By Charles Toy
I like simplicity and elegance. Often when Jesus spoke, it was simple and elegant … and powerful.
In Matthew 19 Jesus says:
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
A few verses later he goes on to say:
“Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
Wait. What? Not everyone can accept this word?
What do you think Jesus meant by “eunuchs who were born that way.”
Historical context shows that “eunuchs who were born that way” are gay people.
This was the only thing Jesus ever said about gay people. It was all he needed to say.
Here’s more on the historical context of eunuchs.
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