Why Would God Create Eunuchs?

There was an interesting post done by Autumn Sandeen at Pam’s House Blend and she brought up a passage from Matthew that I haven’t given much thought to.  She is writing in reference to Peter LaBarbera, who lately seems to be playing the Christian card more and more (maybe he thinks it will bring his little hatesite more money).  It is Matt. 19:12:


19:12 "For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can."

I find this passage very interesting, considering all of the screaming that the anti-gay crowd do whenever gay marriage comes up.  They always state that God created Adam and Eve for making Children and that is the natural function of a man and a woman.  But what about a man that God created as a eunuch?  A eunuch is a man who is incapable of having children.  Why would God create a man who cannot have children?  Jesus says these words and they come after his statement about divorce.  I thought having children was a God-given commandment? 

God certainly doesn’t cut off these people-see Isaiah 56:4.  In fact, it is probably not coincidence that the eunuch that Peter went to was reading Isaiah (Acts 8:27) and was afterwards baptized by Peter.   

But what is interesting is that God makes some males unable to have children.  If the whole purpose of marriage is to have children (which we have heard over and over again in the court proceedings that won’t allow gay marriage) then why is it that God himself has created some males that physically cannot have children (and therefore cannot fit into the ‘original’ purpose of marriage)?

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4 Responses to Why Would God Create Eunuchs?

  1. Michael says:

    Interesting post.  I don’t believe that, biblically, sex in the confines of marriage is only used for procreation.  I would add at least two more:  First, sex is good for spousal unity.  Second, sex is good for combating temptations. 
    Pastor Mike 

  2. Kevin says:

    Thanks Pastor Mike,
    As I mentioned, I must have skipped over that verse when I was writing about divorce.  I just found it very interesting with all the anti-gay marriage people and their claim that sex is for children.

  3. Robert says:

    This is a very under used verse, and I have often wonder the meaning of it. The other verse that makes me wonder is in Matthew 24 when in the KJV Jesus refers to "two men in one bed", oddly since than the NIV and NASB have changed the meaning of that verse all together now…something to hide…I wonder.

  4. willy says:

    eunuchs are having deformity (lacking sexual organ or inadequately developed organ) so god would not have created them because God is a perfect creater. From this we can very well understand that god dowesnot exist

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