Last Trumpet Org Ministries / Newport Beach, California
Do you have to be
circumcised to be saved?
In Bible College I minored
in ”Soteriology” which is the study of the doctrine of Salvation.
For my peers who study and teach on the study of Salvation the answer to
this question of “do you have to be circumcised to be saved” might come as a
you do have to be circumcised to be saved. You have to be
Torah observant of Lord Yeshua
Are we commanded to keep
all the commandments of God? Yes!
"Therefore you shall keep My commandments, and perform them: I am the LORD.
Leviticus 26:3 'If you walk
in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,
Deuteronomy 4:2 "You
shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may
keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Is circumcision a
commandment of God? Yes!
12:3 'And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
Can you partake of the
Passover if you’re not circumcised? No!
Exodus 12:43 And the LORD
said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover: No
foreigner shall eat it. Exodus 12:44 "But every man's servant who is bought
for money, when you have circumcised him, then he may eat it. Exodus 12:45
"A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat it.
Exodus 12:46 "In one
house it shall be eaten; you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house,
nor shall you break one of its bones. Exodus 12:47 "All the congregation of
Israel shall keep it. Exodus 12:48 "And when a stranger dwells with you and
wants to keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and
then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For
no uncircumcised person shall eat it. Exodus 12:49 "One Torah (law) shall
be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you." Exodus
12:50 Thus all the children of Israel did; as the LORD commanded Moses and
Aaron, so they did. (There is just one Torah for everyone as we read here in
Interesting in Exodus 12:46
God declared “nor shall you break one of its bones.” None of Messiah
Yeshua’s bones were broken either as we read in John 19:31Therefore, because
it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on
the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their
legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
John 19:32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of
the other who was crucified with Him. John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus and
saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. John 19:34 But one of
the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came
out. John 19:35And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and
he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. John 19:36 For
these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of
His bones shall be broken." John 19:37 And again another Scripture says,
"They shall look on Him whom they pierced."
Also we read about “nor
break one of its bones” and also regarding “all my bones” in
Numbers 9:12 'They shall
leave none of it until morning, nor break one of its bones. According to all the
ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it.
22:14 I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My
heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.
Psalm 34:20 He guards all
his bones; Not one of them is broken.
Psalm 35:10 All my bones
shall say, "LORD, who is like You, Delivering the poor from him who is too
strong for him, Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?"
Is Yeshua our Passover
John 1:29 The next day John
saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes
away the sin of the world! John 1:36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said,
"Behold the Lamb of God!"
Can you partake of the
Passover Lamb of God if you’re not circumcised? No!
We just read above about
this in Exodus 12:43-49. You have to be circumcised!
Then how can you be saved
if you cannot partake of the Passover Lamb of God?
Yeshua’s primary doctrine
and a very major theme throughout the Bible are for everyone to always keep the
commandants of God. To see
what a major theme of keeping the commands of God is Theme
Matthew 7:21 "Not
everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
who does the will of My Father in heaven.
What is God’s will? For
everyone to always keep the commandments of God, to be Torah observant.
Reading further on in
Matthew 7: 21-22`there are those who taught about a Yeshua but did not teach the
teachings of Yeshua. Yeshua taught as a primary doctrine for everyone to always
keep the commandments of God. Further
on Yeshua goes on to teach that He will not remember those who are not Torah
observant. They will get left
behind. These are the foolish
virgins that we read about in Matthew 25 and they will get left
behind “aphiēmi.” The foolish virgins are all the Christian churches.
Every one of them!
Matthew 7:22 "Many
will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name,
cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
Matthew 7:23"And then
I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; (I don’t remember you) depart from
Me, you who practice lawlessness!' (Those who are not Torah observant)
Some teach that all you
have to do is simply believe in that Jesus is who He claimed to be.
