Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
And when they heard it they began
glorifying God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;
But it was because of the
false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.
sent this letter by them,
“ The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to
the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings.
But some of
the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.”
“ Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.”
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
Beware of the
dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.
the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man.
“Since we have heard that
some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls,
1 Corinthians 7:18
Was any man called when he was already circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision?
He is not to be circumcised.
Then after an interval of fourteen years I
went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.
Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
For those who
are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.