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A satyr masturbating (Greek krater, 6th century BC)
Mastubation a sexual sin
Masturbation, what a sexual and sensual topic; especially if one is a Christian. But here goes, what is it?
It is an embarrassing activity that stimulates the entire body’s nervous system consuming the performer into a ball of feelings.
Is this activity allowed, within man’s thoughts it would be a yes. Why?
For mankind has been stimulating themselves for centuries, even millennia’s. But does that make it right? For many humans don’t even care about what God Yahuwah and his son Yeshua even think, let alone even that they exist. So why should any of us care, as it’s as old as time itself. And it is.
Past images from civilizations as far back as pre-historic times have been found; hundreds of images of men and women painted upon walls, pots, vessels, even statues all depicting sex scenes in some way shape or form.
Lives revolving around personal pleasures, and sexual stimuli. Instruction manuals engraved or painted upon Rock, cooking vessels, buildings, all preforming lewd acts of depravity. Man’s baser side recorded for archeology to find.
Places like Ancient Egypt, Malta, even England displaying people and their sensual side.
Even today, we record similar actions and deeds upon film, books, and even magazines.
Like King Solomon stated in Ecclesiastes 1:6 “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.”
And what a truthful statement he made all those years ago, written around 250 B.C.E.
Is this activity acceptable before God?
For we were asked by Paul (under divine inspiration); to live a holy live. Lives like as if we were God’s own children. For if we do not; it would be likened to us rejecting God Himself. And if we love God, and if we do; or we wish to live healthier and more enlighten lives than being dictated by our baser urges, we need to pay attention to these instructions.
For our actions do speak louder than words, actions that will scream out either Devil or God, holy or unholy, clean or unclean.
And this is one of them, even though not specifically mentioned within scripture; this action can be placed under two categories. They are : lacking self-control and being sexually immoral.
You might think, codswallop, or what a load of horse manure. I, lacking self-control or I’m sexually immoral; no it’s a normal part of life.
Well, look what occurs when mankind has gone against God or nature.
Sodom and Gorromah, destroyed by meteors or as the verse states in Genesis 19:24 and 28 and Jude 1:7 “YHWH ma ar sedom ‘amorah gophriyth esh YHWH shamayim shameh” or Jehovah rained upon Sodom (burning) and Gomorrah (submersion) brimstone (used as in a figurative sense meaning judgement) of fire (or God’s anger). YHWH from Heaven.
“Shaqaph paniym sedon ‘amorah paniym ‘erets kikar ra ah qiy or qiy or ‘erets alah qiy or qiy or kibshan” or Abraham looked down at Sodom and Gomorrah and the face or surface of that district or region and observed a thick smoke of that area he was looking at, was rising up or going up like a furnace.
Hos Sodoma kai Gomorrha kai polis peri autos homoios tropos ekporeuo kai aperchomai opiso heteros sarx prokeimai dike aionios pur.
Like Sodom (burning) or Gomorrah (submersion) and the cities about itself, that was similar to itself; who had gone whoring or had gone back to practicing fornicating ways with others peoples, and animals, was therefore used as an example and underwent a punishment or condemned to everlasting fire.
Look at the issue of Sexually transmitted diseases just through people not following God’s will of abstinence and gaining self-control, look at the poor children that are the result of these moments of uncontrolled lustful endevours or unwanted pregnancies that end up on the abortionist table.
Look at America, every year about 20 million STD’s are reported, ½ are from 18-24 year olds. All this, from not adhering to correct behaviour and principles.
Like most people on this earth, any type of behaviour is acceptable when it comes to sexual activity; for there is no hard or fast rules accept do it safely. But has anyone ever thought that these rules are evil and that due to all this freedom, disease has visited the land or as the bible put it, we have been cursed.
Just like in scripture, the bible asks us to gain mastery of our members and to renew our mind, for what may feel good or be good in man’s sight, is in fact unacceptable to God. Or If you do not believe in God, would you be proud to tell others, like your parents, grandparents, the children, if not, it is probably wrong behaviour.
As the bible puts it in 1 Cor. 6:18 "Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body."
Therefore in conclusion, is masturbation acceptable, for it may feel so good and fantastic, and it makes me happy etc. Is in actual fact evil, unclean, and it is feeding your baser or animal side and is anti-God and his son, Jesus.
It is driving you towards the darkness and moving you closer towards your new partner the Devil.
If you cannot give it up, what does it mean? It means you have become slave to it, and it has become your master like any addiction, and therefore you have placed it or anything else that is addictive on that pedestal.
As 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honour, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;”
Overcome your baser side and do not allow the sinful nature or darkness to conquer or encroach upon you. Accept the Lord Jesus Christ and the Father and you then truly conquer and with their help you'll win over the darkness and allow that light to dominate, for the Lord Jesus is the light that dwell within. Do not allow the evil self to rule you.
As Romans 6:11-14 states, that you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.