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Question: "I was reading Genesis 17:10-14, and I was just wondering if you can explain it to me. Because my son is not circumcised should I go and get him circumcised?"


Answer: Genesis 17:10 –14 "This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant."

 A covenant is a promise agreement between a person and God.

 This covenant that God made with Abraham was a promised agreement, which is:

  1. Established and fixed.
  2. Promise not only to Abraham, but also to His children or seed in the natural yet also to is spiritual seed.
  3. Everlasting

All this came under the covenant of circumcision in this case particular of the males.

This ordinance was to be administered to children (boys). When they were eight days old, and or not sooner, that they may gather strength to undergo the pain.

It you didn’t undergo this religious observance, when your children grew up they themselves would not come under the divine ordinance that God made with Abraham. God would then cut them off from those who obeyed.

God required circumcision as a sign of obedience to Him, belonging to His covenant people and symbolic of cutting off the old life of sin purifying one’s heart and dedicating yourself to God. Circumcision superseded the Jewish people from people who didn’t worship God.

Today in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

We are saved by faith, not by deeds; love for others and for God is the response of those who God has forgiven.

Jesus said those who are forgiven much (has many things of sins to be forgiven of) love much.

The entire law is summed up in a single command. Love others as you would love yourself, for it by grace you have been saved, through faith, not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by work, so that no one can boast.

Remember that we once were separated from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

Now in Christ Jesus we who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.Should we circumcise our son? Really it a personal preference whether you want to circumcise or not. Medically speaking doctors say it stays cleaner around the area of the male.

Whether you circumcise or not once your child give His life to Jesus, He is under the covenant of Abraham. That means all of the promises God made with Abraham is your sons.