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CARM Theological Dictionary

Circumcision


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An operation (note the shedding of blood) that entered one into the covenant in O.T. times. It was instituted by God (Genesis 17:10-14) and performed on the eighth day after birth (Luke 1:59). It was a sign of the covenant God made with Abraham (Genesis 17:12; Romans 4:11). In the N.T. the physical operation is not practiced. Instead, a circumcision of the heart of the Christian is taught (Romans 2:29; Colossians 2:11-12). This is the true circumcision (Romans 2:29).


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Entry for 'Circumcision'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/c/circumcision.html. 2013.

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