breaking the word circumcision into its parts, circum and cision, it means
to cut around. Circumcision as normally thought of was made with
Abraham. It was a sign of the covenant made between God and Abraham
and God's promise concerning his decedents and land.
of the heart is to cut around, and hence cut off, all those things that
draw us away from God.
background to the life of Abraham and the present need for circumcision of
first meet the man his name is Abram meaning - exalted father.
name was changed to Abraham meaning - father of a multitude
name occurred before Isaac his son was born.
covenant between God and Abraham is recorded in Genesis
wife Sarai also had a name change to Sarah.
by faith believed what God told him regarding the covenant and
circumcision, and did what God said. Again read Genesis
a concise history from Abraham up to the beginning of the New
Testament Church read Acts
without excuse for not knowing about God. Roman
1:18-23 tells why man is without excuse.
2 further explains this and tells of mans judgment and what
circumcision of the heart means.