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Is masturbation a sin?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Jesus_is_Saint, Oct 16, 2016.

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  1. Jesus_is_Saint

    Jesus_is_Saint Well-Known Member

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    Is masturbation a sin?
    Or we call it wet dream.
     
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  2. Alithis

    Alithis Disciple of Jesus .

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    when we need to ask such a question .. then we already know it is .

    if you give a hungry man some food, need you ask such a question ? no ,, why not ,, because you know its not a sin .
     
  3. dysert

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    I don't think it is. Leastwise I can't think of any Bible verses prohibiting it.
     
  4. Alithis

    Alithis Disciple of Jesus .

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    i don't disagree that you wont be doing it ,, but your speaking of heaven as opposed to the millennium where man will still exist as flesh and blood ,while the redeemed are clothed with immortality and no longer flesh and blood and no longer reproduce, ie -do not marry nor are they given in marriage - like the scripture states . but its off the op question and the answer to that question is simple ..

    when you know something is not sin.. you never ask . people only ask hoping to get the answer they want because they don't like the answer they already have in their conscience .
    they ask because they know it is a sin and want to be told it is not .
     
  5. GoldenKingGaze

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    What happens to spilled seed matters, that it does not end up in the hands of unclean spirits. As in a Jewish NDE account I have watched.
     
  6. ReesePiece23

    ReesePiece23 The Peanut Buttery Member.

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    No, but threads about masturbation definitely ARE.
     
  7. ReesePiece23

    ReesePiece23 The Peanut Buttery Member.

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    Not really. I could ask if a certain style of meditation is a sin, just to rule out the possibility of it being one.

    Sometimes the most treacherous of sins are the ones we aren't consciously aware of ,but would stop in a heartbeat if we knew what we were doing.
     
  8. Jesus_is_Saint

    Jesus_is_Saint Well-Known Member

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    As a teenager who just reached his/her puberty, sexual imagination and masturbation are unavoidable.
     
  9. Tomm

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    To overcome masturbation, praying will help, especially the Rosary.
    Overcoming masturbation will lead to freedom and joy.
     
  10. xpower

    xpower Newbie Supporter

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    Nope, it's healthy and helps fight prostate cancer.
     
  11. follicallychalnged

    follicallychalnged Just a little cracked.

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    I believe it is one of the sins that our minds must overcome within our selves . You could call it a gateway sin. In truth God wants us to learn to control our own minds so we can attain a better friendship with him .David was referred to as a man after Gods own heart . But even he got into trouble not controlling sexual sins of thought and action .
     
  12. ReesePiece23

    ReesePiece23 The Peanut Buttery Member.

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    How many of you here can't leave the house in the morning without having a cup of coffee? Why don't you just turn to God for energy instead of getting it from caffeine?

    Okay, okay, a bit outrageous, but still, you get point. If we're going to go down the 'turn to God' route (which isn't wrong, so don't get me wrong) then why not look at the BIGGER picture instead of focusing on one tiny nuance.
     
  13. Tomm

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    It's not good spiritually.
     
  14. pdudgeon

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    it's one of those bodily functions that is supposed to have a partner and be restricted to marriage.
    thus doing it solo minus the partner and substituting the hand is not how this was intended to be handled.

    yes, i know, society today is not set up to accomodate early marriage.
    and yes, i know that the maturation and onset of the abilities have spiraled downward in the centuries since the creation.

    thus there are really only three solutions;
    1. abstainance (yea, i know--not popular)
    2. early marriage with parental support and nurture
    3. use of prostitutes until marriage

    and that last in and of itself is debateable.
    however in Rome and well before that, there were temple prostitutes available for useage
    with the excuse that using them was the same as making a donation to the gods.
    Even in the First Century Church it was thought permissable for those not permitted to marry to use concubines for such purposes.
    During the early and Midieval wars, one of the 'spoils' was use of the conquored women by the conquoring soldiers.

    Down through history there have been various excuses used to get around the 'sex in marriage only' rules, and all of them were there to benefit someone.
    without getting into too much detail, farmers and plantation owners in the South used the excuse of increasing their 'stock' by exercizing their rights as owners to selectively breed their 'stock' as well as via buying. This was still common even after the Civil War and right up through the early 1900's.

    During the expansion of the West it was common for saloons to be erected before there was a church. and the bar maids worked double duties in the rooms overhead.
    These things have always been done under the table. and while not spoken of in front of the ladies, most of the men knew.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
  15. Alithis

    Alithis Disciple of Jesus .

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    same rule applies .. if your asking its because you already know .. if you have to ask then don't Do that behavior because its against your conscience and your just seeking a more favorable answer .. it is sin.
     
  16. Alithis

    Alithis Disciple of Jesus .

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    the last is fornication .. ie -Sin .

    its really very simple .. if you know in your conscience it is wrong then don't do it what ever it is .

    just love the lord Jesus and trust that he is leading you into greener pastures ..and if you listen and obey him you will follow him into those greener (righteous) pastures .

    again - when a person asks the question "is it a sin " they do so because they know it is but want to hear a different answer .. and of course the worldly will give then what they want to hear .

    no one ever asks is it a sin to feed a hungry man ? why not because they already know it is not .
     
  17. ReesePiece23

    ReesePiece23 The Peanut Buttery Member.

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    Just to throw a spanner in, what if what your conscience is telling you is preventing you from doing something you that really SHOULD be doing? The enemy has more than one way to skin a cat - after all, he's been appearing as an angel of light since Adam in the garden.

    I've personally known of Christians who have been procrastinating from what needs to be done, because they think that what they want to do is a sin and/or contrary to what God wants. But it really couldn't have been more opposite.
     
  18. Alithis

    Alithis Disciple of Jesus .

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    its veering off topic but when you have been baptized in the holy Spirit your given the mind of chrsit and he now become the source of your conscience,you can trust in him.
    but do you have an example? for we do have the word of God and the lord can NEVER contradict his own word
     
  19. Tina W

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    I don't believe it's a sin. I think it can be a tool to avoid some real sins though. :)
     
  20. Tina W

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    What? What are you talking about?

    LOL! Are you saying sleeping with prostitutes is a lesser sin??? Sleeping with prostitutes is fornication, that's worse than masturbation. Masturbation can be used to avoid fornication or adultery though.
     
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