The Dionysius Dialogues by Peter Saunders are both interesting and well written with numerous biblical verses to support the views expressed. I am concerned, however, that their very readability and confident reference to Scripture may make students and others believe that every view represents unquestionable truth. With reference to the July contribution, in particular, I personally agree whole-heartedly with the views expressed that God teaches there is to be no sex except in the context of a lifelong, monogamous relationship between a man and a woman! I believe, however, that on the issue of masturbation, especially as it affects young, unmarried Christian men, that to call it sin, in the same category and sentence as homosexual acts and premarital sex, is to go 'beyond' Scripture. Hereby an unnecessary and, let us be honest, unmanageable burden is placed on young men. To fail to call something sin that is sin is serious.
What Christian Women Should Know about Masturbation
Religious views on masturbation - Wikipedia
It is quite the opposite of the self-control that we are constantly reminded of in the Bible. Self-control is an act of obedience to our Holy God and a fruit of the Spirit Galatians an act that requires restraint, thought, intentionality, and delayed gratification. Ah, the dreaded M-word, masturbation. It has become a hot topic in the Christian community, and, at the same time, it is still very taboo.
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The easy answer is that the Bible is silent on this issue, because the word "masturbation" itself doesn't appear. For such a subject, we must be careful of laying down burdensome rules Col , but the Bible says "don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature" Gal , so we need to be deeply honest with ourselves what is driving a desire to masturbate. If we consider carefully what the Bible teaches in these areas, most people would have to conclude that masturbation is something that Christians should avoid. And of course, we know right from the creation account that sex is made by God as a gift to be shared in the one-flesh relationship between a man and a woman Gen
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-control , or as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction. Masturbation was now valued as an adult, non-pathological, pleasurable activity.