Is Masturbation Sin?

IS MASTURBATION SIN?

INTRODUCTION
This is a hot topic that is splitting the Church of Christ, stirring up arguments. The argument whether of masturbation is a sin or not according to the biblical principles is an age long topic. Some teachers have come out openly to say “yes it is a sin.” Others have say “no, it is not,” while another set of Christians are just silent about this issue saying nothing but upholding their silence.

By

Hosanna E.E. David

For instance, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome openly defended masturbation that it is not a sin. Pastor E.A. Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God responding to this false teaching while addressing his ministers and workers in Jos, north central Nigeria said: “The pastor of Christ Embassy was quoted by the press as saying there is nothing wrong with masturbation. (Click HERE to watch the VIDEO)

“I want to tell you that everything is wrong with masturbation, it is a sin against God and against human nature. Anybody that practises it will go to Hell and it is a bad habit you must not get involved as a Christian or as a pastor or worker in the Redeemed Christian Church of God!

“It is a sin against God and your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, masturbating is a way of defiling the body (1 Corinthians 3:16-18).”

There is no other person or book that can best answer this question except the Holy Bible itself. The challenge that many have with answering this question from the Bible is that there is not a single mention of the word “masturbation” in the Bible. Is this an indication that the Bible sanctions it or that God doesn’t concern Himself with a matter such as masturbation because it is too little? Despite there is no mention of the word “masturbation” in the Bible we all know as Christians that there are laws guiding man’s sexuality. The fact that God gives us laws concerning our sexuality shows that any issue that has to do with human sexuality is not of small concern to God Himself. The seventh of the Ten Commandments addresses the issue of sexuality – adultery. There are other laws given at different times by God that address this issue, but not just adultery and fornication alone but also of sexuality generally.

WHAT IS MASTURBATION?
Etymological meaning of masturbation: Masturbation is from the Latin word manstuprare, from manu, ablative of manus “hand” + stuprare “defile” (oneself), from stuprum “defilement, dishonor” (Online Etymology Dictionary). Manusturpare means “to defile with the hand”.
Definition of masturbation: Masturbation is the erotic manual stimulation of especially one’s own genitals in order to produce sexual pleasure following generally by orgasm. Masturbation simply means “defiling oneself or another with the hand.” Masturbation is also referred to as “self-abuse”, “Jacking off”, etc.
Masturbation also includes one voluntarily receiving sexual pleasure from another person(s) touching his/her genitals. When it is done by one person to one’s self it is called solo sex, meaning sex involving one person making love to himself/herself. Masturbation is undoubtedly a sex act.

WHY PEOPLE MASTURBATE

In our contemporary world, the reason for an action is considered important when the issue of whether it is morally right or wrong is concerned. Although, there is no reason for doing wrong that can justify a wrong deed to make it right, I think also that we should look at some of the reasons people masturbate before we search the scriptures. Many people masturbate for the following reasons:

