This article is more written as notes to myself, but I might publish it. I am exploring the possibility of using Torah as the law of the land in a modern society, and the problems and benefits associated with it.
So far, while there are more benefits than problems, there are still significant problems that so far, I cannot really figure out a good way to solve. Many of these problems come from the fact that certain crimes that are mentioned in Torah do not have detailed explanations given with them of what Moses is talking about. Many of the rest of the problems are due to the fact that modern peoples carry very different definitions for the same problems, so that an offense cannot be adequately punished.
For example, Torah dictates a punishment for being a false prophet to be death. However in a modern society, there are many groups of people that claim to have prophets. However, other modern groups call the prophets in these groups false, and many groups call them true prophets. An easy example would be that many people in Evangelical Christianity would call Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormons, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) a false prophet, whereas the Church obviously heralds him as a true prophet. This prevents a problem in uniting a society together and actually enforcing a punishment, as there is no way to unite people together on the issues of belief, or doctrinal differences as time has demonstrated that people will continue to believe different things no matter what arguments are presented.
Another problem would be that certain crimes carry no real biblical definition, such as blasphemy, or sorcery. While it would appear that simply the words reveal what they are, this is not really true. Both of those examples would be capital punishments in Torah. However, what is sorcery? The Bible does not really define it. I actually tried looking this up, as I was wondering what the Biblical definition of it is, and I could not find any real Biblical definition. Therefore there is a law presented, and there is in some cases no real definition of that Law. As far as blasphemy is concerned, I also looked that up, as people say blasphemy is all sorts of things. It appears to be somewhat of an ambiguous command without definition. In Judaism, blasphemy was defined as cursing the name of the LORD (specifically, pronouncing a curse on God’s name which is something I have actually never seen someone do, although I imagine that satanist groups do it).
I really do not think this is presented clearly in scripture and is therefore, it is subject to argument in it being actually enforced or not enforced, as there is no real clarity. With crimes that are subject to capital punishment (death) it is fairly important that there is an agreement on what something means. Torah does not always clarify various offenses, although most of the time, it is pretty clear.
Another problem with enforcing Torah is the amount of things that are in it that are punishable by death that are actually very common in modern society. One such commonality would be adultery. Adultery biblically is defined differently than the modern definition, which subscribes equal definitions to both men and women. For example, if a man who is married has sex with an unmarried woman outside of his own marriage, this would be adultery in modern society. Biblically, it wouldn’t be punished, and would not be adultery.
Adultery is specifically defined in the Bible as a man (married or not) having sex with another man’s wife. A man having sex with a woman that is engaged to another man would also carry the same punishment as adultery, although I am not certain that it carries the same definition. Well, this is a lot of people who do this – as nearly 15% of married women are unfaithful to their husbands at least once in their marriage. Torah would prescribe the death penalty to both the woman, and the man who slept with them. That is a lot of people. Of course, if there was the death penalty for it, perhaps most of them wouldn’t do it.
Then of course, there is the problem where people today would see that as unequal, as the man who was married to a woman who had sex with other unmarrried women would not be considered as committing adultery as Biblically, married men were allowed to have sex with more than one woman whereas once a woman was married, the same was not true.
Fascinatingly enough, these same rules and definitions appear in various religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism and they seem unfair in some manner to modern peoples. I would say that we are not looking at things in the same way as ancient peoples. However, you would run into a problem with enforcing this as I can imagine that the feminists would not like the seeming inequality very much. To be fair however, many other laws are more in the favor of women – for example, in Torah, male on male sodomy is punishable by death for both parties. However, lesbianism is not a crime Biblically, and is not even ever really defined as there is zero punishment for it. It actually is never even mentioned.
So Biblically, a woman can be a lesbian (not defined legally) but male sodomy would have the death penalty. Once again, people may find this unequal and favored towards women, which perhaps women would like (I am not sure if they would like that). A woman having sex before marriage, or a man having sex before marriage (fornication) is not really punished Biblically, although particularly, female virginity is seen as prized. Male virginity is not really mentioned so much. (For example, was Joseph a virgin? We don’t know. The Bible doesn’t talk about it. The Bible mentions the virginity of Mary.)
