2 comments on “The End of Circumcision

  1. Paul is continuing Jesus’s process of reinvigoration by discarding practices (like circumcision) that at one time held meaning and led followers toward the truth but have become empty, like the practice of the letter of the law by Pharisees who, instead of being righteous, became full of pride and vitriol. I believe we have the same need today to reexamine ancient teachings, discard those that come from man, and find the true signs that show the way to the kingdom. Jesus’s genius was in reimagining the faith, taking it back from the priestly class and giving it to all Jews. Paul’s was taking that message and giving it to the rest of the world.

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