  • To experience sexual pleasure: This is the major reason people engage in masturbation. They masturbate because of the sexual excitement they derive from the act.
  • To relieve stress: To some, masturbation is a way of easing themselves of stress.
  • To engage in sex when a partner is unavailable or does not want to have sex. Married and sexually active persons may masturbate when they cannot have sex with their partner. To them it is a way of satisfying their sexual needs when their partner is not readily available.
  • A means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases: Many, especially single youths engage in solo sex to get sexual satisfactions and avoid sexual contacts with others so that they themselves will not contact sexually transmitted diseases.
  • To ease tension: Some see masturbation as a means of relieving themselves of both sexual and general tensions.
  • To induce sleep: Orgasm is found to relax nerves hereby inducing sleep. For this reason some masturbate before they go to bed. Research shows that men feel sleepy after ejaculation because of the release of a hormone called Prolactin.
  • A means of avoiding pregnancy: Since pregnancy results from sexual intercourse or semen accessing the female sex organ, some use solo sex as a means of preventing pregnancy.
  • A means of “preserving virginity”: This may sound funny to some persons but many believe that masturbation helps them to preserve their virginity. Quickly, I have to add that virginity is more than an intact hymen. Masturbation does not preserve virginity but it corrupts virginity.
  • A means of discovering one’s sexuality: Some sexologists say masturbation is a means through which one can discover his/her sexuality. They argue that through pleasuring one’s self one will be able to know what one likes or dislikes. This is dangerous because masturbation itself can lead to not being able to achieve sexual satisfaction with one’s wife or husband. Masturbation and premarital sex programme your sexuality. When one’s sex organ becomes used to a certain pattern of stimulation it becomes customary to the brain to be pleasured in that way. For such one to get sexual satisfaction, he or she had to be stimulated in that pattern. My question is “why programme yourself ready for someone unknown (future spouse), who may not be sexually compatible with your programming?”
  • Extreme shyness and low self-esteem: Some persons feel too shy or/and that they are not good enough to have sex with another person or even get married. They therefore resort making love to themselves.
  • Peer influence: some young adults are influenced negatively by their mates to engage themselves in masturbatory activities.
  • Media: The media has a lot of influence on today’s generation. Some persons masturbate because of what they may have seen, heard or read over the media.
  • Wrong Teachings: Masturbation is widely taught today as a child’s normal way of life as against what our grandfathers said about this act.
    I once heard a young man in his 30s saying that he was taught that if a male does not have sex nor masturbates his sperms would congeal. But this is a big lie because sperms are mainly proteins. The body doesn’t store proteins but they (sperms) are absorbed and are used up by the body.
  • Depression: Depression can lead to different types of addictive habits, one of which is masturbation.
  • Loneliness or boredom: When some people feel lonely they engage themselves in this unhealthy habit.
  • Spiritual Reasons: There are spiritual reasons that make some people to masturbate. Some believe it is a means of acquiring spiritual energy. Some of such reasons for masturbating are cultic.
  • Addiction: Masturbation is addictive. Many who masturbate no longer do it for any of the above reasons or any other but for the sole reason of being addicted to the habit. Compulsive masturbation is a psychological disorder that one that is addicted to masturbation suffers. This mental disorder makes the sufferer to have less control over one’s will and restrain himself/herself from masturbating. Such one becomes a slave to the habit.
  • Demonic possession: There is no doubt about this that many people who masturbate don’t do it because they plan to do it not make it their habit. But demonic spirits possess some persons and influence them to masturbate habitually. This is seen clearly in many deliverance cases. When such one is set free such such a demonic bondage

 

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THAT CERTIFY THAT MASTURBATION IS A SIN