So again, we are in the middle of difficult laws to enforce in a modern society as modern peoples define things differently and for the minimum, would need to be educated on these things in order to enforce them. An example is, I used to think that fornication was a crime in the Bible (having sex outside of marriage). It actually isn’t listed anywhere as a crime, nor is there punishment for it. The closest thing there would be is that if a man seduced a virgin, he would have to pay the bride price and marry her unless her Father rejected the marriage. No such punishment is mentioned for a man seducing a non virgin.
So if you look at that as a principle then, in an ideal society, you would still have people only having sex, and then being married to who they have sex with as the first time a girl was seduced, she would wind up being married to the person. However, if the Father said “nope, sorry. Not that guy” the guy would still pay the fee to the Father, and then the girl would be a non-virgin. After that, if she was seduced, this Biblical injunction would not apply.
You could look at that, and then a guy who seduced a lot of non virgins would not be breaking any law on a very technical level, even if he was married to another woman at the time. That is very different from how the sex laws are looked at in the Bible by modern people, particularly in Christianity. Christians might scoff at this, but fornication is not mentioned in the New Testament either as the greek word (pornea) that is translated as “fornication” in the New Testament actually means “sexual immorality.”
Modern people may define sexual immorality in all kinds of ways, but early Bible writers would have been referring to Biblical prohibitions on sexuality as the authors were all Israelites, which would include things like a Father having sex with his daughter, a son having sex with his Mother, two men having sex with each other, a woman or man having sex with an animal, or having sex with another man’s wife (adultery). From a very baseline perspective, I am not telling you what to do or not do with sex, I am simply describing the actual Biblical rules as accurately as I understand them.
Some people would then quote Jesus and say “They said, thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say unto you – whosoever looketh after a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” and they would then point out that lust is adultery. Well, hold on, if you were eying a single woman, is that the same thing? In order to be adultery at all, she would have to be another man’s wife. Good question, isn’t it?
Now also as a note – Jesus is referring to a higher way of living, not enforcing Torah as a legal system. Obviously, a legal system would not punish people for checking other people out, as it is not listed as a criminal offense in the Bible, only it is mentioned as a higher way to live – when I am referring to utilizing Torah as a legal system and as a system to manage society, I am referring to just that – not adding to it, and not taking away from it. Therefore, utilizing Torah as a legal system would not interfere with individual groups and their own internal rules – a Church or a community could say that fornication is to them a sin, and this is not a problem. However, there are no Biblical prohibitions on these things and I want to be clear about that.
Some things in Torah would not be a problem to enforce, as once you made something a law and enforced it a few times, everyone would simply obey it. An example of this would be enforcing sabbath laws. Sabbath laws are essentially a legislated day off every week. While punishment might be brutal, the sabbath law would not force someone to believe in God. However, from the defined time, all work would shut down. Having a legally forced day off every week would not be bad for modern society at all – yes, the punishment (death) is a little brutal by modern standards. However, it would never need to be enforced more than a few times and people would simply not do it. This is much less problematic than enforcing things like Blasphemy, or being a False Prophet, as those things carry different definitions in various religions. For example, I saw a bunch of Christian prophets prophesy that Trump would carry a second term. Obviously, Biden got elected (whether by cheating or not). I knew that would happen a while ago, and I said nothing about it as I would have preferred Trump. However, a lot of “prophets” said that Trump would carry two terms. Are we stoning them to death? Nope. Soon people will forget they ever said that, and keep believing they are prophets. Torah would dictate the death penalty. This is a tricky thing as you would first have to keep track of the words of prophets, then enforce it. A lot of people would stop predicting things all together (which might not be bad for society) like myself, where I would be most likely after that point much more careful what I said as sometimes, my mouth runs a little. I would not do that most likely if the death penalty was looming (yikes!). Actually, this would probably be a good reason to talk in riddles like the old prophets used to do, so people cannot really figure out what you are predicting anyways. That way, they cannot find just cause to put you to death if you do make a mistake.
For example, if someone said:
“God says Donald Trump will carry two terms” and he didn’t – death penalty. (Yikes, Christian evangelist prophets!)
