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Everyone can graft themselves unto Abraham's faith; all who follow the Seven Noachide Laws and have a heart of flesh to love G-d and love their fellow man will surely have a place in the world to come.
The status of Ger Toshav that these verses pertain to do not exist today, even in Eretz Yisrael. Sadly. They have zero relevance outside of Israel, out here in Galut Edom. Inside, they will only come into force when the Jubilee is in force. Even then, there are many laws that the Ger Toshav is not obligated to perform (usually positive mitzvot) and some he would actually sin if he performed, like an Israelite. FYI
The written Torah itself implies at several points that there are more instructions that G-d gave to Moses that were not written down. My Rebbi used to say something like if everything that G-d told Moses was written down, it wouldn't be the 'Five books of Moses' it would be the 500 books of Moses, and instead of one ark to hold them we would have needed fifty.I define my status on what is written in the Bible not by what Judaism uses in the Talmud as definitions.
100% agree, the laws of Jubilee and Ger Toshav among other things will just have to wait until the Messianic age come.When Moshiach returns he will sort out the mess in Israel as we have it today.
May I ask you to expand more upon this, please?
Ahh, I get you. Very interesting.Sure! It's like this. If a Cohen (priest) performed the duties of a Cohen Gadol (high priest) that would be a sin on his part, as he's not really qualified or obligated to do so. Same goes for a Levite and Cohen, even though they're actually both descended from Levi ben Yakov. Same goes for a Jew who performs the duties of a Levite, even though both are Jews. Same goes for a non-Jew who performs the duties of a Jew, even if both are descendant of Avraham Avinu. Shabbat is only a obligation for Jews, and while a non-Jew can follow the negative laws (thou shalt not) all he wants, if he also follows the positive laws (thou shall) then he sins. Because the full observance of Shabbat is only for those who serve in a priest role, not a lay role. This does not make them 'better' or 'more important' in fact the opposite, it's a reminder they are servants both of HaShem and mankind, and is designed to instill humility.
I was quoted: ".........and while a non-Jew can follow the negative laws (thou shalt not) all he wants, if he also follows the positive laws (thou shall) then he sins.."
Ahh, I get you. Very interesting.
So do priests perform more of a Shabbat than a lay Jewish person does?
And would you be willing to give a couple of examples of what a non-Jew is prohibited from doing during, for example, Shabbat?
When the Temple stood, the Cohen of course had many duties unique to his calling. Today, without a physical Temple, these duties are remembered by calling the Cohenim to make special blessings when the Torah is read in services.
A non-Jew could observe all negative mitzvot pertaining to Shabbat and possibly a few positive ones, but a Gentile would be prohibited from making any blessing or prayer which would proclaim that he is obligated to perform that action. Because of course, he is not so obligated.
I hope that helps clarify.
I don't believe the "Noahide Laws" has any real basis and is just a Talmudic construct, even the books used to base it upon like Book of Jubilees has a different set. Although I do not know whether all the laws pertain only to the Holy Land or not. Jews are supposed to obey Sabbath regardless, and it says even the gentile sojourning among us must obey it, but does it apply outside the Holy Land? I don't know. I would guess so for those who graft themselves.
But my main concern is about "Christianity", those who try to say that Jesus taught the Law is not binding for anyone. That just infuriates me to the point of wanting such institutions totally ended.
Jos 8:34 After this, he read all the words of the Torah, the blessing and the curse, according to everything written in the book of the Torah.The written Torah itself implies at several points that there are more instructions that G-d gave to Moses that were not written down. My Rebbi used to say something like if everything that G-d told Moses was written down, it wouldn't be the 'Five books of Moses' it would be the 500 books of Moses, and instead of one ark to hold them we would have needed fifty.
100% agree, the laws of Jubilee and Ger Toshav among other things will just have to wait until the Messianic age come.