• Gosh. Give me a break!
  • No -- it is stated very clearly later on that he goes to the deepest bowels of hell. Really, I dunno, but it sounds ridiculous... at first I thought it was a joke. What about women, with injured genitals?
  • This has nothing to do with the "afterlife". This was an old Judaic rule about who could enter and perform ordinances in the tabernacle or temple. Those with missing body parts, like hands, arms, or legs, or even missing an eye, could not perform the ordinances, either. This did not mean they were not a part of the "people" or nation.
  • Let me add something to Tom47's answer. Acts 8:26-38 ( tells the story of a Eunuch who converted to Christianity and was baptized. So, obviously, God is not going to keep a man from going to heaven because he has been castrated. This is a prime example of how those that don't like Christianity will pick and choose verses out of the Bible, take them out of context, and try to use them to lambaste Christians. In this case you seem to have forgotten that when Christ came and fulfilled the law of Moses that many of the practices specific to that law were done away. You also have erred in not understanding the context of that verse and assuming a greater significance for it than was actually the case. So, might I ask that you actually try to understand what you are discussing before you criticize.
  • Whenever I read something this disturbing out of the Bible I wonder how I could have ever believed it.
  • That verse has nothing to do with the Kingdom of God and who goes there. The Bible says "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.". -John 3:16 "Whosoever" means anybody. The Bible also says this: "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." -Romans 10:13 Anybody can be saved, regardless of their physical condition, by putting their faith in Jesus Christ and what He has done for them so they could go to heaven. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Old Q. always asked to try & trip Up Christianity. Fact is this is O.T. Law for the "Congregation" & has Nothing to do with Salvation in Either the O.T. or N.T.! Salvation in both "Books" is the same, through Faith in O.T. looking "Forward" to Gods Savior and N.T. Looking "Back" to the Cross!!! John
  • No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD.
  • Any law that is not explicitly restated in the New Testament from the Old Testament (with the exception of the Ten Commandments) are the previous law and done away with under the new covenant of Jesus. He came as a fulfillment of the law so that those who could no longer live up to the standards of the law could be saved.
  • I'm sorry, I can't stop laughing... I didn't realize that losing a penis or testicles was a downright heinous act in the eyes of God. Wounded in the stones?!!! Are you making this up? I musta slept through that in church...
  • if youre walking around with your cutoff privy hanging out, dont even think about coming into my house either. if youre muslim, no can go to heaven , that way...their rules not mine. christians and catholics are reborn and at death are renewed..therefore privy or no privy..they are whole again... and receive holy bodies in heaven jews...better keep your pants on...not sure about yall...sorry
  • that was the OLD Testament...didn't God send Peter to the eunich to help him understand salvation and what he needed to do ? just my reasoning....
  • If you would hold that he CAN'T enter Heaven, then Philip lied to the Ethiopian eunuch about being saved by the blood of Christ and God was just making leading them both on a wild goose chase. (Acts 8:26-39) But it wasn't that way at all. The Ethiopian read the scriptures and with the Holy Spirit's help understood Isaiah's prophecy about Christ and received the "believer's baptism." (The baptism of someone already converted as opposed to infant baptism.) Hope this helps! God bless!
  • Yes I think you can still get into heaven if you injured your genitals.
  • i do believe they can as I have already said but I can't not reason why God gave this law in the first place? what did it mean,"wounded in the stones and and had his P M cut off?" did this mean it showed a punishment for a crime or something...? how did they get that way in the first place? there had to be a reason ? I just cannot reason a man building his home or whatever fell and wounded his stones would be Kept Out Of the congregation of the Lord..unless it was considered the same as leprosy because they weren't allowed to worship in the temples? forgive me, it is late....hope I'm not babbling....but if anyone can be helpful??
  • Its funny. Someone took the Bible and seperated it into little chapters and verses to be helpful to those who study it and teach it. In the end, it created many moments where people take the verses out of context and assume the most stupid without a second thought of reading back on it and thinking through the times/cultures/context/etc that it was written in and for. But, of course, that would require thinking, and I beleive that would be a bit much to ask of you.
  • I stand behind IamCatholic2 on this one, for congregation is not the same as kingdom. Congregation means people, and it must refer, as already said, to the Israelite society. Anyone can and should enter into heaven, for it is a soul decision, and once in heaven, gender is no more.
  • You must not forget nothing impure will enter the kingdom of heaven. That does not mean the soul of that person will not enter the kingdom of heaven however. If a body is needed it will be provided new and pure by God.
  • The Ethiopian Eunuch will be in heaven right now if he remained faithful after his baptism. Baptism is essential, it is public declaration for salvation based on prior repentance and dedication to Jehovah God made in prayer see Revelation 7 and 14 about the number going to heaven and contrast the fixed 144,000 number with the great crowd of all nations, tribes tongues and peoples mentioned in Revelation 7:9 a question is, what will people do in heaven [you need to use the bible to answer it, one scripture is in Revelation 20, think v5
  • Obviously .. you took this out of context and failed to dig into the real meaning of it. A little something has been lost in the translation. You cannot always literally translate Hebrew directly in to English without an asterisk or explaining a few things here and there.. After all.. it says in the Bible that Christ was nailed to the cross with nails through his hands.. when actually the translation should have been forearm. A nail through the hand would have just ripped out from the weight of the body. The Romans knew this and drove the spike through the two bones of the forearm.
  • my friend please do not be deceived by these people, let me firstly say, God's kingdom will be set up right here on earth! most people dont know this, nowhere in the bible says that we will go to heaven, we will go to the kingdom "OF" god!!! keyword OF! not in heaven!!! say the lords prayer and you get it clearer.... thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth!!! as it is in heaven!! gods kingdom will be on earth! as for the question you asked, that doesnt stop you from being in the kingdom, read that passage in its entirety! dont just pick out bits and pieces out of the bible! you will be misled.
  • Not if the injury occured this way: Exodus, 4:25 - Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
  • Of course you can go to heaven if such a thing happened to you. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.", Romans 10:13 God will provide new heavenly, eternal bodies for everyone, see below: 1Cor 15:51-53 says: 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
  • Read the story of the Ethiopian eunuch:;&version=31;
  • The New Testament is exactly what it says it is: A New Covenant. Read Matthew 4,5 & 6 to understand what that New Law is all about. It is the condition of one's heart towards God and man that makes one acceptable or unacceptable in the Kingdom of God. Love is the law of the New Covenant. Christ Himself said, if your eye offends (sins) than it is better to cut it out and enter into Life blind than to go to Hell with two eyes.....(or something like that!)
  • Kinda renews my belief that Christianity is ridiculous.
  • Yes, of course. "The congregation of the LORD" does not refer to Heaven but - rather - to a particular area of the Jewish Temple. Only "select men" were permitted in that area. Women were not allowed. Children were not allowed. Men who had been emasculated were not allowed. And: several other restrictions applied as well.

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