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  • Victor on 1 Corinthians 7
    1 Corinthians Chapter 7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised.

    how could it possible that someone is circumcised to be uncircumcised?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    Victor,

    1 Corinthians 7:18-19 can be taken together. This is not talking about a fleshly circumcision.

    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.



    So just keep God's commandments. If you're Gentile, you don't have to become Jewish. If you're Jewish, you don't have to become un-Jewish. It's in the heart!
  • Victor - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    How could one become uncircumcised?

    "Some Jews, for fear of Antiochus, made themselves uncircumcised, 1 Maccab. 1:16. Others for shame after they were gained to the knowledge of Christ, as here. This was done by drawing up the fore-skin with a surgeon's instrument." (Trapp) "By frequent stretching, the circumcised skin could be again so drawn over, as to prevent the ancient sign of circumcision from appearing." (Clarke)



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