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Every man that is circumcised as a token of obedienve to the old covenant is a debtor to do the whole law, invluding sacrifices, offerings, and commandments. Every man that is not so circumcised is free from all such law observance, including the ten commandments. He is only under obligation to obey the laws and comandments of the new covenant.
---Whisper on 10/31/08


"It's not saying that male circumcision itself is 'wrong', only in regards to "being Saved"."

That's correct Gordon.

Those who choose circumcision thinking it will save them have submitted themselves to the heavy burden of the Pharisee's law, (which isn't what God gave to Moses).

Choosing to be circumcised because you love God is a righteous act. Just remember no amount of righteous acts (circumcision included) will get anyone into heaven.
---AG on 11/26/07


Any one to configure a composite Mathew being the second script to the version of forgiveness thank you Jesus you are the will the way the light.
---Carrie on 11/8/07


This passege of scripture is saying that, anyone who commits to obeying any part of the law for justification obligates himself to keeping all the law.See galatian3:10 and jam 2:10
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---Juliette on 11/8/07


Kraus: Rom2:29 is New Testament.
---TS on 11/7/07




circumcision was the sign of the Old covenant. baptism is the sign of the new covenant. i cant understand how someone could argue for circumcision since 5:2 says "if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing." you have to ignore a looooooot of scripture to get there.
---Kraus on 11/7/07


Jody/strngax: Acts7:51 "Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye"

Rom2:29 "But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God"
---TS on 11/7/07


StrongAxe: If you did not Keep that Covenant Spiritually then your act was nothing but clanging brass. God does not change. He is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. Covenants with God need to be Spiritual or they are of no effect. The desire to serve Him must be in your heart. Read your Bible. Spiritual things are Spiritually discerned.
---TS on 11/7/07


My recollection is that Abraham lived well before Moses, Moses recorded the story of Abraham. So, how did circumcision put Abraham under the law of Moses? It wasn't written yet. As God was the only one giving law around there at the time, maybe Hammarabi, circumsion was a sign between Abraham and God.
---dan on 11/7/07


Circumsism is a sign of LAW KEEPERS. It means that if you are a Lawkeeper and want to be justified by the Law (impossible)then you must not break the slightest of the laws or you have broken them ALL. In Christ, we are free from the Law and live by Grace working through faith in Love.
---jody on 11/7/07




Kella3336
Paul is stating that you need to give your heart to Christ to be free. If you give your heart to the Law (of circumcision) then you are a debtor to do the whole law, and you should know that even if you are able to do the whole Law, it is not going to set you free.
---Shawn.M.T on 11/7/07


TS: Where did you get the idea that circumcision was a sacrifice having to do with putting the spirit over carnal lusts?

As far as I am aware, circumsision had only one purpose: to seal the covenant God made with Abraham. Anyone who became circumsized did so to become part of that covenent (and subject to the Law of Moses). It had nothing to do with the flesh vs. spirit conflict (which was a Christian rather than a Jewish thing anyway).
---StrongAxe on 11/7/07


I do not believe we are under the law. I like this verse. I thought we could comment on it. GOD BLESS
---Kella3336 on 11/7/07


You cannot draw out of the law just those things you like. You cannot leave out the penalties and a great deal of the detail. You must take the whole law or nothing. I am delighted that I am not under the Law. I have liberty in Christ! I must confess that I have a problem of always pleasing Him, but He is the one I am trying to please. I am not following some legal system. If you have been saved by trusting Christ, then go down to the low level of living by the law, you have fallen from grace. God Bless!
---Cynthia on 11/6/07


Circumsize your carnal heart, turn from your lusts and Keep His Commandments.
---TS on 11/6/07


"And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law." (Galatians 5:3)

This does NOT mean every guy on earth circumcised has to keep the Law of Moses. But what it means is if you get circumcised with the intention of joining the Jews, then you must keep all the law, not just the Jewish kosher rendition (without death penalities and various ritual acts).

See Galatians 6:13 > NO one keeps it, Kella (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 11/6/07


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circumcision is a type of the Old Covenant (LAW). If you try to be saved by trusting in the law you are actually not under grace. You have bound yourself to the law - all of the law.
---Andrea on 11/6/07


Circumcision was a Sacrifice and not to be confused with the Moral Commandments of the Covenant, the 10 Commandments (Ex34:28) Circumcision was an act symbolizing one's desire to put off the carnal lusts of the flesh and abide in the Spirit.
---TS on 11/6/07


Paul, tells you that if you get circumcized, Christ will not benefit you at all. To accept circumcision as a condition of salvation is to abandon the liberty for which Christ liberated us and to bind one's self to the slavery of legalism.>>Legalism- Close attention to the letter rather than to the spirit of the law.
---catherine on 11/6/07


We must realize that it is the relliance on the circumcision, or on obeying the law, that brings a person under the law and prohibits them from grace. Christ is of no effect to anyone who is relying on obedience to the law. Since these people are not under Christ they must obey the whole law in order to be saved.
---john on 11/6/07


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I'm THINKING that the Apostle is saying that if "you try to live by the 613 Mosaic laws in order to 'make it right with GOD' and be Saved, then you have to PERFECTLY obey the remaining Mosaic laws as well to suit GOD." But, since fallen man cannot DO that, being born in SIN, he needs Jesus' (YAHUSHUA's) Blood Atonement. It's not saying that male circumcision itself is "wrong", only in regards to "being Saved".
---Gordon on 11/6/07


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