Posts Tagged ‘circumcision’
by Terry Wane Benton Circumcision was the cutting off of the foreskin of the males in Israel. Why was it done? It was a daily reminder that the offspring coming through these people (Israel) would one day bless all nations through the “seed of Abraham” (Genesis 12:1-4), and this mark in the flesh was to…Read More
But He Didn’t Have to be Circumcised!
by Edwin Crozier Didn’t we just have a whole debate in Jerusalem that discovered Christians didn’t have to be circumcised? In fact, in Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he will brag that no one made Titus get circumcised during that meeting (Galatians 2:1-3). Yet, Paul circumcised Timothy. What’s up with that? Acts of the Apostles…Read More
Thank you for your teaching on circumcision
Question: Thank you for your teaching on circumcision and your statement about why the church exists and how to exist in that state. Answer: You’re welcome.Read More
Did God give Moses the commandment to circumcise?
Question: In John 7:21 when Jesus says, circumcision is not of Moses but of “the Fathers,” is he implying that God never gave Moses the commandment of circumcision? I know that this command is written in Genesis 17:10. However, Jesus seems to be implying that this law never came from Moses. Answer: “Did not Moses…Read More
Is Paul talking about physical circumcision or something else in Galatians 5:3-4?
Question: Hi. I’ve read some of your articles and they’ve been helpful. Thanks. I’m a kind of confused about what is written in Galatians 5:3-4 “I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the…Read More
Is circumcision necessary?
Question: Do you consider male circumcision a necessary intervention in life – young or old? I only ask because some Christian denominations believe so. I was circumcised as an adult. I only ask for your guidance. I accept that Jesus was circumcised. It was my Sunday School teacher who broached the subject. She told us…Read More
Since only males were circumcised, how did females enter the Old Covenant?
Question: Brother, This question came up in a recent Bible study. We were covering the book of Romans, the last few verses of chapter 2. Circumcision came up. After a little discussion, a sister in Christ asked how women made a covenant with God under Mosaic Law, since circumcision was the sign of the covenant.…Read More
How would anyone know if Timothy was circumcised or not?
Question: I saw the recent reader’s question – “Why did Paul have Timothy circumcised after the council at Jerusalem?” And your answer “In regards to why Timothy was circumcised after the Jerusalem council, it is simply because Paul met Timothy after that council. Timothy wanted to join Paul, but because they were working among the…Read More
Your answer to the question about circumcision makes sense and is biblically based
Question: I like the answer you give to the question about circumcision. It makes sense. It explains the Bible by using the Bible instead of making up something that only exists in someone’s mind. Answer: Thank you for the kind encouragement.Read More
Your answer on circumcision and how it relates to baptism and covenants made it clear to me why baptism is necessary for salvation
Question: Someone asked about the law of circumcision and your answer was so helpful to me, especially in how it relates to covenants between man and God, then and now, with baptism. Now I understand how it can be symbolic of salvation, as the Baptists claim, and be a step in salvation, as the churches of Christ…Read More