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Should I Sacrifice my Life or Not?

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Divine Code for December 5, 2022

Today: Page 329

Topic 2:4 -- 2:5

With one exception, a Gentile is not required to sacrifice his life to avoid transgressing one of the Seven Noahide Commandments; i.e., a Gentile is permitted to transgress in order to avoid being killed. The one exception is in regard to commiting murder. Because "is your blood redder than that of your fellow?" It does not matter who it is about. For example, whether it is someone who is dying, a sick person, an embryo, etc.

In topic 9, of tomorrow, we read that although a Gentile is not obligated to sacrifice his life for the sanctification of G-ds Name, it is permissible for him to do so, and this is not considered suicide.

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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 and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.



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