But if they said:
“God says there will be many leadership changes in 2021” – then no matter who won what, that would be true – very hard to put someone to death for that as no matter what happens, it is accurate unless 100% of all world leadership stays the same. Now, I am not telling you how to skirt around the rules, but if Torah were the law of the land it might be best most of the time to not specifically define your predictions in a way that looks like God said that thing, unless you were absolutely sure about it. Better to just say “this is my prediction” and leave it at that. No death penalty for your opinions about the future.
Actually, the Mormon prophets (LDS) do not tend to predict things, and the few times that Joseph Smith did that that I am aware of, the stuff happened (for example Smith predicted the civil war accurately). I have actually predicted a lot of things accurately in my life, specifically over the last few years – for example, I said that within 36 months of May 20th, 2017 that the world would be in chaos, and we war would start to be poured out from that point if we didn’t change (repent). Exactly 36 months later, we were in the middle of the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression from the pandemic, and right now violent protests have been erupting all over the world, particularly as of right now (1-12-2021) with the storming of the Whitehouse and the general increase in world wide protests and police/government violent interactions with the public.
Very few people right now think that we are not headed for war. So then, they all thought I was crazy. Not so much anymore. However, it is very dangerous to say things like I have said in a Torah based society. For example, I am no longer referring to myself as a prophet as I don’t find it useful. I would prefer that other people labeled me as they see fit. I would prefer to say that I am doing my best to follow Torah, falling short, and trying to correct my behavior as best as I can and I desire to lead others to follow Torah as well on the largest scale I possibly can regardless of our other differences.
Those are just “some” of the hard parts about enforcing Torah. Much of Torah is actually not difficult to enforce, would not be enforced unless people wanted to do it (such as the Mitzvot to tie the commandments to your hand and forehead if you are a man – there is not really a punishment to not do that so therefore, it is not really something that can be enforced). There are a lot of other problems with it to discuss, but I have listed some of them.
Now, let me get into the benefits of having a Torah based society:
I can go on here for a much longer period of time, but I probably won’t, as I am not so confused about these things I’m about to mention and as I think about it, I am getting more clear on it so this is one of the main reasons for this article. If you challenge any of my interpretations above, look it up. I do not believe that anything I have said is inaccurate, although I am open to correction.
Benefit #1) A Torah based society has a self limiting law.
In modern society, people just “make up” the laws that govern our lives. Groups of people get together, decide what is moral and what is not, and they then enforce it. Because of this, we have a lot of regulations that make sense, and more that make no sense. No matter how you look at it, we live in a society with an exponentially expanding legal system. This is not a good thing and confuses people, creating a never ending array of legal definitions and terms that nobody but a lawyer can understand, and no lawyer is smart enough to memorize all of the laws that govern society as there are over 50,000 pages of small business legislation alone (to give you an idea the whole Bible is like 1,000 pages, and the Torah is really 150-250 depending on the size of the letters on the pages and the size of the pages). So the entire Bible that governs society in all 1,000 pages of the Bible is like 333 times less than just the small business legislation in the USA alone, let alone all of the laws.
“Self Limiting” means the Torah actually limits itself to the commandments in Torah to govern society, as one of the Torah laws is that you cannot add to the Torah, and you cannot take away from it through any mechanism. This means that it would be a society that would say “This is the law, and this is all there is, and all there can be. Nothing more can govern society other than this.” That law would be limited to the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. That is all that there would be and all there could be. After that, there would be a decentralized people driven system to enforce it, which we will talk about later. In the Constitution we have a process for adding laws, and taking them away. In Torah, there is no such changing allowed. It is what it is and that is all that there is, and no King, or a politician can add to it, and no King or politician can take away from it, no matter who they are or what process is introduced. It is it.
For me, that is quite attractive.
Benefit #2) Torah is exacting and fair to everyone involved.
Exact and equal punishments are listed in Torah and most crimes that harm people do not need to be defined, as the same thing simply gets done to the person who originally did it. An example is, you’ve seen those videos about people walking up, and punching people in the side of the face from the back and then running away. In Torah, if they were caught the same exact thing would be done to them – not jail time. So for example, if that happened you would just take that person, maybe tie their arms so they can’t move, and then have someone of an equal size difference ratio strike them on the side of the head in the same manner they attacked someone else. Problem solved, they won’t do that again. If the person was injured and their jaw was broken, you would ensure that the punishment involved breaking the jaw. Exact, and equal.
