Share This Article with a Friend To unlock this article for your friends, use any of the social share buttons on our site, or simply copy the link below. For what was my body designed? Masturbation is widely accepted as normal and harmless. It can also make you more comfortable and more confident with your own body so that you are more comfortable when the time comes with a partner. Yet because Scripture speaks clearly about the value of human life and the sin of murder, we are right to conclude that abortion is sin.
Christians & Masturbation: The Bible Alone Problem
Over and over again we try to make ourselves holy and pure rather than suffering the humiliation of the flesh and truly becoming dependent on God for the power to live the kingdom life that He won for us on the Cross. The seriousness of the sin in ancient times was aggravated by a number of factors which created social problems:. Blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who lays hold on it; Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil. Marriage has been the first casualty: its significance has become so distorted that its true meaning has been lost. The Bible does not mention it at all and so there can be no specific biblical prohibition as Peter Saunders himself acknowledged.
Although deliberately feeding on lustful thoughts and acting them out in one's mind is "already adultery" in the heart, temptation which is not acted upon does not constitute sin. See Jesus is a Single Man. They regarded all sexual intercourse as sinful to some degree. So when it comes to masturbation, I have had to conclude that it falls short of God's intention for human sexuality. This type of fantasy can be dangerous in at least two ways. Masturbation is very much like all other dimensions of human sexuality, which is very much like spirituality. The word "fornication" porneia is a broad word in the New Testament, actually encompassing all forms of sexual immorality.
Victory is possible with God. Masturbation can become a gateway for demonic strongholds to develop. It came by the Spirit's revelation. Masturbation is inherently self-centered. It seems masturbation evoked more guilt than dishonesty or injustice. Many people struggle with masturbation.