Re: Masturbation is clearly not a sin. Its a gift of God for us to enjoy.
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Posted by Pip Lee on December 16, 2002:
In Reply to: Masturbation is clearly not a sin. Its a gift of God for us to enjoy. posted by inkaboutit.homestead.com on August 19, 2002:
>> GREAT DOUBT: This web page implies that, masturbation is not a sin, as it doesn't hurt either God or others or oneself. But I have great reservation about this claim. I mean there's something more to say about the definition of sin. Firstly, the nature of sin is one that will block our way to God, weakening the bonding between men and God. So if masturbating has caused one to be shameful and unable to stand upright in front of God, one'd better not do it. There are real cases in which Christians become resistant to pray to God after masturbation due to the shame inside. They stay away from God, and that can be really dangerous cos it will give rise to other sins controlled by Satan. So I'd like suggest that, if one can really do it shamelessly in front of God, it's nothing wrong; but if not, one'd better drop it.
Another point is about the question "Does masturbation hurt oneself?". I wonder if it is asked on a physical or a mental basis. I believe masturbation does have no physical harm to us, but does it affect our soul? Do our minds relate inevitably to devil thoughts during masturbation? If so, then it just resembles the sin of reading porno materials, which badly ruins our soul with constant dirty thoughts.
Honestly these are all my doubts regarding to masturbation, I hope someone would disscuss it with me. But one thing we must keep in mind is that, when we Christians take our stand on something, make sure that it is out of God's will, but not ours. Otherwise, we'll simply become the puppets of Satan.
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