You do not need to create separate “assault charges” for something like that. It is simply exactly what they did to someone else happens to them in the same way. Perfect, simple, and fair. This kind of behavior would stop pretty fast. If they hit someone on purpose and killed them (assault) they would be put to death.
Someone might say that this is against the teachings of Jesus. Not really. This is a legal system, the teachings of Jesus are a higher law, a way of being, a way of being that is perfect and does not contradict the law of the land and does not interfere with justice being served by the Kingdom. I hope that distinction makes sense, as Jesus was not revealing a new legal code with new punishments and he was very specific about that in the sermon on the mount.
Benefit #3) Torah produces free economic systems.
There is no socialism in Torah based economic systems, and there cannot be unless a group of people volunteered to do that amongst themselves. You say, what is the scriptural justification for this?
Very simple: There are very simple social systems that are listed in Torah that are based in universal excise taxes. Farming supplies are taxed, and storehouses are created and aside from that, there is no taxes as there doesn’t need to be for anything that a King would do inside of the Torah. The taxes themselves are mostly reduced to 10%, and there is no income taxes of any kind that is listed in Torah.
In addition to this, there is a rule from the 10 commandments (the commandments written in stone) that says “thou shalt not steal”. To take someone’s possessions away would be defined as “stealing” or “coveting” their possessions combined.
Therefore, it is impossible to create socialism, as you cannot take possessions from one person and give them to another without that first person’s consent. Now, perhaps many people would not like this, as they want socialism (as they like getting free stuff from the government or they like the idea of rich people paying for everything). In Torah, you cannot tax a rich person any different from a poor person as there is one law for the rich, and one law for the poor. It is a very simple society actually that mostly revolves around treating people fairly, and making sure that everyone has days off.
Other than basic things like being honest (not lying) paying people on time (and not stealing wages) — business is not regulated very much. If a business produced a product that was hurting others, the “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” principle would apply, and so would other Torah based private property laws (if there was damage). Really, other than that business would not be so regulated other than making sure business was done in a way that treated the environment fairly (resting the land) and treated animals well (ritual slaughter laws). There would not really be a lot of room for argument on any of this, as you cannot add to Torah, and you cannot take away from it in the process of making your argument. The economy would be very free. If you do not steal from others, do not lie and deceive to build a business, and you did not hurt people or the environment (as this affects the private property and also wellbeing of others) you would be able to do what you wanted and the government would stay out of it. It really is as simple as that.
Benefit #4) Many of the things we argue about are not arguable and we can focus on something else.
There are many things that we waste a lot of time arguing about, that we don’t have to think about anymore and we can just follow the law instead. This is actually in some manner quite freeing. For example, there would be no argument allowing for abortion in a Torah based society. None whatsoever.
You may ask: Why is that? It is because in Torah, an unborn baby is considered life and there are several direct examples for that. For example, the punishment for a man striking a pregnant woman and causing death to the unborn child is death. If they damage the fruit of her womb, they are damaged in an equal manner. Basically in Torah, abortion is consiered to be murder, and it really is that simple and it would be punishable by death. No way to argue your way out of it based on modern philosophical nonsense.
If you are not using the Torah, and society is “making up their own moral standards” (which they change all the time) then there are a lot of ways of looking at this that we then will alter depending on what party is in power. There would be none of this argument in a Torah based society, as the King of a land himself would be subject to the same rules as everyone else would be subject to.
In a Torah based society, male sodomy would be punishable with zero room for argument about it and homosexuality would not be promoted by the government as any government that is in place is enforced by the people, and everyone has a copy of the rules. Education is therefore more important than the size of government and everyone participates.
In other words, in a Torah based society, none of us made the rules and therefore we cannot argue with what they say – well we can, but it is a fruitless task as no matter what anyone differs with, they understand that none of us who are involved with the enforcement of this system had anything to do with creating it. We are the keepers of the law, not the writers of it. So it is very difficult to get angry with a King for example for enforcing a law that he did not write.