If you truly believe in Jesus, then you must believe and obey what Jesus
taught to do and that is for everyone to always be Torah Observant and that He
is the prophesized Messiah of Israel and our Passover Lamb of God who died for
the sins of the world. 1John 2:2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our
sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
John 14:15"If you love
Me, keep My commandments (Torah)
John 14:21"He who has
My commandments (Torah) and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves
Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to
Do you have to be
circumcised to be saved is also a very good question to ask for the testing of a
true prophet of God. We see that Adonai Yeshua had sent some people from Judea
to Paul provoking that very same question. No rabbi or truly Torah observant
person would ever question the need to be circumcised.
We read about the provoking of this question in Acts 15:1 And certain men
came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised
according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
This is a true statement!
Why would Paul a so called rabbi even question this? This proves a couple of
things. Paul was not a rabbi though Paul might have sat in on classes taught by
Gamaliel or Paul just knew of Gamaliel. Back
in the days of Adonai Yeshua to become a rabbi was a lifelong training process
from childhood. So Paul lacked much in the knowledge of being Torah observant.
Torah is very clear regarding the keeping of Passover “Pesach” and also the
need to be circumcised to partake of it. The
question of circumcision became a stumbling block to Paul’s agenda of starting
up Paul’s new universal religion called Christianity.
None of the churches that Paul started are mention in the book of
Revelation. There is no 13th apostle mentioned in Revelation. The 12 apostles
are for the 12 tribes of Israel.
Paul and his buddy Barnabus
had suffered a very heated debate regarding the need to be circumcised with the
Torah observant Jews from Judea as we read in Acts 15:2
Acts 15:2 Therefore, when
Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined
that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to
the apostles and elders, about this question. (Paul could not spin his false
teachings with the Jews from Judea. They would not back down on Torah so Paul
has to come up with some other plan to deal with it)
In Acts it is reported that
Paul and Barnabas meet with James the head of the Jerusalem church and with the
other apostles. The issue of circumcision is supposedly discussed and then a
letter written to amend the commandments of God from Torah for the gentiles.
This sounds so absurd! There is just one Torah for everyone as we read in Exodus
12:49 "One law (Torah) shall be for the native-born and for the stranger
who dwells among you." Torah is very clear on the commandments of
circumcision. Also Torah is very clear on commanding not to ad or subtract from
the commandments of God so how can a letter be written by anyone to supersede
the commandments of Torah? Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word
which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the
LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 12:32 "Whatever I command
you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.
Something dose not add up
here with this supposed meeting and then a letter given to Paul and Barnbus? The
Torah observant Jerusalem church has to know better then to ad or subtract from
Acts 15:23 They wrote this
letter by them: The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, To the brethren who
are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings. Acts 15:24 Since
we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words,
unsettling your souls, saying, "You must be circumcised and keep the
law" to whom we gave no commandment Acts15:25 it seemed good to us, being
assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas
Paul and Barnabas are the
two false apostles that Yeshua mention in His remarks to the church of Ephesus
as we read in Revelation2:2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience,
and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say
they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;
Paul did not do well with
the Jews everywhere and we read about this in Acts 21:21 and in Acts 21:28.
Jews are Torah observant and are commanded by God to reject all those who
teach away from the need to be Torah observant any more.
Torah observant Jews were ready to kill Paul in Jerusalem; they are
commanded to kill false prophets. Anyone
who teaches away from any part of Torah or the need to be Torah observant any
more is to be considered and dealt with accordingly as a false prophet.
Do you know of anyone who
teaches away from the need to be Torah observant any more? Or know of anyone who
echoes the false teaching of the false apostle Paul of Revelation 2:2? These are
false prophets. Also God is testing
everyone on the subject of a false prophet as found in Deuteronomy 13:1-10 as
found in Deuteronomy 13:3 "you shall not listen to the words of that
prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know
whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
(With all your heart and soul means that are you to be very serious about being
This is a big test from
God! Now ask yourself.
