Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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3-04

EUNUCHS

From a question sent to me from Sister Amy

Hey, Pastor John!

I had a question for you. If a person chooses not to marry, or if that is God's will for them, how does that classify them in the Kingdom of God? I have wondered if they would be the same as a eunuch in the Kingdom of God. Is that correct, spiritually speaking? I found this Scripture: Matthew 19:12 "For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb, and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs by men, and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it."

What does that mean? Thanks.

Amy

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Dear Amy:

If one chooses to remain unmarried for the sake of Christ and the saints, then, yes, that is what makes one a "eunuch for the kingdom of heaven's sake". Not many are able to do that, but those who do will receive a place in the eternal kingdom of God that is "better than of sons and of daughters" (Isa. 56:4-5).


Pastor John

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