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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

Are Catholics exposed to get circumsized?

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  • 9 years ago
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    ) Why, though, were Jewish believers still promoting circumcision some 13 years after the apostle Peter, as directed by God, had welcomed uncircumcised Gentiles into the Christian congregation?—Acts 10:24-29, 44-48.

    5 The reasons may have been many. For one thing, male circumcision had been instituted by Jehovah himself, and it was a sign of a special relationship with him. Predating the Law covenant but later becoming part of it, circumcision began with Abraham and his household. (Lev. 12:2, 3) Under the Mosaic Law, even aliens had to be circumcised before they could enjoy certain privileges, such as eating the Passover meal. (Ex. 12:43, 44, 48, 49) Indeed, in the Jewish mind, for a man to be uncircumcised was to be unclean, contemptible.—Isa. 52:1.

    So Circumcision was a commandment under Jewish law It distinguished them as separate from the nations living round them,and consecrated the relationship between them as God's people back in those days. Today for others it's a medical option. God does not make distinctions. The Jews rejected his Son Jesus Christ and therefore abolished the covenant he made with them. They are no longer his people. Now Salvation is through Jesus Christ and circumcision is not necessary...

    (Acts 13:34,35)

    Source(s): Bearing Thorough Witness to the Truth- Published by Jehovah's Witnesses, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. download this book at WWW.JW.ORG
  • Daver
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    You mean "supposed", not "exposed"?

    Catholics are not required to get circumcised. That said, there's nothing theologically wrong with Catholics getting circumcised, for medical reasons, either.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No. Some ethnic groups prefer it, no requirment in the Faith. Although some Christianities say that Catholicism is tainted by pagan or Jewish culture, we read St Paul the same way as other Christians.

    We have profound respect for Jews as our "elder brother" in faith. We teach that considering them Christ-killers is a grave misrepresentation of scripture. nostra aetate was the first definitive declaration of that teaching

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Supposed to? No it's your choice if you're Catholic. If you really mean exposed then yes it's pretty dangerous if the doctor can't see what he's doing.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I guess they would have to be exposed to get circumcised, that's if they wanted to be circumcised in the first place.

  • 9 years ago

    Essentially...

    Anybody getting circumcised will expose themselves... not just Catholics...

    IMHO

  • 9 years ago

    It is certainly hard to get circumcised while fully dressed.

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    Regards,

    John Popelish

  • 9 years ago

    Go back to English class.

    Source(s): dummy
  • Bear A
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    No they are fully clothed, as children always are in the company of priests...

  • 9 years ago

    Catholics have NO religious requirement for circumcision, most Catholics worldwide do NOT circumcise their children.

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