Eunuchs, who are considered to be the third gender, are also human beings. Some eunuchs are made by other human beings, particularly in the ancient times. Some people voluntarily become eunuchs as an expression of their devotion to their faith or religion. However, some people are born eunuchs from their mothers' wombs [Matt.19:12]. These are obviously created by God Himself.

What is the protestant Christianity's position on the status of Eunuchs in the church? What is the protestant Christianity theological understanding with regard to the status and pleasures Eunuchs get in Heaven if they are faithful believers in this life?

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    I don't think that scripture teaches, in any verse I know of, that eunuchs are a 'third gender'. You would need to support that theory with evidence. But I did cancel the down-vote as I did not think it to be deserved for that cause alone. My own view is that scripture presents eunuchs as a sub-set of male. In the world to come, the redeemed 'neither marry nor are given in marriage'. And . . . all are one, in Christ Jesus. No more is said.
    – Nigel J
    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:39
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    In Mattew 19:12 Jesus did mention "For there are Eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb." This seems to suggest that the Eunuchs belong neither to the male gender nor female gender. I may be wrong in understanding like that. I would appreciate more clarity for a different understanding of the verse. Sep 20, 2020 at 8:47
  • I wonder if the question might better be asked on Biblical Hermeneutics so that we can pick up on the original word Strong 2135(translated into English as 'eunuch'). I can see what you are looking for. It is a sensitive area and not one to be muddled.
    – Nigel J
    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:50
  • I am not concerned about Eunuchs gender, but their status in the church and in the world to come. As you have rightly pointed out in the world to come they will also be like angels without the need to participate in any biological needs or functions. Sep 20, 2020 at 8:54
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    There is nothing to suggest that an eunuch would be treated any differently to any other male. Daniel might well have been a eunuch. For all we know, Paul might have been one. But these personal details are known only to those individuals. Nor does anyone need to know these details. And as far as my own knowledge of such things has (thus far) progressed, there is never (to my own limited knowledge) an occasion in which the matter is so ambiguous that one's place in the assembly (as to function) would be indeterminate. But this is an extremely sensitive area and requires caution.
    – Nigel J
    Sep 20, 2020 at 10:30


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