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Why was circumcision physical?

Paul says in Romans 9:7-8 7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8 This means that it is not the children of the ...
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According to paedobaptists, what justifies a link between circumcision and baptism since both males and females are baptised?

The particular view that raises a query in my mind is this, as fully detailed in my answer to this related question, According to Reformed Theology, how can one justify infant baptism? After detailing ...
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What is the basis for baptism being the new circumcision?

I was recently listening to Dr. Scott Hahn on Pints with Aquinas. In that interview, Dr. Hahn mentions baptism as the new circumcision in relation to covenantal theology. His main point was that if ...
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Why do the SDA reject physical circumcision?

Circumcision is a requirement given to the patriarchs/Mosaic law which somehow the SDA shuns yet hold on to the sabbath law from the same covenant Both requirements are said to be perpetual and ...
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Why does the Christian doctrine seem so far from the Bible? [closed]

Upon reading the Bible, I have found that that Christian doctrine differs heavily from the scriptures. A few of the differences: Circumcision Feast days Following the statutes & judgements ...
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Giving a name while doing circumcision?

It was claimed that the recent tradition in Judaism to give a name to babies while doing circumcision, is documented already in the New Testament. Is it true? I'm looking for the source / reference.
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

I'm just wondering because I grew up in an Islamic family in Iran and I became a Christian when age 23. Will people who were circumcised in this life (like myself) be circumcised in the next life? Or ...
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Were any of the Apostolic Fathers Jews?

A simple question; I am reading the Apostolic Fathers and have noticed how they frequently refer to themselves as 'Gods Chosen' and speak of the Old Testament prophets as 'Our Forefathers'. This ...
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Do orthodox christians eat pork and are they circumcised?

Peace be with you. I want to know if Orthodox Christians eat pork, and are they circumcised? I am referring to the early church which is the Orthodox Christians because in the Bible it says Yeshua (...
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How was circumcision practiced in Jesus' time?

Both John the Baptist and Jesus were circumcised on the 8th day, according to Old Testament laws. Luke 1:57-60 English Standard Version (ESV) Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she ...
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Will men be circumcised after the Resurrection?

Not sure exactly why I thought of this while taking a shower this morning, but I was wondering if the Catholic Church has ever weighed in on whether the bodies of men will be resurrected circumcised ...
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What is an overview of teachings of Messianic Jewish Christians regarding circumcision?

Statements like the following are common from Messianic Synagogues. This one comes from Beth Messiah in Sarasota, Florida: At Beth Messiah, we are Messianic Jews and non-Jews who believe Yeshua (...
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Is there a clear verse to stop circumcision for all males? [closed]

Romans 2:13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. In the same chapter, it is written.. Romans 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if ...
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How can Evangelicals link baptism and circumcision without practicing infant baptism? [closed]

This question is a follow-up to this answer. In this particular answer the biblical basis for baptism being non-requisite for salvation is given. Essentially it is a defense of the doctrine that you ...
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Do Reformed paedobaptists call for the baptism of household servants, just as Abraham's servants were circumcised?

In Genesis 17:9–13 we read: 9 And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. 10 This is my covenant, which you ...
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Why does the Coptic church still perform circumcisions?

Circumcision is a requirement from The Mosaic Law: Any uncircumcised male who has not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin will be cut off from his people – he has failed to carry out ...
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Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork?

I know Jesus was a Jew. Jews are circumcised and don't eat pork. Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork? If so, why are these two things not primary ingredients of Christianity? I thought, to be ...
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Why did God relent on killing Moses when Zipporah circumcised their son?

In Exodus 4 we are told that God sought to kill Moses for not circumcising his son in accordance with the law given to Abraham in: Genesis 17:11 KJV And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin;...
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Is it hypocritical for Paul to circumcise Timothy in Act 16:3? [closed]

Acts 16:1-3 (NASB) 1 Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. And a disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek, 2 and he was well ...
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Why were the Israelites not circumcised in the desert?

Genesis 21:4 (NIV) When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. Starting with Abraham, the Israelite men were circumcised, and boys at the eighth day after ...
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What is the Biblical basis for not making circumcision a requirement for Christians?

I recently read an argument which was basically 'Paul against Jesus' type and was something like this: Jesus said that He didn't come to abolish the Jewish laws but to fulfill them: Do not think ...
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How would they know if Timothy was circumcised or not?

During Paul's second missionary journey, he meets Timothy and wants to take him along on the rest of his journey. The Bible makes a special point about Timothy being circumcised to avoid offending ...
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Did Christians stop the practice of Berith (Brith, Bris?) immediately?

Did Christians stop the practice of Berith (Brith, Bris?) immediately and based on which scripture?
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Who represented "the Lord" in Exodus 4:24-26, and what's the deal with the foreskin?

In Exodus 4:24-26: At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met Moses and was about to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely ...
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