Is Masturbation a Sin?
A major ‘Nicolaitan’ Fable.
Cliff: So, if you have ‘received the baptism’ after the ritual, you would not be inclined to think of any married or engaged person you know whilst masturbating: you would not have the will, for you are born again of incorruptible seed!
So where in the New Testament is masturbation prohibited for Christians? Nowhere! Not even the Jews under the restriction not to spill their semen (for they had to multiply) had this prohibition. The sin in sexual contact is in fornication and adultery, what makes masturbation a very safe haven, indeed, for sexual pleasure.
Some Nicolaitans point at, and some misguided people believe that Genesis: 38 prohibits masturbation, but it does not.
Fable makers use it as they try to force this burden upon you to elevate their person above others: but we find no foot for it in the New Testament!
GEN 38: 6 And Judas took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamara.
GEN 38: 7 And Er, Judas’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.
GEN 38: 8 And Judas said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
GEN 38: 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
GEN 38: 10 And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also.
On the command of God, Onan was to borne a child to his brother’s wife. But he disobeyed God and so God killed him.
In Leviticus 15 God gives the law concerning the spilling of semen and the sacrifice required for atonement to Israel. Read the whole chapter.
LEV 15: 14 And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the Lord unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:
LEV 15: 15 And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD for his issue.
Masturbation is acknowledged as something humans will naturally do, but the Jews were regarded as temporally unclean when they ejaculated, and likewise, anything the semen touched. So, masturbating was a VERY risky business for the man, while the woman could masturbate en ejaculate freely.
15:16 “‘If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening. 15:17 Every garment, and every skin, whereon the semen is, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening. 15:18 If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.
Christ never mentioned that Masturbation is prohibited and so it is not. The son of God has not come to do half a day’s work but has told us all the things we need to know to find salvation. He brought The New Testament, discarding of the old laws, save those he refers to as valid for Christians. This is not one of them as no Christian was told to bring two doves and two pigeons to any church as offers. So, nothing is required to make Masturbation clean: the fact that Christ did not declare it unclean makes it clean.
Romans 14:14, where Paul says, “I know and am persuaded in the Lord that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it is unclean.”
Here is what Christ says about these evil men and woman who claim this false evil to be the truth:
MAT 23: 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
LUK 11: 46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
But above all these, the logic of the Grace of Christ:
God put sex in our bodies and gives us but two laws regarding our sexual lust: Thou shall do no adultery and no Fornication.
Timothy 1:10. This is very graceful and of the nature of God. For he also gives us hunger but does not state: do not eat this and that, but even does away with that old law, re-writing the law stating that “all is sound to eat, providing the grace is given”.
Also when we are thirsty, which is also natural to our body, we may drink as we please. And when we get sleepy, we are not restricted but we may sleep until we regain strength.
How then could this loving God, our caring father demand that we refrain from sexual activity whilst sexual lust naturally kindles within our body?
No, he does not; as he could not put such burden upon us. He has even done away with the old Jewish law of semen spilling as the Jews were ordered to multiply until their seed is like the sand of the sea – and when Jesus was born this was already fulfilled.
Also not that Jews espoused very young those days, actually, as kids. We are not told not to masturbate as sex has been put in our body to enjoy and we may enjoy it as we need to, as long as we do not fornicate or commit adultery.
Do no fornication: this is clearly a call by Christ upon men to consciously turn from sin; to repent in preparation of the baptism ritual, after which one is incorruptibly reborn, receives remission of sin and the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Repentance can happen gradually, organized by your self in a way that works for you, or instantly through extraordinary determination or enlightenment:
To shun fornication as a believer, you do not think of anyone married or engaged you know or have ever seen, or watch pictures or movies of these (except a film of your self and your partner. You may not agree to the latter and do what you feel, because it is not written New Testament law). You may not lust after anyone married or engaged whilst you masturbate, or at any other time as this is fornication. Any wearing of certain clothing, looking at bare shoes (not people’s feet) is also okay, as these are not living creatures; and using toys is also okay.
Beside fleshly fornication, there is also ‘spiritual fornication’: like confessions to Priest, whereby the understanding is that the priest mediates between the confessor and Christ, rejecting Jesus’ doctrine that through him alone one comes to God.
Surely, to refrain from that which you desire, not to violate against God’s law, will be part of the cross you have to take upon your self and follow him. Then, after baptism, everything will be easy: MAR 8:34.
LUK 9: 23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
So, enjoy your sex however and whenever you need to, but do not commit adultery or fornication. And remember that, if you indeed have received the baptism after you’ve completed the ritual, you are re-born of incorruptible seed and cannot sin again.
So if you do sin again, after you have completed the ritual, you have ‘NOT received the baptism’.
FOR SURELY! A woman may enjoy the pleasures of sex in any way she likes with her husband. And nymphomania, indeed, is a medical condition. But it’s nothing like as destructive as paedophilia which so many pseudo-priest suffer from, and that to such an extent that they can never be Christians, for they remain of the flesh! While a married Christian nymphomaniac, having become one flesh with her spouse, can never be of the flesh (chasing after strange flesh) as a Christian, remaining of the spirit. Even if she on impulse is fueled with lust for a strange man: as long as she does not surrender to this lust, she shall remain a true Christian: for she was reborn of incorruptible seed and now is Holy.