Listen, I Paul tell you that if you go back to the law by being circumcised, Christ does you no good.
Again, I warn every man: If you allow yourselves to be circumcised, you must follow all the law.
If you try to be made right with God through the law, your life with Christ is over -- you have left God's grace.
But we have the true hope that comes from being made right with God, and by the Spirit we wait eagerly for this hope.
When we are in Christ Jesus, it is not important if we are circumcised or not. The important thing is faith -- the kind of faith that works through love.
You were running a good race. Who stopped you from following the true way?
This change did not come from the One who chose you.
Be careful! "Just a little yeast makes the whole batch of dough rise."
But I trust in the Lord that you will not believe those different ideas. Whoever is confusing you with such ideas will be punished.
My brothers and sisters, I do not teach that a man must be circumcised. If I teach circumcision, why am I still being attacked? If I still taught circumcision, my preaching about the cross would not be a problem.
I wish the people who are bothering you would castraten themselves!