The circumcision of Christ

Christ, the Son of Man, needed no personal circumcision for the purpose of enabling Him to love. His circumcision was completely for our sake . The circumcision of Christ manifested, or revealed, the perfect love of Christ for us.

In love, Christ presented Himself to the Father as a whole burnt offering. In this fellowship of offering, the Father made Him to be an offering for sin. Paul explained that the Father made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Christ was made sin through obedience to the Father. Having been made sin, the Father cut it from Him by judgement and chastening. As Christ willingly and obediently submitted to this process, the Father ended sin and its power, in Christ………read more