  • Lust is a sin but can anyone masturbate without lusting:
    We will all agree that lust is a sin. Matthew 5:28, says, “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” “… the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16), “… the lust of the eyes” (1John 2:16; Job 31:1) and the lust of the heart (Matthew 5:28; Proverbs 6:25) are all forms of the manifestations of lust that the Bible condemns. Even if there is no verse in the Bible that says directly that masturbation is a sin, the above scriptures condemns lust. It is impossible to masturbate without lust!
    For an effective sexual arousal to take place there must be something that stimulates the brain sexually. This may be visual, audio, physical touch or mental. In the case of the masturbator who is alone yet desires sexual excitement and possible orgasm, there is the need to create a mental sex partner and fantasise having real sex with an imaginary human being. This may be someone they once had a sexual relationship or at present but absent or someone they find sexually attractive. This is lust and adultery of the heart! Some go beyond fanaticises but watch pornography in order to heighten the sexual mental excitement.
  • God Created Sex to be enjoyed only in marriage.
    This is a fact that every Bible believing Christian agrees to, that sex is for married couples only. There is no verse of the Bible that says humans should experience sex or enjoy sexual pleasures outside marriage. Masturbation is solo sex – one making love to himself. This is not the purpose of God for creating sex.
  • Sex is not a lawless gift
    God is the creator of sex but He didn’t give sex to man without guiding it with laws. Various laws in the Bible warn against the misuse of sex against its natural use.
    “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves… For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:24, 26,27).
  • Sex makes two flesh to become one but masturbation doesn’t
    It is the sexual union of a man and a woman that makes them both to become one flesh. It is written: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24). This is the question: if sex is for making two persons (man and woman) to become one, what will the one who makes love to himself/herself be unified with to form one flesh? Is it possible for one to become one flesh with a lifeless sex object? The answer is NO!
  • Masturbation is taking the unnatural for the natural
    Sex is a natural act which involves bodily union between a male and a female but masturbation is against this. Some of those who engage in this act use inhumane object to replaced the position of the husband or wife. The sex object becomes their “wife” or “husband” as the case may be. Here is what the Bible says concerning unclean practices:
    “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves… For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:24, 26,27).
  • What form of masturbation is right?
    Many of those who say that masturbation is not a sin fail to tell their listeners or readers where to draw the line between what is biblically (in their own eyes) and morally wrong or right.
    It is no longer news that those the Bible refers to as “INVENTORS OF EVIL THINGS” (Romans 1:30) are actively inventing things that will help man get drunk with “the wine of fornication” (Revelation 17:2), be enslaved​ to sex and to offend God continually. Those who buy sex machines with hundreds of Dollars equally use them for masturbation. Satanists that promote the worship of sex and modern sexual revolution produce sex robots (many of which are covenanted to demons to possess those who use them.) Is this not sin too? When Christians say that masturbation is not a sin, they give unrestrained license to those in the world who raise sexual wars against the Church of Christ to operate freely without being hindered by any holy doctrine.
  • Sex – a god of the new age.
    Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s sex had been even more deified and raised to the position of a hedonistic god. The Bible says that Satan will make the whole nations of the world to become drunk with “the wine of fornication” (Revelation 14:8; 17:2,4: 18:3; 19:2).
  • Marital sex is holy but masturbation is not.
    There is nothing that God created that is unholy. The Bible tells us that marital sex is a holy act.
    “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4).
    This means that marital sex is holy and the marriage bed should not be made unholy. We cannot boldly say that masturbation is a holy act. Instead, it is classified as uncleanness.
  • Can masturbation draw man closer to God?
    There is nothing like masturbating in order to draw closer to God. Instead, masturbation quenches the Spirit’s fire and open up your life for addiction and lust that draw you farther from God. Masturbation cannot draw one closer to Jesus Christ nor make one grow spiritually.
  • Is masturbation work of the flesh of fruit of the Spirit?
    “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like” while “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:19-23).
    Temperance, which is self-control is one of the fruit of the Spirit. Many who are addicted to masturbation lack self-control. Self-control gives man the will-power to say NO to sexual urge but lack of self-control moves him into gratifying every bit of the lust of his heart.
  • Will masturbation cause people to glorify God?
    Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. The question is: is masturbation a good work that makes people to glorify God?
  • Masturbation is self-abuse:
    For hundreds of years till today, masturbation is known and widely called sel-abuse. Abusing oneself is condemned by God in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV) records this: “…abusers of themselves with mankind.” This means that those who abuse themselves through masturbatory activities are equally breakers of God’s law.
  • Is masturbation sex?
    This a question that attracts opposite answers from different people. Some may say “yes” while others may say “no”. No matter from what view people give their answer one thing remains clear that “masturbation is a sexual activity”. Is anyone says masturbation is not sex it will be good for them to understand that it is also called “solo sex” – sex involving one person. Masturbation is sex but it is a perverse and selfish form of sex.
    If masturbation is sex, is it fulfilling the natural use of sex? Can it reproduce? Can it make two flesh to become one flesh? For the fact that it doesn’t play the natural role of sex it is wrong.

CONCLUSION
The sexual revolution of the 1960s opened a very wide door for humanity and brought into existence unrestrained sexual “freedom” that is nothing but enslaving and depraving. If there is any time to curb the sexual urge of man it is now! This is a sex crazy generation. The culture we live in now is a hyper-sexualized culture. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between what is good and what is bad, except one looks deeply into God’s holy Word – the Holy Bible. Masturbation is not just a sin but it leads to other sins like lust, fornication, adultery, rape and enslavement to the power of the flesh.
Colossians3:17 says, ”And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” If the Bible commands us to do everything in the name of the Lord, we should abstain from anything that we cannot do in the name of the Lord. Here is God’s word in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 

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Divine Revelations: How Satan Uses Sex Against Humanity (Video)

Satan has a firm grip on humanity today because of the ignorance and the disobedience of man. One of the greatest weapons the devil is using against man today is the misuse of sex (sexual immorality).

