What is circumcision? Do you have uncircumcised lips and ears? Paul reminds the Colossian church that circumcision is performed by Christ, not by man and explains what baptism means. After coming to faith, believers are baptized as a symbol of one dying with Christ. The old has gone and the new has come and we have freedom in Christ. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, as Jesus came and fulfilled the Law and turned the cross into a picture of triumph as the final destruction of evil.
11In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
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