What does the Bible say about Masturbation?

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Posted by Gotthegrip on April 18, 2002:
In Reply to: Re: Wow, I'm not alone! =) posted by Lilith on April 13, 2002:
in response to the ..."this is ridiculous..."
first of all i don't think the suggestion to get married was meant to imply run out right now and marry just to have sex.... following the SPIRIT of the law is just as important as the 'letter' of the law... lets get real here!!!

you said "The Bible doesn't say that it's bad to masturbate does it? THAT is what should show you whether or not it is a sin."... well let's take a moment and get into this!
The Bible never mentions masturbation specifically. TO underdstand how God feels about this subject, we must examine other verses that deal with issues such as lust, self-control and purity. Also, we must examine its fruit to see if it is from God. God created sex.. and His creation is far more to Him than it is to us. THis beautiful expression of love was created out of His own heart, as a gift to be experienced b/w a husband and a wife. It is only in marriage that this manifestation of intimacy can be fully enjoyed in the depth for which it was created (Heb 13:4)...
The more beautiful and unique something is (like sexual intercourse) the more power it holds over our lives, fo rgood or bad influence. That is why it is so easy for hte devil to corrupt the mose precious of God's gifts. When we become more in love with the gifts than the One who endowed them, these things destroy us.... Did you know that an older definition of masturbation is "self-abuse"?
1Cor 6:18 says FLee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside the body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body"

And to the question "Isn't it still better to masturbate than to commit fornication?"...the easy answer would be yes, but why would a loving, holy, all-powerful God abandon you to a situation in which you have to choose any evil, whether it be lesser or greater?...

ok... there is SOOOO much more here.. and for you people that claim to be Bible readers and to KNOW what the Bible says or doesn't say.... get real!!! Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus to help bring you the obvious needed revelation into HIS words of LIFE so that you can see the light and NO LONGER BE DECEIVED!!!! Because if you think that masturbation is NOT a sin... you obviously do NOT know God's heart?! Would you masturbate with Jesus in the room? think about that!

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