There are several Revelations the Lord is giving me about how Satan is using sex (sexual immorality) against humanity.

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What is Sexuality and Godly Sexuality

WHAT IS SEXUALITY AND GODLY SEXUALITY?

By

Hosanna E.E. David

SEXUALITY according to Merriam Webster Dictionary refers to sexual habits and desires of a person. Sexuality is seen as the quality or state of being sexual.

It can also be defined as the expression of sexual receptivity or interest or the whole way one expresses himself or herself as a sexual being.

HUMAN SEXUALITY is defined as the capacity of humans to have erotic experiences and responses.

From the above definitions we can see clearly that the issue of sexuality involves all humans. It is a major aspect of humanity. This is why God does address this topic with all seriousness right from the very day man was created (Genesis 2:20-25).

GODLY SEXUALITY, in my own view, means the capacity of a person to express himself or herself as a sexual being in a God-fearing and virtuous way which is in accordance with the natural purpose and use of sex. Godly sexuality is all about humans, out of deep reverence and love for God, resolutely choose to express their natural sexual desires only within biblical and natural boundaries; seeing sex as a holy gift from God and therefore not defiling it neither allowing oneself to be defiled by it.

Just as God did create anything without guiding it by laws so also God did not create sex for man without surrounding the act with Holy Laws. We as humans cannot deny our sexuality but many have always deny something – the Laws of God that upholds sex as a holy act. This is because man, from the very beginning has been in the unfruitful business of abusing the good things that God has created for man’s own use and pleasure.

Today, debates on human sexuality has thrown majority of humanity into confusion. As a result of this confusion INIQUITY abound at an ever increasing measure. Shamefully, abominable practices like homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, rape, transgenderism, transsexuality, pedophilia, necrophilia and other stunning abominations are becoming more and more widespread and acceptable in our world’s practical system today.

If we must get things right we have to go back to God from Whom all created came. There is no better way to do so than stand on our feet and address this rot. This is my mission at this critical time that we are in. We shouldn’t forget the command of God about human sexuality:

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed UNDEFILED: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4).

 

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“Stop Using Artificial Eyelashes” – God’s Warning To Women

This is what the Lord revealed to me about artificial eyelashes and He commanded me to share it with the world. In the night on my bed, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me and asked me to write down what He would tell me. So, I obeyed. This was after I prayed and asked God to speak to me about the use of artificial eyelashes. This is a warning from God! Whosoever doubts these words does himself or herself a disfavour.

Jesus Christ rightly warns His children to be as “wise as serpents” (Matthew 10:16), “Lest should Satan gain advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2Corinthians 2:11 KJV), Apostle Paul added.

There is no doubt that we are living in a demon-infested world. Satan is doing everything possible to sexualize mankind. Artificial eyelashes are Satan’s are tools for human sexualization.

The Lord said to me: “the devil is seriously at work. He is very active in the business of distracting people.
Artificial eyelashes were invented by the devil to distract the children of men. The wise will hear My words and become wiser but to the fool it is increase of folly.”

Then the Lord said to me, “there are three major things about the introduction of artificial eyelashes.”

They are as follows:

