I agree with most of what you've written here. We can't do anything to earn our salvation. God doesn't owe us a thing. All our good works are done through Him. Not here you're not. But you didn't address the points I made, where you ARE contradicting scripture. Exactly. And yet, St. Paul is pretty darned adament that we don't need to be circumcised. Why? We don't need to be part of the OLD Covenant. Rather, we should strive to be in Jesus, and to be part of the NEW Covenant. As Jerimiah predicted. St. Paul faced off against your kind again and again. Know what? He prevailed, because he had the Holy Spirit on his side.