Circumcision according to the Bible is the new birth

On behalf of your brother Octavian, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

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The advice of Jesus Christ given to man about what to do about circumcision is indeed enlightening and exposing in the Bible.

Jesus Christ recommends holiness to human beings because without sanctification no one will see our King of Kings, God of Gods and Lord of Lords Jesus Christ.

Born of Jesus Christ

For the circumcised are we who render to God our worship by the Spirit of God, who glorify us in Jesus Christ, and who do not put our trust in the flesh.

Me too, however, I would have subject to put my trust in the flesh. If any one else thinks he can confide in the flesh, I can do much more, circumcised on the eighth day, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, Pharisee; as to zeal, persecutor of the Church; irreproachable, with regard to the justice of the law.

But those things that were for me gains, I looked at them as a loss, because of Christ.

And I look upon all things as a loss, because of the excellence of the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord, for whom I have forsaken all things, and look upon them as mud, to win Christ, and to be found in him, not with my righteousness, which comes from the law, but with that which is obtained by faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God by faith, In order to know Christ, and the power of his resurrection, and the communion of his sufferings, by becoming conformed to him in his death, to come, if I may, to the resurrection from the dead (Philippians 3.3 – 11)

 

The physical Jew is the people of Israel, but the spiritual Jew is the one who is born again by the gospel of Christ, just like physical circumcision is taking away all or part of the foreskin, but spiritual circumcision is the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

<The Jew is not the one who has the outside; and circumcision is not that which is visible in the flesh.

But the Jew is the one who is inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, according to the spirit and not according to the letter. The praise of this Jew does not come from men, but from God (Romans 2: 28-29).

<For us it is faith that we expect, through the Spirit, the hope of justice.

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value, but faith which is active through charity (Galatians 5.5 – 6).

As far as I am concerned, far from me the thought of glorifying myself with anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified for me, as I am for the world!

For it is nothing but being circumcised or uncircumcised; what is something is to be a new creature (Galatians 6: 14-15).

<And it is in him that you were circumcised of a circumcision that the hand did not make, but of the circumcision of Christ, which consists in the stripping of the body of the flesh: 2.12 having been buried with him by you are also resurrected in him and with him, by faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.2.13You who died by your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he told you returned to life with him, giving thanks for all our offenses, 2.14 he effaced the act of which the ordinances condemned us and which subsisted against us, and he destroyed it by nailing it to the cross; stripped down the dominions and the authorities, and publicly betrayed them by triumphing over them by the cross (Colossians 2: 11-15)

– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be in joy, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.

Live in peace, in love and in full agreement with Jesus Christ.

Greet all saints and all my readers.

May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!

 

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