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Circumcision - A Cutting Issue

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OVERVIEW  - If circumcision is no longer required, there has been a fundamental change in how membership in the covenant community is determined .  C ircumcision is an obstacle to claims that disciples of Jesus must keep the laws and regulations of the Mosaic Law, the divinely ordained rite of the Abrahamic covenant and identifying  “ sign ”  of the covenant people, and a mandatory requirement of the Law. Thus, if circumcision is no longer required, then the jurisdiction of the Law has changed - [ Photo by wu yi on Unsplash ].

Message of the Gospel

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The church is called to proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the earth .  After his resurrection, Jesus declared that “ all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me;  therefore , go and make disciples of all nations .” During his ministry, the disciples were not to preach to the Gentiles, though he did so several times in anticipation of the opening of the gospel to the “ nations .” But initially, they were to proclaim it only to the “ lost sheep of Israel ” - [ Photo by Damir Spanic on Unsplash ].