Call it the First or Rainbow Covenant, the Noahide or Universal Covenant - or the Golden Rule Covenant.
Whatever you call the great universal compact and amazing Scriptural Teachings coming from before Abraham, Moses and Israel, they start with this Revelation. God - Who is, in fact, a Deity worth worshipping - puts all humankind on notice: every human being is sacred. Every one of us has holiness; the infinite God, holy Maker of all things, Created us, every individual person, "in His Image" (Genesis 5:1).
Every individual lives connected to the sanctity and infinity of the One God Who gives our kind - humankind - dominion over Earth.
"Love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18) and "love the stranger" (Leviticus 19:34), the Golden Rule - "what is hateful unto you, do not do to your fellow"; "do unto others as you would be done by" - follow clearly, logically and directly from that Revelation. So too do all the Seven Commandments that apply to all humanity - the "Rainbow Covenant" laws, or Noahide laws - that make the Universal Revelation operational, which lie at the root of ALL Hebrew Scripture.
This wisdom exists to guide us all to grace, higher consciousness, and power.
It greatly rewards study. The Seven Commandments of the ancient sacred Teachings - the "Noahide Law" - bear Divinity on their face. A mere seventeen syllables encapsulating a complete criminal law code and utterly reliable standard for all human morality and government and ethics, applying justly and equitably to all people at all times, and correcting injustice...
Whatever your religion - or even if you dislike religion - you will find this study eye-opening.
We wrote Rainbow Covenant: Torah and the Seven Universal Laws, established this charity, with its international membership. publish our well-regarded Covenant Connections, and work generally to make this indispensable sacred wisdom more accessible.
See The Rainbow Covenant: Torah and the Seven Universal Laws.
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