I thought that Deut. 30:6, Rom. 2:28, and Col. 2:11 pertain to myself, a Gentile believer regenerated and circumcised with a new heart and a new spirit. Yet, someone I respect has recently told me that Deut. 30:6 is referring to the future day discussed in Revelation when God will circumcise the heart of an ethnic Israel or a Jewish nation of some sort. Now, I am not really wanting to turn this into a rabbit trail End Times debate (go to End Times for that stuff), but I would like to know if you think all 3 verses especially the part about circumcision of the heart apply to Christians today or if not, which of the three do apply to Christians today? Also, if you think Deut. 30:6 applies to Christians today, do you think it has a double meaning, one for Christians today and another for a future people and land of Israel? Or do you think Israel and Christians today are one in the same? The passage below contain the verses in my questions for your convenience and quick reference. David B.
Deuteronomy 30:5-6 (New American Standard Bible)
5"(A)The LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will prosper you and (B)multiply you more than your fathers.
6"Moreover (C)the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, (D)to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Romans 2:28-29 (New American Standard Bible)
28For (A)he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29But (B)he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and (C)circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the (D)Spirit, not by the letter; (E)and his praise is not from men, but from God.
Colossians 2:11 (New American Standard Bible)
11and in Him (A)you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of (B)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12having been (C)buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also (D)raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who (E)raised Him from the dead.