Jesus Freak: It Isnâ€™t Wrong To Masturbate
Jesus Freak:Â I am a Christian mom who was raised in a fundamental Christian home. I have questioned my beliefs and have come to love myself and God on my own terms. I’m raising my kids the same way.Â
Just as my byline says, I have spent the majority of my formative years doing what I was told, as a good Christian would. Today, I really, really love God, more than I can explain, but I also feel cheated. I feel cheated because I bought into the fundamental teachings of religion, hook, line, and sinker. It wasnâ€™t until recently that I started to question if they were true or not, and if they were beneficial or detrimental to me.
As Iâ€™ve already discussed, sex is a HOT topic in the Christian community, to put it lightly. Again, my perspective doesnâ€™t encompass all churches and all denominations, but I have â€œgotten aroundâ€ in the Christian circle. I think itâ€™s fair to say that many, many people in the Christian community believe sex and especially masturbation to be wrongâ€”in a certain context, outside of marriage.
Here are several prime examples of one of the biggest taboos in Christianity, the shame of masturbation:
I have tried to abstain from it but it just seems that after a few days the urge to have sex or masterbate is too strong and leads to lustful thoughts. I can only assume men have a far greater difficulty overcoming this and i would like to hear your thoughts on the subject. Please try to include scripture for your reasoning.Â
In short, yes, it is a sin. See Ephesians 5:3 – But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for Godâ€™s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
The Church has consistently taken the line that masturbation is wrong because it constitutes a misuse of the reproductive faculty. However, in the case of the female, masturbation does not necessarily, and typically does not, involve any reproductive facility or apparatus whatsoever.
Bible does say that any lusts of the flesh we gratify is ungodly, in reply to thinking bout ones own spouse thats a bit weird to think that cause its your spouse it makes it Godly to do. God is holy and we are to be holy in His image and likeness. Masturbation is still a sinful act as it falls in the catergory of sexual immorality, gratifying ones flesh. Sin is conceived by a thought first which if one does not take captive (anything that exalts itself above the knowledge of God)can lead to a manifestation of that thought. We can deceive ourselves very easily in saying, “o i think about my spouse” yet you have your spouse to enjoy the pleasures of an intimate relationship with. Masturbation is a conterfeit of the real deal, Satan is the master at conterfeitin.Not i but Christ who lives in me?? If one is truely led by the Holy Spirit one would know that if they did masterbate that its not the Holy Spirit leading one, its themselves.