Scholars and the media love a good early Christian conspiracy.
One of the most overlooked references to the new creation, and also to the church’s identity, is in Gal 6:15-16: For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation (καινὴ κτίσις). And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. You can see here that Paul is summarizing his argument in Galatians because he states “neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision.” That claim alludes to…
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