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If I masturbate is it a sin?

19 December 2014, 12:15 P. Ason

Onan’s name is often used synonymously with masturbation. In the scripture, Onan was supposed to dutifully sleep with his late brother’s wife to produce an offspring for his brother. However, Onan decided that he did not want to produce an offspring that would not be his, so he ejaculated on the ground. If you ask me P.Ason, i will say that there is great debate surrounding this scripture as an argument against masturbation, because Onan did not actually masturbate. He did actually have sex with his brother’s wife. The act he committed is actually called “coitus interruptus.” Yet, Christians who use this scripture refer to the self-pollution of Onan as an argument against the act of masturbation.

Genesis 38:8-10 – “Then Judah said to Onan, ‘Lie with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to produce offspring for your brother.’ But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so whenever he lay with his brother’s wife he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so he put him to death also.” look at this issue, it was not his first or second time of doing this same act, he has done it time without number. If I "P.Ason" must say, i will say that it is not everything that the scripture explains plainly. So to say that almost all that we may take be just a story is not but "Revelation" which takes Revelation to understand and not backyard Revelation. BUT I SHOULD ADVISE: Remember, you need to master your behavior, or else sin will master it for you.

Also Read: 3 ways to quit masturbation fully

Even a good thing can become sinful without the right heart. Am not saying that masturbation is sin or righteous. Even if you don’t believe that masturbation is a sin, if it is controlling you then it is a sin. Do you know why? Whatever that leads a man, apart from God is not doing him any good but actually destroying him either directlly or indirectlly . 1 Corinthians 6:12 – “Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible for me’ – but I will not be mastered by anything." Even though these scriptures are used as an argument against masturbation, they do not necessarily make masturbation as a sin very clear. Yet, it is important that a person look at the reasons for masturbation to see if the desire behind the act is actually a sin. Some Christians believe that, because masturbation does not hurt others, it is not a sin. However, other Christians ask a person to look deeper within to see if masturbation is building a relationship with God or taking away from it. I believe that this is enough to open your eyes. Send this across. For more enquiries call 08164330529- P.Ason

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