God Said, "I have Forsaken your Circumcisions"

But they Full Well Reject the Commandment of God, that they may Keep their Own Tradition

Acts 15:24, Gospel
We have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, "[You must] be circumcised, and keep the law," to whom we gave no [such] commandment.

Acts 21:21, Gospel
[So] they are informed of you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they should not circumcise [their] children, neither walk after the customs -

Acts 15:1, Gospel
[For] certain men who came down from Judaea taught the brethren, [and said], "Unless you are circumcised after the manner of Moses, you cannot be saved."

Romans 3:1, Gospel
[But] what advantage then does the Jew have?  Or what profit [is there] of circumcision?

Romans 2:28 - 29, Gospel
[For] he is not a Jew, who is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh.
But he [is] a Jew, who 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.

37:69 - 70, Qur'an
[But] indeed, they found their fathers astray.
 [And] so they hastened [to follow] in their footsteps.

7:28, Qur'an
And when they commit an immorality, they say, "We found our fathers doing it, and God has ordered us to do it."  Say, "Indeed, God does not order immorality.  Do you say about God that which you do not know?"

[2 Ezra 1:31], Torah
[For God said,] "When you offer to Me, I will turn My face from you; for I have forsaken your circumcisions, your solemn feast days, and your new moons.

Mark 7:7 - 9, Gospel
[For] in vain do they worship Me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men."
  [Jesus continued,] "[So] laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, [as] the washing of pots and cups, and many other such things you do."  And he said to them, "You full well reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition."


Sections of Circumcision


An Evil Devil Taught them Cleverness, and so they Distort Words from their Proper Usages

For God has Said that a Circumcision, Not of the Flesh, should be Practiced

[Barnabas 9:3], Gospel
The circumcision in which they have confidence is abolished; for He has said that a circumcision, not of the flesh, should be practiced.  But they transgressed, for an evil [devil] taught them cleverness -

22:52, Qur'an
[For] We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke, Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding].  But God abolishes that which Satan throws in; then God makes precise His verses.  And God is Knowing and Wise.

22:53 - 54, Qur'an
[That is] so He may make what Satan throws in a trial for those within whose hearts is disease and those hard of heart.  And indeed, the wrongdoers are in extreme dissension.
  And so those who were given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord and [therefore] believe in it, and their hearts humbly submit to it.  And indeed is God the Guide of those who have believed to a straight path.

6:125, Qur'an
[So] whoever God wants to guide - He expands his breast to [contain] submission [to God]; and whoever He wants to misguide - He makes his breast tight and constricted as though he were climbing into the heaven.  Thus does God place defilement upon those who do not believe.

5:13, Qur'an
So for their breaking of the covenant We cursed them and made their hearts hard.  They distort words from their [proper] usages and have forgotten a portion of that of which they were reminded.  And you will still observe deceit among them, except a few of them.  But pardon them and overlook [their misdeeds].  Indeed, God loves the doers of good.

39:22, Qur'an
So is one whose breast God has expanded to [accept] submission [to God] and he is upon a light from his Lord [like one whose heart rejects it]?  Then woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of God.  Those are in clear error.

[Barnabas 10:12], Gospel
[But] from where should they perceive or understand these things?  Howbeit, we, having justly perceived the commandments, tell them as the Lord willed.  To this end, He circumcised our ears and hearts, that we might understand these things.


Take Away the Foreskins of your Heart, for your Hearts are Hardened Against God

God will Circumcise your Heart and the Heart of your Seed to Love God with All your Heart

Acts 7:51, Gospel
[O] you stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit, as your fathers [did], so [do] you -

Jeremiah 7:24, Torah
"[For] they did not listen, nor incline their ear, but they walked in the counsels [and] in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

Jeremiah 6:10, Torah
[So] to whom will I speak, and give warning, that they may hear?  Behold, their ear [is] uncircumcised, and they cannot listen, behold, the word of the Lord is a reproach to them; they have no delight in it.

Jeremiah 7:26, Torah
[For] they did not listen to Me, nor incline their ear, but they hardened their neck, they did worse than their fathers.

Jeremiah 9:25 - 26, Torah
[So] behold, the days come," the Lord says, "That I will punish all [those who are] circumcised only as to the foreskin;
Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all [who are] in the utmost corners, who dwell in the wilderness, for all [these] nations [are] uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel [are] uncircumcised in the heart."

Jeremiah 4:4 - 6, Torah
[Thus the Lord said to the men of Judah and Jerusalem,] "Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, unless My fury comes forth like fire, and burns that none can quench [it], because of the evil of your doings.
 Declare in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, 'Blow the trumpet in the land, cry, gather together,' and say, 'Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defensed cities.'  Set up the standard toward Zion, retire, do not stay, for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

Jeremiah 25:9, Torah
[For] behold, I will send and take all the families of the north," the Lord says, "And Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations."

6:43, Qur'an
Then why, when Our punishment came to them, did they not humble themselves?  But their hearts became hardened, and Satan made attractive to them that which they were doing.

22:45 - 46, Qur'an
And how many a city did We destroy while it was committing wrong - so it is [now] fallen into ruin - and [how many] an abandoned well and [how many] a lofty palace?
So have they not traveled through the earth and have hearts by which to reason and ears by which to hear? For indeed, it is not eyes that are blinded, but blinded are the hearts which are within the breasts.

Deuteronomy 10:16 - 17, Torah
Therefore, circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stiff-necked.
  For the Lord your God [is] God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, mighty and terrible, who does not regard persons, nor take reward.

Deuteronomy 30:6, Torah
And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.

Deuteronomy 30:17 - 19, Torah
But if your heart turns away, so that you will not hear, but will be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce to you this day, that you will surely perish, [and that] you will not prolong [your] days upon the land, where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it.  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live.

8:24, Qur'an
[So,] O you who have believed, respond to God and to the messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.  And know that God intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.