Also in the same manner, lesbianism would not be punished as it is not listed as a crime. This would be in the same manner unarguable, and it would also not be promoted as people can essentially do what they want.
There is some room for some sort of definitions, as you can define the territory that a law is enforceable in (for example within the Kingdom borders) and you can define what is within the Kingdom, and what is not and who is a part of the people who are following Torah and who are not, but the actual laws themselves aside from definitions have “zero” wiggle room.
Benefit #5) There is room for repentance in Torah.
Torah has defined processes for people turning from their sin and people are promised a certain level of absolution of their guilt and also punishment. An example would be the sayings of Ezekiel where he says: “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’” [NIV]
So in other words, God does not want people to be put to death. He actually wants people to change (repent means “change” or to “turn from” your sin). Sin in this case would be defined as doing something against Torah (the Law of Moses) and “evil ways” would be acts that are against Torah (remember Torah is Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy).
The New Testament says that in the last days that people would proclaim their sins from the rooftops. A King of a given territory could define a change process that if someone did, they would have repented of a sin and therefore as they have repented (changed from their sin) they would be forgiven by society in some manner. This is something that there is room for discussion in, and I believe the difference is that if someone changes, they change before they are caught and the law is enacted, and if instead someone is caught in an act, the law is enforced. Therefore coming forward and confessing what we have done wrong would be of the highest level of importance in a Torah based society as neither God, nor the society would take pleasure in the death of the wicked.
In other words, there is room for change in Torah. Modern society in some manner allows this, but the entire system for allowing people mercy is broken and has different laws in different areas that when utilized together makes the system essentially be the inventions of random people, in random areas.
The problem with people making up definitions for society is that we make them up, and we change them later and we have proven that we are not very effective at creating rules that are based on any sort of consistent morality. For example – drugs are bad and we throw drug users in jail. Who makes this stuff up? Well, we then change it later after someone has been in jail for essentially nothing for 10 or 20 years, and we have ruined their life. This simply does not exist in Torah as people can do what they want.
Benefit #6 – No regulation of personal decisions in Torah outside of very few things that are standardized and cannot be changed.
A personal decision for the sake of this document would be something that someone takes into their bodies, for example. There is no regulations on any kind of drug use in Torah, for example. Torah does not say “you cannot smoke week” or “you cannot drink alcohol”. Scripture is against being a drunkard, but fundamentally the line in Torah is where you are hurting someone else as then, the eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth principle applies.
For example, weed would not be regulated, and neither would LSD, hallucinogens, or alcohol other than that – hurting others. Particularly in natural substances that grow from herbs, they would be considered as a form of food for people that took them. This, like other principles in this document has zero room for argument as these things are simply not regulated at all, and God did not think that mentioning them specifically to Moses was important, or he would have done that when he revealed Torah to him.
Now, if someone took a substance and then they were walking around town with a baseball bat smashing in the windows of cars, this is obviously somewhat of a thing that would be regulated by private property laws and the “eye for an eye” principle. However, there would be no “schedule 1 controlled substance” list in Torah. It simply would not exist except if someone had private property, and had their own rules on what they allowed in the property and what they didn’t. Those decisions would be theirs to make and would not be regulated by any sort of government as what someone does in their private property is not really the business of government if they are not hurting others, particularly against their will.
Benefit #7 – Torah is something we can all do together and agree to do as a society.
Society is unable to agree behind someone’s personal opinions. For example, if we try and get people to agree on doctrine and form one religion (which if it was accurate is not a bad idea) it is an impossible task. Everyone simply disagrees with each other on all of it. What happens after we die, what’s a prophet and what’s not, what the truth of the universe is, etc – all arguable. However, if we say “here is what we are going to DO together” we can all agree to take a common action for the common good.
Torah is an action based system, not a belief based system. There are things that are crimes (i.e. crimes have punishments), and things that are simply teachings and instructions (to bind sections of torah to your hand and forehead, as there are no punishments listed for not doing it, only blessings if you do do it.). So we can say “Ok, this will be the law of the land. None of us wrote it. We are all responsible for following it. 99% of what all of our problems are are solved by it. We will allow what it allows, and disallow what it disallows and that is it.”
