"Is masturbation a sin in Gods eyes?"
In all honesty, since masturbation isn’t addressed directly in the Bible…I have a hard time answering this question because it can go so many ways & I’ve read up on a lot of debates on it.
Scripture does not forbid masturbation directly. But Scripture is clear that illicit sexual fantasies are forbidden, which has a significant tie to masturbation. In Matthew 5:28, Jesus says “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
So I think the core of the issue is…the thoughts that are/can be involved in this act, are they pure & pleasing to God? Our thought life should be one of purity & joy. In that case, then yes, I believe masturbation is a sin.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.”
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- faithfulinspiration said: (2/2) Sacrament of Marriage. The act of masturbation is intrinsically disordered & can be compared to fornication. It is self-destructing & hedonic behavior. (Hedonism is the theory that pleasure is the highest & proper aim of human life).
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