Is it harmful spiritually? No. If so, pastor would have said so. He just said if you don't like it, then you can stop it. The only time it will affect you spiritually (like everything else) is when it becomes addictive - meaning it controlls you (it has become your god). If God was bothered by it, he would have said so.
Does it affect the person psychologically? No. [Its a matter of doing research, Google is your friend ]
I used to think it was wrong (http://www.yookos.com/message/11986#11986), until I listen to pastor's response over and over again. You don't have to take my word for it. Listen to Pastor Chris: http://www.pastorchrisonline.org/archives/index. Look for the video there and check the video out yourself. If you are having issues with streaming, I downloaded the .mp3 version of the message, I can upload for you, if you ask me too.
Brethren why overworking yourselves on the subject , the one created it does not want to clarify what the question is here.
Because im still wondering What he mean by Is masturbation harmful?
Maybe hes asking if its harmful to who or what??...the society......,.economy...,,the environment....to himself or to those around him ..
Anyway I think this question needs to be clarified and posted to pastorchrisonline.
God bless u all.
brethren, i think we becoming too one-dimensional towards this issue, masturbation just intices sexual excitement. my question is this, is it dangerous for married couples to do it, as an agent of excitement before engaging to the actual intercourse???... is it still 'dangerous', should demons be 'casted out'?, im not saying it ok to do it neither am i saying people shouldnt do it... what bounderies should be set about this matter??