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The answer is perhaps best given in 1 Corinthians 9:20-23 (emphasis added): To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but ...


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From Luke 2:21, we know that Jesus was circumcised, as it states there At the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was given the name Jesus... But we also have Peter's teaching in Acts 10:28: "You know yourselves that how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit any one of another nation, But God has shown me that I should not ...


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Yes, Jesus was indeed a Jew. More than that, Jesus was a truly righteous Jew. His parents did circumcise him (Luke 2:21) as all good Jewish parents do for their sons, and it is a reasonable assumption that Jesus never ate any unclean animal per the Law in Leviticus. The majority of Christians, however, believe that these elements of the Law are no longer ...


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The Bible "stories" teach us about the nature of God. They sometimes serve as a warning and other times they encourage a closer relationship with God. These stories are not casual happenings; they are recorded in the Bible as an everlasting message to God’s children. So in the case of Uzza, the Ark is the presence of God on Earth. When Uzza reached out ...


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Were any of the Apostolic Fathers Jews? The short answer is yes! St. Ignatius of Antioch It is piously believed by many Catholics that St. Ignatius of Antioch was of Jewish origin. In fact, there is an ancient tradition that he was the child whom Christ took and presented to the apostles as the example of the one who is greater in the kingdom of heaven (...


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I think it interesting to point out that Paul specifically had Titus remain uncircumcised, ...so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. - Gal. 2:5b See the beginning of Gal. 2 for the background to that. If the gospel had been at stake with Timothy, I highly doubt that Paul would have circumcised him. But, since it apparently was not, ...


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The letter to the Galatians is written to Gentiles; as a Jew (half-Jewish by birth, and presumably taught Judaic--and later Christian--beliefs by his mother) he would have been expected by his fellow Jews to have been circumcised ("for they all knew that his father was a Greek"). The Jews would never have listened to him if he was in disobedience to the law. ...


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Circumcision is not just a law, it was a sign of the covenant between the Lord and Abraham and his descendants. Yes, circumcision was reaffirmed and included in the law given to Moses, but this covenant was given to the children of Israel. When you talk about what applies to all males, under the new covenant that is open to all people who put their faith in ...


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Abraham's Circumcision First of all, we must differentiate between Abraham's circumcision and the circumcision of the covenant that applied to Abraham's descendants and household. They are still the same circumcision, but Abraham is a unique case because he was the first to receive it. Colossians and the answer you quote are speaking of Abraham's ...


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We won't know until the afterlife; the answer looks to be "no1" The Fourth Lateran Council rules lean toward "no", as explained by Father Paul A Deffner, O.P. THE SAME BODY Not only will our body be brought back to be reunited with the soul, but it will be the same body to which the soul was united before death. As St. Paul declared (I Cor. ...


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In the words of St. Paul: Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. 1 Corinthians 7:19 The original circumcision what supposed to be symbolizing what was happening in the heart. It was supposed to be a mark of being part of the People of God. Nevertheless, it became a ritual that ...


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Actually they don't; it is derived from Egyptian culture, not necessarily Christian Coptic. The Coptic Church does infant baptism as a sign of the covenant, and you should know that the Coptic Church holds to the view that the Church is the New Israel.


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The judgments of the LORD are always done for the good of the people. They are God's desperate cry for them to come back to Him so that they will not suffer by their own hands. God will not protect those who willingly put themselves in harm's way because they put themselves out of God's reach by living in sin. All that God does is for people to hear His ...


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Although the Bible does not address dietary restrictions directly in the New Testament; it does appear to indirectly. The reason for Jesus coming to Earth was to live a perfect life, and fulfill God's laws, since We are unable to do ourselves. As a Jew and still under the law the dietary restrictions would have still applied to Jesus and in order to fulfill ...


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In a limited sense, yes, some Reformed paedobaptists have supported this: the presentation of slave children for baptism by their masters was practiced and supported in the Presbyterian Church in the USA in the antebellum period. However, I find no evidence that adult slaves were baptized except upon their own conversion (that is, not when the master was ...


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It's culturally encouraged. But has no religious rite attached to it. Source: Uncircumcised coptic deacon


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Orthodox Christians can be circumcised for medical or hygienic purposes, but it is not mandatory. Circumcision - Questions & Answers They definitely are allowed to eat pork, and most do. There are fasts you are supposed to observe throughout the year, where you are supposed to abstain from all meat, including pork. There are some African Orthodox ...


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The Differences between the Doctrine of Christ and 1 - Circumcision 2 - Feast days 3 - Following the statutes & judgements 4 - Keeping the Sabbath The four items mentioned in the question pertain to the first humanity, that of Adam and his seed. By a conspiracy involving Serpent, woman and man - in Eden - the first humanity partook, willingly, of the ...


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Welcome to the site. I'm assuming you are just starting to investigate Christianity. This is a good question, so I'll try to give you a simple answer. Most of the Bible, which we call the Old Testament, was written for the Jews. It tells the story of their interaction with God, who gave them all sorts of laws and commands to follow. But one of the things he ...


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There might be different opinions on this, depending how one sees and values circumcision. In general though, resurrection is meant as restoration and perfection of the whole body. Christ still having wounds to show afterwards is an exception, the rule is that everything is restored to the perfect form (so also no misfigurations, missing limbs etc. that one ...


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Giving a name while doing circumcision? Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Circumcision on January 1st up until Vatican II. The Feast of the Circumcision of Christ is a Christian celebration of the circumcision of Jesus in accordance with Jewish tradition, eight days (according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days) ...


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My answer isn't scriptural, but simply based on logic. One of the arguments I use with people in regard to abortion is that at conception, a brand new DNA pattern is created. A brand new human being comes into existence. That's one of the things that makes us different than God. God has no beginning or end, we have a beginning. When women say that it's their ...


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Will we be circumcised in heaven? The answer is NO! Will people who were circumcised in this life (like myself) be circumcised in the next life? The answer again is NO! Or will we be whole in heaven? Because I really don't want to spend all of eternity missing a body part. Body part,really? you want to bring your whole body including it's body part and ...


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Jesus said of the resurrected body : For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. [Matthew 22:30 KJV] If those who are resurrected (to the resurrection of the just, Acts 24:15) And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, ...


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Will men be circumcised after the Resurrection? We truly do not know what the afterlife holds for us, but the answer seems to be "no". At least for Christians. In regards to those of the Hebrew race that lived and died before Christ and are in heaven, it may be more possible. In heaven our earthly bodies will be restored to their former manner and then ...


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Since the author of the question is seeking a general overview and not the view of specific congregations--I will offer an answer similar to Michael16, which is not itself wrong, but does lack specificity. Right now there are two major branches of official Messianic Judaism. Those branches are the MJAA and the UMJC. The former being the body which started ...


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The answers are very vague. If a person was suspected to not be of circumcision, they were arrested . In Acts 21:26-36 shows the chaos that came when someone thought Paul took Trophimus the Ephesian to the temple complex. They did not check at the door, they took them on their word until a complaint was lodged. At that time, they would have been ...


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