I am just starting a thread in here regarding a comment of mine and a response in the Christians Answer forum.
My comment is regarding whether we should become and referred to as Jews as a follower of Christ. I do not believe we should, though if we thought so we would certainly contemplate being circumcised. Circumcision is a very controversial topic in the New Testament of those who would "become Jews" by conversion. For example, Paul offers:
Originally Posted by watchinginawe
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
We are not called into circumcision. Being circumcised would be calling us into salvation by custom and tradition (works) and not by faith. Paul says that we yoke ourselves to the law in so doing. We also know Paul says that the law does not make us righteous. Therefore, our identity in Christ does not exist in circumcision and Paul goes so far as to say that by doing so causes one to "fall from grace". Their trust is misplaced and their justification comes from somewhere else than Christ.
That is my point regarding circumcision.
I Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.