In this PodCast we will be discussing the difference between Spirit and Flesh in God’s Word. What does it mean to be Spirit filled? Is Circumcision literal? Is the Law of Clean and Unclean meats really about food? What about Halloween and the day of the dead… does this please God? Find out the answer to these questions and much more right here.
As a child you may have sung the song “Father Abraham” about Abraham’s many sons. Abraham is recognized as a forefather in Christian, Jewish and Muslim teachings. Christian and Jews trace their lineage through Isaac, while Muslims trace their origins through Ishmael , the two most well-known sons of Abraham.
While a majority of the population falls under one of the three ‘Abrahamic’ religions, few people consider what an amazing person Abraham was! So called ‘Christian’s’ ask themselves ‘What would Jesus do?’, but you should also ask ‘What would Abraham do?’ as Jesus himself suggested!
“They (Jews/Pharisees) answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, ‘If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.’”John 8:39
So, what did Abraham do?! This article introduces you to Abraham, our forefather.…
Circumcision, like Baptism, has become a tradition, custom or requirement that differentiates greatly between the religions of the world. ‘Jews’ are well known adherents to a physical circumcision as a way to continue the Covenant of Circumcision between Abraham and God. Muslims consider circumcision an act of ‘purification’ and Christians are split on whether a physical circumcision is required. Catholics are against it and Orthodox Christians are for it. Many protestant Christians, like Catholics, see a water Baptism as the replacement or extension of Circumcision, but this approach varies between denominations.
Consider, as well, the discrepancies between government guidance on the issue. In the US, the government has framed circumcision as a health issue. World War II recruits were routinely circumcised. It is still a commonplace procedure for infants prior to leaving the hospital. Many parents support the practice in adherence to government health guidance. In 1965 over 85% of the US population circumcised male infants. That number has been dropping ever since. Meanwhile, several European countries have tried to outright ban the practice. With such a dizzying array of understanding and motivation for circumcision, has anyone actually cut to the heart of what God calls for?…