Baptism is the new Circumcision

 

Biblical circumcision was not what it is today. When Jesus was circumcised his foreskin was not fully removed, only the part of the foreskin sitting past the glans was removed. Today the entire foreskin is amputated and is far more traumatising for all involved especially so for the boy being subjected to the procedure. Under the New Covenant God forbids routine infant circumcision. Circumcising for religious reasons today would be saying that Jesus’s sacrifice wasn’t good enough for you, that it was all for nothing. As well as being offensive to God to trifle with the rituals of the Christless era.

The following versus are from the New Testament in the Bible and clearly state that circumcision is no longer a requirement to be a man of God.

“You shall not make any cuts in your flesh” – Leviticus 19:28

“It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.” – Galatians 6:12-16

“For there are many who rebel against right teaching; they engage in useless talk and deceive people. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. They must be silenced. By their wrong teaching, they have already turned whole families away from the truth. Such teachers only want your money.” – Titus 1:10-11

“Watch out for those wicked men – dangerous dogs, I call them – who say you must be circumcised. Beware of the evil doers. Beware of the mutilation. For it isn’t the cutting of our bodies that makes us children of God; it is worshiping him with our spirits.” – Philippians 3:2-3

“And I testify again to every male who receives circumcision, that he is in debt to keep the whole Law. You who do so have been severed from Christ…you have fallen from grace.” – Galatians 5:3

“But if I still proclaim circumcision. . . then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.” – Galatians 5:11

“I wish that those who are pushing you to do so would mutilate themselves!” – Galatians 5:12

“But reject profane and old wives fables, and exercise yourself towards godliness.” – 1 Timothy 4:7

“Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you be circumcised, Christ will be of no advantage to you.” – Galatians 5:2

“As God has called each man, in this manner let him walk. And thus I command in all the churches. Was any man called in the circumcision [i.e. Old Covenant]? Let him not try to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in the uncircumcision [i.e. New Covenant]? Let him not be circumcised! Circumcision is nothing. And uncircumcision is nothing but the keeping of the commandments of God. Let each man remain in that condition in which he was called.” – 1 Corinthians 7:17

“For freedom, Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Now I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who receives circumcision that he is bound to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we can wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love.” – Galatians 5:11

Circumcision was only required for those born under the Old Covenant. Anyone who circumcises today would be directly disobeying Scripture, the word of God.

A sign of faith is no longer a physical one but a spiritual one. Marking the body is no longer required instead a peaceful entrance into Christianity is now preformed. Baptisms are now done by peacefully placing holy water on the head of the person entering the faith. A Baptism is a declaration that a person has repented of their sins, is accepting of Jesus as their Savior, and is willing to commit their life to obeying God and being of service to him. (Acts 2:36-38)

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References

1 www.stopcirc.com/christian.html