|Gothard, Bill - http://billgothard.com/news/circumcision|
Muslim Cleric: Female
Circumcision is part of ‘Human Nature’
Nawal Nour, obstetrician-gynecologist, educates Sudanese pregnant
on the consequences of repeating female genial cutting Islamic tradition of circumcision/mutilation/removal of external genitalia, leaving a small hole for urination and menstruation, and sewing together the remaining tissue. Nour funded African Women's Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which performs reconstructive surgery. She teaches (1) It is not more hygienic
to be circumcised. (2) Islam does not condone circumcision. (3) It does not improve fertility. (4) The clitoris is not toxic. (5) Yes, the practice is used to ensure marriage-ability, but not male preference/desirability. 4/30/2006 editorial The Healer www.boston.com/magazine
Religious News & Politics
Banning Circumcision: The Strangest
Weapon Yet Against the Children of Israel
10/11/2012 - Ari & Shira Sorko-Ram - MaozIsrael Report - www.maozisrael.org
"Here then are the steps the Lord ordained to create a people wholly given to Him:
1. Abraham’s Covenant: To remember that God’s eternal promise was to bless Israel, to give her a specific piece of land for her nation, and to always, forever, be her God. This covenant is unconditional as long as the male children of the Jewish people are circumcised.
2. Mosaic Covenant: Given to Israel through Moses to show each and every Israeli that if he committed any of a long list of sins, he would be cut off from God. For example, breaking the Sabbath day or one of the holidays, cursing one’s parents,
and many other commandments would mean that the offender was cursed.
3. The New Covenant: God’s plan of redemption is an immensely important and complex subject which needs a book to explain. But the essence of what God was saying is: Israel, you are my people, my peculiar people. I will always be your God. As long as you circumcise your children, you have My promise. Nevertheless, I must show you your sin (who likes to be shown their sins?) so that you will understand you need Me to wash away your sins. You need a New Covenant which will take away the curses of the Law of Moses, so that I can freely give you the many blessings of the Law and fulfill the great promises which I swore to Abraham. Through the prophets, God spoke time and again, saying, “Come Israel, come to Me and I will bring you Salvation which you as a sinner cannot bring yourself.”
“Ho. Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat.” Isaiah 55:1
The Old Testament is God’s Love Story to His Chosen People - his faithfulness to Israel, and His grief over their sinfulness. In the Old Testament, God explained that there is forgiveness of sins, but only through the spilling of blood. What did that mean? That another life (in the Old Testament, an animal was killed) must die so that the sinner could have life - eternal life.
But the Bible teaches over and over again that eternal salvation comes only from God, not anything mankind can do for himself. So God sent a part of His own Divine Being in Yeshua the Messiah who ratified the New Covenant with his blood. It is He whose death brings life to Israel - and to all peoples everywhere! It is for anyone from any nation who wishes to be grafted into the Olive Tree - God’s symbol of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. (See Romans 11)
Most Jews have not yet received salvation through the New Covenant. They are still burdened with their sins described in the Mosaic Covenant. But the Promise is still theirs. The Promise that God would be their God - as long as they circumcised their male children.
Through the ages, Jews have fallen away from the Jewish nation - intermarrying, deciding they no longer believed in any God, integrating into the races of other nations and even forced conversion. But for centuries most Jews, persecuted as they were, stayed in close communities to survive, trying to keep the Law of Moses as best they could.
However, in the last couple of centuries, besides the terrible Holocaust which destroyed 1/3 of all Jews, the Jewish nation continues to shrink. Many Jews whose parents believed in God and Jewish traditions one generation ago, have simply become secular. 1st, they stop going regularly to the synagogue. Next, they no longer wear clothes that identify them as Jews. After that, slowly, if not they, then their children no longer fast on Yom Kippur, or no longer observe the holidays such as Passover.
But the last sign that a Jew no longer identifies with his people at all, is that parents decide against circumcising their male children. When that happens, that family ceases to be a part of the Jewish nation.
Satan has tried to exterminate the Jewish people in the Holocaust. He failed.
He tried to keep the state of Israel from being reborn. He failed.
He enlisted the strongest Muslim countries to destroy Israel. He failed.
His servant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to bomb Israel out of existence. He will fail.
He is trying to completely delegitimize the Jewish nation through the UN by demonizing her as a racist pariah nation. He will fail.
He is trying to destroy the Jewish people by making it a crime to follow God’s command to circumcise their sons. He will fail.
He will execute his grand plan to bring all the nations of the world against her. He will fail.
One day, all Israel shall be saved.
Remembering Gilgal By Dennis Reanier
once said that the gospel is nothing less than laughter and joy.
You are not the slavish people of Ishmael. Ishmael was fully grown when
he was circumcised. He had to feel the pain, because he
represented the old, do-it-yourself covenant on Sinai. But the little
baby Isaac was different! He was only 8 days old when he was circumcised. Isaac
doesn't remember what happened to him.
He has no memory of the pain.
Exodus 4:24 It came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that
the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
25 Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said: 'Surely a bridegroom of blood art thou to me.'
26 So He let him alone. Then she said: 'A bridegroom of blood in regard of the circumcision.'