posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 10:37 AM
I thought this was a good answer. It isn't very indepth, but who can know the mind of God?
"After making known His covenant to Abraham in Genesis 17:1-8, God told Abraham, "Every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall be
circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you" (17:10b-11). Clearly, this external rite,
according to God's command, was a "sign" reminding Israel of His covenant with them according to which He declared Himself to be their God and they
His people. God's covenant with Abraham and the patriarchs after him was fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ, through whose blood God established
a new covenant characterized by the forgiveness of sins. According to Paul in Colossians, circumcision has been superseded by baptism (Col. 2:11-12),
the means through which God makes us His children and imparts to us the blessings of salvation. "