Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

General references

Bible References

If

Galatians 2:3
But not even Titus who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
Acts 16:3
Paul wanted Timothy to go with him, so he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, since they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Why

Galatians 4:29
But just as then the child born according to the flesh persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so also now.
Galatians 6:12
Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised—but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Acts 21:21
But they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to abandon Moses, by telling them not to circumcise their children or to walk in our customs.
Acts 22:21
“Then He said to me, ‘Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’
Acts 23:13
There were more than 40 who had formed this plot.
1 Corinthians 15:30
Why are we in danger every hour?
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ?
I’m talking like a madman—I’m a better one:
with far more labors,
many more imprisonments,
far worse beatings, near death many times.

The offence

Isaiah 8:14
He will be a sanctuary;
but for the two houses of Israel,
He will be a stone to stumble over
and a rock to trip over,
and a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Romans 9:32
Why is that? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved.
1 Peter 2:8
and

A stone to stumble over,
and a rock to trip over.


They stumble because they disobey the message; they were destined for this.

General references

1 Corinthians 15:30
Why are we in danger every hour?
Galatians 2:18
If I rebuild the system I tore down, I show myself to be a lawbreaker.

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