Course 13: The Power of Speech
At the very center of this world is homo sapiens, the human being Divinely endowed with intellect. This intellect allows us analytical thought and examination of ourselves and the world around us. Without Divinely-endowed criteria for truth and moral values, however, our critical thinking is abstract and theoretical at best, and obviously susceptible to error or depravity.
Thus, God revealed to mankind knowledge of His inscrutable Will by means of His Biblical prophets, which first and foremost includes the Torah of Moses, to know what is right and what is wrong, and what is good and what is evil, in His eyes. The Divine revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and the Divine designation of Moses as the foremost prophet for all time, set forth the ultimate test for the truth of future prophets, i.e., compatibility with the Torah and its eternal commandments. Even so, this legal and moral code is meaningful only when applying the other special gift endowed upon humans, namely freedom of choice to follow or reject proper conduct and proper speech.
- 4 Video Lessons
- 4 Handouts
- 4 Audio Lessons
- 4 Quizzes
- 1 Certificate
At the end of the course you will have acquired fundamental knowledge of what constitutes “blasphemy,” which is generally defined as any form of uttered impiety, irreverence or sacrilege against God, and what form of blasphemy is the most severe. You will also understand and become sensitive to the various types of verbal defiance and disrespect of God, as you will learn ways to show appropriate respect and reverence for God.
You will receive your certificate if you pass with 80% or more and a special recognition if you get 100%.
- At the end of the course you will have clear understanding of what is forbidden as blasphemy, and what is included in the obligation to respect God's holy Names.
- You will understand in the fundamental obligations to Revere and Fear God.
- The essential points of the Laws of Vows and Promises as they apply to Noahides.
- The subject of Annulment of Vows and Promises, and how to distinguish private vows from vows that one makes according to the public’s understanding.
Success in becoming a Hassid Umot HaOlam (Pious of the Nations of the World), and drawing closer to your Creator by fulfilling His Will in an outstanding way!
A Hassid Umot HaOlam is a Gentile who earns eternal spiritual reward by accepting upon himself to fulfill the Seven Noahide Commandments. He is careful in their observance because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them through Moses in the Torah.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 4
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level Advanced
- Language English
- Students 42
- Assessments Self
Video Lessons, Handouts & Quizzes
After each video lesson, be sure to read the handout; then you should be able to take the quiz and pass this lesson.
The audio lessons allow you to hear the classes on your phone and to give you further insights on the lesson's topics.