Brothers and Sisters with love and care we have to get perfect, complete understanding of the Word for ourselves... when pastor says something we have to look at it with the complete knowledge of the Word and not isolate it from the Word. You will not find the word "masturbation" in the bible but it is a "sexual thought/sin" Rom 14:23 says " And he that doubthet is damned if he eats, because he eathet not of faith: FOR WHATSOEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN" is masturbation of faith? NO! its harmful and hurtful to the persons mind, body and soul..., it drains the brain of the energy one needs for all thoughtful composures etc. so it is contrary to 3 jn 1:2 the prosperity of soul, spirit, body and health, so also the mind. if you have masturbated you can tell your self the truth, where did it start and where did it end? if you have not, ask those who have... they will tell you " its a dead end" some people have not come to its real truth, they are still "enjoying them selves they think" but let them get to the end and tell us their esperience...its a sad end. so let not listern to such opinions or views for they are yet not grounded with knowledge to do so. IF WE ARE LED OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WE WILL NOT FULFIL THE LUST OF THE FLESH. GAL 15:16-19, ROM 13:14, 1PET 2:11,JUDE 1:8, 1 JN 2:16. IN ALL LET THE SPIRIT NOT THE FLESH COUNCEL YOU, AMEN.
Not all wrong things are harmful, not all harmful things are wrong..Wearing a tight shoe is not wrong if it is your's but of course it causes discomfort to your feets like wise staying a long time infront of a computer screen without protective glasses is not neccessarilly wrong even tho' it is harmful.
Masturbation in itself is not bad or wrong, but the agents it invites in the "temple of God" are the ones that corrupt the temple and eventually may force the holy spirit to vacate such temple.