Of Christ's Circumcision, and of the Other Legal Observances Accomplished in Regard to the Child Christ

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Of Christ's Circumcision, and of the Other Legal Observances Accomplished in Regard to the Child Christ

We must now consider Christ's circumcision. And since the circumcision is a kind of profession of observing the Law, according to Gal. 5:3: "I testify . . . to every man circumcising himself that he is a debtor to do the whole Law," we shall have at the same time to inquire about the other legal observances accomplished in regard to the Child Christ. Therefore there are four points of inquiry:

  1. His circumcision;
  2. The imposition of His name;
  3. His presentation;
  4. His Mother's purification.