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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 surprise.  YES 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!

Leviticus 22:31 "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!

 Leviticus 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 Exodus 12:49)

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.

Psalm  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 lamb? Yes!

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?  You can’t!

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 link

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 him."

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 Torah. 

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 and Paul,

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 Torah observant)

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 of Jesus

Unfortunately most 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 city.

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!

Deuteronomy 10:16 "Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer.

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 may live.

What does circumcise your heart mean?

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 22:36-40.

Matthew 22:36 "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 be removed.

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 saved?"

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

Blessings

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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