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Postby Buddie » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 am

I'm just wondering if masterbation is a sin? When do lust becomes a sin? Is it ok to lust after your wife? Hope you can give light to this.
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Postby Christofor » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:18 am

Hi,

I appreciate you asking me about this topic. I can give you my opinion, but that is about all it will be unfortunately. There is nothing I know of that speaks to this specifically in the Bible. Here are some questions you might consider asking yourself. What am I thinking about when I masturbate? Am I looking at anything or anyone?

You see, the problem comes in whether or not we are lusting after a female who is not our wife. We know that would be a sin. I know that there are many who teach that it is absolutely sinful to masturbate at all, and others will teach the exact opposite. I cannot find anything in God's Word that tells me the act is itself sinful, but most men cannot do it without seeing the image of a woman - either in their mind or in a photograph or in person.

I do think that there can be problems if it becomes a habit as well.(even if you can do it without lusting after a woman who is not your wife). But again, this is just my personal opinion. The bottom line is each one of us must decide this for ourselves. Is it a sin or is it not a sin? My opinion is that there is sin only based upon what you are thinking or viewing while doing it. We each must determine for ourselves if we are living honorably before God. I do my best to avoid it all together, but must admit that this is not always easy after being divorced for over 3 years. If you have a wife, there is nothing wrong with lusting after your own wife, but I don't see a reason for masturbation if you are married. Your sexual desires can and should be fulfilled by your wife. These are just my thoughts and I am sure many will disagree with me. You might get very different answers from others here and feel free to ask them as well.

I pray this has been helpful to you and may God be with you always.            In Him, Joe Norman
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