Circumcision in Bible
How did circumcision start in the Bible?
According to Genesis, God told Abraham to circumcise himself, his household and his slaves as an everlasting covenant in their flesh. Those who were not circumcised were to be ‘cut off’ from their people (Genesis 17:10-14). Note the connection between circumcision and slavery. It is alluded to in the New Testament.
Since the Mosaic Law commands that if a woman give birth to a male child, he should be circumcised in the foreskin of his flesh on the eighth day (Lev. 12:2-3), on this, the eighth day from His Nativity, our Saviour accepted the circumcision commanded by the Law. According to the command of the Angel, He received the Name which is above every name: JESUS, which means “Saviour” (Matt. 1:21; Luke 1:31 and 2:21).
Did Jesus approve Circumcision?
Jesus did approve of Circumcision. We have a clear contradiction between Paul and Jesus!
Below we well see how Paul contradicted himself regarding the issue of circumcision by approving it. Ok, so now Christians decided to follow Paul’s contradicting commands regarding prohibiting circumcision. How about also following his commands when he ordered for Christians women to shut up in Churches:
“women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. (From the NIV Bible, 1 Corinthians 14:34)”
Today, we not only hear Christian women speak and cheer in Churches, but ironically, they also preach. And to the female Christian Missionaries, how about not teaching the Bible at all to men! “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. (From the NIV Bible, 1 Timothy 2:12)”
We see that Paul did not prohibit circumcision, but preached that it is not physically necessary, even though his GOD, Jesus (as Trinitarian Christians believe) was circumcised as shown below without any objections from GOD toward Mary and Joseph. He said “Circumcision has value if you observe the law…”, which clearly prove that he did not prohibit this genital mutilation act, and had no problem with it being practiced. He personally didn’t like it, but he didn’t prohibit it! He tried to prove that it takes more than a physical circumcision to be considered a Jew; “The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you…” As I said, Paul personally didn’t like circumcision, but he didn’t prohibit it.
Below we will see that Jesus had no problem with circumcision
Between Jesus and Paul, there is a clear contradiction in religious teaching. Paul had negative opinions with circumcision, while Jesus and the Father had no problem, and Jesus allowed it during his ministry and didn’t negatively comment about it, and the Father saw no problem in circumcising Jesus.
“Jesus said to them, ‘I did one miracle, and you are all astonished. Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a child on the Sabbath. Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing the whole man on the Sabbath? Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.’ (From the NIV Bible, John 7:21-24)”
By saying “Now if a child can be circumcised…”, Jesus had no problem with circumcising children what so ever.
In fact, he himself was circumcised: “When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. (From the NIV Bible, Luke 2:15-21)”
If Jesus the GOD as Trinitarian Christians falsely claim wanted to prohibit circumcision, or if GOD wanted to prohibit circumcision in the New Testament, then he would’ve inspired Mary and Joseph not to circumcise Jesus. Jesus never even once prohibited circumcision, even though circumcision back then was brutal and different than the circumcision of today done to the babies at the hospitals.
Perhaps Jesus’ penis was all or mostly sliced off! The Biblical circumcision was brutal during olden times. Perhaps maybe this is the reason why Jesus never got married. His sexual desires probably got weakened enough, that it physiologically effected him, or perhaps even his penis was all sliced off all together. There is no verse in the Bible that disputes this claim, especially after knowing that Christians did slice off their penises in the past in the name of the Bible before. circumcision back then was done to weaken the person’s desires and ability for performing sex and enjoying sexual pleasure. It is equivalent to what we call today “genital mutilation”.
Jesus did approve of the Law that the Jews were following: “Do not think that I [Jesus] have come to abolish the Law (the Old Testament) or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke or a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law (the Old Testament) until everything is accomplished. (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 5:17-18)”
The Old Testament mentions only male genital mutilation:
“This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 17:10)”
The Bible makes no mention of prohibiting genital circumcision or mutilation to females, even though it does have rules regarding women and what women are and are not allowed to do.
And since the New Testament clearly contradicts the Old Testament in this issue as we’ve seen in the “Genital mutilation for females came from and before the existence of the Jews’ Talmud” section above, then it is quite obvious that the Bible had been corrupted and altered by man-made cultural laws.
Ironically, the Bible itself admits that it had been badly corrupted before. Let us look at what GOD Almighty said in the Bible: “`How can you say, “We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the law of the LORD,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?’ (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)”
The Revised Standard Version makes even clearer: “How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us’? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie. (From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)”
Genital mutilation was practiced by Jews and Christians to reduce the sexual abilities of the person to keep him/her purified. There are absolutely no limits as to how much cutting should be allowed to the male’s or female’s glance in both the Bible and the Talmud.