I'm sorry to chime in here when this post doesn't really apply to the original topic. Since I'm not Christian, I can't give you the Christian interpretation of that verse.
|When Christ heals someone on the Sabbath and the Pharisees ding him for "working" on the holy day, he makes his position in relation to the law pretty clear: The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
I'm not familiar with the NT so perhaps I'm misunderstanding what was written here. Are the Pharisees supposed to be refering to the Rabbis of the time? I thought that's what the term refered to but that wouldn't make sense in this case. I don't really know the English version of things since I use the original Hebrew version. That's why I may not seem familiar with certain terms (even if they are refering to the Jews).
Jewish law holds that one needs to save a life over the sabbath. For example, my son fell off a chair right before the first passover seder. He cut open his chin. On passover (when Orthodox Jews hold driving is forbidden) DURING the seder, I got into a car (we used a taxi to be less problematic) and took my son to the hospital because we couldn't risk his chin getting infected and all of the severe repercussions that would, G-d forbid, come with that. With this law in mind (of saving life taking precedence over the sabbath) I am having trouble understanding what was quoted above. I apologize if I misunderstood. TIA!
|The Torah sets out 7 laws for non-Jews? That seems kind of presumptuous. Is it to OT to ask for more information on this?
I actually think it makes us unique
since we don't believe you need to be Jewish to serve G-d or to gain eternal reward. I hope this doesn't come off as being offensive or judgemental as that's not my intentions. ANY non-Jew who lives the right type of life can be considered serving G-d. A gentile isn't forbidden from eating a ham sandwich with cheese, need not keep the sabbath, etc...but can still lead a virtuous life by following the basic moral obligations of the Noahide Laws. Yad Vashem, the well respected Holocaust museum in Israel, has an entire section devoted to the "Righteous Gentiles" who were willing to defy the immoral law of the time and helped save Jewish lives. One look at the laws and you can see that they mostly cover what most of us consider to be a sound and moral life (ie no murder).
You asked for more information and I will try to provide some more. Unfortunately, I'm not personally familiar with the details, I just know an overview. On the other hand, Vendyl Jones is himself a Noahide and his website features links to more information on the Noahide lifestyle. His website is http://www.vendyljones.org.il/
You will better recognize him as "Indiana Jones". If I'm not mistaken he's the original that the Indiana Jones character was fashioned after.