Christopher West talking about the value of single celibacy. False guilt and self-condemnation especially in "shame-based" individuals surely is more serious source of defeat for some people than their true moral guilt before God who is gracious and full of mercy. You are right in pointing out the context of sin, however my view is, no body other than the almighty can make that judgement. If you don't masturbate you will get prostate cance r Why are only Catholics against it? I thank the Lord for delivering me from the mire. If we surrender to God, we will find ourselves on an amazing journey that eventually leads to a new way of life that we never dreamed possible.
Masturbation: A Sin for Christians?
Perhaps I Hugh should talk about my status regarding the masturbation issue. This is pure sophistry. To me the the fundamental issue for the non-Christian is establishing a relationship with God. We agree with Christian counselor James Dobson, when he states, It is my opinion that masturbation is not much of an issue with God. There are various positions on masturbation in the Christian world today. Likewise, women do not "dry up" if they don't masturbate. It is now known that sperm cells are not miniature humans; a man's sperm must unite with a woman's egg before a baby can be formed.
Biblical Ethics of Masturbation | Evidence Unseen
The true exercise of imagination in my view, is a To help us understand other people, b To respond to, and, some of us, to produce art. It's not your hand's duty to fulfill you sexually! When you are lying down in your bed, sleep with the door open. How bitter some people feel in their vain struggle against it! Masturbation in the Bible Video: It should be noted that some argue that masturbation is only sinful to the degree that one lusts after women during the act; that is, it is the lustful thoughts that accompany masturbation that make it immoral, not the act itself.
The main reason is that, whatever the motive for acting this way, the deliberate use of the sexual faculty outside normal conjugal relations essentially contradicts the finality of the faculty. I may be in my sixties, but I remember very clearly what it used to be like. We can surely say that overcoming masturbation is the better course to seek after. The Catholic teaching on masturbation is centered on a virtue called chastity. What, then, is the purpose or end of the genital organs?