וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶל נֹ֔חַ וְאֶל בָּנָי֥ו אִתּ֖וֹ לֵאמֹֽר וַאֲנִ֕י הִֽנְנִ֥י מֵקִ֛ים את בְּרִיתִ֖י אִתְּכֶ֑ם וְאֶת זַרְעֲכֶ֖ם אַֽחֲרֵיכֶֽם [בראשית ט: ח-ט]
From the book: Brit Shalom/Covenant of Peace- A Practical Application of Noahide Living
By Rabbi Oury Cherki - Director, the Noahide World Center, Israel:
We encourage you to draw closer to God by making a personal pledge. The Creator of the universe singled out the uniqueness of the human species from all created beings, as the Torah says that Adam was created "In the image of God." The Jewish Tradition teaches that the Creator established a covenant with all human beings, which primarily includes seven commandments known as the "Noahide Laws.". Every person has an obligation to accept the binding validity of these seven that were commanded to all the descendants of Noah. Aside from accepting the validity of these laws, each person is obligated to observe them in practice. Whoever does not accept the Noahide laws and follow them is referred to in rabbinical literature as a "goy" or "of the nations."
Step 1 A person who accepts these laws and observes them, is called a "Noahide".
Step 2 A person who declares their acceptance of these laws in front of a rabbinical court becomes part of the Spiritual Circle of Israel.
The prophet Isaiah taught: "Let not the foreigner who joined God say: "God will surely separate me from His people". On the contrary. God promises: "the foreigners who join with God to serve Him and to love the name of God, and to serve Him- I will bring them to My holy mountain, and they will rejoice in My house of prayer, Their offerings and their sacrifices shall be acceptable upon My altar, for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people." [Isa 56]
Whoever accepts these laws out of recognition of the truth of the Torah of Moses, as taught by the People of Israel, is called "a righteous gentile" and has a part in the world to come with the Jewish people. In contrast, someone who accepts these laws not out of belief in the Torah, but as an intellectual or ethical imperative, is solely considered a "wise gentile."
In case you are not ready to declare your acceptance of the Noahide Faith before a rabbinic court, you may desire to make a personal pledge on your own. By doing so you may be considered as a righteous gentile in the eyes of God, the Creator.
If you wish to declare your intention to observe the 7 Noahide Laws through a personal pledge and be registed at the Noahide World Center in Israel CLICK HERE .
Blessings And Greetings rom The Land Of Israel
"Be Strong And Courageous..." [Joshua 1.7]
Noahide World Center Team