Circumcision – JAM

A Vancouver, Washington father who allegedly tried to circumcise his 8-year-old son in the bathroom after reading selections from the Bible has been charged with first-degree assault of a child. Edwin Baxter, 33, faces at least 10 years in prison. Baxter told sheriff’s deputies he had been reading Genesis 17 and Exodus 4 — both passages refer to circumcision. He became concerned and called 911 when the boy appeared to be losing too much blood. The boy was taken to a medical center and received several stitches. While I admire anyone’s interest in doing things biblically, not every scripture was intended to be practiced today. It is not enough to “study to show yourself approved”; we must also “handle aright the Word of God.” This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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