Friday, August 3, 2012
You Don't Get Away That Easily: Question 12
Many main line Messianics read Acts 15 and Galatians 5 to mean that gentiles are exempt from circumcision. Therefore, they don't see it as sin when a gentile Believer opts to remain ritually uncircumcised.
Independent Messianics and Hebrew Roots people read Acts 15 and Galatians 5 in various ways (e.g. some see ritual circumcision as unnecessary for covenantal initiation yet optional for the purposes of growing in identification with Israel) but how do they evaluate the Torah command regarding circumcision? Well, that leads me to my next question--I'm going to put some heat on the One Law folks for a change:
What do you Hebrew Roots and Independent Messianics believe? Is a gentile Believer committing a sin when he opts to remain ritually uncircumcised?
[P.S. I'll try to post a rebuttal to FFOZ's white paper on Divine Invitation later today before Shabbat...UPDATE: gotta go meet up with the parents. So it looks like the Divine Invitation rebuttal may have to wait until after Shabbat]
Posted by Peter at 8:33 AM