Call it the First Covenant, the Noahide or Rainbow Covenant
Whatever you call the sacred solemn contract between God and humankind (that is, with everybody's proverbial ancestors), it's the key - the universal master key - to the Bible, morality, and sanity.
God calls each of us, "Follow Me, your Father." The course He specifies is NOT mysterious:
[Paraphrasing:] "I [God] made you, and every person everywhere, in My image. I want you to be like Me. As I am kind and gracious, you be kind and gracious; as I am holy, you be holy. You and all the children of men belong to the same family."
That's a revelation made known to Adam and all his children, and then to Noah (No'ach) and to his. This is the basis of the First Covenant.
God has thus put each us on notice: each of us lives connected to God, the Ultimate, and holiness.
Everything - the "Golden Rule," the First Covenant, the Seven Universal Laws, along with the great majority of the Bible's moral teachings - starts here. The religion of Noah and Israel flows naturally, logically and obviously, from here.
(If we had had no other prophet or Divine revelation of God's Path, still we should know that much. Knowing that, we know a lot!)
The Torah Covenant between God and Israel with Moses at Mount Sinai is, basically, the Second Covenant.
The Second Covenant helps advance the First Covenant. The Biblical Tradition - the Torah of Israel - and the story of Israel is an important part of the story of all mankind, and a basic ingredient in the ultimate formula of Redemption, but it doesn't take away from the First Covenant. Rather, it's just part of the formula for actualizing it.
This doctrine that we're describing here is, by the way, the heart of the Hebrew Revolution - the history- and fact-based path of Moses and the Prophets.
What's the cause or mission of Israel - and of all who, whether Jew or Gentile, follow HaShem, the One Holy God?
It's this: the continuing elevation of the human race through the higher consciousness principles - the God-consciousness principles - of Sinai. It's ever-increasing knowledge of the holy blessed Creator, including all the following - His "Golden Rule," the First Covenant with its universal laws, and the sacred teachings of Moses, Abraham, King David, etc. beyond the Hebrews, to liberate and empower every person.
That's also the cause and mission of this foundation: to add to human knowledge of the eternal statutes, laws and teachings meant for non-Jews – Noahides – and Jews both. (The holy universal teachings, in other words.)
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You don't even have to have heard about the Bible to keep the First Covenant - that's a token of its greatness. However, if you care about joining yourself to God's "side," to serving Him, getting with the Program here and acquiring Biblical-knowledge (including the continually unfolding story of Israel in the world), and into the facts - which HaShem puts out there for the good of everyone with eyes to see - just seems obvious.
God's Way is, in general, extremely obvious. We hope to help make that fact better-known, even before the great Revealing, the Apocalypse, and ultimate Redemption.
(By the way, we expect Redemption to unfold within the course of nature, partly as a result of human effort. We, as a species, are successfully making progress towards that end. We - human beings - just need a little more godly knowledge and humility....)
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