  1. “It was introduced to distract the children of men from spirituality and be engaged in carnal deeds. It is a branch of worldliness. The use of artificial eyelashes introduces the user into another deeper level of worldliness – attachment to worldly things. A friend of this world is in enmity with God. Its usage is trading spirituality for carnality. No matter how serious a Christian is with the things of God, the day such a Christian starts to use it there must be a drop in the spiritual level of that christian because the introduction of artificial eyelashes is not without an aim. It must accomplish its aim when people submit to its power by using it.
  2. “Artificial eyelashes was introduced by the devil to pollute humans. Satan is raging with wrath. He is raising soldiers against God and God’s children. He recruits people by first gaining entrance into their lives. Giving Satan entrance gives him the room of establishing himself. This establishment gives him total control over those that house him.
    Humans are too dull in their understanding. Though I did not create them like that they choose to allow the devil to veil their understanding.
    Humans should learn and know that one’s belief controls the totality of one’s actions in life.
    Don’t men say, ‘Seeing is believing’? Yes! Seeing is the height of belief and total conviction beyond doubt. The doubtful believes when he sees. What if your organ of sight is impaired and manipulated, how can you see correctly and believe rightly? When a man believes anything, when he hears, reads or is taught anything in life, his faith receives firm confirmation when he sees what he believes with his eyes. The eyes therefore are very important. Have I not created the eyes for humans? Do I not protect them from blindness? But what can I do when man decides to submit his own eyes willingly to his enemies to be blinded?
    All artificial eyelashes are polluted, including the ones individuals make for themselves. The companies on earth producing them are all connected to the one in the water world, either directly or indirectly.
    Before artificial eyelashes was invented, the devil had tried to introduce a weapon against humanity that would be very effective, something that could infest the eyes of the children of men with spiritual lies. All previously introduced weapons were not very effective to achieve the total aim of Satan until artificial eyelashes was introduced. The day it was invented and produced, it was dedicated to the Queen of the Coast and it was handed over to the prince of the kingdom of the air, for its proper monitoring, empowerment and manipulation.”
    “Irrespective of where and who produces it, it is emblematic. It represents its true value in meaning. Just as logos are iconic and flags are representatives, so also whatsoever that is invented and dedicated by the devil is in the world of darkness. Just as it is pure foolishness to tag oneself with the flag of another country and feel it has nothing to do with people’s perception about you nationality and identity, so it is also for someone to use something that is already dedicated, iconic and symbolic, ignorantly and still believes his or her personal reason of usage overwrites its spiritual significance. Humans will continue to be faraway from God except they understand spiritual laws.”
    “Eyelashes were design originally to protect the eyes from harm, filters what goes into the eyes, to give beauty and also by the reason of their differences people may vary in their look. One of the major works of artificial eyelashes is to veil the spiritual eyes of those who use them. This spiritual veil blinds the eyes of the user and prevents such one from seeing the truth correctly. Instead, such one, from a perverted spiritual perspective sees things differently. No one can believe otherwise, except from the perspective one sees things. One’s perspective determines his understanding and one’s understanding is directly proportional to the belief one’s heart gives birth to. Artificial eyelashes causes spiritual inflammation of the eyes of its users. The sole aim of this spiritual inflammation is to infest the eyes with lies. When the eyes are inflamed with lies, it is impossible or difficult for incoming truth to be seen correctly. Does lie not has its own shortsightedness?
    Artificial eyelashes filter away the truth and makes the user vulnerable and more receptive to lies.
    Its usage causes spiritual sight defect. When one that has colour blindness cannot differentiate between colours correctly, how can such one tell correctly that which is black, white, green or gold?
    Anyone whose mind is darkened cannot reason correctly. The one whose eyes are blinded cannot see correctly.”
  3. Artificial eyelashes is a hook of sexual immorality. “How often do I want my children to obey me, but don’t. How can the one that obeys, and carries out Satan’s will say, “God Almighty is my Father”? Artificial eyelashes is a hook of sexual immorality. Many men have been carried away by the flirtatious looks of these prostitutes. Don’t my children know that Satan wants every woman to be a hawker of sex and every man a buyer of sex? From the very day Satan planned to commodify sex, he also resolved to introduce all that will make sex sell. When a woman wears artificial eyelashes, the evil spirits to whom artificial eyelashes are dedicated to claims astral right against such a woman. This astral right gives them access into the life of the user to manipulate her. The degree of access gained is dependent on the level of the spirituality or worldliness of the user.
    Artificial eyelashes make the user to feel sexy. One of the major aim of its introduction is to increase sexual immorality. Just like many cosmetics that are sold in the market today, artificial eyelashes contain charming powers that make the wearer to have a sexually attractive look.
    I have given my warnings. Let them hear and obey. Those who promote sexual immorality shall have their place in the lake of fire.” “Men, be wise, let none of these prostitutes take you by the cunning of their flirtatious eyelashes” (Prov. 6:25).

“My judgement will soon come upon all those who disobey Me and use their bodies to serve the flesh. Let as many that wear artificial eye lashes repent and stop using them. Let them pray to Me for deliverance and I will deliver them. They should also warn others to stop using artificial eye lashes.”

Let him who has ears hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.

You are as well encouraged to watch this video, which is a warning from God to women.