“Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.”
You see it is never just one thing.
Just when you think it is just about circumcision then comes an add-on. Not just one more thing but a list of requirements. Sabbath observance, the key Jewish festivals in fact the whole law of Moses is now required if you are going to be a true follower. So says those who were Pharisees before conversion and Pharisees after conversion! These people continually increase their list of rules. It never ends, there is no pleasing them and their God. We have to jump through hoops in order to be accepted.
If Paul had given into the need for circumcision then it would have been the whole law that was needed to be saved.
Sometimes there is no alternative but to reject the whole. Don’t allow any part of the law to be attached to your faith. There is nothing you can do to cause you to be saved, not one thing, it is total grace. Not one performance, not one sin-free day, not one commandment or act of purity or sacrificial giving, nothing. Get rid of the whole notion.
Don’t be friends with Pharisees because you will lose the one thing that is of all importance, grace.