Sin is often the result of lust or wrong selfish desire. This fact forms the primary basis of answering this question. Jesus tells us in Matthew Matthew But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
B ored and without much to do on a Saturday night, I was alone in the basement surfing through TV channels. Like snapshots with sound, the images flipped by rapidly, telling me that, as usual, there wasn't much of anything on TV. Then I hit a couple of numbers randomly, and suddenly I was staring at slightly blurred images of naked bodies having sex.
I'm struggling with masturbation. Is there hope for me? I always repent and will not commit this sin but after a few months I go back and fall into this sin.
Answer: The word "masturbation" we commonly use for the act is not found in the Bible. The word itself came from combining the Latin words masturbari meaning 'hand' and stuprare meaning 'to defile'. The answer to your question regarding this act depends upon which Biblical standard we are using. There is one answer Scripture offers, in regard to masturbation, if we are referring to the Law received by Moses under which the Old Covenant was offered.
Below is a brief summary of some of the issues dealing with this subject. I hope it might help. This is one of those hot buttons on which there is a great deal of disagreement and what is given here by no means touches all the bases.
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From nucleus - autumn - Masturbation - Two Views [pp] The following feature consists of two alternative views on masturbation. I don't know what you think about the issue, perhaps you have never taken time to consider it carefully. The following are two opinions, neither represents an official CMF view.
T he Bible is silent on whether or not masturbation is sin. What verses can we turn to in trying to determine if this is sin or not? James gives us insight into how sin starts. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
Because ethnicity is part of the good of creation, we seek to honor and celebrate the ethnic identity of those with whom we serve as well as those we seek to reach. What does God have to say on the topic of masturbation? Actually, there is one occurrence of a man spilling his seed, but its context has little relevance, relating to inheritance, not sexual immorality, and should not be applied to this issue.
Many Christians have found it difficult to answer the question of what the Bible says about masturbation according to the Bible, because the Bible never mentions masturbation specifically. To understand 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.