This allows us freedom from needing to make stuff up on what we are going to do, and what we are not going to do. Of course, there are things that are going to scare some people away from agreeing to follow Torah – for example, no witchcraft is allowed in Torah, and there are witches out there. This would prevent those groups of people from agreeing to follow the Mosaic Law, and the Mosaic code cannot be applied to a group of people who do not volunteer to follow it, unless they are within the borders of a land where this code applies, in which case they would have to know that before they came and would be taking their own risk.
In other words, we would agree “as a people” that “for the people and by the people, we are going to follow these laws as the governing architecture of the land”, and that is it. Now, we are free to solve problems, and grow new kinds of businesses that solve other problems, and create new kinds of ideas that fix society.
We all now have a sort of ‘collective copout’ too, as:
- We cannot change the laws if one of us disagrees, as we didn’t make them.
- We didn’t write the laws, we are just following them to the best of our ability
- We cannot make new laws, as the law prevents us from doing so. So it is what it is.
That is a good thing. We are then free as a society to prosper.
I can go on for a while about the benefits and difficulties of using the Torah as the law of the land but overall, it is a much better idea than the other options that are presented in society as every single other method of governing society is based in rules that are constantly changing and over a period of time lead to the oppression of society and the oppression of a people. The role of government is clearly defined and limited in scripture and it cannot expand past a certain size of an entity that does certain things. It is by its own nature a liberty based entity that is there to simply enforce a predetermined law that wasn’t written by anyone involved in the government.
There are many other things we can talk about, such as in Torah, there is no standing army (no military that is there in times of peace) but instead, there is no army and there is a census of men who are over 20 years old that do not fall into certain qualifications and if there is a necessity of fighting, there is a draft instead. There is great benefits to having no military, as it is probably the #1 biggest financial drain on a society and the Founding Fathers (particularly Jefferson) warned heavily about the dangers of a standing army as it inevitably becomes more powerful than the people and can be used against the people as we see all over the world in communist nations like China.
Communism cannot exist in Torah based economies as the government outside of excise tax has no ability to take a rich person’s wealth and give it to a poor person, or vice versa. Everyone is equal.
There would not be governments that are in debt in a Torah based economy, as they would be doing nothing that creates debt. The entire 20 something trillion dollar debt of the USA simply would never have existed. Torah actually promises that if we follow Torah, we will “lend to all nations and borrow from none.”
There are actually defined cycles of debt forgiveness, no modern prison as a punishment for any crime, the list of crimes and offenses you can commit being highly limited. Torah also has the effect of getting the people who study it to be “even better” than the bare minimums of the law, for example as many of them (Christians for example) would study the teachings of Jesus and realize that every lower law has a higher manifestation in their heart and in their thoughts. The Jewish nation takes their teachings beyond Torah by their oral tradition, creating higher manifestations of many of the laws (Talmudic Judaism is too complex for a modern society to understand and cannot be enforced as a legal system. However they can live in that manner amongst themselves).
Everything from animals being treated well (no factory farming could possibly be allowed in Torah based societies) and making systems that interact well with the environment (replenishing what we take, letting the land rest, taking care of the environment) is covered. It really is way beyond just a law, and is more of a teaching for our whole lives.
Yes, some of the difficulties are hard. There are weird laws with sexual practices that modern people consider common; however, it is not our place in life to judge what our creator says is ok, and says is not ok. There are other parts of Torah that are not really there to enforce, and would be people’s decisions in the society (such as circumcision, as not being circumcised has no punishment and is a process of someone becoming part of a covenant people) so there are things that would create problems, but I will ask you this:
Does any of this create more problems than we are creating with the modern nonsense that we invent out of thin air? Nope. The problems I’ve listed are TINY compared to the problems presented from the way modern society is managed. Actually a Torah based society would have nearly every element of society privatized, and even private citizens would enforce the laws.
For example, there would be no police system, no standing army, everything would be enforced by the people. There would be a King of a territory or a people (There can be many Kings as a society grew that operated in a Unified System, we could even call it “The United Monarchy”) that would simply give a direction and vision for the people. The Kingdom system could not create a “swamp” amongst politicians like we have in America (on the side of both the Republicans and the Democrats) as all of the Kings would be subject to the same law that they promote.
