Galatians 5:1-3 ASV
(1) For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
(2) Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
(3) Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
I’ve mentioned that I don’t get the thing with Paul at all. Paul’s message is very different from Jesus. I really think the only reason he managed to make it into the Christian theology is they wanted a loophole to get away from the old laws that anyone with a brain can see are unreasonable and downright evil at times.
This is a great example. What Paul says here is that if you are circumscribed you are still beholding to that old law. I haven’t got a clue why he thinks this. Jesus never spoke against the practice. Heck, Jesus was circumcised
Luke 1:59 ASV
(59) And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.
Got me what’s up here. Paul is saying that things that Jesus did are wrong. The real funny thing is most Christians who are willing to write off the old laws because of what Paul says about the New Covenant thing, but they are still circumcised which Paul says that he is now a “debtor to do the whole law” meaning that he’s stuck with the laws anyhow.
There’s no way to listen to Paul you don’t end up in these situations. Jesus never said the laws wouldn’t apply. In fact he says that the laws stand until Heaven and Earth pass very directly. Last I checked Earth is still here, and Paul is just making crap up out of thin air.