Sunday, September 6, 2015

Unto the Jews, I became a Jew

Baptism in religion today is tantamount to circumcision in the Jew's religion in time past.

Whether now or then, both are acts of legalism. Back then a Jew was required by law to perform such an act. But, today, in the dispensation of grace we are NOT under law to perform, nor should we!

Since Paul is the apostle to the gentiles (nations), it is often asked (and required) in Christendom...

Why did Paul circumcise Timothy?
...behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek: Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium. Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him... [Acts 16:1-3 KJB]

Why did Paul baptize?
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: [1 Corinthians 1:16 KJB]

Is this a dilemma for the Christian? No, not at all! When we rightly divide the scriptures and consider (not reject nor resist) and receive what Paul tells us, confusion is dispelled completely.

Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. [2 Timothy 2:7 KJB]

Excerpt from:  "The Incorruptible Crown"

Hopefully this helps!

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