Two interpretations exist of Paul's comment on those wanting to force circumcision on Gentile Christians in Galatians . (Romans -29) And in that sense, he wrote: "Is any man called being circumcised?
" (Gal 3:3) He accused advocates of circumcision of wanting to make a good showing in the flesh (Gal ) and of glorying or boasting of the flesh.
(Gal ) Some believe Paul wrote the entire Epistle to the Galatians attacking circumcision and any requirement for the keeping of Jewish law by Christians, saying in chapter five: "Mark my words!
There was a burgeoning movement of Judaizers in the area that advocated adherence to traditional Mosaic laws, including circumcision.
According to Mc Grath, Paul identified James the Just as the motivating force behind the movement.
There was an earlier trial that came to no resolution.'On that date the alleged victim was physically overpowered by her husband and Hill.'She was taken to a secure dungeon-style cellar, that was concealed in a hidden room, and she was raped by her ex-husband.
When she was bundled into the cellar room Hill withdrew.'She was then left in this foul room where she would have remained had she not been able to call the police, who forced there way into the premises and found the cellar.'They found her distressed, covered in bruises from head to toe, naked but for a dressing gown and skirt, and still bound by the restraints that had been used to restrain her.The 62 year-old, who cannot be named, and Hill then bundled her into a concealed cellar where he tied her up and raped her, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.The couple had been granted a divorce in the UK courts but, according to Jewish custom, they were still married.Paul considered it a great threat to his doctrine of salvation through faith and addressed the issue with great detail in Galatians 3.Paul, who called himself Apostle to the Gentiles, attacked the practice, though not consistently.The husband allegedly left the woman locked in the cellar on October 15, 2014 where she was able to call for help.