Self-castration in early Christianity
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Why did Jesus amputate his own testicles (NT calls them satanic flesh) ?
And After telling them they should castrate themselves and then He tell them NO one who castrate himself is Going to Heavens How Corrupt is that Book? Read carefully for yourself
Why did Jesus amputate his own (NT calls them satanic flesh) testicles?
Maim your sinful parts:
Jesus said that if your body part sins, maim it. If you covet a sin in your thoughts, you have actually sinned it. If your eye is lustful, pluck it out. Yet, Jesus coveted the sins of the world for 40 days and nights, and still kept his eyes and genitals. He never maimed them, even though he had “evil desires” and “suffered” through his “temptation” from satan. Again, the NT spells this out in many passages:
28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.
And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell.
Again, Jesus felt spiritually weak, from the temptation, that Angels had to come down to “attend him” (Mark 1:12-13), and he “suffered” (Hebrews 2:17-18) from satan’s temptation. And the NT further says that everyone, including Jesus, who gets tempted has “evil desires” and was “dragged/led by satan” because of them (Luke 4:5-6, James 1:13-15) in him.
Did he masturbate?
Matthew 7:22-23: GOD sent Jesus to be Christianity’s lying spirit
Again, let us cut the Christians deceptive tricks and BS, and define what being tempted means. Being tempted is ACTUALLY having a thought and excited desires to do it. It could be good temptation and it could be evil temptation. You can try to tempt me to empty my wallet today and to give all of the money to charity. You can also try to tempt me to rob a bank.
Trying to tempt someone doesn’t automatically mean you have successfully tempted him/her. You can try to endlessly tempt me to go rob a bank or to rape a woman, but your countless donkey-brays will go in one ear and out the other along with our relationship and ties being terminated right there and then. Here you’d be trying to tempt me to rob a bank or to rape a woman, but you would not have tempted me to rob a bank or rape a woman.
You would have succeeded in tempting me to empty my wallet and give up all of the money to charity if the opportunity was present right there and then. My desires would be all excited for this noble thought.
Now, whether I would actually end up giving up all of my wallet’s money (and not some of it) on that day or not to charity is another thing. But I would have been tempted to do it to say the least. I would not have been tempted to rob a bank or rape a woman with you!
Jesus was tempted by satan for 40 days and 40 nights. Jesus said if you have evil desires to do a sin, then you have ACTUALLY physically committed the sin. See his ample quotes below. Jesus amputated his unholy testicles to remain holy. If his body was holy, then were his testicles cursed and unholy, especially that he commanded the maim sinful body parts? Paul said maimed flesh gets sent to satan.
Jesus was tempted in every way that we are but without sin is an oxymoron, because Jesus coveted the sins of the world when he was “tempted in every way that we are”. The statement “except without sin” is oxymoronic and false, because Jesus has coveted sinning (ex: coveted masturbating and most probably did masturbate for it is physically impossible for a man to live without ejaculation).
Which makes him a sinner according to his own teachings and also the teachings of the OT and NT, coveting is a sin (Romans 7:7-8, 13:9, Micah 2:1-2, Exodus 20:17, Deuteronomy 5:21, Acts 20:32-35). Plus, Jesus explicitly said said if you covet sin in your head, then you have already sinned it.
Ok, so if Jesus coveted the sins of the world for 40 days and 40 nights, then he has already sinned those sins. His sayings about this are detailed below (Jesus coveted the sins of the world).
So “except without sin” above is totally an oxymoron! Jesus never maimed his eyes and penis after coveting sins.
Some ancient weirdness: The First Council of Nicaea, in 325 AD, was a meeting of Christian bishops in which they tried to establish the rules and doctrines that all Christians were supposed to follow. Wikipedia says:
Its main accomplishments were settlement of the Christological issue of the divine nature of God the Son and his relationship to God the Father, the construction of the first part of the Nicene Creed, mandating uniform observance of the date of Easter, and promulgation of early canon law.
However, one of the lesser-known rules that the bishops enacted at the Council was to ban men who had castrated themselves from being in the clergy. Because, apparently, self-castration had become something of a fad among early Christians. Enough so that the bishops felt the need to put an official stop to the practice.
The historian Daniel Caner has examined this issue in his 1997 article “The practice and prohibition of self-castration in early Christianity”.
Caner notes that the fad had its origin in a passage from the New Testament, Matthew 19:12, in which Jesus appears to endorse the practice of self-castration.
As the passage reads in the King James translation:
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.
Most interpreters of the Bible, ancient and modern, argue that when Jesus used the word ‘eunuch’ he meant it as a synonym for ‘celibacy’. Apparently this was a common use of the term ‘eunuch’ in the ancient world.
Nevertheless, he used the term eunuch. So some early Christians decided the passage should be taken literally. In which case, Jesus seemed to be saying that, while self-castration was not appropriate for all men, for an elite few it was an ideal to strive for. Inspired by this passage, a number of men “took the sickle and cut off [their] private parts.”
The most prominent Church father who was said to have castrated himself was Origen of Alexandria (c. 185 – c. 253). But Caner notes that there was an entire sect of early Christians, the Valesians, who embraced the practice. Wikipedia says that, in addition to castrating themselves, “They were notorious for forcibly castrating travelers whom they encountered and guests who visited them.”
According to Caner, the more widely adopted Christianity became in the Roman empire, the more the Church tried to present itself as the upholder of mainstream values, and self-castration really didn’t fit into that image. Therefore, “Radical manifestations of an ideal de-sexualization… became a ‘heretical’ threat to the orthodox community.”
It has been pointed out that a good number of the Heaven’s Gate cult from the 1990’s were practitioners of castration. So, it’s not that uncommon in the modern day of our species. How dedicated to a religion does one have to be to do such a thing?
“The Skoptsy (Russian: скопцы, IPA: [skɐpˈtsɨ]; sg. скопец “eunuch”) were a sect within the larger Spiritual Christianity movement in the Russian Empire, best known for practicing castration of men and the mastectomy of women in accordance with their teachings against sexual lust. The term is a descriptive one used by the official Russian Orthodox Church.
The movement emerged in the late 18th century. It reached the peak of its popularity in the early 20th century, with as many as 100,000 members, in spite of persecution by the imperial government. Despite severe repression under the Soviet Union, small groups persevered into the 21st century.” – Wiki
Source Weird Universe