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Is Masturbation A Sin
Hereâ€™s an issue nobody ever seems to want to talk about â€“ especially in the spiritual worldâ€¦What does God think about masturbation? Nobody was talking about this when I was a kid growing up, and it seems like only a few people are talking about it today.
My question is: If nobodyâ€™s talking about it, howâ€™s a kid supposed to know whatâ€™s right and whatâ€™s not? I learned about it from my friends talking about it out on the playground at school, and I think thereâ€™s a much better wayâ€¦
Outside of a couple very obscure passages, the Bible doesnâ€™t say anything about masturbation. So what does that mean? That means that Iâ€™m not going to try and speak for God on this oneâ€¦but I do believe the Bible is pretty clear that sex is a gift God gave usâ€¦a gift thatâ€™s supposed to be shared between one woman and one man for a lifetime. Anything outside of that is not Godâ€™s best for usâ€¦and that includes masturbation.
Iâ€™m not going to say that masturbation is a sin, because the Bible doesnâ€™t say that. But I will say that masturbation is a â€œdistractionâ€? to the kind of intimacy we were created for. While I DO believe lust is a sin that the Bible talks quite a bit about, masturbation and lust are not the same thing. Masturbation CAN be a very selfish thing thatâ€™s all about me.
Sex is meant to be shared with your spouse. Sex is meant to point us to the intimacy we were made to experience with God Himself. But I think we have to speak up and start talking about some of this stuff instead of keeping all of these conversations behind closed doors. Honest, God-Centered conversations full of grace and forgiveness are the only way weâ€™re going to help someone struggling through this issue.
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