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If God’s Covenants Are Everlasting, Why Isn’t Circumcision Still Required?

host Adriel Sanchez aired November 1, 2021

Episode 827 Show Notes 

From the Show

All of the things that circumcision pointed to were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. And in one sense, baptism was the replacement of circumcision. We have a new and greater sign of entrance into the family of God.

Adriel Sanchez

If God’s Covenants Are Everlasting, Why Isn’t Circumcision Still Required?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I would like to know what you believe about what happens to us after we die. It is my understanding that our bodies are buried and then our souls are asleep until Christ comes again.
  2. Does God exist outside of space and time?
  3. What is the Abrahamic covenant mentioned in Genesis 17? What aspect of the Abrahamic covenant is everlasting? Why don’t Christians practice circumcision if the Abrahamic covenant is everlasting? Is it because the Hebrew word for ‘everlasting’ can mean ‘long time’ rather than ‘forever’? Or is there another reason?
  4. I am having a difficult time living with my elderly mother. She is very cruel and this makes it hard for me to obey the 5th commandment. What should I do?
  5. What are the parts of a human person? Can you expound upon the differences between body, soul, and spirit?
  6. Is the Lord’s Supper simply a remembrance of what Christ has accomplished or is it efficacious in some way that aids in our sanctification?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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