The Truth About Circumcision Within Christianity

By Daisy May
Source: Yahoo Voices!

As a mother in the early 1990s, the choice to circumcise my newborn son was made like most other teen mothers - blindly. The hospital nurse came in, told me the procedure needed done to keep my son healthy, and to sign the paper. Without knowledge of what I was agreeing to put my new baby through, I signed, believing that I was doing what every loving parent did. As I was not Jewish but Christian raised, circumcision was not a choice to be made through religion.

Over a decade later, I still remember how my son looked when I saw him afterward. His eyes, previously peaceful and dreamy, were now wet and wild with terror. I didn't understand it. I was told that babies didn't feel much pain during circumcision. I was told the pain that was felt would be instantly forgotten a couple moments after the surgery was done. I was told a lot of things by nurses and family except the things that I had needed to know.

Without resistance, thousands of parents for several decades followed what medical authority recommended. However, there may have been considerably less parents choosing circumcision if the facts were made public knowledge:

  • Circumcision was not a necessary surgery to keep boys healthy.
  • Circumcision did inflict major pain on the baby.
  • Often anesthesia is not used, and when it is used the medicine does not provide enough relief, and can cause death.
  • A newborn baby will very likely tremble, wail, vomit and hold his breathe due to pain from the surgery.

Due to these terrible truths, many mothers are now suffering guilt over what they allowed to be done to their sons. Unfortunately, there is another truth that many don't realize. The truth about circumcision within Christianity.

Circumcision in the beginning was not the removal of the foreskin, but a cut of the foreskin. The modern circumcision was integrated into society as a 'cure for masturbation.'

Jewish circumcision started about 2,000 years before Jesus came. This was so the people would understand the purpose of the Old Covenant before the New Covenant came into being. When Jesus came, he was circumcised and it was the beginning of his sacrifice.

After Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant, the New Covenant became the law for Christians. The time of Jewish circumcision and animal sacrifices was ended. Circumcision of a male child born in the New Covenant is blasphemous and macabre torture.

There are many passages in the Bible that explain God's stance on circumcision. The following are the most relevant to today's society.
Colossians 2: 8-11:  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after the Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

Rom. 3:29-30:  Is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles, also? Yes, of Gentiles also. Since the God who will justify those of the circumcision out of faith, and those of the uncircumcision through faith, is One. 
Gal. 3:13:  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us.  
Matt. 9:13:  I desire mercy and not sacrifice.
God abhorred the ancient circumcision but used it as a tool, and he most assuredly abhors the mutilation of modern circumcision.

There is nothing that parents who have chosen to circumcise in the past can do now. That is, except tell others about the grisly details of circumcision and broadcast the truth about God's position on circumcision. Circumcision is a heinous act, and not to circumcise is a religious one.

Related Reading:

Christianity and Circumcision Resource Page

I Circumcised My Son: Healing From Regret

Whole Christian Network (Public Page)

Whole Christian Network (Private Discussion Group)

Keeping Future Sons Intact (Public Page)

Keeping Future Sons Intact (Private Discussion Group)


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