I would have thought that any grown man would realise that circumcision wasn't
necessary for salvation under the Law of Moses because circumcision was only performed on the male population
, not on the females! To claim that this was necessary for salvation, is to miss the entire point of the exercise. If circumcision was necessary for salvation, and women weren't circumcised (as we know they weren't), then your argument results in the peculiar conclusion that the Law of Moes could only save men. Duh.
Good grief, it's incredible that I had to spell this out. I can hardly begin to comprehend the kind of mindset which manages to get "necessary for salvation" out of "circumsise every male." The bottom line is that if it was necessary for salvation, why weren't women circumcised?
That's your first problem. Your second problem is that the OT never states that circumsision is necessary for salvation.
Really, drbrumley - I'm very disappointed. You have not even thought about this at all, have you? You've never actually studied the Law of Moses, have you? No, you haven't.
So come on, then - let's see the tortured logic which derives "necessary for salvation" from "you must circumcise every male." Oh, and I want to see at least one clear passage from the OT which unequivocally states that circumcision was necessary for salvation, and
explains the female equivalent (whatever you believe this to be.)
Thanks in advance.