Are you passing or failing this big test from God? Are you being Torah
observant? Are you rejecting fellowshipping at places that teach away from the
need to be Torah observant anymore? Does
the fellowship that you attend at echo the teachings of the false apostle Paul?
If you have found that you
are failing at God’s big test and this is a very serious test from God. Then
you need to get into a Torah observant, Shabbat keeping fellowship that does not
echo the teachings of the false apostle Paul ir holds to things of rabbinic
Judaism, Orthodox Judaism (doctrines of the Pharisees.
Torah observant only fellowships teach to keep all the Sabbaths of the
Lord and keep the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints
(Doers of Torah); here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith
Messianic Jewish congregations do echo the false teachings of Paul the false
apostle of Revelation 2:2 and things of rabbinic Judaism.
Then what should a person do? My
first choice is to find place that does not echo the false teachings of Paul.
That will be impossible at the time of this writing.
I have only found one Messianic fellowship that is very leery of Paul’s
teachings but they don’t have the guts to take a stand against Paul because
they know Paul is popular with some people, this is a leadership perception not
an actually survey. My survey showed there are significant numbers of people who
question the teachings of the false apostle Paul of Revelation 2:2. That
particular fellowship is small and leadership there fears losing any of its
members if they take a stand against Paul. What is going to be more frightening
for them is when they come before the Lord and have to explain why they failed
God’s test as found in Deuteronomy 13:3. This will be especially true for all
in church leadership positions everywhere that does not take a hard stand
against the false teachings of the false apostle Paul of Revelation 2:2. If they
teach for Paul and for things of rabbinic Judaism, stay away from it Stay
at home and keep the Sabbaths there, hopefully with other like minded people.
The Sabbaths are an all day event of spending time with YA, studying Torah and
giving thanks to God for all His blessings.
God will allow people to
follow the false teachings of a false prophet into hell because this is a big
test of God. Everyone is being tested on this. Do you know Torah and are you
truly being Torah observant? Did you know the rejecting of Paul is partial proof
that you are truly trying to be Torah observant?
Paul was allowed to rise up only as a big test from God.
Responding to this testing from God correctly and be obedient to what God
commands you to do from Torah will then allow you to eat from the tree of life.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may
have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the
So what to do and where to
fellowship at? Try to find a Torah observant only fellowship, that rejects Paul
and does not practice things of rabbinic Judaism. Or just stay at home with like
minded people and, keep ALL the Sabbaths of the Lord and study Torah. God
will only remember His children by those who keep His Sabbaths. (Leviticus 23,
Exodus 31:13, Isaiah 56:3-6 and Isaiah 66:22-23) What to do about things when
leadership echoes the false teachings of Paul?
I am commanded to reject all false prophets so I simply put my fingers in
my ears showing God and others around me that I am rejecting the false teachings
of Paul (The needed proof for this). Nobody
should attend at any fellowship that echoes the false teachings of Paul
regardless. Not at one of them! Also reject them if they practices things of
rabbinic Judaism. So it’s a catch
22 situation. We are commanded to keep all the Sabbaths of the Lord and to be
Torah observant at all times. Sense there are no Pauline free Torah observant
fellowships that I know of as of the time of this writing and have confessed
this fact to the Lord. So I keep
Sabbaths either at home or with other like minded people at various locations.
You don't want to be "judged" at congregations that teaches for Paul
or who are practicing things of rabbinic Judaism. If you see God or Lord spelled
with a dash G-d or L-rd then that place practices things of rabbinic Judaism.
There are other red flags as well, the wearing of Yarmulkes, celebrating of
Chanukah, Purim and more. If its not found in Torah, its is most likey of
rabbinic Judaism. We are commanded by Yeshua to avoid the doctrines of rabbinic
Judaism, Matthew 5:20 and else where. Surf the word Pharisees and see how Yeshua
gives much warning, calling them " a brood of vipers." They are
the sons of darkness. All rabbinic Judaism sects are a full blown cult.
