Christ really was human, and the record of his circumcision is proof.
Circumcision of Christ, Menologion of Basil II, 979-984.
If Jesus Christ was truly human as evidenced by his circumcision, that means he really died on that cross 33 years later. More importantly, he really did rise from the dead for our salvation. The message of the Church to God's people in this season is full of mercy. The message is that Christ, who is fully God, took on flesh to redeem us from sin and death. At Christ's circumcision, he shed his first drops of blood for us. It was a foreshadowing of his bloody death, resurrection, and second coming.
The circumcision of Christ was not only a fulfillment of prophecy, but it was also a promise to all believers--including us--that all God's promises are true. Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled more than 350 prophecies in his 33 years on earth. Because of that, we can be sure that those remaining will also be fulfilled. That is why we can declare with absolute confidence, "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!"
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