Noahide Western Catholic Religion
Many Catholics, through a more thorough and historical search of their own traditions have questioned some of the teachings of the Church Fathers which deviate from Jewish teachings. They accept the concept of a true apostolic and catholic church, but they tend to take the teaching of the Trinity metaphorically or adopt ideas derived in part from Jewish Mysticism relating to the personification of Divine Attributes. They tend to rely on minority Rabbinic opinions permitting the belief to Noahides that God appeared in human form as an anthropormophism taken literally.
The "Jewish-Catholic Commission Meeting Report" March 20, 2007 cited the Noahide laws:
- God has created the human person as a social being which, by definition, places limits on individual human freedom. Moreover freedom of choice is derived from God and therefore is not absolute, but must reflect divine will and law. Accordingly human beings are called to freely obey the divine will as manifested in Creation and in his revealed word.
- Jewish tradition emphasizes the Noachide Covenant (cf. Gen 9:9-12) as containing the universal moral code which is incumbent on all humanity. This idea is reflected in Christian scripture in the book of Acts 15:28-29.