Why do LDS still circumcise their boys?


Jesus said, “If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?” (John 7: 23)

Mormon said, “Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God. Behold, I came into the world not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance; the whole need no physician, but they that are sick; wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin; wherefore the curse of Adam is taken from them in me, that it hath no power over them; and the law of circumcision is done away in me.” (Moroni 8: 8 )

The Lord said, “Wherefore, for this cause the apostle wrote unto the church, giving unto them a commandment, not of the Lord, but of himself, that a believer should not be united to an unbeliever; except the law of Moses should be done away among them, that their children might remain without circumcision; and that the tradition might be done away, which saith that little children are unholy; for it was had among the Jews; but little children are holy, being sanctified through the atonement of Jesus Christ; and this is what the scriptures mean.” (D&C 74: 5-7)

If the Lord, when he was here on earth, made a circumcised man every whit whole, if the Lord told his prophet Mormon that the law of circumcision was done away in him, and if the Lord’s apostle thought that children ought to remain without circumcision, why is this archaic practice still had among LDS? It was meant to end with the first appearance of Christ, yet it continues on among his people. Does that not strike you as strange?

There are laws against female genital mutilation, but male genital mutilation is allowed. Does the fact that it is legal to mutilate a boy’s genitals excuse the LDS in performing it? Does legality equate to justification? Why haven’t church leaders spoken to the people on this topic? Are they not aware of what circumcision does to a man’s (and a woman’s) sexual experience? Are you not aware of it? Follow the links below and inform yourself:

SexAsNatureIntendedIt.com Circumstitions.com MothersAgainstCirc.org nocirc.org Circumcision.org cirp.org

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