Gen 17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
Gen 17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
Gen 17:12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
Gen 17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
I had my son circumcised on the eighth day because I trust in God. Over the years, I have heard numerous tree hugging, berry eating, granola making people castigating us for doing this barbaric act upon our sons, and you know I just ignored them, and I am glad I did! The American Pediatric association has once again emphasized the benefits of circumcision for baby boys. I highly recommend getting a Mohel to do this procedure because it is less traumatic. They don’t strap the baby down which naturally induces stress in the child. It is a ceremony, and as it is done on the 8th day when vitamin K is at it’s highest, the baby boy does not bleed as much as normal.
What are the benefits of a male being circumcised besides obeying God?
WHAT ARE THE EXPERTS SAYING?
Better Sexual Relations
AIDS “…male circumcision – especially in Western Africa already protected more than eight million men from contracting the disease.”
Daniel Halpern, PhD – Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology, University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute
“The evidence is strong enough… to start trying to use circumcision as an intervention in AIDS.”
Anne Buve, M.D., Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
“Now at least 37 studies show a highly significant effect for circumcision in reducing AIDS incidence. So far the international public health agencies have ignored this. ”
Robert C. Bailey, PhD, MPH, professor of epidemiology and anthropology at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago
“The routine circumcision of newborn boys around the world may not only reduce HPV and cervical cancer [in women], but also HIV and other common sexually transmitted diseases.”
Xavier Castellsague, MD, PhD, of the International Agency for Research on Cancer
“Our ultimate goal should be to perform a painless circumcision for infants which will require the evaluation of more effective oral or injectable anesthetics.”
Jerome S. Pittman, M.D., Medical Director, Gentle Circumcision®