(All verses KJV)
Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(Calls people who are focused on the old covenant law of circumcision “they of the circumcision” rather than “ekklesia”, “church”, “followers of Jesus”, “disciples”, “brethren”, etc. Therefore “they of the circumcision” is a derogatory term, as to say that they are lost)
Acts 11:2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him
(Here we see those who are focused on Hebrew roots, old covenant law, are causing trouble for those who teach Jesus)
Acts 15:1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia.
24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew (or Messianic), and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
:18 And knowest [his] will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
(Just like the Freemasons. Yes, Jesus has shown me that the Messianics & the Masons are spiritually the same. Both embrace the evil Y names which point to Allah & both place too much emphasis/focus upon knowledge, especially knowledge of secret things such as the Y names)
:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
(If we sacrifice animals for our sins, keep unclean meats laws & other temporary old covenant ordinances, then yes circumcision is one more thing. But if you break just one of any 600 & some commandments, that circumcision is useless. It’s just flesh. It was only a symbol. But if those who are uncircumcised will keep the Spiritual principal of why all law was made (to point to our sins & our need of a Great Savior & His Eternal One Time Sacrifice, accept Him & Live for Him. Love God first & Love fellow mankind as ourselves) then his physical uncircumcision is better than someone who was circumcised who broke the Spirit of the Law but followed the letter of the law.)
27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature (it’s natural), if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
(You cannot get more clear than this! The greater circumcision, the only one that matters, is the circumcision of the heart. No, a man who receives The Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost who continues to abide & grow in Christ will never be led to be circumcised in obedience to a dead old covenant law. I testify in Jesus Christ that I have been faithfully serving Jesus for 12+ years & have grown into a very deep & special relationship with my King & Savior Jesus. I am not circumcised & I never will be! I take great offense to anyone indicating in any way, shape or form that I must or should mutilate my flesh in order to cut my way to eternal life. Jesus was cut for me on the cross. His blood is sufficient for me & for all gentiles as well. By the way, I am a Jew by the bloodline of my dad's family, yet also American Cherokee Indian on my mother's side. Even as a half Jew physically, no, I am not required to cut myself. I am not a Muslim. I am not a follower of Judaism. I do not follow Hebrew roots. I am a follower of Jesus Christ who paid all the price for me to enter in. He paid the admission ticket for me. I’m in! I will not compromise. I will stand firm on this to the very end, even if I had to be beheaded for refusing to be circumcised which is very possible in this day & time we live in where Muslims are in control of the world.)
Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
(No necessity of circumcision. By faith we establish the real law, the spiritual law. Instead of following the letter of the law that mutilates & kills, we follow the spirit of why the law was instituted, what we were to learn from it, how it was supposed to affect our spiritual life, and that is: Become Holy unto THE LORD, be spiritually clean & different from the pagans. In Moses' lifetime, we did that by physical tasks. Today, we graduate to the Spiritual)
Romans 4:11 “And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also”.
(Seems that Abraham did something that was only required in his time that takes care of people living in our time & not requiring nor suggesting a need for circumcision in our time)
1 Cor. 7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
(Puts a difference between the old covenant laws & the law of the 10 Commandments. The ceremonial symbolic clean/unclean meats law, circumcision & the sacrificing of animals were all written by the hand of Moses who is now dead. These were placed on the outside of the Ark of the Covenant. Whereas the 10 Commandments were written by The Finger of The Creator who is still alive & these words were placed inside the Ark with the Mercy Seat)
Galatians 2:3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
(Very clear that Paul considers those who believe that circumcision should be done are attempting to bring us under bondage. Nevertheless he submitted to them on this occasion only for the purpose of trying to win their support so that he could eventually lead them to Jesus.)
There are many other verses that we could also include here. But I feel that this is enough to make it extremely clear that a male does not have to cut off his foreskin in order to get Saved or to enter Heaven or the Fullness of the Kingdom of God in Jesus. Jesus will not be looking at male penises in order to determine who can and who cannot enter in! It's that easy to understand. He's not looking for men with arm muscles smaller or larger than 12" circumference, or feet size 10, or blue eyes or brown eyes, long hair or short hair, cut or uncut. He's just looking for people who will Love Him & Love all fellow mankind & who will live in Spiritual Maturity & perfect Holiness & Righteousness in accordance with the 10 Commandments which are based solely on Love for God & fellow mankind.
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