Galatians 6:13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.

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No matter what we do in the Flesh it can not lead to righteousness, Some Jews claimed that circumcision what necessary for salvation, and yet they were under bondage to the law because they could not keep it. They could not meet the requirements of the law. So we have those in bondage trying to keep others in bondage as well. If anyone tells you , you have to something in the flesh, I don’t care what it is,  you are being deceived.  There is nothing good in our flesh, our flesh is at amenity with a Holy God.  Circumcision, Baptism, Good works, all are ordained by God, they are all “post salvation”. Faith is the assurance of things hope for, the conviction of things not seen.  The flesh is the assurance of things we have now, and the conviction of what I can see in the mirror. The flesh loves itself,  the flesh is temporary.  Jim Jones gloried in His disciples and their unquestioned support. He often would have mock suicide runs just to test their unquestioning obedience. He was boasting in their flesh. He had them so brainwash their flash was in total obedience to Jim Jones. The ungodly disciples were doing the same thing trying to appeal to the flesh for they were void of anything Spiritual.  The natural man has nothing else to boast in but the flesh, and yet we have sincere christians,  although sincerely wrong,  trying to appeal to the flesh and tell people you have to by the flesh be baptized to be saved.  But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I have A.L.S. I don’t know how long I can continue this blog, but as long as the Lord gives I will defend the true Gospel, devoid of the flesh. There is no other name, no other fleshly work under heaven whereby we must be saved. Man is dead in sin, Man is dead spiritually, But as many as receive Him, who believe in His name He give the right to become the children of God, who were NOT  born of blood, nor of the will of the FLESH, nor of the will of MAN, but od GOD. (John 1:12,13)

Gregory Lane