Ruth D – In Acts16:3, why did Timothy have to be circumcised?

Dave – Because of the Jews in that area. I think Paul was trying to avoid offending these Jews as much as possible. Timothy’s father was a Gentile and mother was Jewish, so that was one strike against him already in the eyes of Paul’s countrymen. I think Paul figured if “half-breed” Timothy was also not circumcised, there was no chance of these people listening to them. This certainly was not an endorsement for circumcision being necessary for salvation.

Feedback so far:

NF (9/19/13) – Great answer which totally agree with! Have Blessed day Dave!

CL (9/19/13) – Right on.