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yes its a sin, christ has paid for all our sins as well but the person involve is suffering from addiction which will make the person smaller than God's original design so all that needto be done is very easy DO NOT COMFORM TO THIS WORLD BUT BE YE TRANSFORM BY THE RENEWAL OF YOUR MIND.... when you allow your mind to be filled with right words and thought they wont any room for such habits
Somehow, am kind of tired of hearing people asking
if something is Sin or not, Haven't anyone noticed that
even when someone askes if something is a sin or not,
even when sombody gives the answer "yes", does the
answer now makes the person to automatically stop
that thing... NO. That is to let people know that asking
if something is sin or not is not the solution to it.
What people need is wisdom,knowledge and understanding,
People dont know what sin is, or what could be considered
to Offend God. I think people should be asking what makes
sin sin, that is why is somthing wrong. I will like to use this
discussion to let people know that without knowledge is
not possible for someone to know if somthing is wrong or
not. Giving an answer saying "yes" or "no" is not enough
to show that yes that is the answer, why is something
considered to be wrong or right, why is it sin.
Okay I start with @Charles answer, Charles your answer
says "yes is sin" and is unrighteousnes, QUESTION,
why is it a sin or why is it unrighteous, okay you say is
bcos is a canal deed not from the spirit, if we consider
this, you will find out that we will now say that anything
that is not from the spirit is sin including feeding and
going to the toilet cos these also are not from the spirit.
So why is the act a sin.
Then brother Adam, your answer is "Yes its sin" then
you put the issue of habit to it, can we discuss the
first one first one first then we can then disscus that of
someone suffering from the habbit. bcos they are
different things, is like saying disscussing if drinking
is a sin and also missing it together with someone
that is now a habbitual drunkard. Two different things
So question why is it a sin, or why is it unrighteous,
if anyone gives an answer to anything without being
able to know why what he gave as wrong is wrong
or why what he said is right is right, then that person
dosent know the answer, the person is only assuming.
This very question has been given to Pastor Chris and
he answered it and is not exactly what you guys have
given here. Thanks I Love you all.
@music sir or ma i appreciate your insight here, yes the question asked is both straight forward but can still be open ended, each person answered but is giving insight from a different angle. for example you are looking at the angle of why its a sin, someone is looking at how it degrade the soul etc
Q: Is masturbation really a sin? It doesn’t seem to be hurting anyone, right?
A: Actually… it is harmful. And, because it’s harmful, it’s a sin. Here’s why…
Sex is meant to be a loving communication between two people in marriage—it says “I give myself (body, heart, mind and soul) to you forever and completely.” When masturbating, with whom are you communicating? No one. What could you possibly be communicating? Masturbation directs sex inward, a selfish drive to be personally satisfied. That is why it is often a very lonely activity. However, sex is actually meant to be the exact opposite of lonely and selfish. God above did not create sex for you to have it with yourself. Sexuality is a part of who you are, and it is natural to want to fulfill your desires, but there is an appropriate place for sexual pleasure—marriage. In marriage, the pleasure is infinitely coupled with the communication of love and intimacy between man and wife.
Although it seems harmless, masturbation is harmful to you and others in several ways—and yes, even though you are usually alone, it does hurt others. Here’s how:
In marriage, you see the effects of masturbation when you try to give yourself to our spouse during intercourse. There have been thousands of married couples that lack emotional, intellectual and spiritual intimacy in their sex lives. For such couples, sex in marriage is no different than those self-seeking moments of pleasure from their past. This causes great strain in a marriage. Sex is meant to be the super-glue of the heart in marriage—to keep couples together through the struggles of life. When sex is primarily physically, a decision made long before marriage, it does not have the capacity to bond a couple emotionally and spiritually as it is meant to do. Great sex in marriage starts with our attitudes and actions long before marriage.
Therefore, “masturbation, when done with full knowledge and consent of the will, is a sin. I realize that masturbation can be a fairly easy habit to fall into, particularly for adolescent boys. The habit, like other sexual habits, can be fueled by underlying issues—loneliness, lack of real love, and so forth.
The best thing to do in this situation is to pray, to strive to identify and address any underlying causes, and to work diligently to break the habit. This is not something you will be able to do alone. You absolutely need to find a good confessor—a priest whom you trust completely, who understands the problem, and who wants to help you. He doesn’t need to know your name, but if you are not going face to face, he should have some way of identifying you as the same person each time. It is easiest to tell him at least your first name. Remember you certainly won’t shock him.
In addition to your confessor, there may be someone else you trust who would be willing to help you talk through some of these issues. If this is the case, by all means go ahead. There is also an excellent book on the subject called My Beautiful Feeling, by Walter and Ingrid Trobisch.
I receive letters periodically from people who are actually addicted to masturbation. This is the first stage of sexual addiction. These people tell me that their addiction has damaged and in some cases ended their marriages. They are very unhappy and wish they had dealt with the problem while it was still manageable.” (Bonacci, “Real Love” p 196 – 202)
If you are struggling with masturbation, know that many people have been in the same place as you, and that God can help us through anything. Jesus was fully human and tempted in every way man is tempted, so rest assured that Jesus understands. And, know that you can trust Him, because although He was tempted, He did not succumb. We can find courage through Christ, who strengthens us. Many women and men are now living healthy lives, in healthy relationships, even if masturbation has been a part of their past, because they lean on Jesus, and other Christian guidance, to not succumb to temptation.
If you are not struggling, continue to pray to keep purity in your heart, mind and body. This is the best way to live your sexuality the way it was created. Don’t settle for less.
Adapted from Mary Beth Bonacci’s book, Real Love. See Chastity Resources for more information on this book and others.
By Heather Gallagher
FIRSTLY it is spelled Masturbation.If you type in this question on google you will arrive at many answers If you type Masturbation in marriage you will also arrive at many answers. I have done research on many such topics because of my special ministry to married women. I will give you the answers only in person They are too ................for our yookos community. I can also email some material to you.