Who were EUNUCHS, in Matthew 19:12? Many homosexuals claims this is them

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    Matthew 19:10-13 (New King James Version)
    New King James Version (NKJV)

    10 His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”

    Jesus Teaches on Celibacy

    11 But He said to them, “All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given: 12 For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”



    Who were EUNUCHS, in Matthew 19:12? Many homosexuals claims this is them born this way.
     
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    Royalty in the ancient world often castrated young men so they could serve their king without distraction or in their Hareem. those who made themselves Eunichs rather may be like Origen or have chosen a lifestyle (because it does not concern them) of being non sexual.
     
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    eu·nuch
    a castrated man, esp. one formerly employed by Oriental rulers as a harem guard or palace official

    A man or boy whose testes are nonfunctioning or have been removed.

    Informal An ineffectual, powerless, or unmasculine man.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/eunuch

    And some homosexuals think this is them, LOL, If it were they wouldn't be able to commit homosexual acts.
     
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    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 of 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.

    Your meaning is flawed. Christ would never condone homosexuality. It was Christ that said that there are eunuchs for the kingdom of God's sake. Christ was not speaking of homosexuals. He does not condone sin. That just is plain abohorrent, and makes Christ a sinner.

    A Eunuch is one who refrains from sex. He doesn't marry. He remains single.

    The dictionary says:
    "1 : a castrated man placed in charge of a harem or employed as a chamberlain in a palace"
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eunuch

    It is likely that kings, emperors, and those in high places in the past did castrate them for that purpose. Castration does not lead to homosexuality nor is an excuse for it. Christ was not speaking of that.

    Being a eunuch for the kingdom of God's sake was simply remaining pure, like the Apostle Paul did.
     

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