Together, we can create a unified monarchy. It is actually much better than the system of modern society, where we have an illusion of free choice an democracy but really we are subject to the whims of men and women who are enforcing what they think is best on a greater society who thinks other things are best. Isn’t it better to simply enforce what God thinks is best? Frees us in a major way, even if we do not like it, it is not our choice on what laws are made, and what laws are enforced as we have nothing to do with it.
In other words, we are keepers of the Law, not makers of the Law. It is infinitely superior in every way and will keep us free, and together.
The next thing to mention (we will end here) is that we can create the Messianic Age. This is an age prophesied about in scripture where the whole world will be peaceful, where there will be one law followed, one undefiled language spoken, and all of society will be balanced out to the point where people will take their weapons and melt them, beating them into farming utensils to till the land and grow food for everyone.
The way we do this, is quite simple: A Torah based economy. Prosperity for everyone, hunger for no one, freedom for the rich and freedom for the poor. Take all of our modern nonsensical laws, and put them into good history books about when people were so silly, that they invented their own laws rather than just following the laws of our creator, so they did not have the time, resources, or energy to create peace, because they were always focused on disagreement.
Two things will usher in the Messianic Age for everyone:
- Torah based economies
- Sharing the gospel of Christ with the whole world
With those two principles, we have a perfect balance of Law and Order, plus Grace and Mercy for everyone. We have the law to follow to know what we can and cannot do, and a process for being rectified from the punishments of the law through change of the inner man – a way to set society straight.
Quite simply, it is the only model which I can find that fixes the world and I like it because quite frankly, I don’t have to invent anything new.
“One Who Seeks Torah”
P.S. As you can see, I have thought quite a lot about this. The more I think it through, the more I understand that there is no way to create a society that works. Everything else I have come up with breaks down after x amount of time, and the society winds up destroyed. This is what you are seeing happening now in America. Democracy is a failed system. The dream of a republic from laws made by man has failed us, and failed our children. We can’t do it alone, we need the help of our creator. It is the only way. I have a way to create a true Kingdom which we can prepare for Christ when he returns, and it is finally coming together. It is my desire that you decide to put what we disagree with on the side, and work together. I am not perfect, I transgress against Torah in many ways that I seek to correct. I am just happy to be a part of the movement, an initiator of what will come and a gatherer of people who decide to work together to point the way to the future through simplicity and universal law, prosperity, and freedom for everyone.
P.P.S. There are a lot of things that I did not cover in this blog post, like “what about laws for things that apply to modern society, like driving laws?” My opinion is that nearly everything outside of a basic structure for society should be managed privately, as private enterprise is superior and managing economics than government is. If you question that, look at Amazon.com, and compare it to the USA government, and ask: “Which is more efficient and uses money in a more wise way?” The answer is NOT “The Government.” These are subjects for another post, this post is referencing using Torah as a legal system and for replacing our modern system of government. I did not quote a lot from Torah, or reference it, this was written from stuff that is in my head in a free flow format. You would have a hard time finding anything that is even an inch off from what Torah says in here, but I am welcome to feedback if you disagree.
Mostly, I think “who cares if modern people in their wickedness disagree with Torah” but then also, there are several things I have done over the 39 years of my life that would have resulted in the death penalty if I did not repent, so from an honesty perspective, I am like the rest of you, and there are many things that I seek to change. Most of those things I would not have done if there were serious consequences. We need to be aware of our actions and how they affect the greater picture. So I am wondering what your thoughts are on this.
The thing I like the most about the ideas in this article are creating a self limiting system, i.e. a system that cannot expand beyond a certain point. Of course, the parts everyone agree with can be modeled to create a modern format with different laws, but then you run into a problem that cannot be solved, which is that the reason this works in the first place is because none of us wrote Torah – i.e. it was written by God. If we created our own laws, that would not be true anymore, and therefore the system would break down and become in 200 or 300 years like the rest of the systems of men that have plagued humanity for the last 7,000 years since the advent of agriculture.