IS IT A SIN TO MASTURBATE AS A CHRISTIAN
Masturbation has become a controversial topic nowadays. Some even say they don’t consider masturbation as a sexual immorality or a sin against God because the bible never directly addressed it. Of course it is. Sexual lusting in the mind triggers masturbation. You don’t just practice masturbation without thinking or seeing anything; you see inappropriate things that trigger that lust in you. Viewing pornography, viewing erotic imagery, lusting after someone who is not your spouse can lead to masturbation and they are all sins before God.
“But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28.
As a Christian, you need to learn how to discipline and control your body. You need to discipline your thoughts, the things you do, the things you see, and where you go. Discipline and self control should be part of our lifestyle as a Christian.
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5.
Masturbation is a sin of immorality and a passion of the flesh which separates you from God and also wages war against your own soul.
“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.” 1 peter 2:11
Do you know that when you commit the sin of sexual immorality, you will become a slave to sin and the devil will have the chance to torment you, because he is the master of all sinners? So why will you become a slave to sin when you can become a daughter or son to Jesus Christ? Why will you become a slave to sin when you can become a friend to Jesus if you abstain from sexual lust and do his will?
“Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.” John 8:34
Do you know that a slave will always be a slave and he/she has no position whatsoever? But as a daughter, son or friend of Jesus, you have a great position and most of all, you have eternal life.
“For you have not received the spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received the spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies in our spirit that we are children of God.” Romans 8:15-16
So if you have been indulging in sexual impurities or you have been planning to, turn away from it and come to Jesus today. Ask him for forgiveness of sin and he will forgive you and welcome you in his arms.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”1 john 1:9
Say no to sexual immoralities, flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness and holiness.
“So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22.