Christians are taught to cherry-pick scriptures out of Galatians and Colossians to justify their celebration of Christmas and Easter. They don’t realize these verses in context actually promote the celebration of the biblical feasts, not their pagan substitutes.
Why does God allow miracles, signs and wonders to be performed by false prophets in the “Word of Faith” and “Prophetic” camps? Is it all an elaborate ruse, or is something else afoot?
Due to centuries of man-made doctrine and church’s propensity for hyper-spiritualization, the definition of a “circumcised heart” has lost much of it’s meaning. Because of this error, our perception is so skewed that there are those who believe they are walking with a circumcised heart when they are actually living according to their own rules and standards.
Even the most “die-hard” christian will believe this fallacy. There are many who read their Bibles every day, go to church on Sunday, never cuss, never drink, stay away from rated “R” movies, fast, pray and pursue Jesus in every way they know how, but according to the Word, their hearts are still not circumcised.
If these people aren’t living holy (“set apart”) lives for YHWH, what hope do the rest of us have?
Did God have this kind of mercy prior to the cross? You bet He did! Even before Yeshua’s ultimate sacrifice, our loving and gracious God showed mercy when it was right to show mercy. Why do you think He showed mercy to some, but then had others slaughtered?