There is a very good
apologetic book proving Paul is the false apostle Paul of Revelation 2:2 which
is called Jesus
Words Only by Del Tondo. This is an excellent book written by a noted
attorney and very gifted Bible scholar. Mr.
Del Tondo knows more about the Bible, undiscovered prophecies, various
manuscripts, Greek and Hebrew then most all of the pastors out there today.
I have met several times for lunch with Mr. Del Tondo to compare our
findings and proofs about the false apostle Paul. Mr. Del Tondo’s book also
confirms much of my
findings against the false apostle Paul.
Mr. Del Tondo is very Biblical sharp but what makes this Biblical genius
so scary is that he is a very humble person.
Many times gifted intellects can be very arrogant. Mr. Tondo is very kind
and humble to talk with. Also see
Mr. Del Tondo website by the same name of his book Jesus Words Only dot com.
Mr. Del Tondo exposes Paul as the prophesized Benjamite wolf prophecy and
also exposes Paul as many other types and shadows of other bad characters found
in the Bible.
Circumcise your heart!
This is a commandment from God!
"Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no
Deuteronomy 30:6 "And
the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants,
to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you
What does circumcise your
Does this mean to split
open the chest cavity for surgery of the heart? No!
This is a figure of speech!
The Bible is full of Jewish idioms and we must be careful to notice these
and understand these Hebraic idioms. At our ministry here we teach that the
Hebraic perspectives are the only keys that will unlock the Bible.
To circumcise the foreskin
of your heart means to remove that barrier that keeps you from having a heart
for God. People can get hard hearted
towards God and for the things of God, like keeping the commandments of God. The
work of God in a person life can only be accomplished through you by having a
circumcised heart for God.
Yeshua taught to love the
LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
Yeshua called this the first and greatest commandment as we read in Matthew
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to
him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, and with all your mind.'
Matthew 22:38 "This is
the first and great commandment.
Matthew 22:39 "And the
second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
Matthew 22:40 "On
these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
And be stiff-necked no
longer. What does this mean?
A stiff-necked person is
one who is stubborn, headstrong, bullheaded and even arrogant against perusing
or having a proper walk with God in their life. They are unwilling to yield and
can generate unlimited amount of excuses or reasons for not pursing the things
of God for their life and for not being Torah observant.
The Rabbi’s teach that
circumcision “Brit Milah” pronounced, bris milôh is the “Covenant of
Circumcision” and it is a covenant between God and the Jewish people “the
children of the book. “ The book is commonly called Torah. This covenant
represents that light that is within Torah that guides our path. This is
primarily done through speech and why Brit is termed Brit Milliah, the
“Covenant of the Word.”
Rabbis teach that Adam was
created in God’s image circumcised.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said,
"Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.
Rabbi’s also teach there
is a profound connection between the growth of the Orlah, the foreskin and the
mistake of Adam. If they are talking about “Orlas HaLeiv” it is the
uncircumcised heart or Orel S’Fasaim , which
is the uncircumcised lips or Orlah from a tree, fruits of the third year. The
word Orlah always implies a spiritual barrier between man and God which has to
We hope you were blessed by
our study here for the need to be circumcised to be saved.
You cannot partake of the
Passover Lamb of God if you’re not circumcised.
You must be circumcised!
We pray that God helps you
to have a circumcised heart as well for your life so He can do that perfect work
that He wants to accomplish through your life.
With God working through a
circumcised heart in your life all things are possible including being saved!
Matthew 19:23 Then Jesus
said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich
man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:24 "And
again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Matthew 19:25 When His
disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus
looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God
all things are possible."
Please pray daily to have a
heart for God and also for Yeshua’s help to always be Torah observant
Douglas Nicholson / Biblical researcher
Torah observant of Lord Yeshua of non rabbinic practices and not of Paul / Newport Beach, CA/ Last Trumpet Org
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