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Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork?

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 ...
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Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork?

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 ...
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Were any of the Apostolic Fathers Jews?

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 ...
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Is there a clear verse to stop circumcision for all males?

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 ...
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How can Evangelicals link baptism and circumcision without practicing infant baptism?

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 ...
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Will men be circumcised after the Resurrection?

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 ...
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

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 ...
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Why does the Coptic church still perform circumcisions?

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 ...
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According to paedobaptists, what justifies a link between circumcision and baptism since both males and females are baptised?

Most Baptists have heard of Reformed and Presbyterian churches who baptize babies, because “the practice of circumcision in the Old Testament (OT) is replaced by infant baptism in the New.” Verses ...
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What is the basis for baptism being the new circumcision?

This is a difference between baptist and paedobaptist theology. The paedobaptists tend to stress the similarities between the New Testament and the Old Testament. So Calvin in his Institutes has two ...
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Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork?

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 ...
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Do Reformed paedobaptists call for the baptism of household servants, just as Abraham's servants were circumcised?

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 ...
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Why does the Coptic church still perform circumcisions?

It's culturally encouraged. But has no religious rite attached to it. Source: Uncircumcised coptic deacon
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Do orthodox christians eat pork and are they circumcised?

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 ...
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Why do the SDA reject physical circumcision?

Circumcision was part of the specific covenant with Israel that confirmed them as God's "chosen people", chosen to serve as an example (both good and bad) of what happens to a nation when it ...
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Why does the Christian doctrine seem so far from the Bible?

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 ...
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Why does the Christian doctrine seem so far from the Bible?

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 ...
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What is the basis for baptism being the new circumcision?

What is the basis for baptism being the new circumcision? The basis is generally attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas himself in his Summa Theologiae. Question 70 of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae ...
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According to paedobaptists, what justifies a link between circumcision and baptism since both males and females are baptised?

OP: Given that no female babies were circumcised as a sign of the Abrahamic covenant, why are female babies of Christian believers given the sign of the new covenant (water baptism)? To find an ...
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According to paedobaptists, what justifies a link between circumcision and baptism since both males and females are baptised?

Consider: For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in ...
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According to paedobaptists, what justifies a link between circumcision and baptism since both males and females are baptised?

Going off my answer to What is the basis for Lombard's view that the basis of justification for OT men was different than for OT women? Q: Why are female babies baptized if they were not ...
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Giving a name while doing circumcision?

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 ...
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

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 ...
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

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 ...
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

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 ...
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

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 ...
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Will men be circumcised after the Resurrection?

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 ...
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What is an overview of teachings of Messianic Jewish Christians regarding circumcision?

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 ...
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How would they know if Timothy was circumcised or not?

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 ...
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