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Old 02-26-2016, 02:18 PM
 
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Circumcision was invented by Abraham as a way to test the Sodomites.
They failed the test.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...-9&version=NIV
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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Heres someone in real need of circumcision. LOL

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Old 02-26-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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Never got why God would create a man with foreskin and then tell them to chop it off if they want to follow him.
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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now you know
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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Circumcision was invented by Abraham as a way to test the Sodomites.
They failed the test.

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In fact, circumcision was not invented by Abraham nor was it a way to test sodomites.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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Circumcision was brought in by God as a covenant with Abraham and Isaac and their family , as people never took a bath and were filthy people , where disease like yeast infections and even the illness of leprosy is brought on by people not cleaning themselves , as this disease is still active in India and probably other poor countries , as people are dirty ........,,Then Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God because they were wicked people and the king of these cities lived high like a hog , and the people of the city were starving and poor and the king never once went to help the people of His city , so God had it and destroyed them
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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Circumcision was invented by Abraham as a way to test the Sodomites.
They failed the test.

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Not really. You ought to read Genesis sometime. You'll find that God actually commanded him to do it.
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:31 PM
 
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God also commanded him to sacrifice Isaac
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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Circumcision was invented by Abraham as a way to test the Sodomites.
They failed the test.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...-9&version=NIV
Hi granpa The act of physical circumcision is the shadow of the spiritual circumcision we all will go when the carnal side of us is removed and we become like our Father. Just like physical baptism is a shadow of the spiritual baptism (into the death of Jesus) we will have to go through to make us like our Father. First comes the physical and them the spiritual.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:34 AM
 
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Circumcision was invented by Abraham as a way to test the Sodomites.
They failed the test.

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Hardly.
History of Circumcision

The practice of male genital mutilation is far older than recorded history. Certainly, it is far older than the Biblical account of Abraham (Genesis 17). It seems to have originated in eastern Africa long before this time.8 21

Reference 21 DeMeo, James. The Geography of Genital Mutilations. (Presented at the Fourth Symposium on Sexual Mutilations, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. August 9-11, 1996.) Published in:Sexual Mutilations, A Human Tragedy, Plenum Press, New York, 1997 (ISBN 0-306-45589-7). (link to National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers Intactivists)

And I presume you know that the first seven books of the Bible are folklore, not history. It was written between 800 and 700 BC.

A good reference written by two archeologists is "The Bible Unearthed"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bible_Unearthed:

Finkelstein, I., Silberman, NA., The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts, The Bible and Interpretation,

As noted by a reviewer on Salon.com[3] the approach and conclusions of The Bible Unearthed are not particularly new. Ze'ev Herzog, professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University, wrote a cover story for Haaretz in 1999 in which he reached similar conclusions following the same methodology; Herzog noted also that some of these findings have been accepted by the majority of biblical scholars and archaeologists for years and even decades, even though they have only recently begun to make a dent in the awareness of the general public.[3]

But the yarns you tell us are interesting!
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