile the concept that everyone is endowed by their Creator with ''certain unalienable rights,'' which are associated with individual freedoms, with the evidence that the Creator commanded certain boundaries that neither an individual nor a society is free to disregard. The perfectly balanced answer to this dichotomy between mankind's essential rights and essential obligations is found in the Noahide Code of Seven Universal Commandments. Among these commandments, the prohibition of murder and mayhem (serious personal injury) is probably the most obvious and, on the surface, the most straightforward. The specific commandment prohibiting Gentiles from committing murder can be found in G-d's communication to Noah (Gen.9:5-6), ''...of man for his brother, I will demand the soul of man... Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of G-d, He made man. G-d reinforced this commandment when He transmitted the Torah from the heavens to Moses on Mount Sinai.

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Sarah Bakker is a blog writer and illustrator for the Noahide Academy. Raised with a traumatic childhood, she found the truth and has been a Noahide for many years. She uses her experience and the knowledge combined with her creative talents to teach others. Art, food, photography and music are some of her passions and likes to share it with the world.



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