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The Joy of Being A Eunuch for the kingdom of God

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# The Joy of Being A Eunuch for the kingdom of God.
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- Not all men accept this statement;
+ Not everyone is going to like the way God has defined marriage.
+ Not everyone will accept it.
+ But some are eunuchs from birth, others by the hands of another, and others still make themselves such.
### Now why would anyone make themselves a eunuch?
# Well for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.
* In other words:
- Somebody would forgo all sexual impulse for the sake of the kingdom of God.
- Now this is a revolutionary idea.
- In the ancient world success was having children.
- A man was measured by his wealth, his servants, and his children.
+ To not marry, to forgo having children on purpose was out of touch with much of the surrounding culture.
+ So why resist culture?
+ Why resist the natural impulses of bodily passion?
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- In we are told to follow Paul's example.[^1]
+ In we are told to practice the things we Paul practiced.[^2]
* To practice what he teaches and the God of peace will be with you.
* Which brings us back to
- Paul says "I will not be mastered by anything."
- He then says, as if retorting to someone who responds.
+ Test
### "Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them."
- This was a pretty common refrain among those in the world.
+ I was made for doing this?
* In fact we hear this same thing today
- along with the variation:
+ "I was made this way."
> Yet the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
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