To the Colossians, Paul paralleled baptism and circumcision.
Circumcision was normally administered to children eight days
you were also circumcised
with a circumcision
not administered by hand, by stripping off the carnal
body, with the circumcision of Christ. You were
with him in baptism
, in which you were also raised with
him through faith in the power of God, who raised him
from the dead.