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Galatians 6:15 –A New Creation!

02-11-2022 - Posted by Hans

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation.

This verse is very similar to what we read in 5:6. The controversy between circumcision and foreskin (as an indication of uncircumcision) is presented here by Paul as completely irrelevant. “In Christ,” i.e., in Him who was raised from among the dead (1:1), the religious status of the flesh plays no part. In Christ the circumcised Jew is no more, and the uncircumcised ‘Gentile’ is no less.

Beyond “the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” a new creation has come into being, of which He is the firstfruits. “So, then whoever is in Christ is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come” (2 Cor.5:17). Note that this describes the position of all who are in Christ. Regardless of whether one knows that position or whether one is aware of that position or whether one lives by it. The fact stands!

God reckons everyone in Christ as “new creation”. Perfect. Without sin. Righteous. No human action puts us in this position and no human action can take us out of this position. It is untouchable and anchored in Christ and guaranteed. What a wealth to know and experience this!