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Is Masturbating a sin?
« on: Fri May 08, 2015 - 19:12:48 »
I've been searching for the exact scripture in the Bible which says masturbating is a sin for quite some time. Can anyone advise me of what the correct answer might be with the help of scriptures.

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #1 on: Fri May 08, 2015 - 20:58:30 »
The Bible is silent on this. 

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #2 on: Sun Jul 12, 2015 - 03:13:49 »
I've read the whole Bible, over a course of five years.  Just finished it up last week actually.  I saw nothing in the Bible that said anything about masturbating.  I have managed to stay celibate for six years now because I have a way of taking care of my sexual urges myself.  I do not believe I would have been able to do this if I had no way of personally resolving those sexual urges on my own.  In other words, I probably would have slept with someone that was no good for me at this point if I did not take care of myself in that dept. 

God gave us those body parts for a reason, and in the face of sexual temptation, I view it as a blessing that we can avoid such sexual sins by privately dealing with those urges are selves, by ourselves, if it is for the glory of God because we are trying to hold out for the right man/woman. 

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #3 on: Sun Jul 12, 2015 - 03:33:06 »
I've read the whole Bible, over a course of five years.  Just finished it up last week actually.  I saw nothing in the Bible that said anything about masturbating.  I have managed to stay celibate for six years now because I have a way of taking care of my sexual urges myself.  I do not believe I would have been able to do this if I had no way of personally resolving those sexual urges on my own.  In other words, I probably would have slept with someone that was no good for me at this point if I did not take care of myself in that dept. 

God gave us those body parts for a reason, and in the face of sexual temptation, I view it as a blessing that we can avoid such sexual sins by privately dealing with those urges are selves, by ourselves, if it is for the glory of God because we are trying to hold out for the right man/woman.

I don't think masturbation in itself is a sin, but most of the time "the act" is accompanied by fantasies and desires that are not really very Christian.
The sin may not be the deed itself, but rather the thoughts that go with it.

Surely one could praise him/herself for the release of urges that diminishes the need to go out and sleep with someone, but then again two wrongs do not make one right.
One could also read a book, or read the Bible or sing hymns...usually when you do those you tend to forget about the urges.
Masturbation may be a sufficient solution, it may not be the right solution or even the best solution.

I just find it very hard to agree that somehow masturbation could be for the glory of God.

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #4 on: Sun Jul 12, 2015 - 11:06:46 »

I just find it very hard to agree that somehow masturbation could be for the glory of God.

Nor is anything  that one does in the privacy of a bathroom.

I do not believe it is a sin.

God said

1 Corinthians 10:13New King James Version (NKJV)

13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

God gave human beings the sex drive/urge. But God told us we cannot act on these drive/urges UNLESS we are married.

I believe masturbation is the way of escape that God promised to keep us from not fornicating. (Or in rare circumstances keeping those married from committing adultery)

As to the thought process during such, not entirely sure one way or the other
if that is wrong because it seems that "dirty" thoughts can be a natural part of
a married couples relations..... that could well be part of the programming
of the sexdrive/urge to be able to do whatever.......

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #5 on: Sun Jul 12, 2015 - 11:37:47 »

I just find it very hard to agree that somehow masturbation could be for the glory of God.

Nor is anything  that one does in the privacy of a bathroom.

I do not believe it is a sin.

God said

1 Corinthians 10:13New King James Version (NKJV)

13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

God gave human beings the sex drive/urge. But God told us we cannot act on these drive/urges UNLESS we are married.

I believe masturbation is the way of escape that God promised to keep us from not fornicating. (Or in rare circumstances keeping those married from committing adultery)

As to the thought process during such, not entirely sure one way or the other
if that is wrong because it seems that "dirty" thoughts can be a natural part of
a married couples relations..... that could well be part of the programming
of the sexdrive/urge to be able to do whatever.......

I was more or less thinking about what Jesus said: "...anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
 
If you are not in a relationship, or even if you are, when doing the deed...where are your thoughts?
Certainly you are not thinking of buying new shoes, or finishing your broidery?

I am not saying its a sin necessarily, but I guess each and every one of us can decide for him or herself if the thoughts accompanying the deed are worthy to be called "for the glory of God".

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #6 on: Sun Jul 12, 2015 - 13:13:02 »
There is no explicit mention of masturbation in the Bible.  The story of Onan  (Genesis 38: 9-10) talks about being deceitful and forsaking family duty.

But Matthew 5: 27-30 however,  talks about lustful thoughts and intent.   Masturbation is nearly, always the result of lustful thoughts.
Without lust, pornographic images, and immoral thoughts....masturbation would be a non-issue.

 It is the things that lead to masturbation that are the problem.

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #7 on: Sun Jul 12, 2015 - 14:40:54 »
If as Spirit filled followers of Christ, we are to be led by the Spirit, if so does the Spirit

lead us to masturbate?

If Christ were beside you all the time, would you masturbate in His presence?

Or is maturation of the flesh which is hostile to God?


Romans 14, 23

........for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.


So IF you believe that when the Spirit of the Almighty God leads you by faith to masturbate, then

I suppose I could argue masturbating is not sin,  right???


If???

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #8 on: Sun Jul 12, 2015 - 14:53:41 »

Without lust, pornographic images, and immoral thoughts....masturbation would be a non-issue.

 It is the things that lead to masturbation that are the problem.

NOT TRUE, necessarily.

I never had a thought about anything other then the deed at hand until joining this forum and mention of thoughts is first and foremost in these discussions on here.

Those mentions now come to mind.

But I am single, never married and have had no relationship of a sexual nature with any man.... or to be politically correct anyone.... and I am in my 60s.

So do ot arbitraily say there has to be a mental image because there does not.

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #9 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 14:03:16 »
Yes it is a sin. Masturbation is a form of lust. God highly forbids lust. I struggled with it for over 20 years. I shared my testimony here. I pray it helps you.


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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #10 on: Sat Feb 20, 2016 - 05:52:35 »
If as Spirit filled followers of Christ, we are to be led by the Spirit, if so does the Spirit

lead us to masturbate?

If Christ were beside you all the time, would you masturbate in His presence?

Or is maturation of the flesh which is hostile to God?


Romans 14, 23

........for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.


So IF you believe that when the Spirit of the Almighty God leads you by faith to masturbate, then

I suppose I could argue masturbating is not sin,  right???


If???

Using that as your guide, you'd never do a thing!  Would you eat things that were bad for you, if Jesus was physically by your side?
Truth is, we all do things every day that on one level or another don't expressly bring glory to God. It's part of being human.

I personally think you have to decide for yourself whether this is right or wrong.  Do you feel guilty and ashamed after?  Or does it not cause you any difficulties?  I think that if you're living close to God, then your conscience will tell you everything you need to know.

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #11 on: Sun Feb 21, 2016 - 15:49:35 »
I agree with AVZ on this one. The problem isn't the act, it's the thoughts that feed it. If you can train your mind to think of the ocean waves hitting against the beach, for instance, while masturbating… I can't see how that would offend God. The problem is in the heart, the lustful thoughts of the heart.

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Re: Is Masturbating a sin?
« Reply #12 on: Tue Feb 28, 2017 - 08:44:17 »
We all get punished for our sins. I had some wrong relationship once upon a time... And now I've got Herpes. I did not know herpes symptoms in men like on pictures and now I am a cursed woman. So, masturbating  is not a sin, believe me.
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